Unemployment Rate

The number of people who are unemployed as a percentage of the active labour force (i.e. employed and unemployed). For this indicator seasonally adjusted estimates are shown.

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TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG
Unemployment Rate (%)
TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG

Analysis

PUBLISHED - Jan 6, 2017

In December 2016 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5%, up from the 7.0% rate that was registered a year earlier but down from last month's rate of 9.0%. The national unemployment rate was 6.9% in December, down slightly from last December's rate of 7.1%. Alberta's youth unemployment rate was 12.5%, up from last year's 11.1% rate. Both male and female unemployment increased from last year, to 9.5% and 7.3% respectively.