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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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Mar 17, 2017

In February 2017 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3%, up from the 7.9% rate that was registered a year earlier and down slightly from last month's rate of 8.8%. The national unemployment rate was 6.6% in February, down from last February's rate of 7.2%. Alberta's youth unemployment rate was 13.4%, up from last year's 12.1% rate. Male unemployment is up 1%, while the unemployment rate for females drop 0.2%.