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
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TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG

Analysis

PUBLISHED - Dec 2, 2016

In November 2016 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.0%, up from the 6.9% rate that was registered a year earlier and up from last month's rate of 8.5%. The national unemployment rate was 6.8% in November, down slightly from last November's rate of 7.0%. Alberta's youth unemployment rate was 13.5%, up from last year's 12.7% rate. Both male and female unemployment increased from last year, to 10.1% and 7.6% respectively.