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 - Jul 12, 2016

In June 2016 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9%, up from the 5.8% rate that was registered a year earlier and up from last month's rate of 7.8%. The national unemployment rate was 6.8% in June, identical to last year's rate. Alberta's youth unemployment rate was 13.3%, up from last year's 9.1% rate. Both male and female unemployment increased from last year, to 8.6% and 6.9% respectively.