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 - Aug 25, 2016

In July 2016 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.6%, up from the 6.2% rate that was registered a year earlier and up from last month's rate of 7.9%. The national unemployment rate was 6.9% in July, up from last year's 6.8% rate. Alberta's youth unemployment rate was 14.8%, up from last year's 11.4% rate. Both male and female unemployment increased from last year, to 9.3% and 7.7% respectively.