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

Analysis

PUBLISHED - Feb 10, 2017

In January 2016 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.8%, up from the 7.5% rate that was registered a year earlier and higher than last month's rate of 8.5%. The national unemployment rate was 6.8% in January, down from last January's rate of 7.2%. Alberta's youth unemployment rate was 13.5%, up from last year's 12.3% rate. Both male and female unemployment increased from last year, to 9.9% and 7.6% respectively.