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 - May 5, 2017

In April 2017 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9%, up from the 7.4% rate that was registered a year earlier but down from last month's rate of 8.4%. The primary reason for the year-over-year rise in the unemployment rate was a substantial increase in the people entering the labour force looking for work -- the size of the labour force increased by 33,400 people in April compared to one year previous. The national unemployment rate was 6.5% in April, down from last April's rate of 7.1%.