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 - Sep 9, 2016

In August 2016 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.4%, up from the 6.1% rate that was registered a year earlier and down slightly from last month's rate of 8.6%. The national unemployment rate was 7.0% in July, matching last year's rate. Alberta's youth unemployment rate was 15.1%, up from last year's 10.5% rate. Both male and female unemployment increased from last year, to 9.0% and 7.6% respectively.