Employment

The number of people who worked for pay or profit, performed unpaid domestic work, or had a job but were not able to work due to legitimate absence. For this indicator seasonally adjusted estimates are shown.

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Employment (thousand)

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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Sep 4, 2020

Total employment in Alberta increased by 9,700 jobs between July 2020 and August 2020. On a year-over-year basis, employment decreased by 176,900 jobs or -7.6% in July. Over the same period, Canada's employment decreased by 5.3% or by 1,021,600 jobs. Full-time employment had the largest year-over-year change, decreasing 8.4% compared to August 2019. Part-time employment decreased by 3.9% over the same period.