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 - May 8, 2020

Total employment in Alberta decreased by 243,800 jobs between March 2020 and April 2020. On a year-over-year basis, employment decreased by an unprecedented 381,900 jobs or -16.2% in April. Over the same period, Canada's employment decreased by 15.0% or by 2,856,700 jobs. Part-time employment had the largest year-over-year change, decreasing 28.8% compared to April 2019. Full-time employment decreased by 13.5% over the same period.