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 - Jun 5, 2020

Total employment in Alberta increased by 28,200 jobs between April 2020 and May 2020. On a year-over-year basis, employment decreased by 349,700 jobs or -14.9% in May. Over the same period, Canada's employment decreased by 13.5% or by 2,575,900 jobs. Part-time employment had the largest year-over-year change, decreasing 19.0% compared to May 2019. Full-time employment decreased by 14.0% over the same period.