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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Employment (thousand)
TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG
Employment (thousand)
TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG

Analysis

PUBLISHED - Feb 7, 2020

Total employment in Alberta decreased by 18,900 jobs between December 2019 and January 2020. On a year-over-year basis, employment decreased by 9,300 jobs or -0.4% in January. Over the same period, Canada's employment increased by 1.4% or by 267,700 jobs. Part-time employment had the largest year-over-year change, growing 0.7% compared to January 2019. Full-time employment decreased by 0.6% over the same period.