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.
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.