Unemployment Rate
The number of people who are unemployed as a percentage of the active labour force (i.e. employed and unemployed). For this indicator seasonally adjusted estimates are shown, unless otherwise indicated.
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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Oct 8, 2021
In September 2021, Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1%, up from 7.9% in August 2021, and down 4.0 percentage points from September 2020. The national unemployment rate was 6.9% in September 2021, down from 9.2% in the same period in 2020.