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 - Jan 7, 2022
In December 2021, Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.3%, a decrease of 0.3 percentage points from November 2021, and down 3.8 percentage points from December 2020. The national unemployment rate was 5.9% in December 2021, down from 2.9% in the same period in 2020.