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.

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TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG

Analysis

PUBLISHED - Oct 9, 2020

In September 2020, Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 11.7%, up from 6.6% in September 2019 and down 0.1% from August 2020. The national unemployment rate was 9.0% in August 2020, up from 5.5% in the same period in 2019.