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
Unemployment Rate (%)
TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG

Analysis

PUBLISHED - Sep 6, 2019

In August 2019, Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.2%, an increase of 0.5% from August 2018. The national unemployment rate was 5.7% in August 2019, down 0.3% from the same period in 2018.