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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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Oct 5, 2018

In September 2018 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.0%, down from the 7.8% rate that was registered a year earlier and up slightly from last month's 6.7% rate. The national unemployment rate was 5.9% in September, down from last September's rate of 6.2%.