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 - Feb 7, 2020

In January 2020, Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.3%, an increase of 0.5 percentage points from January 2019. The national unemployment rate was 5.5% in January 2020, 0.3 percentage points lower than the same period in 2019.