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 - Mar 8, 2019

In February 2019 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.3%, up from the 6.6% rate that was registered a year earlier and up from last month's 6.8% rate. The national unemployment rate was 5.8% in February, matching February 2018's rate.