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 - Sep 4, 2020

In August 2020, Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 11.8%, up from 7.2% in August 2019 and down 1.0% from July 2020. The national unemployment rate was 10.2% in July 2020, up from 5.7% in the same period in 2019.