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, unless otherwise indicated.
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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Jun 10, 2022
In May 2022, Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.3%, a decrease of 0.6 percentage points from April 2022, and down 3.1 percentage points from May 2021. Professional, scientific and technical services had the lowest unemployment rate (1.1%) while information, culture, and recreation had the highest rate (6.5%). The national unemployment rate was 5.1% in May 2022, down from 2.9% in the same period in 2021.