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The most recent issue of Labour Market Notes (November 2023) was published on November 3, 2023.

Labour Market Notes

The Labour Market Notes documents contain analysis of the latest labour market data for Alberta, released monthly, on the same day as Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

The “Labour InSight” section covers a labour market topic in more detail and is published irregularly.

Alberta labour market indicators

Indicator Latest *
Employment 2,487,000
    Month-over-month change 37,700
    Year-over-year % change 3.8%
Alberta unemployment rate (UR) 5.8%
    Edmonton UR ** 6.0%
    Calgary UR ** 5.8%
Participation rate 69.3%
Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) $1,291.94
    Year-over-year % change 2.6%
Average hourly wage $35.03
    Year-over-year % change 2.8%
Job Vacancy Rate 4.1%
Source: Statistics Canada

* All data is from the October 2023 Labour Force Survey, except AWE which is from the August 2023 Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours, and the Job Vacancy Rate which is from the August 2023 Job Vacancy and Wage Survey.

** This indicator is calculated as a 3‑month moving average and is seasonally adjusted.

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Ceilidh Ballantyne, Economist
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
Email: [email protected]

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