Labour Market Notes

In-depth analysis of Alberta’s latest labour market data.

Current issue date

The most recent issue of Labour Market Notes (April 2024) was published on April 5, 2024.

The most recent issue of Labour Market InSight (March 2024) was published on March 6, 2024.

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 Market InSight document covers a labour market topic in more detail and is published irregularly.

Alberta labour market indicators

IndicatorLatest *
    Month-over-month change-3,200
    Year-over-year % change3.4%
Alberta unemployment rate (UR)6.3%
    Edmonton UR **6.4%
    Calgary UR **6.5%
Participation rate69.5%
Average Weekly Earnings (AWE)$1,297.76
    Year-over-year % change2.5%
Average hourly wage$36.05
    Year-over-year % change4.6%
Job Vacancy Rate3.4%
Source: Statistics Canada

* All data is from the March 2024 Labour Force Survey, except AWE which is from the January 2024 Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours, and the Job Vacancy Rate which is from the January 2024 Job Vacancy and Wage Survey.

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

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Connect with Labour Market Notes:

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