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The most recent issue of Labour Market Notes (June 2021) was published on June 4, 2021.

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 *


    Month-over-month change -1,000
    Year-over-year % change 13.4%
Alberta unemployment rate (UR) 8.7%
    Edmonton UR ** 10.2%
    Calgary UR ** 8.7%
Participation rate 68.8%
Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) $1,207.53
    Year-over-year % change 3.2%
Average hourly wage $32.31
    Year-over-year % change -4.6%
Source: Statistics Canada

* All data is from the May 2021 Labour Force Survey, except AWE which is from the March 2021 Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours.

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

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Contact for Labour Market Notes

Younes Ahmadi, Economist
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
Phone: 780-427-7543
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]