Unemployment rate in Alberta unchanged in November
Both full-time and part-time employment in November were above the pre-pandemic levels set in February 2020
By Rob Roach, ATB Economics 3 December 2021 1 min read
A rise in part-time work pushed total employment in Alberta up by 0.7% in November*. The number of part-time jobs increased by 19,400 (+4.7%) while full-time jobs decreased by 3,800 (-0.2%) for a net increase of 15,400.
Despite the increase in total employment, Alberta’s unemployment rate stayed at 7.6% with a rise in the number of Albertans participating in the labour force offsetting the number of new jobs.
Both full-time and part-time employment in November were above the pre-pandemic levels set in February 2020.
Nationally, total employment increased by 0.8% (153,700) and the unemployment rate went from 6.7% to 6.0%.
The number of jobs in the country was above the pre-pandemic level for the third month in a row.
*November Labour Force Survey data reflect labour market conditions during the week of November 7 to 13.
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