Calgary Real Estate Board – CREB®

Calgary Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Calgary was 7.2% as of April 2022, down 0.5% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 8.4% below the peak from June 2020 but remains above the long-run average.

There were 2,800 more full-time jobs in April 2022 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 5,800 part-time positions led to an increase of 8,600 total jobs in April.

Full-time employment was still down 16,800 jobs from the peak in August 2019 but stood 71,600 jobs above the trough in June 2020.

The number of full-time jobs in April was up from the previous month in natural resources, construction, trade services, professional & scientific services, healthcare, information & cultural services, accommodation & food services, and public administration.

Full-time job losses in April occurred in agriculture, utilities, manufacturing, transportation & warehousing, the financial sector, business & building services, and education.

* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.