REALTORS® Association of Edmonton

Edmonton Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Edmonton was 5.4% as of December 2022, down 0.1% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 10.5% below the peak from June 2020 and is below the long-run average.

There were 3,000 more full-time jobs in December 2022 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 3,400 part-time positions led to an increase of 6,400 total jobs in December.

Full-time employment was still down 29,500 jobs from the peak in July 2022 but stood 3,000 jobs above the trough in November 2022.

The number of full-time jobs in December was up from the previous month in agriculture, construction, transportation & warehousing, professional & scientific services, business & building services, healthcare, information & cultural services, and accommodation & food services.

Full-time job losses in December occurred in natural resources, utilities, manufacturing, trade services, the financial sector, education, and public administration.

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

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