REALTORS® Association of Edmonton

Edmonton Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Edmonton was 10.5% as of April 2021, down 0.7% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 5.3% below the peak from June 2020 but remains above the long-run average.

There were 5,300 more full-time jobs in April 2021 compared to a month earlier. A loss of 3,800 part-time positions led to an increase of 1,500 total jobs in April.

Full-time employment was still down 25,700 jobs from the peak in April 2019 but stood 76,700 jobs above the recent trough in June 2020.

The number of full-time jobs in April was up from the previous month in agriculture, natural resources, construction, manufacturing, the financial sector, business & building services, education, healthcare, information & cultural services, and accommodation & food services.

Full-time job losses in April occurred in utilities, trade services, transportation & warehousing, professional & scientific services, and public administration.

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