Central Alberta REALTORS® Association

Alberta Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Alberta was 7.2% at the end of February 2020, unchanged from the previous month.

Full-time jobs were down from the end of the previous month.

There were 7,100 fewer full-time jobs in February 2020 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 4,000 part-time positions led to a decrease of 3,100 total jobs in February.

Full-time job gains occurred mainly in trade services, and accommodation & food services. 

These gains were offset by losses occurring mainly in natural resources, construction, transportation & warehousing, prof., sci. & tech. services, education, healthcare, and public administration.

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