Table 4-9
Selected labour force characteristics (seasonally adjusted) — Alberta

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Selected labour force characteristics (seasonally adjusted) — Alberta
Table summary
This table displays the selected labour force characteristics for Alberta. The data in this table is seasonally adjusted. The row headers provide information for the selected labour force characteristics for each selected age group and sex, as well as the selected industries. The column headers provide information on the current and last month in thousands, the standard error, as well as the number change (in thousands) and the percentage change from last month, from last December and from twelve months ago.
  November 2014 December  2014 S.E. 1 Change from Percent change from
last month last December twelve months ago last month last December twelve months ago
                                                    in thousands (except rates)      
Both sexes, 15 years and over  
Population 3,312.5 3,317.4 ... 4.9 95.1 95.1 0.1 3.0 3.0
Labour force 2,404.6 2,416.7 9.4 12.1 67.7 67.7 0.5 2.9 2.9
Employment 2,296.9 2,302.6 10.0 5.7 65.9 65.9 0.2 2.9 2.9
Employment full-time 1,915.3 1,923.7 12.8 8.4 50.1 50.1 0.4 2.7 2.7
Unemployment 107.6 114.0 7.4 6.4 1.8 1.8 5.9 1.6 1.6
Participation rate 72.6 72.8 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.7 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Employment rate 69.3 69.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 16.6 16.5 0.5 -0.2 0.2 0.2 ... ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years  
Population 518.7 518.4 ... -0.3 2.1 2.1 -0.1 0.4 0.4
Labour force 359.6 358.2 5.3 -1.4 10.2 10.2 -0.4 2.9 2.9
Employment 328.5 326.6 5.3 -1.9 9.9 9.9 -0.6 3.1 3.1
Unemployment 31.1 31.6 4.2 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.6 1.3 1.3
Participation rate 69.3 69.1 1.0 -0.2 1.7 1.7 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.6 8.8 1.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 63.3 63.0 1.0 -0.3 1.7 1.7 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 36.7 33.5 1.8 -3.2 -2.9 -2.9 ... ... ...
Men, 25 years and over  
Population 1,421.9 1,424.5 ... 2.6 49.1 49.1 0.2 3.6 3.6
Labour force 1,138.7 1,142.9 4.9 4.2 34.1 34.1 0.4 3.1 3.1
Employment 1,101.5 1,099.7 5.8 -1.8 40.1 40.1 -0.2 3.8 3.8
Unemployment 37.2 43.2 4.7 6.0 -6.0 -6.0 16.1 -12.2 -12.2
Participation rate 80.1 80.2 0.4 0.1 -0.4 -0.4 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.3 3.8 0.4 0.5 -0.6 -0.6 ... ... ...
Employment rate 77.5 77.2 0.4 -0.3 0.2 0.2 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 5.5 6.1 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.2 ... ... ...
Women, 25 years and over  
Population 1,371.8 1,374.5 ... 2.7 43.9 43.9 0.2 3.3 3.3
Labour force 906.3 915.6 5.6 9.3 23.4 23.4 1.0 2.6 2.6
Employment 867.0 876.3 5.4 9.3 15.9 15.9 1.1 1.8 1.8
Unemployment 39.4 39.3 3.8 -0.1 7.5 7.5 -0.3 23.6 23.6
Participation rate 66.1 66.6 0.4 0.5 -0.5 -0.5 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.3 0.4 0.0 0.7 0.7 ... ... ...
Employment rate 63.2 63.8 0.4 0.6 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 23.1 23.0 0.9 -0.1 1.6 1.6 ... ... ...
Industry 2,296.9 2,302.6 10.0 5.7 65.9 65.9 0.2 2.9 2.9
Goods-producing sector 650.9 652.8 10.2 1.9 16.7 16.7 0.3 2.6 2.6
Agriculture 64.0 63.2 4.3 -0.8 5.8 5.8 -1.2 10.1 10.1
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction 2 169.7 171.0 5.9 1.3 -14.2 -14.2 0.8 -7.7 -7.7
Utilities 20.6 19.8 2.3 -0.8 -2.9 -2.9 -3.9 -12.8 -12.8
Construction 246.1 252.0 7.7 5.9 19.8 19.8 2.4 8.5 8.5
Manufacturing 150.5 146.8 5.3 -3.7 8.2 8.2 -2.5 5.9 5.9
Services-producing sector 1,646.0 1,649.8 12.8 3.8 49.2 49.2 0.2 3.1 3.1
Trade 324.9 319.5 8.5 -5.4 -7.6 -7.6 -1.7 -2.3 -2.3
Transportation and warehousing 136.2 137.7 5.3 1.5 17.9 17.9 1.1 14.9 14.9
Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 110.3 110.9 4.8 0.6 5.0 5.0 0.5 4.7 4.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 182.3 188.9 6.2 6.6 7.0 7.0 3.6 3.8 3.8
Business, building and other support services 79.6 76.9 4.5 -2.7 1.7 1.7 -3.4 2.3 2.3
Educational services 138.4 143.7 5.2 5.3 15.9 15.9 3.8 12.4 12.4
Health care and social assistance 251.2 240.8 6.5 -10.4 -0.4 -0.4 -4.1 -0.2 -0.2
Information, culture and recreation 71.1 75.7 4.2 4.6 1.9 1.9 6.5 2.6 2.6
Accommodation and food services 154.3 153.4 6.0 -0.9 4.4 4.4 -0.6 3.0 3.0
Other services 113.7 114.6 5.2 0.9 6.8 6.8 0.8 6.3 6.3
Public administration 84.1 87.5 4.2 3.4 -3.5 -3.5 4.0 -3.8 -3.8
Average standard error of change in two consecutive months (see "Sampling Errors" in Data Quality for further explanations).
Also referred to as Natural resources.
Note(s):
Related CANSIM Tables 282-0087, 282-0088. The sum of individual categories may not always add to the total due to rounding.
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