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

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Alberta


Table summary
This table displays the results of alberta november 2012, december 2012, s.e. , change from, percent change from and last month, calculated using last month, last december, twelve months ago and                                                   in thousands (except rates) units of measure (appearing as column headers).

  November 2012 December 2012 S.E.  Note 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 3,104.0 3,111.5 Note ...: not applicable 7.5 82.7 82.7 0.2 2.7 2.7
Labour force 2,266.5 2,267.2 8.6 0.7 24.4 24.4 0.0 1.1 1.1
Employment 2,171.1 2,165.0 9.1 -6.1 31.8 31.8 -0.3 1.5 1.5
Employment full-time 1,809.9 1,827.5 11.8 17.6 50.4 50.4 1.0 2.8 2.8
Unemployment 95.4 102.1 6.8 6.7 -7.6 -7.6 7.0 -6.9 -6.9
Participation rate 73.0 72.9 0.3 -0.1 -1.1 -1.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.5 0.3 0.3 -0.4 -0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 69.9 69.6 0.3 -0.3 -0.8 -0.8 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 16.6 15.6 0.5 -1.0 -1.1 -1.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years  
Population 509.1 509.4 Note ...: not applicable 0.3 2.7 2.7 0.1 0.5 0.5
Labour force 336.5 332.1 5.1 -4.4 -32.1 -32.1 -1.3 -8.8 -8.8
Employment 308.3 302.7 5.1 -5.6 -24.4 -24.4 -1.8 -7.5 -7.5
Unemployment 28.2 29.5 4.1 1.3 -7.7 -7.7 4.6 -20.7 -20.7
Participation rate 66.1 65.2 1.0 -0.9 -6.7 -6.7 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 8.4 8.9 1.1 0.5 -1.3 -1.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 60.6 59.4 1.0 -1.2 -5.2 -5.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 33.8 32.4 1.7 -1.4 -2.5 -2.5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Men, 25 years and
over
 
Population 1,317.1 1,320.8 Note ...: not applicable 3.7 39.0 39.0 0.3 3.0 3.0
Labour force 1,074.5 1,074.0 4.4 -0.5 31.1 31.1 0.0 3.0 3.0
Employment 1,038.0 1,036.9 4.9 -1.1 33.3 33.3 -0.1 3.3 3.3
Unemployment 36.6 37.1 4.1 0.5 -2.2 -2.2 1.4 -5.6 -5.6
Participation rate 81.6 81.3 0.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 3.4 3.5 0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 78.8 78.5 0.4 -0.3 0.2 0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 5.9 5.3 0.5 -0.6 -0.7 -0.7 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Women, 25 years
and over
 
Population 1,277.8 1,281.2 Note ...: not applicable 3.4 40.9 40.9 0.3 3.3 3.3
Labour force 855.5 861.0 5.0 5.5 25.3 25.3 0.6 3.0 3.0
Employment 824.8 825.5 5.2 0.7 23.0 23.0 0.1 2.9 2.9
Unemployment 30.7 35.5 3.6 4.8 2.3 2.3 15.6 6.9 6.9
Participation rate 67.0 67.2 0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 3.6 4.1 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 64.5 64.4 0.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 23.7 22.4 0.9 -1.3 -0.3 -0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Industry 2,171.1 2,165.0 9.1 -6.1 31.8 31.8 -0.3 1.5 1.5
Goods-producing sector 614.5 620.0 8.9 5.5 28.6 28.6 0.9 4.8 4.8
Agriculture 53.6 61.8 3.1 8.2 6.3 6.3 15.3 11.4 11.4
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying,
oil and gas extraction  Note 2
174.8 164.9 4.9 -9.9 -1.7 -1.7 -5.7 -1.0 -1.0
Utilities 21.7 22.8 1.7 1.1 8.2 8.2 5.1 56.2 56.2
Construction 216.9 220.5 6.4 3.6 2.3 2.3 1.7 1.1 1.1
Manufacturing 147.6 150.0 5.1 2.4 13.6 13.6 1.6 10.0 10.0
Services-producing sector 1,556.6 1,545.0 10.7 -11.6 3.2 3.2 -0.7 0.2 0.2
Trade 322.4 325.3 7.8 2.9 -10.1 -10.1 0.9 -3.0 -3.0
Transportation and warehousing 118.3 126.4 4.5 8.1 17.3 17.3 6.8 15.9 15.9
Finance, insurance, real estate
and leasing
111.8 108.5 3.9 -3.3 8.4 8.4 -3.0 8.4 8.4
Professional, scientific and
technical services
163.6 158.6 5.4 -5.0 -5.6 -5.6 -3.1 -3.4 -3.4
Business, building and other
support services
74.4 72.2 3.8 -2.2 -0.4 -0.4 -3.0 -0.6 -0.6
Educational services 134.9 126.6 4.6 -8.3 -0.3 -0.3 -6.2 -0.2 -0.2
Health care and social assistance 229.3 230.7 5.8 1.4 -2.5 -2.5 0.6 -1.1 -1.1
Information, culture and recreation 69.8 72.0 4.1 2.2 -6.5 -6.5 3.2 -8.3 -8.3
Accommodation and food services 137.4 132.2 5.5 -5.2 6.5 6.5 -3.8 5.2 5.2
Other services 108.0 101.9 4.8 -6.1 -8.2 -8.2 -5.6 -7.4 -7.4
Public administration 86.8 90.7 3.6 3.9 4.8 4.8 4.5 5.6 5.6
1.
Average standard error of change in two consecutive months (see "Sampling Errors" in Data Quality for further explanations).
2.
Also referred to as Natural resources.
Note(s):
Related CANSIM Tables 282-0087, 282-0088.