Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average) (Calgary (Alta.), Edmonton (Alta.), Kelowna (B.C.))

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Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average)
(Calgary (Alta.), Edmonton (Alta.), Kelowna (B.C.))
  September 2017 October 2017 September 2017 to October 2017 October 2016 to October 2017 September 2017 to October 2017 October 2016 to October 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Calgary (Alta.)            
Population 1,224.9 1,226.4 1.5 17.8 0.1 1.5
Labour force 910.9 903.5 -7.4 7.6 -0.8 0.8
Employment 833.5 828.9 -4.6 23.7 -0.6 2.9
Unemployment 77.4 74.6 -2.8 -16.1 -3.6 -17.8
Unemployment rate (%) 8.5 8.3 -0.2 -1.8
Participation rate (%) 74.4 73.7 -0.7 -0.4
Employment rate (%) 68.0 67.6 -0.4 1.0
Edmonton (Alta.)              
Population 1,141.4 1,143.0 1.6 17.2 0.1 1.5
Labour force 835.8 839.2 3.4 33.0 0.4 4.1
Employment 764.5 770.6 6.1 20.1 0.8 2.7
Unemployment 71.3 68.6 -2.7 12.9 -3.8 23.2
Unemployment rate (%) 8.5 8.2 -0.3 1.3
Participation rate (%) 73.2 73.4 0.2 1.8
Employment rate (%) 67.0 67.4 0.4 0.7
Kelowna (B.C.)              
Population 159.8 160.1 0.3 3.5 0.2 2.2
Labour force 108.0 109.1 1.1 10.4 1.0 10.5
Employment 102.2 102.6 0.4 11.9 0.4 13.1
Unemployment 5.8 6.5 0.7 -1.5 12.1 -18.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.4 6.0 0.6 -2.1
Participation rate (%) 67.6 68.1 0.5 5.1
Employment rate (%) 64.0 64.1 0.1 6.2

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