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.))
  November 2017 December 2017 November 2017 to December 2017 December 2016 to December 2017 November 2017 to December 2017 December 2016 to December 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Calgary (Alta.)            
Population 1,227.7 1,229.1 1.4 18.8 0.1 1.6
Labour force 896.5 899.8 3.3 -7.4 0.4 -0.8
Employment 826.9 832.1 5.2 16.4 0.6 2.0
Unemployment 69.6 67.7 -1.9 -23.8 -2.7 -26.0
Unemployment rate (%) 7.8 7.5 -0.3 -2.6
Participation rate (%) 73.0 73.2 0.2 -1.8
Employment rate (%) 67.4 67.7 0.3 0.3
Edmonton (Alta.)              
Population 1,144.4 1,145.8 1.4 18.4 0.1 1.6
Labour force 837.5 836.1 -1.4 28.5 -0.2 3.5
Employment 772.1 773.6 1.5 26.3 0.2 3.5
Unemployment 65.4 62.5 -2.9 2.2 -4.4 3.6
Unemployment rate (%) 7.8 7.5 -0.3 0.0
Participation rate (%) 73.2 73.0 -0.2 1.4
Employment rate (%) 67.5 67.5 0.0 1.2
Kelowna (B.C.)              
Population 160.4 160.6 0.2 3.5 0.1 2.2
Labour force 108.9 108.6 -0.3 5.8 -0.3 5.6
Employment 102.3 101.7 -0.6 7.8 -0.6 8.3
Unemployment 6.6 6.8 0.2 -2.1 3.0 -23.6
Unemployment rate (%) 6.1 6.3 0.2 -2.4
Participation rate (%) 67.9 67.6 -0.3 2.2
Employment rate (%) 63.8 63.3 -0.5 3.5

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