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.))
  July 2017 August 2017 July 2017 to August 2017 August 2016 to August 2017 July 2017 to August 2017 August 2016 to August 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Calgary (Alta.)            
Population 1,221.7 1,223.4 1.7 17.5 0.1 1.5
Labour force 915.4 915.0 -0.4 35.8 0.0 4.1
Employment 837.7 837.3 -0.4 39.7 0.0 5.0
Unemployment 77.7 77.7 0.0 -3.9 0.0 -4.8
Unemployment rate (%) 8.5 8.5 0.0 -0.8
Participation rate (%) 74.9 74.8 -0.1 1.9
Employment rate (%) 68.6 68.4 -0.2 2.3
Edmonton (Alta.)              
Population 1,138.2 1,139.8 1.6 16.4 0.1 1.5
Labour force 828.4 832.9 4.5 17.0 0.5 2.1
Employment 758.5 760.3 1.8 9.3 0.2 1.2
Unemployment 70.0 72.5 2.5 7.7 3.6 11.9
Unemployment rate (%) 8.5 8.7 0.2 0.8
Participation rate (%) 72.8 73.1 0.3 0.5
Employment rate (%) 66.6 66.7 0.1 -0.2
Kelowna (B.C.)              
Population 159.2 159.5 0.3 3.6 0.2 2.3
Labour force 105.0 107.1 2.1 10.6 2.0 11.0
Employment 101.2 102.2 1.0 12.8 1.0 14.3
Unemployment 3.8 4.9 1.1 -2.2 28.9 -31.0
Unemployment rate (%) 3.6 4.6 1.0 -2.8
Participation rate (%) 66.0 67.1 1.1 5.2
Employment rate (%) 63.6 64.1 0.5 6.8

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