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

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Labour force characteristics, unadjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average)
(Calgary (Alta.), Edmonton (Alta.), Kelowna (B.C.))
  January 2016 January 2017 January 2016 to January 2017 January 2016 to January 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Calgary (Alta.)        
Population 1,193.4 1,211.4 18.0 1.5
Labour force 861.0 904.1 43.1 5.0
Employment 796.5 816.2 19.7 2.5
Unemployment 64.5 87.9 23.4 36.3
Unemployment rate (%) 7.5 9.7 2.2
Participation rate (%) 72.1 74.6 2.5
Employment rate (%) 66.7 67.4 0.7
Edmonton (Alta.)        
Population 1,112.5 1,128.3 15.8 1.4
Labour force 824.9 808.3 -16.6 -2.0
Employment 773.7 745.0 -28.7 -3.7
Unemployment 51.2 63.3 12.1 23.6
Unemployment rate (%) 6.2 7.8 1.6
Participation rate (%) 74.1 71.6 -2.5
Employment rate (%) 69.5 66.0 -3.5
Kelowna (B.C.)        
Population 153.7 157.3 3.6 2.3
Labour force 98.5 103.7 5.2 5.3
Employment 91.2 95.6 4.4 4.8
Unemployment 7.4 8.1 0.7 9.5
Unemployment rate (%) 7.5 7.8 0.3
Participation rate (%) 64.1 65.9 1.8
Employment rate (%) 59.3 60.8 1.5

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