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.))
  August 2016 August 2017 August 2016 to August 2017 August 2016 to August 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Calgary (Alta.)        
Population 1,205.9 1,223.4 17.5 1.5
Labour force 891.5 928.1 36.6 4.1
Employment 806.8 847.1 40.3 5.0
Unemployment 84.7 81.0 -3.7 -4.4
Unemployment rate (%) 9.5 8.7 -0.8
Participation rate (%) 73.9 75.9 2.0
Employment rate (%) 66.9 69.2 2.3
Edmonton (Alta.)        
Population 1,123.4 1,139.8 16.4 1.5
Labour force 824.5 839.5 15.0 1.8
Employment 756.3 762.8 6.5 0.9
Unemployment 68.2 76.7 8.5 12.5
Unemployment rate (%) 8.3 9.1 0.8
Participation rate (%) 73.4 73.7 0.3
Employment rate (%) 67.3 66.9 -0.4
Kelowna (B.C.)        
Population 155.9 159.5 3.6 2.3
Labour force 97.1 108.1 11.0 11.3
Employment 90.5 103.5 13.0 14.4
Unemployment 6.6 4.6 -2.0 -30.3
Unemployment rate (%) 6.8 4.3 -2.5
Participation rate (%) 62.3 67.8 5.5
Employment rate (%) 58.1 64.9 6.8

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