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.))
  December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Calgary (Alta.)        
Population 1,191.8 1,210.3 18.5 1.6
Labour force 858.0 906.2 48.2 5.6
Employment 800.9 815.7 14.8 1.8
Unemployment 57.1 90.6 33.5 58.7
Unemployment rate (%) 6.7 10.0 3.3
Participation rate (%) 72.0 74.9 2.9
Employment rate (%) 67.2 67.4 0.2
Edmonton (Alta.)        
Population 1,111.3 1,127.4 16.1 1.4
Labour force 825.1 803.4 -21.7 -2.6
Employment 777.4 747.3 -30.1 -3.9
Unemployment 47.7 56.1 8.4 17.6
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8 7.0 1.2
Participation rate (%) 74.2 71.3 -2.9
Employment rate (%) 70.0 66.3 -3.7
Kelowna (B.C.)        
Population 153.5 157.1 3.6 2.3
Labour force 97.9 102.8 4.9 5.0
Employment 91.3 94.1 2.8 3.1
Unemployment 6.5 8.7 2.2 33.8
Unemployment rate (%) 6.6 8.5 1.9
Participation rate (%) 63.8 65.4 1.6
Employment rate (%) 59.5 59.9 0.4

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