2020: Alberta Unemployment Rate Highest in Recorded History (44 Years)

The data presented here is copied directly from the Alberta.ca economic dashboard, available as of December 29, 2020

Unemployment Rate

The number of people who are unemployed as a percentage of the active labour force (i.e. employed and unemployed). For this indicator seasonally adjusted estimates are shown.


Note that Alberta is one of the hardest-hit provinces in Canada this year, second to only Newfoundland.


PUBLISHED – Dec 4, 2020

In November 2020, Alberta’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 11.1%, up from 7.2% in November 2019 and up 0.4% from October 2020. The national unemployment rate was 8.5% in November 2020, up from 5.9% in the same period in 2019.


Source: https://economicdashboard.alberta.ca/Unemployment#alberta