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Unemployment in Calgary rose by 0.5 percentage points in June to 9.2 per cent. 

Calgary lost 2,300 jobs last month, for a total of 804,000 positions, down from 806,700 positions in May. Calgary’s labour force participation rate saw an increase of 0.1 percentage points to 70.1 per cent.

Alberta’s unemployment rate rose by 0.6 percentage points to 9.3 per cent in June, compared with 8.7 per cent in May. The national jobless rate decreased by 0.4 percentage points to 7.8 per cent.

The Construction  and Trade (Wholesale & Retail) sectors in Calgary saw the strongest job gains last month, with 4,100 and 2,400 jobs added, respectively. There were 23,600 more people working in Trade (Wholesale and Retail) in Calgary last month compared with June 2020.

The Transportation & Warehousing sector saw the biggest job losses over the same period, with a total of 3,500 jobs lost.  The decline last month means the sector has essentially the same number of jobs as it did last June. 

You can find the full Labour Force Survey results for June here.

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