Unemployment in Calgary dropped 0.6 percentage points to 10.7 per cent and 10,700 jobs were added in November.
The latest data from Statistics Canada puts the Calgary region in a slightly more positive position than the rest of the province, with population, labour force, and employment all expanding in November. This was the fifth consecutive month the region added jobs, after reaching 15.6 per cent unemployment in June, at the height of the impact of the first wave of COVID-19.
Alberta’s unemployment rate increased by 0.4 percentage points to 11.1 per cent in November, compared with 10.7 per cent in October. The national rate decreased 0.4 percentage points to 8.5 per cent.
The Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction and Educational Services sectors saw the strongest paces of gains in November, adding 2,600 and 6,700 jobs, respectively. Finance, Insurance, Real Estate & Leasing added 2,000 jobs in November.
You can view the full Labour Force Survey results for November here.