Share this page Print

Ward 1 News: August 2015 Labour Market Review

  • Share

Ward 1 official website
Corporate Economics

August 2015 - Labour Market Review

Key Highlight

Today’s publication of the seasonally unadjusted data from Statistics Canada’s August 2015 Labour Force Survey for the Calgary Economic Region (CER) showed that:

• Employment decreased by 1,300 people from July 2015, but has increased by 17,500 people from August 2014.
• The unemployment rate increased from 6.8 per cent in July 2015 to 6.9 per cent in August.

 Stay connected with e-newsletter updates!

Other Highlights from this month’s review

• New Statistics Canada survey indicates that Alberta had the highest job vacancy rate of any Canadian province in the first quarter of this year.
• A high CER job vacancy rate in the first quarter provided support for strong job growth in the second quarter.
• The second quarter ended with acceleration in the number of CER employment insurance beneficiaries. Does this portend third quarter job market weakness?
• Labour market weakness outside the CER and lower demand for goods and services within are lifting the unemployment rate to very high levels in the third quarter.


View the rest of the report


This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

Access City Services

For non-emergency service


311 connects citizens with non-emergency services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Download the app

Available for iPhone in App Store and Android in Google Play store.

Request service online

Submit a request

For City news and information search and follow the City on social media.