Current Economic Indicators
• The unemployment rate in the Calgary Economic Region (CER) was 6.8 per cent in December, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from November. Meanwhile the national rate was 6.5 per cent, up from 6.2 per cent in December 2014.
• The average MLS sale price for Calgary in December was $451,297, dropping 0.4 per cent year-over-year.
• In December 2015, the total building permit value in the city of Calgary reached $422.2 million, a 3.9 per cent increase from $406.3 million a year ago. The total building permit value for the entire year of 2015 was $6.3 billion, down from $6.7 billion for 2014.
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