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Labour Market Review

Key Highlight from Corporate Economics

The publication of the seasonally unadjusted 3 month moving average data from Statistics Canada’s June 2015 Labour Force Survey for the Calgary Economic Region (CER) showed that:

• Employment increased by 6,600 people from May 2015.
• The unemployment rate increased from 5.8 per cent in May 2015 to 6.1 per cent this past June.

Other Highlights

• CER job growth is enduring the downturn and has given up little slack, which has attracted more job seekers to the local economy.
• The unemployment rate has worsened in a limited number of occupations and industries.
• The number of employment insurance claimants in Alberta has started to decline.
• Calgary CMA wage growth has recovered after a brief spell of wage decline, while wage growth remains positive but low for Alberta.

View the full June 2015 Labour Market Review

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