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Labour Force / Employment

Labour Force

  • Highest total labour force growth over the past 10 years (2001-2010) at 28.5 per cent
  • Highest average annual labour force growth over the past 10 years (2001-2010) at 3.2 per cent

Total Labour Force Grwoth

Source: Statistics Canada

Participation Rate

  • Highest labour force participation rate in 2010, at a rate of 74.6 per cent
  • Consistently highest participation rate over the past 10 years (2001-2010), with an annual average of 75.8 per cent

Participation Rate

Source: Statistics Canada

Employment

  • Highest total employment growth over the past 10 years (2001-2010) at 25.5 per cent
  • Highest average annual employment growth over the past 10 years (2001-2010) at 2.7 per cent

Total employment growth 2001 - 2010

Source: Statistics Canada

Unemployment Rate

  • Third lowest unemployment rate in 2010, at 6.8 per cent
  • Lowest average annual unemployment rate over the past 10 years (2001-2010), at 4.8 per cent

Unemployment rate

Source: Statistics Canada  

Employment by Industy: Calgary Economic Region, 2009

INDUSTRIES PERSONS
(000's)
DISTRIBUTION
(%)
Agriculture 13.2 1.8
Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Oil and Gas 49.1 6.5
Utilities 8.2 1.1
Construction 71.3 9.5
Manufacturing 46.3 6.2
Wholesale Trade 26.1 3.5
Retail Trade 76.1 10.1
Transportation and Warehousing 42.3 5.6
Information and Cultural Industries 16.4 2.2
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing 48.6 6.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 83.0 11.1
Management of Companies and Enterprises NA NA
Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services 29.5 3.9
Educational Services 44.1 5.9
Health Care and Social Assistance 70.2 9.4
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 19.8 2.6
Accomodation and Food Services 42.6 5.7
Public Administration 26.2 3.5
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 36.6 4.9
TOTAL 749.9 100.0

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey