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Alberta’s Tourism Unemployment Rate Well Below Canada’s

February 2016 data from the Statistics Canada Labour Force Study reported by Tourism HR Canada shows some encouraging tourism employment numbers:

  • At 6.6%, tourism's unemployment rate was well below Canada's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 7.3% in February 2016
  • The only sector to have reported lower unemployment rates than it had one year ago is the transportation industry.
  • In February 2016, tourism unemployment was lowest in Alberta (4.0%), as opposed to a total labour force unemployment of 8.5% in Alberta.

You can access the full Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot and find out more about labour market issues in the Canadian tourism sector on the Tourism HR Canada website.

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