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Employment by NAICS 2, 3 and 4 Digit, Alberta, Alberta Economic Regions and Census Metropolitan Areas (Annual Average) (1987-2014)


(StatCan Product) This information product has been customized to present information on the employment by NAICS 2,3, and 4 digit code by for Alberta, Alberta’s economic regions (ER) and census metropolitan areas (CMA) for the years 1987 to 2014 using annual averages. The Canadian Labour Force Survey was developed following the Second World War to satisfy a need for reliable and timely data on the labour market. Information was urgently required on the massive labour market changes involved in the transition from a war to a peace-time economy. The main objective of the LFS is to divide the working-age population into three mutually exclusive classifications - employed, unemployed, and not in the labour force - and to provide descriptive and explanatory data on each of these.   The LFS covers the civilian, non-institutionalized population 15 years of age and over. It is conducted nationwide, in both the provinces and the territories. Excluded from the survey's coverage are: persons living on reserves and other Aboriginal settlements in the provinces; full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the institutionalized population. These groups together represent an exclusion of less than 2% of the Canadian population aged 15 and over. National Labour Force Survey estimates are derived using the results of the LFS in the provinces. Territorial LFS results are not included in the national estimates, but are published separately.

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Data Source: Statistics Canada, 1987 to 2014 Labour Force Survey. Statistics Canada has adopted an open licence which allows this product to be accessible to all GOA employees and to the general public. This product has been reproduced and distributed on an "as is" basis with the permission of Statistics Canada. It was originally acquired by Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education.


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