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Labour Force Estimates by Age for Alberta and Alberta's 14 Regional Economic Indicator Regions (Annual Average) (2006 - 2010)

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(StatCan Product) Customization details:   This information product has been customized to present labour force estimates by selected age groups for Alberta and Alberta's 14 Regional Economic Indicator Regions (annual averages).    For more information on these regions see: http://www.albertacanada.com/about-alberta/regional-economic-indicators.html   The Labour Force Characteristics Presented Are:   - Population      - Labour Force           - Employment           - Unemployment - Unemployment Rate - Participation Rate - Employment Rate   The following age groups are presented:   - 15 Years and over      - 15-24 Years      - 25 years and over   Labour Force Survey   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.   Target population   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.   Documentation – Labour Force Survey   Instrument design   The current LFS questionnaire was introduced in 1997. At that time, significant changes were made to the questionnaire in order to address existing data gaps, improve data quality and make more use of the power of Computer Assisted Interviewing (CAI). The changes incorporated included the addition of many new questions. For example, questions were added to collect information about wage rates, union status, job permanency and workplace size for the main job of currently employed employees. Other additions included new questions to collect information about hirings and separations, and expanded response category lists that split existing codes into more detailed categories.   Sampling   This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.   Data sources   Responding to this survey is mandatory. Data are collected directly from survey respondents. Data collection for the LFS is carried out each month during the week following the LFS reference week. The reference week is normally the week containing the 15th day of the month. LFS interviews are conducted by telephone by interviewers working out of a regional office CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews) site or by personal visit from a field interviewer. Since 2004, dwellings new to the sample in urban areas are contacted by telephone if the telephone number is available from administrative files, otherwise the dwelling is contacted by a field interviewer. The interviewer first obtains socio-demographic information for each household member and then obtains labour force information for all members aged 15 and over who are not members of the regular armed forces. The majority of subsequent interviews are conducted by telephone. In subsequent monthly interviews the interviewer confirms the socio-demographic information collected in the first month and collects the labour force information for the current month. Persons aged 70 and over are not asked the labour force questions in subsequent interviews, but rather their labour force information is carried over from their first interview. In each dwelling, information about all household members is usually obtained from one knowledgeable household member. Such 'proxy' reporting, which accounts for approximately 65% of the information collected, is used to avoid the high cost and extended time requirements that would be involved in repeat visits or calls necessary to obtain information directly from each respondent. Error detection The LFS CAI questionnaire incorporates many features that serve to maximize the quality of the data collected. There are many edits built into the CAI questionnaire to compare the entered data against unusual values, as well as to check for logical inconsistencies. Whenever an edit fails, the interviewer is prompted to correct the information (with the help of the respondent when necessary). For most edit failures the interviewer has the ability to override the edit failure if they cannot resolve the apparent discrepancy. As well, for most questions the interviewer has the...

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Title and Dataset Information

Date Modified

2011-03-22

Update Frequency

Annual

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Treasury Board and Finance

Subject Information

Start Date

2006-01-01

End Date

2010-12-31

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2011-03-22

Date Added to catalogue

2016-04-15T17:05:24.978329

Date Modified

2011-03-22

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External Identifier

bookmonkey00k@yahoo.ca

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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 Finance and Enterprise under a Statistics Canada agreement that restricted the sharing of this information with only 3 Government of Alberta departments.  This restriction no longer applies with the adoption of the open licence.

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osi.support@gov.ab.ca

Contact Email

osi.support@gov.ab.ca