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Labour Force Status of Canadians and Albertans with and without Disabilities


This Alberta Official Statistic describes the 2011 labour force status of Canadians and Albertans based on their activity limitations or participation restriction. The three rates that this official statistic presents are the participation rate, the employment rate and the unemployment rate.


June 19, 2015

AOS Alberta Official Statistics CSD Disability Employment Rate Labour Participation Rage Unemployment Rate

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Every 5 years

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Human Services

Human Services

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Canada, Alberta

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The 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD) was based on a sample of persons who reported an activity limitation on the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) and who were 15 years of age or older as of the date of the NHS, May 10, 2011. Since the NHS excludes the institutionalized population and other collective dwellings, the CSD only covers persons living in private dwellings in Canada. Total sample size was approximately 45,500 individuals with an overall response rate of 75%.

Despite that the CSD was conducted in 2012, all of the employment information came from the 2011 NHS. Employment statistics refer to the employment situation at the time of the NHS collections. Furthermore, all the rates have not been adjusted for the different age compositions between the population with and without disability. Because the CSD is an extension of the 2011 NHS, it inherits the coverage problems of that survey, which in turn inherits the coverage problems of the 2011 Census.

The CSD used an instrument called the “Disability Screening Questions” (DSQ). Screener questions on the DSQ evaluate the presence and severity of 10 distinct types of disabilities related to a health problem or condition that has lasted or is expected to last for six months or more.

The purpose of the Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD) is to provide information about Canadian adults whose daily activities are limited because of a long-term condition or health-related problem. This information will be used to plan and evaluate services, programs and policies for adults with disabilities to help enable their full participation in Canadian society. Data on disability are also used to fulfill Canada's international agreement relating to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


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Office of Statistics and Information

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(780) 427-2071