Labour Market

The Palliser region benefits from a youthful, educated population that is willing and able to contribute to the workforce.

Labour Highlights (2017)

Alberta Economic Region – Lethbridge/Medicine Hat*

Working Age Population (#) 229,800
Labour Force (#) 152,800
Employment 144,000
Unemployment 8,700
Unemployment Rate (%) 5.7%
Participation Rate (%) 66.5%
Top Industries – Total Employment Health Care and Social Assistance
Trade
Agriculture
Construction
Manufacturing
Top Industries – YOY Employment Growth Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Quarrying,
and Oil and Gas
Public Administration
Agriculture
Manufacturing
Average Hourly Wage $24.15
Job Vacancy Rate 2.1%
* The Alberta Economic Region of Lethbridge/Medicine Hat, as defined by the Province of Alberta, represents a portion of the municipalities within the boundary of the Palliser Economic Region including its largest center, The City of Medicine Hat. As such, the data is representative only. 

Sources: Data extracted from recent labour reports outlined below.

Labour Reports

* Refer to data labelled “Lethbridge/Medicine Hat” for the most representative data on the Palliser Region.
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