Canada Corrects Jobs Report for July


Canada's jobs numbers for July have been corrected to show that employment rose by 41,700, not the 200 that statistics agency first reported last week. The agency failed to count workers who should have been categorized as full-time employees.

According to corrected data, employment rose by 41,700 in July, the result of an increase in part-time work (+60,000). Full time employment declined by 18,100. 

The unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percentage points to 7.0%.

In the 12 months to July, employment increased by 157,000 or 0.9%, with most of the growth in part-time work. The total hours worked were up slightly (+0.3%) compared with July 2013.

In July, employment increased among people aged 25 to 54 and youths aged 15 to 24, while it fell among people aged 55 and over.

Provincially, employment increased in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador, while it declined in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

In July, there were more people employed in educational services and in information, culture and recreation. At the same time, employment declined in construction as well as health care and social assistance.

Private sector employment increased in July, while the number of self-employed declined.

Canada Corrects Jobs Report for July


Statistics Canada | anna@tradingeconomics.com
8/15/2014 2:08:35 PM