Employment in Canada rose 94.1 by thousand in November 2018, after a 11.2 thousand increase in the previous month and well above market expectations of 11 thousand. It was the biggest jobs gain on record. Job creation advanced in both full-time positions (+89.9 thousand) and part-time (+4.1 thousand). Employment increased in six provinces, namely Quebec (+26 ,000) and Alberta (+24,000). More people were employed in professional, scientific and technical services (+26,000); health care and social assistance (+19,000); construction (+15,000); business, building and other support services (+15,000); transportation and warehousing (+9,000); and agriculture (+7,100). On the other hand, fewer people worked in information, culture and recreation (-10,000). There were more private sector employees (+79,000) in November, while there were little changed change in the number of public sector employees and the self-employed. Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.83 Thousand from 1976 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 94.10 Thousand in November of 2018 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-07 12:30 PM Employment Change -51.6K 54.1K 5K 15.9K
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Employment Change 63.3K -51.6K 25K 11.4K
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Employment Change 11.2K 63.3K 10K 18.9K
2018-12-07 01:30 PM Employment Change 94.1K 11.2K 11K 18.1K
2019-01-04 01:30 PM Employment Change 94.1K 17.6K
2019-02-08 01:30 PM Employment Change
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Employment Change


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18799.10 18705.00 18799.10 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1124.80 1141.70 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4.10 -22.60 136.30 -137.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 89.90 33.90 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 94.10 11.20 94.10 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.40 65.20 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.80 11.00 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 105.70 105.43 105.70 67.65 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.63 116.80 117.22 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.24 24.87 25.24 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.29 25.06 26.30 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 11.40 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 36.96 36.89 36.96 17.91 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16658.00 16633.00 16658.00 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 547300.00 462280.00 547300.00 329710.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2580.00 2640.00 2640.00 2440.00 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1930.00 1960.00 1960.00 1790.00 CAD/Month [+]
Adp Employment Change -23.00 28.80 59.00 -23.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.70 61.50 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Employment Change

In Canada, employment change refers to the change in the number of persons who work for pay or profit, or perform unpaid family work. Estimates include both full-time and part-time employment. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Employment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Employment Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
94.10 11.20 94.10 -124.80 1976 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 32800.00 Oct/18
Canada 94.10 Nov/18
Euro Area 0.20 Sep/18
France 0.10 Jun/18
Germany 0.20 Jun/18
Italy 0.50 Jun/18
Netherlands 0.50 Jun/18
Singapore 19.30 Sep/18
Spain 0.70 Jun/18
Switzerland 0.30 Jun/18
United Kingdom 79.00 Sep/18


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