Employment in Canada increased by 11.2 thousand in October 2018, after a 63.3 thousand gain in the previous month and above market expectations of 10 thousand. Jobs creation was concentrated in full-time positions (+33.9 thousand) while part-time jobs fell (-22.6 thousand). Employment rose slightly in Saskatchewan (+2,500), while there was little change in all other provinces. More people were employed in business, building and other support services (+22,000); wholesale and retail trade (+19,000); and health care and social assistance (+15,000). In contrast, there were fewer workers in "other services (-17,000);" finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing (-15,000); and natural resources (-7,100). There were fewer public sector employees (-31,000) in October, while there was little change in the number of private sector employees and the self-employed. Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.68 Thousand from 1976 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 94 Thousand in March of 2012 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.

Employment Change in Canada is expected to be 17.65 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Change in Canada to stand at 17.68 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Employment Change is projected to trend around 17.68 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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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 11.2K 18.1K


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.90 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18705.00 18693.80 18705.00 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1141.70 1171.10 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -22.60 80.20 136.30 -137.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 33.90 -16.90 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 11.20 63.30 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.20 65.40 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.00 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 109.99 109.25 109.99 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 116.80 117.22 117.22 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.87 24.80 25.09 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.06 24.83 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 61.50 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.20 63.30 94.00 -124.80 1976 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last
Australia 32800.00 Oct/18
Canada 11.20 Oct/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 17.70 Sep/18
Spain 0.70 Jun/18
Switzerland 0.30 Jun/18
United Kingdom 23.00 Aug/18


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