The Canadian economy lost 7.2 thousand jobs in March of 2019, after creating 55.9 thousand in the previous month, while markets were expecting it to create 1 thousand jobs. It is the first drop in employment since August, mostly full-time positions (-6.400) and, to a lesser extent, part-time roles (-900). Employment increased in Saskatchewan (+3,900), New Brunswick (+3,100) and Prince Edward Island (+2,000), while it was little changed in the remaining provinces. More people were working in the finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing industry (+13,000), and in public administration (+9,600). Meantime, employment declined in health care and social assistance (-20,000); in business, building and other support services (-14,000); and in accommodation and food services (-13,000). The number of employees held steady in March in both the public and private sectors. Self-employment was also virtually unchanged. Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.93 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 94 Thousand in March of 2012 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-04 01:30 PM Employment Change 9.3K 94.1K 5.5K
2019-02-08 01:30 PM Employment Change 66.8K -1.3K 8K 5K
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Employment Change 55.9K 66.8K 0.0K 10K
2019-04-05 12:30 PM Employment Change -7.2K 55.9K 1K 3.8K
2019-05-10 12:30 PM Employment Change -7.2K
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Employment Change
2019-07-05 12:30 PM Employment Change


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18922.60 18929.80 18929.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1157.20 1161.30 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -0.90 -11.60 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -6.40 67.40 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -7.20 55.90 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.80 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.70 10.80 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 106.22 106.63 106.63 67.27 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 107.34 106.12 107.34 43.75 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.44 25.70 25.70 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.15 26.57 26.57 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 14.00 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 37.31 36.96 37.31 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 [+]
Wage Growth 2.00 1.70 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16832.90 16761.70 16832.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 547770.00 551170.00 551170.00 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 13.20 -21.20 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.25 28.18 28.25 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 61.90 62.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-7.20 55.90 94.00 -124.80 1976 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 25655.00 Mar/19
Canada -7.20 Mar/19
Euro Area 0.30 Dec/18
France 0.10 Sep/18
Germany 0.30 Sep/18
Italy -0.30 Sep/18
Netherlands 0.50 Sep/18
Singapore 16.90 Dec/18
Spain 0.70 Dec/18
Switzerland 0.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 179.00 Jan/19


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