Canada Employment Change  1976-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Canadian economy cut 51.6 thousand jobs in August of 2018, after creating 54.1 thousand in July. It compares with market expectations of a 5 thousand more jobs. Part time employment fell by 92 thousand while full time increased by 40.4 thousand. Employment declined in Ontario and increased in Alberta and Manitoba, while it was little changed in the other provinces. Less people were employed in professional, scientific and technical services; wholesale and retail trade; and construction. In contrast, employment was up in business, building and other support services. The employment decrease was driven by public sector employees, while there was little change in the number of private sector employees and the self-employed. In August, employment fell for both women and men aged 55 and over, while it was little changed for the other demographic groups. Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.60 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Employment Change 31.8K -7.5K 24K 23K
2018-08-10 12:30 PM Employment Change 54.1K 31.8K 17K -22K
2018-09-07 12:30 PM Employment Change -51.6K 54.1K 5K 15.9K
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Employment Change -51.6K 11.4K
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Employment Change 12.1K
2018-12-07 01:30 PM Employment Change 12.1K


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 5.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18630.50 18682.10 18682.10 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1195.20 1160.40 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -92.00 82.00 136.30 -137.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 40.40 -28.00 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -51.60 54.10 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.40 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.90 11.10 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 24.86 24.84 25.06 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.47 25.26 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 16584.00 16542.60 16584.00 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 462280.00 469795.00 469795.00 329710.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2690.00 2860.00 2930.00 2690.00 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1970.00 2050.00 2080.00 1970.00 CAD/Month [+]
Adp Employment Change 11.60 -10.50 59.20 -13.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.40 61.60 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-51.60 54.10 94.00 -124.80 1976 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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employment change by Country
Country Last
Australia 44000.00 Aug/18
Canada -51.60 Aug/18
Euro Area 0.40 Jun/18
France 0.10 Jun/18
Germany 0.20 Jun/18
Italy 0.50 Jun/18
Netherlands 0.50 Jun/18
Singapore 7.00 Jun/18
Spain 0.70 Jun/18
Switzerland 0.30 Jun/18
United Kingdom 3.00 Jun/18


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