The Canadian economy added 81.1 thousand jobs in August of 2019, after shedding 24.2 thousand in the previous month and beating estimates of 15 thousand. Employment increased in Ontario (+58,000); Quebec (+20,000); Manitoba (+5,200); Saskatchewan (+2,800) and New Brunswick (+2,300) while it was little changed in other provinces. Regarding industry, employment rose for those who work in finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing (+22,000); educational services (+21,000) and professional, scientific and technical services (+17,000). In contrast, employment declined in Business, building and other support services (-22,000). Employment Change in Canada averaged 18.12 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 106.50 Thousand in April of 2019 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Employment Change May 27.7K 106.5K 8K 30K
2019-07-05 12:30 PM Employment Change Jun -2.2K 27.7K 10K 16K
2019-08-09 12:30 PM Employment Change Jul -24.2K -2.2K 12.5K 17K
2019-09-06 12:30 PM Employment Change Aug 81.1K -24.2K 15K 20K
2019-10-11 12:30 PM Employment Change Sep 81.1K 50K
2019-11-08 01:30 PM Employment Change Oct
2019-12-06 01:30 PM Employment Change Nov


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19111.50 19030.40 19111.50 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1160.10 1149.90 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 57.20 -12.60 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23.80 -11.60 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 81.10 -24.20 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.80 65.60 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.50 11.40 20.70 10.00 percent [+]
Productivity 106.30 106.09 106.56 67.27 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 108.85 108.10 108.85 43.75 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.74 25.71 25.75 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.89 25.90 26.37 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 2.50 3.40 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 506140.00 547330.00 550670.00 330215.00 [+]
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 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16925.70 16936.30 16936.30 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 49.30 30.20 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.81 28.99 28.99 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 62.00 61.90 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
81.10 -24.20 106.50 -124.80 1976 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 34652.00 Aug/19
Canada 81.10 Aug/19
Euro Area 0.20 Jun/19
France 0.30 Jun/19
Germany 0.10 Jun/19
Italy 0.50 Jun/19
Netherlands 0.40 Jun/19
Singapore 5.50 Jun/19
Spain 0.30 Jun/19
Switzerland 0.40 Jun/19
United Kingdom 31.00 Jun/19


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