Canada Employment Change  1976-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Canadian economy added 3.2 thousand jobs in April of 2017, below market expectations of a 10 thousand rise. Full-time employment decreased by 31.2 thousand jobs while part-time employment went up by 34.3 thousand. Employment increased in educational services (19K); health care and social assistance (12K), transportation and warehousing (8K). In contrast, number of jobs decreased in: business, building and other support services (-19K), accommodation and food services (-12K). Public sector employment increased by 35K largely in health care and social assistance and educational services. The number of private sector employees fell by 51K. Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.55 Thousand from 1976 until 2017, 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 15.3K 48.3K 2.5K 5K
2017-04-07 12:30 PM Mar 19.4K 15.3K 5K 6.9K
2017-05-05 12:30 PM Apr 3.2K 19.4K 10K 14K
2017-06-09 12:30 PM May 3.2K 17.4K
2017-07-07 12:30 PM Jun 13.4K
2017-08-04 12:30 PM Jul 15.1K




Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.50 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18311.20 18308.00 18311.20 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1265.00 1313.70 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 34.30 1.00 136.30 -89.80 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -31.20 18.40 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 3.20 19.40 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.60 65.90 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.70 12.80 20.70 10.40 percent [+]
Productivity 108.04 107.78 108.04 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 116.36 115.82 116.47 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.23 24.45 24.45 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.75 26.19 26.19 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 11.40 11.40 11.40 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 36.44 35.99 36.44 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1777.70 1777.80 1777.80 1750.90 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1514.65 1514.72 1514.72 1506.91 CAD/Month [+]
Job Vacancies 374895.00 401590.00 437370.00 328135.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16136.70 16072.20 16136.70 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.40 61.50 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Employment Change Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.20 19.40 94.00 -124.80 1976 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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employment change by Country

Last
Australia 37400.00 Apr/17
Brazil -3.60 Feb/16
Canada 3.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 0.30 Dec/16
France 0.20 Dec/16
Germany 0.40 Dec/16
Italy 0.30 Dec/16
Netherlands 0.70 Dec/16
Spain 0.40 Dec/16
Switzerland 0.00 Dec/16
United Kingdom 0.10 Dec/16