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

The Canadian economy lost 1.1 thousand jobs in April of 2018 after gaining 32.3 thousand in March. It compares with market expectations of a 17.4 thousand rise. Part time work fell by 30 thousand, offsetting a 28.8 thousand rise in full time. Employment fell by 23 thousand for youths aged 15 to 24, due entirely to a drop in part-time. For the core-age population, employment rose 29 thousand, driven by an increase among women (+20 thousand). More people worked in professional, scientific and technical services (21 thousand), as well as in accommodation and food services (17 thousand). In contrast, employment declined in wholesale and retail trade (-22 thousand) and in construction (-19 thousand). The number of public and private sector employees and the number of self-employed workers were little changed in April. Among the provinces, employment rose in Manitoba and Nova Scotia, while it declined in Saskatchewan. Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.69 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
2018-03-09 01:30 PM Employment Change 15.4K -88K 20K 15K
2018-04-06 12:30 PM Employment Change 32.3K 15.4K 20K 17K
2018-05-11 12:30 PM Employment Change -1.1K 32.3K 17.4K 13.5K
2018-06-08 12:30 PM Employment Change -1.1K -6K
2018-07-06 12:30 PM Employment Change 62.8K
2018-08-10 12:30 PM Employment Change 107.5K


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18603.70 18604.80 18645.10 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1155.00 1142.10 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -30.00 -35.90 136.30 -137.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 28.80 68.30 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -1.10 32.30 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.40 65.50 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 10.90 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 109.75 109.54 110.12 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 116.91 114.90 116.91 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.98 24.86 24.98 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.13 25.14 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 16491.90 16449.80 16491.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 469795.00 467685.00 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 30.20 42.80 59.20 -13.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.60 61.70 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.10 32.30 94.00 -124.80 1976 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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employment change by Country
Country Last
Australia 22600.00 Apr/18
Canada -1.10 Apr/18
Euro Area 0.30 Dec/17
France 0.20 Dec/17
Germany 0.30 Dec/17
Italy -0.30 Dec/17
Netherlands 0.60 Dec/17
Spain 0.40 Dec/17
Switzerland 0.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom 197.00 Feb/18


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