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

Employment in Canada increased by 0.2 percent or 35 Thousand in October of 2017, well above market expectations of 15 Thousand. It was the eleventh month in a row that the economy added jobs. Employment gains were driven by full-time work (+89,000), while fewer people worked part time (-53,000). Employment rose in several industries, led by "other services" (+21,000); construction (+18,000); information, culture and recreation (+15,000) and agriculture (+6,100). Employment declined in wholesale and retail trade (-36,000). The number of private sector employees increased by 39,000, while public sector employment and self-employment were little changed. Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.67 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-08 12:30 PM Employment Change 22.2K 10.9K 19K 26K
2017-10-06 12:30 PM Employment Change 10.0K 22.2K 14.5K 13K
2017-11-03 12:30 PM Employment Change 35.3K 10K 15K 17K
2017-12-01 01:30 PM Employment Change 35.3K 19.9K


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.20 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18489.40 18454.10 18489.40 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1235.40 1214.10 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -53.40 -102.00 136.30 -102.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 88.70 112.00 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 35.30 10.00 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.60 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 10.30 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 109.45 109.64 109.64 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 114.65 115.48 116.47 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 23.76 24.02 24.73 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 24.71 25.69 26.55 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 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16336.30 16297.40 16336.30 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 460215.00 387505.00 460215.00 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 [+]
Employment Rate 61.60 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35.30 10.00 94.00 -124.80 1976 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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employment change by Country
Country Last
Australia 3700.00 Oct/17
Brazil -3.60 Feb/16
Canada 35.30 Oct/17
Euro Area 0.40 Jun/17
France 0.30 Jun/17
Germany 0.30 Jun/17
Italy 0.30 Jun/17
Netherlands 0.50 Jun/17
Spain 0.90 Jun/17
Switzerland 0.60 Jun/17
United Kingdom 0.40 Jun/17