Employment in Canada increased by 66.8 thousand in January 2019, after a revised 1.3 thousand cut in the previous month and beating estimates of 8 thousand. Job creation was observed in part-time work (36.0 thousand) and full-time positions (30.9 thousand). The number of people working in services-producing industries increased (+99,000), led by wholesale & retail trade (+34,000); professional, scientific & technical services (+29,000); and public administration (+21,000). Conversely, the number of workers in goods-producing industries decreased (-32,000), mostly in agriculture (-8.900). Overall employment gains were entirely driven by private sector employees (+112,000), as the number of self-employed fell (-61.000) and the number of public sector employees was little changed. Employment rose in six provinces, led by Ontario (+41,000) and Quebec (+16,000), while Alberta shed jobs for the second straight month (-16,000). Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.88 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, 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
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Employment Change 11.2K 63.3K 10K 18.9K
2018-12-07 01:30 PM Employment Change 94.1K 11.2K 11K 18.1K
2019-01-04 01:30 PM Employment Change 9.3K 94.1K 5.5K
2019-02-08 01:30 PM Employment Change 66.8K -1.3K 8K 5K
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Employment Change 66.8K
2019-04-05 12:30 PM Employment Change
2019-05-10 12:30 PM Employment Change


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18873.90 18808.40 18873.90 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1162.00 1125.10 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 36.00 5.20 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 30.90 -6.60 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 66.80 -1.30 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.60 65.40 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.20 11.10 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 105.70 105.43 105.70 67.65 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.63 116.80 117.22 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.46 25.38 25.46 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.65 25.66 26.30 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 15.00 14.00 15.00 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 [+]
Wage Growth 2.00 2.50 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16748.90 16706.10 16748.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 551170.00 547280.00 551170.00 329710.00 [+]
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 [+]
Adp Employment Change -13.00 74.00 74.00 -13.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 27.96 27.84 27.96 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 61.80 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
66.80 -1.30 94.00 -124.80 1976 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 21597.00 Dec/18
Canada 66.80 Jan/19
Euro Area 0.30 Dec/18
France 0.10 Sep/18
Germany 0.30 Sep/18
Italy -0.30 Sep/18
Netherlands 0.50 Sep/18
Singapore 16.90 Dec/18
Spain 0.70 Dec/18
Switzerland 0.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 141.00 Oct/18


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