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

Employment in Canada increased by 79 thousand in December of 2017, well above market expectations of 1 thousand. Most of new jobs were concentrated in part-time work (54.9 thousand) while 23.7 thousand full-time jobs were added. There were more people working in the services-producing sector, led by finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing (up 25 thousand). Employment also increased in "other services" (up 13 thousand), educational services (up 11 thousand), and transportation and warehousing (up 9.5 thousand). In the goods-producing sector, main gains were recorded in natural resources (up 5.8 thousand) and construction (6.5 thousand) while manufacturing cut jobs (down 3.6 thousand). Employment increases were observed among self-employed workers and public sector employees. The number of private sector employees held steady. Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.91 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
2017-11-03 12:30 PM Employment Change 35.3K 10K 15K 17K
2017-12-01 01:30 PM Employment Change 79.5K 35.3K 10.0K 15K
2018-01-05 01:30 PM Employment Change 78.6K 79.5K 1K 11K
2018-02-09 01:30 PM Employment Change 78.6K 36.9K
2018-03-09 01:30 PM Employment Change 31.9K
2018-04-06 12:30 PM Employment Change 30.5K


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.90 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18647.50 18568.90 18647.50 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1130.40 1156.50 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 54.90 49.90 136.30 -102.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23.70 29.60 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 78.60 79.50 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.80 65.70 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.30 10.80 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 108.99 109.62 109.79 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 114.90 114.65 116.47 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.34 24.36 24.67 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.13 25.42 26.30 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 11.40 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 36.89 35.99 36.89 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 16348.60 16370.50 16370.50 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 [+]
Adp Employment Change -7.10 59.20 59.20 -7.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 62.00 61.80 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
78.60 79.50 94.00 -124.80 1976 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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employment change by Country
Country Last
Australia 34700.00 Dec/17
Canada 78.60 Dec/17
Euro Area 0.40 Sep/17
France 0.20 Sep/17
Germany 0.30 Sep/17
Italy 0.40 Sep/17
Netherlands 0.50 Sep/17
Spain 0.70 Sep/17
Switzerland 0.20 Sep/17
United Kingdom 0.00 Sep/17


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