Employment Rate in Canada increased to 60.90 percent in September from 60.50 percent in August of 2021. source: Statistics Canada

Employment Rate in Canada averaged 60.25 percent from 1976 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 63.50 percent in February of 2008 and a record low of 52.10 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - Canada Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Employment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Employment Rate in Canada is expected to be 60.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Canada Employment Rate is projected to trend around 60.90 percent in 2022 and 62.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Employment Rate


Canada Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 6.90 percent Sep/21 7.10 13.70 2.90
Employed Persons 19131.20 Thousand Sep/21 18974.10 19131.20 9636.70
Unemployed Persons 1421.80 Thousand Sep/21 1440.00 2609.80 691.50
Part Time Employment -36.50 Thousand Sep/21 21.70 443.80 -527.20
Full Time Employment 193.60 Thousand Sep/21 68.50 497.90 -1479.60
Employment Change 157.10 Thousand Sep/21 90.20 952.90 -1993.80
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.50 percent Sep/21 65.10 67.70 60.00
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.30 percent Sep/21 11.60 29.10 10.20
Labour Costs 117.14 points Jun/21 114.02 117.14 44.07
Productivity 110.73 points Jun/21 110.11 126.77 67.26
Wages 27.36 CAD/Hour Jul/21 27.32 28.02 13.73
Minimum Wages 14.35 CAD/Hour Oct/21 14.25 14.35 1.00
Wages in Manufacturing 27.93 CAD/Hour Jul/21 27.15 28.39 14.96
Population 38.01 Million Dec/20 37.78 38.01 17.91
Average Hourly Earnings 30.91 CAD Sep/21 30.80 31.25 15.88
Employment Rate 60.90 percent Sep/21 60.50 63.50 52.10
Wage Growth 1.77 percent Jul/21 0.50 10.30 -0.40
Non Farm Payrolls 16613.90 Thousand Jul/21 16289.10 17085.60 10863.80
Job Vacancies 731905.00 Jun/21 553480.00 731905.00 330215.00


Canada Employment Rate
In Canada, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population.