The labour force participation rate in Canada, defined as the percentage of the population aged 15 and older who are employed or unemployed, fell 0.3 percentage points in January 2021 to 64.7 percent, the lowest rate since August 2020. source: Statistics Canada

Labor Force Participation Rate in Canada averaged 65.52 percent from 1976 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 67.70 percent in December of 2003 and a record low of 0.10 percent in December of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Labor Force Participation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Canada is expected to be 65.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Canada to stand at 65.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 65.60 percent in 2022 and 66.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
64.70 65.00 67.70 60.00 1976 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-06 01:30 PM Oct 65.2% 65% 65% 65.1%
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Nov 65.1% 65.2% 65.2% 65.3%
2021-01-08 01:30 PM Dec 64.9% 65.1% 65%
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Jan 64.7% 65% 64.9%
2021-03-12 01:30 PM Feb 64.7%
2021-04-09 12:30 PM Mar
2021-05-07 12:30 PM Apr
2021-06-04 12:30 PM May

Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.40 8.80 13.70 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18272.00 18484.80 19130.30 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1899.00 1773.90 2609.80 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -225.40 -95.40 443.80 -527.20 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 12.60 42.70 497.90 -1479.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -212.80 -52.70 952.90 -1993.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.70 65.00 67.70 60.00 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.70 17.80 29.10 10.20 percent [+]
Productivity 111.81 124.61 124.61 67.26 points [+]
Labour Costs 115.02 116.31 116.31 44.07 points [+]
Wages 27.30 27.28 27.31 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 27.38 26.76 27.71 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.25 14.00 14.25 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 37.78 37.31 37.78 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 15921.70 16001.20 17080.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 6.60 5.60 10.30 -0.40 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 512760.00 508590.00 581595.00 330215.00 [+]
Adp Employment Change -231.20 338.20 338.20 -2951.40 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 30.85 30.40 31.25 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 58.60 59.30 63.50 52.10 percent [+]


Canada Labor Force Participation Rate
The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population.