The number of unemployed persons in Canada decreased to 1421.80 Thousand in September of 2021 from 1440 Thousand in August of 2021. source: Statistics Canada

Unemployed Persons in Canada averaged 1265.25 Thousand from 1976 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2609.80 Thousand in May of 2020 and a record low of 691.50 Thousand in March of 1976. This page provides - Canada Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in Canada is expected to be 1380.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Canada Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 1280.00 Thousand in 2022 and 1180.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Unemployed Persons


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 27.40 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
Job Vacancies 731905.00 Jun/21 553480.00 731905.00 330215.00
Non Farm Payrolls 16271.90 Thousand Jun/21 16057.10 17085.60 10863.80


Canada Unemployed Persons
In Canada, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.