The number of unemployed persons in Canada decreased to 1141.70 Thousand in October of 2018 from 1171.10 Thousand in September of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Canada averaged 1246.76 Thousand from 1976 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1748.90 Thousand in November of 1992 and a record low of 691.50 Thousand in March of 1976.

Unemployed Persons in Canada is expected to be 1300.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Canada to stand at 1129.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 1340.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.90 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18705.00 18693.80 18705.00 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1141.70 1171.10 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -22.60 80.20 136.30 -137.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 33.90 -16.90 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 11.20 63.30 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.20 65.40 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.00 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 109.99 109.25 109.99 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 116.80 117.22 117.22 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.87 24.80 25.09 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.06 24.83 26.30 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 11.40 14.00 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 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16658.00 16633.00 16658.00 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 547300.00 462280.00 547300.00 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 -23.00 28.80 59.00 -23.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.50 61.50 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Unemployed Persons

In Canada, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - Canada Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1141.70 1171.10 1748.90 691.50 1976 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last
Argentina 1239.00 Jun/18
Australia 672.05 Oct/18
Brazil 12.49 Sep/18
Canada 1141.70 Oct/18
China 968.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 13063.00 Sep/18
France 3435.60 Sep/18
Germany 2203.85 Oct/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2612.81 Sep/18
Japan 1600.00 Sep/18
Mexico 1934278.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 337.00 Oct/18
Russia 3.61 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 847917.00 Jun/18
Singapore 106.90 Dec/17
South Africa 6209.39 Sep/18
South Korea 1100.00 Oct/18
Spain 3223.21 Oct/18
Switzerland 107315.00 Oct/18
Turkey 3670.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom 967.70 Oct/18
United States 6075.00 Oct/18


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