The number of unemployed persons in Canada increased to 1899 Thousand in January of 2021 from 1773.90 Thousand in December of 2020. source: Statistics Canada

Unemployed Persons in Canada averaged 1260.95 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 March of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in Canada is expected to be 1650.00 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 1480.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 1180.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1899.00 1773.90 2609.80 691.50 1976 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA

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 27.44 27.30 27.44 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 28.31 27.38 28.31 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 6.40 6.50 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 Unemployed Persons
In Canada, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.