Canada Unemployment Rate  1966-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Canada remained unchanged at 6.20 percent in September of 2017, matching the low of October 2008. Employment grew by 0.1 percent or 10,000. Gains in full-time employment (+112,000) in September were mostly offset by declines in part time (-102,000). Unemployment Rate in Canada averaged 7.69 percent from 1966 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 13.10 percent in December of 1982 and a record low of 2.90 percent in June of 1966.

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Canada Jobless Rate Remains Lowest Since 2008


Unemployment Rate in Canada remained unchanged at 6.20 percent in September of 2017, matching the low of October 2008. Employment grew by 0.1 percent or 10,000 to 18,454 Million. Gains in full-time employment (+112,000) in September were mostly offset by declines in part time (-102,000).

From August to September, employment increased for people aged 55 and older, while it fell among men aged 25 to 54.

For the second consecutive month, Ontario was the lone province with a notable employment gain. There were employment declines in Manitoba and Prince Edward Island.

The number of people working in educational services increased by 20,000 in September, primarily in Ontario and Quebec. Employment in the industry was similar to the level observed in September 2016.

Employment in wholesale and retail trade rose by 17,000 in September, bringing gains to 99,000 (+3.6%) since September 2016.
Employment in information, culture and recreation decreased by 24,000 in September. On a year-over-year basis, employment in the industry edged down by 20,000 (-2.5%).

Public sector employment rose by 26,000 in September, while the number of private sector employees was little changed. Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of private sector employees increased by 162,000 (+1.4%) and public sector employment rose by 103,000 (+2.8%).

The number of self-employed workers held steady in September, with year-over-year gains totalling 55,000 (+2.0%).

Anna | anna@tradingeconomics.com
10/6/2017 1:02:38 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-04 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5%
2017-09-08 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3%
2017-10-06 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.2% 6.3% 6.2%
2017-11-03 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.2%
2017-12-01 01:30 PM Unemployment Rate 6.2%


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.20 6.20 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18454.10 18444.10 18454.10 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1214.10 1226.60 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -102.00 110.40 136.30 -102.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 112.00 -88.10 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 10.00 22.20 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.60 65.70 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.30 11.50 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 109.45 109.64 109.64 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 114.65 115.48 116.47 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.02 24.27 24.73 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.69 25.45 26.55 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 11.40 11.40 11.40 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 36.44 35.99 36.44 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1777.70 1777.80 1777.80 1750.90 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1514.65 1514.72 1514.72 1506.91 CAD/Month [+]
Job Vacancies 387505.00 381270.00 437370.00 329710.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16277.30 16268.70 16277.30 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.60 61.60 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Unemployment Rate

In Canada, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Canada Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.20 6.20 13.10 2.90 1966 - 2017 percent Monthly




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