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

The unemployment rate in Canada decreased to 6.5 percent in June of 2017 from 6.6 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 6.6 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell by 18.6 thousand while employed rose by 45.3 thousand, beating market consensus of a 10 thousand increase. Unemployment Rate in Canada averaged 7.70 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-05 12:30 PM Apr 6.5% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7%
2017-06-09 12:30 PM May 6.6% 6.5% 6.6% 6.5%
2017-07-07 12:30 PM Jun 6.5% 6.6% 6.6% 6.6%
2017-08-04 12:30 PM Jul 6.5% 6.5%
2017-09-08 12:30 PM Aug 6.5%
2017-10-06 12:30 PM Sep 6.4%




Canada Jobless Rate Falls To 6.5% In June


The unemployment rate in Canada decreased to 6.5 percent in June of 2017 from 6.6 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 6.6 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell by 18.6 thousand while employed rose by 45.3 thousand, beating market consensus of a 10 thousand increase.

Unemployment decreased by 18,600 to 1,270,300, and employment went up by 45.3 thousand to 18,411,000. Full-time employment increased by 8.1 thousand, following a 77 thousand rise in May. Part-time employment rose by 37.1 thousand after a 22.3 thousand decrease in the previous month.

There were more people working in professional, scientific and technical services (27 thousand); industry (66 thousand) and agriculture (12 thousand). On the other hand, declines were recorded in business, building and other support services (-23 thousand); "other services" (-4.8 thousand); and  transportation and warehousing (-7.4 thousand).

Public sector employment increased by 6,000 and the number of private sector employees went up by 17,800.

Employment rose in Quebec and British Columbia while it was virtually unchanged in the other provinces.

The participation rate increased to 65.9 percent from 65.8 percent in the previous month.

Statistics Canada | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
7/7/2017 12:43:25 PM



Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.50 6.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18411.00 18365.70 18411.00 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1270.30 1288.90 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 37.10 -22.30 136.30 -89.80 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 8.10 77.00 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 45.30 54.50 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.90 65.80 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.00 12.00 20.70 10.40 percent [+]
Productivity 109.64 108.15 109.64 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 115.48 116.36 116.47 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.73 24.23 24.73 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 26.55 25.75 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 374895.00 401590.00 437370.00 328135.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16136.70 16072.20 16136.70 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.60 61.50 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Unemployment Rate Notes

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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.50 6.60 13.10 2.90 1966 - 2017 percent Monthly



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France 9.60 Mar/17
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