Canada Unemployment Rate  1966-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Canada decreased to 5.9 percent in September of 2018 from 6.0 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. The economy added 63,300 jobs after losing 51,600 in August and well above market consensus of a 25,000 gain. Part-time employment advanced (+80,200) while full-time employment dropped (-16,900). Unemployment Rate in Canada averaged 7.65 percent from 1966 until 2018, 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 TEForecast
2018-08-10 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate 5.8% 6% 5.9% 5.9%
2018-09-07 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate 6% 5.8% 5.9% 5.8%
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6% 5.9% 6%
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6%
2018-12-07 01:30 PM Unemployment Rate 5.9%


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.00 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18693.80 18630.50 18693.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1171.10 1195.20 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 80.20 -92.00 136.30 -137.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -16.90 40.40 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 63.30 -51.60 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.40 65.30 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 10.90 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 24.83 24.86 25.06 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 24.90 25.47 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 16632.00 16600.00 16632.00 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 547300.00 462280.00 547300.00 329710.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2690.00 2860.00 2930.00 2690.00 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1970.00 2050.00 2080.00 1970.00 CAD/Month [+]
Adp Employment Change 13.60 35.50 59.00 -13.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.50 61.40 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.90 6.00 13.10 2.90 1966 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
South Africa 27.20 Jun/18
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.10 Aug/18
Turkey 10.80 Jul/18
Italy 9.70 Aug/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 5.90 Sep/18
Australia 5.30 Aug/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.50 Sep/18
South Korea 4.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Aug/18
Netherlands 3.90 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
United States 3.70 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Aug/18
Germany 3.40 Aug/18
Japan 2.40 Aug/18
Switzerland 2.40 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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