Canada Unemployment Rate Steady at 7%


In February of 2014, Canada's jobless rate remained unchanged at 7 percent. There has been little overall employment growth in Canada since August 2013.

The economy lost 7000 jobs in February, as 18900 full-time jobs were created while 25900 part-time positions disappeared. 

Provincially, employment decreased in Quebec and British Columbia, while it increased in Alberta and Nova Scotia.

In February, there were fewer people working in health care and social assistance as well as finance, insurance, real estate and leasing. At the same time, employment rose in "other services," natural resources as well as agriculture.

The number of public sector employees declined in February, while there was little change among private sector employees and the self-employed.

Employment fell among men aged 25 to 54 and was virtually unchanged for the other demographic groups.



Canada Unemployment Rate Steady at 7%


Statistics Canada | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/7/2014 3:15:12 PM