Employment in Canada rose by 9.3 thousand in December 2018, following a record gain of 94.2 thousand in November and above market expectations of 5.5 thousand. Still, job growth was the lowest in four months. New jobs were only concentrated in part-time work (+28.3 thousand) against cuts in full-time positions (-18.9 thousand). In December, employment increased in Newfoundland and Labrador (+2,700), while it fell in Alberta (-17,000), New Brunswick (-3,100) and Prince Edward Island (-1,200). Little change was observed in the other provinces. While employment held steady overall, increases were recorded in manufacturing (+24,000), transportation and warehousing (+15,000), as well as in health care and social assistance (+11,000). At the same time, there were declines in wholesale and retail trade (-26,000) as well as in public administration (-17,000). The number of employees was little changed in the public and private sectors, while self-employment increased. Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.81 Thousand from 1976 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 94.10 Thousand in November of 2018 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.