The Canadian economy lost 2.2 thousand jobs in June of 2019, after creating 27.7 thousand in the previous month, while markets were expecting it to create 10 thousand jobs. Employment decreased in Manitoba (-5,200) and in Newfoundland and Labrador (-2,000) while it was little changed in other provinces. In contrast, employment increased in Alberta (+10,000) and Saskatchewan (+2,500). Regarding industry, employment fell for those who work in manufacturing (-15,000); natural resources (-7,800) and other services (-15,000). Meantime, the number of self-employed workers dropped by 41,000 while the number of employees in both public and private sector was little changed. Employment Change in Canada averaged 18.08 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 106.50 Thousand in April of 2019 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-05 12:30 PM Employment Change Mar -7.2K 55.9K 1K 3.8K
2019-05-10 12:30 PM Employment Change Apr 106.5K -7.2K 10K 15K
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Employment Change May 27.7K 106.5K 8K 30K
2019-07-05 12:30 PM Employment Change Jun -2.2K 27.7K 10K 16K
2019-08-09 12:30 PM Employment Change Jul -2.2K
2019-09-06 12:30 PM Employment Change Aug
2019-10-11 12:30 PM Employment Change Sep


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.40 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19054.60 19056.80 19056.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1114.40 1081.80 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -26.20 0.00 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24.10 27.70 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -2.20 27.70 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.70 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.70 10.00 20.70 10.00 percent [+]
Productivity 105.97 105.68 106.56 67.27 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 108.49 107.34 108.49 43.75 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.75 25.52 25.75 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 26.48 25.74 26.48 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 14.00 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 37.31 36.96 37.31 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 [+]
Wage Growth 2.90 1.80 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 506140.00 547330.00 550670.00 330215.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2580.00 2640.00 2640.00 2440.00 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1930.00 1960.00 1960.00 1790.00 CAD/Month [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16906.20 16889.20 16906.20 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 30.40 -16.00 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.81 28.50 28.81 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 62.10 62.20 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Employment Change

In Canada, employment change refers to the change in the number of persons who work for pay or profit, or perform unpaid family work. Estimates include both full-time and part-time employment. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Employment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Employment Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.20 27.70 106.50 -124.80 1976 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 471.00 Jun/19
Canada -2.20 Jun/19
Euro Area 0.30 Mar/19
France 0.20 Mar/19
Germany 0.30 Mar/19
Italy 0.10 Mar/19
Netherlands 0.60 Mar/19
Singapore 14.70 Mar/19
Spain 0.70 Mar/19
Switzerland 0.20 Mar/19
United Kingdom 28.00 Apr/19


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