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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Employment Change 63.3K -51.6K 25K 11.4K
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Employment Change 11.2K 63.3K 10K 18.9K
2018-12-07 01:30 PM Employment Change 94.1K 11.2K 11K 18.1K
2019-01-04 01:30 PM Employment Change 9.3K 94.1K 5.5K
2019-02-08 01:30 PM Employment Change 9.3K
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Employment Change
2019-04-05 12:30 PM Employment Change


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18808.40 18799.10 18808.40 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1125.10 1124.80 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 28.30 4.10 136.30 -137.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -18.90 89.90 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 9.30 94.10 94.10 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.40 65.40 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 10.80 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 105.70 105.43 105.70 67.65 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.63 116.80 117.22 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.38 25.24 25.38 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.66 25.29 26.30 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 15.00 14.00 15.00 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 16748.90 16706.10 16748.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 551170.00 547280.00 551170.00 329710.00 [+]
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 [+]
Adp Employment Change -13.00 74.00 74.00 -13.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.70 61.70 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.30 94.10 94.10 -124.80 1976 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 37011.00 Nov/18
Canada 9.30 Dec/18
Euro Area 0.20 Sep/18
France 0.10 Jun/18
Germany 0.20 Jun/18
Italy 0.50 Jun/18
Netherlands 0.50 Jun/18
Singapore 19.30 Sep/18
Spain 0.70 Jun/18
Switzerland 0.30 Jun/18
United Kingdom 141.00 Oct/18


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