The Canadian economy added 106.5 thousand jobs in April 2019, after shedding 7.2 thousand in the previous month and beating market expectations of 10 thousand. This is the strongest gain in employment on record, boosted by full-time hiring (+73,000) and part-time jobs (+33,600). Employment increased in Ontario (+47,000), Quebec (+38,000), Alberta (+21,000), and Prince Edward Island (+800), while it was little changed in the other provinces. Employment gains were spread across several industries, namely wholesale and retail trade (+32,000); construction (+29,000); information, culture and recreation (+14,000); other services (+14,000); public administration (+9,000); and agriculture (+7,000). The number of employees in both the private (+83,800) and public (+22,700) sectors increased, while there was no change in self-employment. Employment Change in Canada averaged 18.10 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
2019-02-08 01:30 PM Employment Change 66.8K -1.3K 8K 5K
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Employment Change 55.9K 66.8K 0.0K 10K
2019-04-05 12:30 PM Employment Change -7.2K 55.9K 1K 3.8K
2019-05-10 12:30 PM Employment Change 106.5K -7.2K 10K 15K
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Employment Change 106.5K 30K
2019-07-05 12:30 PM Employment Change 43K
2019-08-09 12:30 PM Employment Change


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19029.10 18922.60 19029.10 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1158.70 1157.20 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 33.60 -0.90 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 73.00 -6.40 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 106.50 -7.20 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.90 65.70 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.30 10.70 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 106.22 106.63 106.63 67.27 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 107.34 106.12 107.34 43.75 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.72 25.38 25.72 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.95 25.41 26.37 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 1.10 1.90 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16873.90 16842.20 16873.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 547770.00 551170.00 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 61.70 13.20 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.37 28.25 28.37 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 62.10 61.90 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
106.50 -7.20 106.50 -124.80 1976 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 28393.00 Apr/19
Canada 106.50 Apr/19
Euro Area 0.30 Mar/19
France 0.10 Sep/18
Germany 0.30 Sep/18
Italy -0.30 Sep/18
Netherlands 0.60 Mar/19
Singapore 14.70 Mar/19
Spain 0.70 Mar/19
Switzerland 0.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 99.00 Feb/19


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