Employment increased in Ontario (+35,000), Saskatchewan (+8,300), and Manitoba (+4,100). There was little change in the other provinces.
More people were employed in goods producing industries (+46,600), mainly in construction (+27,200), natural resources (+12,900) and manufacturing (+11,300) while jobs were shed in agriculture (-6100). Meanwhile, employment fell at service producing industries (-14,700), mostly in accommodation and food services (-15,900) and wholesale and retail trade (-14,000).
The number of public sector employees increased (+11,800) and self-employed also rose (+22,000) while the number of private sector employees decreased (-2,000).
In June, employment rose for men aged 55 and older (+13,000), while it held steady for the other demographic groups.
The labor force participation rate increased to 65.5 percent from 65.3 percent in May, mainly reflecting higher youth participation. In fact, the number of people aged 15 to 24 in the labor force went up by 27,400, rising the participation rate of that group to 64 percent from 63.4 percent in May. This led youth unemployment rate to increase to 11.7 per cent in June, up from 11.1 in May.