The number of unemployed persons in Canada increased to 1640.30 Thousand in April of 2021 from 1516.70 Thousand in March of 2021. source: Statistics Canada

Unemployed Persons in Canada averaged 1262.86 Thousand from 1976 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2609.80 Thousand in May of 2020 and a record low of 691.50 Thousand in March of 1976. This page provides - Canada Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in Canada is expected to be 1580.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Canada to stand at 1400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 1180.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1640.30 1516.70 2609.80 691.50 1976 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA

Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.10 7.50 13.70 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18627.20 18834.30 19130.30 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1640.30 1516.70 2609.80 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -77.80 127.80 443.80 -527.20 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -129.40 175.40 497.90 -1479.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -207.10 303.10 952.90 -1993.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.90 65.20 67.70 60.00 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.10 14.00 29.10 10.20 percent [+]
Productivity 112.08 114.35 127.97 67.26 points [+]
Labour Costs 115.01 115.02 116.31 44.07 points [+]
Wages 28.02 27.67 28.02 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 28.17 28.39 28.39 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.25 14.00 14.25 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 37.78 37.31 37.78 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 15980.00 15921.70 17080.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 9.00 8.10 10.30 -0.40 percent [+]
Adp Employment Change 634.80 271.70 634.80 -2951.40 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 30.75 30.52 31.25 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 59.60 60.30 63.50 52.10 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 560215.00 512760.00 581595.00 330215.00 [+]


Canada Unemployed Persons
In Canada, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.