Canada Unemployment Rate Unchanged in June

Canada jobless rate held steady at 6.8 percent for the fifth consecutive month in June of 2015. The economy lost 6.4 thousand jobs while the labor force edged down.
Statistics Canada | Joana Taborda | 7/10/2015 1:38:36 PM
In June, gains of 65,000 in full-time work were offset by losses of 71,000 in part time. The participation rate decreased by 0.1 percent to 65.8 percent. 

Employment declined for youths aged 15 to 24 and increased for men aged 55 and over. There was little change among the other demographic groups.

Provincially, employment fell in Quebec and New Brunswick, while it increased in British Columbia and in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Fewer people worked in 'other services' such as personal and laundry services and private household services, as well as in business, building and other support services. However, there were more workers in public administration.

In June, public sector employment increased, while both self-employment and the number of private sector employees were little changed.

In the 12 months to June, employment increased by 176,000 (+1.0 percent), entirely the result of more full-time work. Over the same period, the total number of hours worked grew by 2.1 percent.

Canada Unemployment Rate Unchanged in June