Employment declines were concentrated among youths aged 15 to 24 (-46,000), as a result of less hiring this July compared with previous months of July. There were also declines among women aged 55 and over (-16,000), while there was little change among people aged 25 to 54 and men aged 55 and over.
Employment was down in health care and social assistance (-47,000), public administration and information (-23,000) and culture and recreation (-21,000). These declines were partly offset by gains in business, building and other support services (+29,000). There were fewer people working in the public sector in July, while there was little change in the number of private sector employees and the self-employed.
Since July 2012, employment has increased 1.3 percent (+226,000). At the same time, the number of hours worked has grown 0.7 percent, as part-time employment rose at a faster pace than full time (+2.2% versus +1.1 percent).