While employment was little changed overall in July, it decreased in Alberta (-14,000), Nova Scotia (-6,200) and New Brunswick (-4,800), and increased in Quebec (+17,000) and Prince Edward Island (+1,000). Employment held steady in the other provinces.
There were fewer people working in wholesale and retail trade (-21,000); transportation and warehousing (-15,000); "other services" (-11,000); and natural resources (-8,700). In contrast, employment increased in construction (+25,0000) and public administration (+9,200).
The number of private-sector employees fell by 69,000 in July and the number of public-sector employees was little changed, while the number of self-employed workers increased by 28,000.
Employment declined in July both for youth aged 15 to 24 (-19,000) and for women in the core working ages of 25 to 54 (-18,000), while it increased for core-aged men (+22,000).
Youth unemployment rate increased 0.7 percentage points to 11.4% in July of 2019.
The labour force participation rate decreased to 65.6 percent in July from 65.7 percent in June.