The Canadian economy lost 24.2 thousand jobs in July of 2019 after shedding 2.2 thousand in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 12.5 thousand gain. Employment decreased in Alberta (-14,000); Nova Scotia (-6,200) and New Brunswick (-4,800) while it was little changed in other provinces. In contrast, employment rose in Quebec (+17,000) and Prince Edward Island (+1,000). Regarding industry, employment fell for those who work in wholesale and retail trade (-21,000); transportation and warehousing (-15,000); “other services” industry (-11,000) and natural resources (-8,700). On the other hand, employment in construction grew by 25,000 in July while there were 9,200 more people working in public administration. Meantime, the number of employees in the private sector fell by 69,000 while those in the public sector was little changed. Meanwhile, the number of self-employment increased by 28,000. Employment Change in Canada averaged 18 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 106.50 Thousand in April of 2019 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-05-10 12:30 PM Employment Change Apr 106.5K -7.2K 10K 15K
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Employment Change May 27.7K 106.5K 8K 30K
2019-07-05 12:30 PM Employment Change Jun -2.2K 27.7K 10K 16K
2019-08-09 12:30 PM Employment Change Jul -24.2K -2.2K 12.5K 17K
2019-09-06 12:30 PM Employment Change Aug -24.2K 12.5K
2019-10-11 12:30 PM Employment Change Sep
2019-11-08 01:30 PM Employment Change Oct


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19030.40 19054.60 19056.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1149.90 1114.40 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -12.60 -26.20 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -11.60 24.10 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -24.20 -2.20 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.60 65.70 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 10.70 20.70 10.00 percent [+]
Productivity 105.97 105.68 106.56 67.27 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 108.49 107.34 108.49 43.75 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.60 25.75 25.75 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.93 26.48 26.48 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 14.00 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 37.31 36.96 37.31 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 [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 2.60 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 506140.00 547330.00 550670.00 330215.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2580.00 2640.00 2640.00 2440.00 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1930.00 1960.00 1960.00 1790.00 CAD/Month [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16942.20 16909.60 16942.20 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 73.70 30.40 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.99 28.81 28.99 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 61.90 62.10 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Employment Change

In Canada, employment change refers to the change in the number of persons who work for pay or profit, or perform unpaid family work. Estimates include both full-time and part-time employment. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Employment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Employment Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-24.20 -2.20 106.50 -124.80 1976 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 41127.00 Jul/19
Canada -24.20 Jul/19
Euro Area 0.20 Jun/19
France 0.20 Mar/19
Germany 0.30 Mar/19
Italy 0.10 Mar/19
Netherlands 0.60 Mar/19
Singapore 3.30 Jun/19
Spain 0.70 Mar/19
Switzerland 0.20 Mar/19
United Kingdom 115.00 May/19


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