Employment in Canada increased by 27.7 thousand in May 2019 much below 106.5 thousand rise in the previous month and beating estimates of 8 thousand. Employment decreased in Newfoundland and Labrador (-2,700) and in Prince Edward Island (-700) while it was little changed in other provinces. In contrast, employment increased in Ontario (+21,000), British Columbia (+4,500), Nova Scotia (+21,000), and New Brunswick (+3000). Regarding industry, employment fell for those who work in business, building and other support services (-19,000); accommodation & food services (-12,000) and in public administration (-9,000). Meantime, the number of self-employed workers rose by 62,000 while the number of employees in both public and private sector was little changed. Employment Change in Canada averaged 18.12 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
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Employment Change 55.9K 66.8K 0.0K 10K
2019-04-05 12:30 PM Employment Change -7.2K 55.9K 1K 3.8K
2019-05-10 12:30 PM Employment Change 106.5K -7.2K 10K 15K
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Employment Change 27.7K 106.5K 8K 30K
2019-07-05 12:30 PM Employment Change 27.7K 43K
2019-08-09 12:30 PM Employment Change
2019-09-06 12:30 PM Employment Change


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19056.80 19029.10 19056.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1081.80 1158.70 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 0.00 33.60 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 27.70 73.00 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 27.70 106.50 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.90 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.00 10.30 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 25.53 25.75 25.75 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.73 26.26 26.37 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 1.90 1.20 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16873.90 16842.20 16873.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 547770.00 551170.00 551170.00 329710.00 [+]
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 [+]
Adp Employment Change 61.70 13.20 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.50 28.37 28.50 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 62.20 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
27.70 106.50 106.50 -124.80 1976 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 42264.00 May/19
Canada 27.70 May/19
Euro Area 0.30 Mar/19
France 0.20 Mar/19
Germany 0.30 Mar/19
Italy 0.10 Mar/19
Netherlands 0.60 Mar/19
Singapore 14.70 Mar/19
Spain 0.70 Mar/19
Switzerland 0.20 Mar/19
United Kingdom 32.00 Mar/19


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