Labor Force Participation Rate in Canada decreased to 65 percent in December from 65.10 percent in November of 2020. source: Statistics Canada

Labor Force Participation Rate in Canada averaged 65.64 percent from 1976 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 67.70 percent in December of 2003 and a record low of 60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Labor Force Participation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Canada is expected to be 65.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Canada to stand at 65.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 65.60 percent in 2022 and 66.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
65.00 65.10 67.70 60.00 1976 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-09 12:30 PM Sep 65% 64.6% 64.8% 64.7%
2020-11-06 01:30 PM Oct 65.2% 65% 65% 65.1%
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Nov 65.1% 65.2% 65.2% 65.3%
2021-01-08 01:30 PM Dec 64.9% 65.1% 65%
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Jan 65%
2021-03-12 01:30 PM Feb
2021-04-09 12:30 PM Mar
2021-05-07 12:30 PM Apr

Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.80 8.50 13.70 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18484.80 18537.50 19130.30 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1773.90 1742.50 2609.80 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -95.40 -55.10 443.80 -527.20 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 42.70 109.70 497.90 -1479.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -52.70 54.60 952.90 -1993.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.00 65.10 67.70 60.00 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.80 17.20 29.10 10.20 percent [+]
Productivity 111.81 124.61 124.61 67.26 points [+]
Labour Costs 115.02 116.31 116.31 44.07 points [+]
Wages 27.28 27.08 27.31 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 26.76 26.48 27.71 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 14.00 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 37.78 37.31 37.78 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 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 15106.90 14367.20 17080.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 5.90 6.60 10.30 -0.40 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 512760.00 508590.00 581595.00 330215.00 [+]
Adp Employment Change -28.80 -219.80 116.70 -2951.40 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 30.48 30.35 31.35 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 59.30 59.50 63.50 52.10 percent [+]


Canada Labor Force Participation Rate
The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population.