The labour force participation rate in Canada fell 59.8 percent in April of 2020 from 63.5 percent in the previous month. That was the lowest rate since comparable data became available in 1976.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Canada averaged 65.70 percent from 1976 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 67.70 percent in September of 2003 and a record low of 59.80 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 May of 2020. source: Statistics Canada

Labor Force Participation Rate in Canada is expected to be 65.60 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 65.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 66.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.80 63.50 67.70 59.80 1976 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-07 01:30 PM Jan 65.4% 65.5% 65.6% 65.6%
2020-03-06 01:30 PM Feb 65.5% 65.4% 65.4% 65.5%
2020-04-09 12:30 PM Mar 63.5% 65.5% 65.1% 65.2%
2020-05-08 12:30 PM Apr 59.8% 63.5% 62.9%
2020-06-05 12:30 PM May 59.8% 59.6%
2020-07-10 12:30 PM Jun 59.8%
2020-08-07 12:30 PM Jul
2020-09-04 12:30 PM Aug

Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.00 7.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 16184.90 18178.70 19189.40 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2418.30 1547.00 2418.30 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -521.90 -536.70 136.30 -536.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -1472.00 -474.00 148.40 -1472.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -1993.80 -1010.70 99.60 -1993.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.80 63.50 67.70 59.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 27.20 16.80 27.20 10.20 percent [+]
Productivity 106.79 106.92 106.92 67.26 points [+]
Labour Costs 110.79 109.95 110.79 43.75 points [+]
Wages 26.41 26.32 26.48 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 27.07 26.92 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 17045.90 17080.90 17080.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 3.70 3.70 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 562910.00 581595.00 581595.00 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 [+]
Adp Employment Change -226.70 -177.30 116.70 -226.70 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 31.35 29.98 31.35 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 52.10 58.50 63.70 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.