The number of unemployed persons in Canada decreased to 1142.80 Thousand in December of 2019 from 1194.30 Thousand in November of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Canada averaged 1243.96 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1748.90 Thousand in November of 1992 and a record low of 691.50 Thousand in March of 1976. source: Statistics Canada

Unemployed Persons in Canada is expected to be 1340.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Canada to stand at 1360.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 1380.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1142.80 1194.30 1748.90 691.50 1976 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Canada Unemployed Persons
In Canada, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.

Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.90 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19127.40 19092.20 19165.20 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1142.80 1194.30 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -3.20 -32.80 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 38.40 -38.40 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 35.20 -71.20 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.50 65.60 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 11.60 20.70 10.00 percent [+]
Productivity 106.95 106.71 106.95 67.27 points [+]
Labour Costs 109.95 108.82 109.95 43.75 points [+]
Wages 25.79 25.55 25.79 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.89 26.04 26.54 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 3.30 3.70 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 17016.20 17022.30 17022.30 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 581595.00 506140.00 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 46.20 30.90 110.00 -37.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.91 28.95 28.99 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 61.80 61.70 63.70 56.00 percent [+]