Canada Unemployment Rate  1966-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Canada decreased to 6.6 percent in February of 2017 from 6.8 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 6.8 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since January of 2015. Employment rose by 15.3 thousand, beating market consensus of a 2.5 thousand increase. Unemployment Rate in Canada averaged 7.71 percent from 1966 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 13.10 percent in December of 1982 and a record low of 2.90 percent in June of 1966.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-06 01:30 PM Dec 6.9% 6.8% 6.9% 6.8%
2017-02-10 01:30 PM Jan 6.8% 6.9% 6.9% 6.9%
2017-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 6.6% 6.8% 6.8% 6.8%
2017-04-07 12:30 PM Mar 6.6% 6.6%
2017-05-05 12:30 PM Apr 6.5%
2017-06-09 12:30 PM May 6.5%




Canada Jobless Rate At 2-Year Low Of 6.6%


The unemployment rate in Canada decreased to 6.6 percent in February of 2017 from 6.8 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 6.8 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since January of 2015. Employment rose by 15.3 thousand, beating market consensus of a 2.5 thousand increase.

Full time employment jumped by 105.1 thousand, following a 15.8 thousand increase in January. Part time employment fell by 89.8 thousand after a 32.4 thousand gain in the previous month.

The employment growth was recorded mainly in the service sector, with increases in retail and wholesale trade (by 19100) and public administration (by 11900).

Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate fell to 65.8 percent from 65.9 percent in the previous month.

Statistics Canada | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
3/10/2017 1:51:38 PM



Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.60 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18288.60 18273.30 18288.60 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1286.10 1324.40 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -89.80 32.40 136.30 -89.80 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 105.10 15.80 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 15.30 48.30 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.80 65.90 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.40 13.30 20.70 10.40 percent [+]
Productivity 108.04 107.78 108.04 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 116.36 115.82 116.47 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.28 24.18 24.28 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.65 24.74 25.65 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 11.40 11.40 11.40 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 36.44 35.99 36.44 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1777.70 1777.80 1777.80 1750.90 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1514.65 1514.72 1514.72 1506.91 CAD/Month [+]
Job Vacancies 401590.00 392290.00 437370.00 328135.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16082.10 16043.00 16082.10 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.40 61.40 63.70 56.00 percent [+]



Canada Unemployment Rate Notes

In Canada, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Canada Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.60 6.80 13.10 2.90 1966 - 2017 percent Monthly



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