Canada Unemployment Rate  1966-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The jobless rate in Canada declined to 6.8 percent in November of 2016 from 7 percent in the previous three months, beating market expectations of 7 percent. It is the lowest unemployment rate in five months as the economy added 10.7 thousand jobs and fewer people looked for work. Unemployment Rate in Canada averaged 7.71 percent from 1966 until 2016, 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)
2016-10-07 12:30 PM Sep 7% 7% 7% 7%
2016-11-04 12:30 PM Oct 7% 7% 7% 6.9%
2016-12-02 01:30 PM Nov 6.8% 7% 7% 7%
2017-01-09 01:30 PM Dec 6.8% 6.8%
2017-02-06 01:30 PM Jan 6.8%
2017-03-10 01:30 PM Feb 6.7%




Canada Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.8%


The jobless rate in Canada declined to 6.8 percent in November of 2016 from 7 percent in the previous three months, beating market expectations of 7 percent. It is the lowest unemployment rate in five months as the economy added 10.7 thousand jobs and fewer people looked for work.

Part-time jobs rose by 19.4 thousand while full-time decreased by 8.7 thousand. More people were employed in the finance, insurance, real estate and leasing industry, in information, culture and recreation, in the "other services" industry and in agriculture. On the other hand, declines were observed in construction, in manufacturing, as well as in transportation and warehousing.

There were fewer self-employed workers in November, while the number of employees was little changed in both the public and private sectors.

In November, employment increased for men in the 25 to 54 age group and for men 55 and older, while it declined for women 55 and older. There was little change among the other demographic groups.

Provincially, employment rose in Nova Scotia while it fell in Alberta.

Statistics Canada | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/2/2016 1:49:08 PM



Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.80 7.00 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18171.30 18160.60 18171.30 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1326.90 1365.00 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 19.40 67.10 136.30 -79.30 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -8.70 -23.10 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 10.70 43.90 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.60 65.80 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.00 13.20 20.70 10.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 116.47 115.83 116.47 49.37 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.78 106.48 107.88 69.08 Index Points [+]
Wages 23.73 23.75 24.12 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 24.26 25.17 25.26 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 11.25 11.00 11.25 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 35.99 35.68 35.99 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 [+]
Job Vacancies 328135.00 352610.00 437370.00 328135.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 15955.84 15903.18 15955.84 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.20 61.20 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.80 7.00 13.10 2.90 1966 - 2016 percent Monthly



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