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

Canada's unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in July 2016 from 6.8 percent in June. The figure came in in line with markets expectations, as more people searched for work and the economy shed 31,200 jobs last month, the most since November. Unemployment Rate in Canada averaged 7.72 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. Unemployment Rate in Canada is reported by the Statistics Canada.

Canada Unemployment Rate
Receive the next reported value for Canada Unemployment Rate in you Inbox



We will not not share your email with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Please Paste this Code in your Website

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.90 6.80 13.10 2.90 1966 - 2016 percent Monthly
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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-10 12:30 PM May 6.9% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1%
2016-07-08 12:30 PM Jun 6.8% 6.9% 7% 6.9%
2016-08-05 12:30 PM Jul 6.9% 6.8% 6.9% 6.8%
2016-09-09 12:30 PM Aug 6.9% 6.9%
2016-10-07 12:30 PM Sep 6.8%
2016-11-04 12:30 PM Oct 6.8%

Canada Jobless Rate Rises to 6.9% in July


Canada's unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in July 2016 from 6.8 percent in June. The figure came in in line with markets expectations, as more people searched for work and the economy shed 31,200 jobs last month, the most since November.

Unemployment increased by 18,500 to 1,344,800, and employment went down by 31,200 to 18,023,300. Full-time employment declined by 71,400 while part-time added 40,200 jobs. Meantime, labour force fell by 12,800 to 19,368,000.

On a year-over-year basis, employment rose 0.4 percent (+71,400), with the gains coming from part-time work (+104,500 or +3.1 percent), while full-time lost (-33,100 or 0.2 percent).

Employment rose in British Columbia and New Brunswick, while it fell Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador province with employment growth.

There were fewer people working in public administration (-24,000), while more were working in health care and social assistance (+28,000).

Public sector employment fell by 42,000 in July, while there was little change among private sector employees and self-employed workers.

The participation rate decreased to 65.4 percent from 65.5 percent in the previous month, staying at the lowest since November 1999.

Statistics Canada | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
8/5/2016 2:15:10 PM

Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.90 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18023.30 18054.50 18055.20 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1344.80 1326.30 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 40.20 39.40 136.30 -79.30 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -71.40 -40.10 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -31.20 -0.70 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.40 65.50 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.30 13.00 20.70 10.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 115.83 115.77 115.83 49.37 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.33 106.38 107.52 69.61 Index Points [+]
Wages 23.65 23.88 24.12 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 24.05 24.72 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 352610.00 400905.00 437370.00 352610.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 15888.50 15870.20 15888.50 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.90 61.00 63.70 56.00 percent [+]




Last
Djibouti 54.00 Dec/10
Congo 46.10 Dec/13
Bosnia and Herzegovina 41.72 May/16
Haiti 40.60 Dec/10
Afghanistan 40.00 Dec/15
Kenya 40.00 Dec/11
Kosovo 32.90 Dec/15
Gambia 29.80 Dec/13
Yemen 29.00 Dec/11
Swaziland 28.50 Dec/10
Namibia 28.10 Dec/14
Palestine 26.60 Mar/16
Republic of the Congo 26.60 Dec/10
South Africa 26.60 Jun/16
Angola 26.00 Dec/14
Lesotho 25.30 Dec/08
Macedonia 24.46 Mar/16
Greece 23.52 May/16
Equatorial Guinea 22.30 Dec/09
Guyana 21.00 Dec/11
Gabon 20.30 Dec/13
Botswana 20.00 Dec/13
Spain 20.00 Jun/16
Libya 19.50 Dec/11
Sudan 19.50 Dec/14
Serbia 19.00 Mar/16
Armenia 18.00 Mar/16
Montenegro 17.23 Jun/16
Mozambique 17.00 Dec/07
Albania 16.90 Mar/16
Ethiopia 16.80 Dec/15
Iraq 16.40 Dec/14
Cape Verde 15.80 Dec/14
Bahamas 15.70 Dec/14
Tunisia 15.40 Mar/16
Syria 14.90 Dec/12
Jordan 14.70 Jun/16
Eritrea 14.50 Dec/84
Dominican Republic 14.00 Sep/15
New Caledonia 13.80 Dec/09
Sao Tome and Principe 13.60 Dec/12
Senegal 13.40 Dec/15
Croatia 13.30 Jul/16
Jamaica 13.30 Mar/16
Zambia 13.30 Dec/14
Mauritania 12.85 Dec/14
Egypt 12.50 Jun/16
Nigeria 12.10 Mar/16
Georgia 12.00 Dec/15
South Sudan 12.00 Dec/08
Iran 11.80 Mar/16
Cyprus 11.70 Jun/16
Italy 11.60 Jun/16
Maldives 11.60 Dec/14
Brazil 11.30 Jun/16
Zimbabwe 11.30 Dec/14
Algeria 11.20 Sep/15
East Timor 11.00 Dec/13
Portugal 10.80 Jun/16
Puerto Rico 10.80 Jun/16
Slovenia 10.80 Jun/16
Uzbekistan 10.70 Dec/13
Turkmenistan 10.50 Dec/14
Mongolia 10.40 Jun/16
Tanzania 10.30 Dec/14
Ukraine 10.30 Mar/16
Belize 10.10 Dec/15
Euro Area 10.10 Jun/16
France 9.90 Jun/16
Latvia 9.50 Jun/16
Costa Rica 9.40 Jun/16
Slovakia 9.40 Jul/16
Turkey 9.40 May/16
Argentina 9.30 Jun/16
Barbados 9.30 Mar/16
Colombia 8.90 Jun/16
Suriname 8.90 Dec/15
European Union 8.60 Jun/16
Morocco 8.60 Jun/16
Poland 8.60 Jul/16
Belgium 8.50 Jun/16
Bulgaria 8.36 Jun/16
Ireland 8.30 Jul/16
Mali 8.20 Dec/14
Austria 8.00 Jul/16
Fiji 7.90 Dec/14
Finland 7.80 Jul/16
Lithuania 7.80 Jul/16
Burundi 7.70 Dec/12
Mauritius 7.61 Mar/16
Central African Republic 7.60 Dec/12
Guinea Bissau 7.60 Dec/13
Sweden 7.60 Jun/16
Uruguay 7.50 Jun/16
Bolivia 7.40 Dec/13
Ecuador 7.40 Mar/16
Venezuela 7.30 Apr/16
Oman 7.20 Dec/14
Peru 7.10 Jul/16
Comoros 7.00 Dec/12
El Salvador 7.00 Dec/14
Brunei 6.90 Dec/14
Canada 6.90 Jul/16
Chile 6.90 Jun/16
Togo 6.90 Dec/13
Nicaragua 6.80 Dec/14
Burkina Faso 6.60 Dec/14
Malawi 6.60 Dec/13
Estonia 6.50 Jun/16
Lebanon 6.40 Dec/14
Luxembourg 6.40 Jul/16
Romania 6.40 Jun/16
Moldova 6.20 Mar/16
Philippines 6.10 Jun/16
Netherlands 6.00 Jul/16
Pakistan 5.90 Dec/15
Paraguay 5.80 Dec/15
Australia 5.70 Jul/16
Cayman Islands 5.60 Dec/15
Chad 5.60 Dec/13
Saudi Arabia 5.60 Jun/16
Indonesia 5.50 Mar/16
Czech Republic 5.40 Jul/16
Ivory Coast 5.30 Dec/13
Russia 5.30 Jul/16
Ghana 5.20 Dec/13
Hungary 5.10 Jun/16
New Zealand 5.10 Jun/16
Azerbaijan 5.00 Dec/15
India 4.90 Dec/13
Kazakhstan 4.90 May/16
Malta 4.90 Mar/16
United Kingdom 4.90 Jun/16
United States 4.90 Jul/16
Norway 4.80 Jun/16
Israel 4.70 Jul/16
Seychelles 4.70 Dec/14
Bangladesh 4.30 Dec/14
Honduras 4.30 Dec/13
Denmark 4.20 Jun/16
Germany 4.20 Jun/16
Sri Lanka 4.20 Mar/16
United Arab Emirates 4.20 Dec/12
North Korea 4.10 Dec/14
China 4.05 Jun/16
Myanmar 4.02 Dec/13
Cameroon 4.00 Dec/13
Taiwan 3.96 Jul/16
Mexico 3.93 Jun/16
Liberia 3.80 Dec/14
Uganda 3.80 Dec/13
Bahrain 3.70 Dec/12
South Korea 3.60 Jul/16
Trinidad and Tobago 3.50 Dec/15
Hong Kong 3.40 Jul/16
Malaysia 3.40 Jun/16
Rwanda 3.40 Dec/12
Sierra Leone 3.30 Dec/14
Japan 3.10 Jun/16
Switzerland 3.10 Jul/16
Nepal 3.00 Dec/14
Iceland 2.90 Jul/16
Bhutan 2.60 Dec/15
Panama 2.50 Dec/15
Papua New Guinea 2.50 Dec/14
Cuba 2.40 Dec/15
Guatemala 2.40 Mar/15
Liechtenstein 2.40 Dec/15
Kyrgyzstan 2.30 Jun/16
Tajikistan 2.30 Jun/16
Niger 2.25 Dec/08
Kuwait 2.20 Dec/15
Singapore 2.10 Jun/16
Vietnam 2.05 Mar/16
Macau 1.90 Jun/16
Guinea 1.70 Dec/13
Laos 1.40 Dec/14
Madagascar 1.20 Dec/12
Thailand 1.01 Jun/16
Belarus 1.00 Dec/15
Benin 1.00 Dec/13
Cambodia 0.50 Dec/15
Qatar 0.20 Dec/15