Canada Unemployment Rate 1966-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Canada remained unchanged at 7 percent in August of 2014 from 7 percent in July of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Canada averaged 7.74 Percent from 1966 until 2014, 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.00 7.00 13.10 2.90 1966 - 2014 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. Content for - Canada Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, September 21, 2014.


Canadian Unemployment Rate Unchanged in August


Canadian jobless rate remained unchanged at 7 percent in August of 2014 while employment unexpectedly fell including a record drop in private-sector jobs.

From the previous month, employment decreased by 11,000 as compared to 41,500 gain in July.  Full time employment declined by 2,300 and part time by 8,700. Private sector jobs dropped by record 111,800.

From a year earlier, employment increased by 81,000 (+0.5 percent) mostly in part-time work. Over the same period, the total number of hours worked was virtually unchanged. 

In August, employment fell among youths aged 15 to 24 and women aged 25 to 54. At the same time, it increased among men aged 25 to 54.

Provincially, employment declined in Alberta and in Newfoundland and Labrador, while it increased in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

There were fewer people employed in wholesale and retail trade, as well as transportation and warehousing. There were gains in construction, in professional, scientific and technical services and in public administration.

The number of private sector employees decreased in August, while self-employment rose.

Statistics Canada | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
9/5/2014 1:59:21 PM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-06 01:30 PM Canada
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 7% 6.9% 6.9% 6.9%
2014-07-11 01:30 PM Canada
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 7.1% 7% 7.0% 6.9%
2014-08-08 01:30 PM Canada
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 7.0% 7.1% 7% 6.9%
2014-09-05 01:30 PM Canada
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 6.9%
2014-10-10 01:30 PM Canada
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 7.0% 7%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.00 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 17851.40 17862.40 17862.40 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -2.30 41.60 132.00 -125.70 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -11.00 41.50 96.20 -135.80 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1352.50 1369.50 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.10 13.40 20.70 10.40 Percent [+]
Productivity 104.44 104.49 104.49 69.61 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 106.50 103.81 67.80 61.40 Percent [+]
Wages 23.05 23.25 23.35 13.73 CAD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.80 23.21 23.90 14.96 CAD [+]
Labour Costs 113.85 113.32 126.60 58.30 Index Points [+]
Population 35.35 35.06 35.35 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 11.00 10.25 11.00 1.00 CAD [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Aug/14 6.40 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/14 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jul/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jul/14 12.30 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.80 Jul/14 3.70 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Aug/14 8.20 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.80 Aug/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Aug/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.10 Jun/14 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.20 Jul/14 6.40 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.10 Aug/14 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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