Canada Unemployment Rate 1966-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Canada remained unchanged at 6.80 percent in June from 6.80 percent in May of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Canada averaged 7.73 percent from 1966 until 2015, 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.

  
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.80 6.80 13.10 2.90 1966 - 2015 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, August 2, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-08 01:30 PM Apr 6.8% 6.8% 6.9% 6.8%
2015-06-05 01:30 PM May 6.8% 6.8% 6.8% 6.8%
2015-07-10 01:30 PM Jun 6.8% 6.8% 6.9% 6.8%
2015-08-07 01:30 PM Jul 6.8% 6.8% 6.8%
2015-09-04 01:30 PM Aug 6.6%
2015-10-09 01:30 PM Sep 6.7%


Canada Unemployment Rate Unchanged in June


Canada jobless rate held steady at 6.8 percent for the fifth consecutive month in June of 2015. The economy lost 6.4 thousand jobs while the labor force edged down.

In June, gains of 65,000 in full-time work were offset by losses of 71,000 in part time. The participation rate decreased by 0.1 percent to 65.8 percent. 

Employment declined for youths aged 15 to 24 and increased for men aged 55 and over. There was little change among the other demographic groups.

Provincially, employment fell in Quebec and New Brunswick, while it increased in British Columbia and in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Fewer people worked in 'other services' such as personal and laundry services and private household services, as well as in business, building and other support services. However, there were more workers in public administration.

In June, public sector employment increased, while both self-employment and the number of private sector employees were little changed.

In the 12 months to June, employment increased by 176,000 (+1.0 percent), entirely the result of more full-time work. Over the same period, the total number of hours worked grew by 2.1 percent.

Statistics Canada | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/10/2015 1:38:36 PM


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Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.80 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 17947.40 17953.80 17953.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 64.80 30.90 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -6.40 58.90 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1303.90 1307.60 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.90 13.20 20.70 10.40 percent [+]
Productivity 107.59 107.73 107.73 69.61 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.80 65.90 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Wages 23.67 23.73 23.81 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 24.62 24.82 24.82 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 115.08 113.70 115.08 49.37 Index Points [+]
Population 35.67 35.35 35.67 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/Hour [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 Jun/15 5.90 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.90 Jun/15 6.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jun/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 Jun/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Jun/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Jun/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.41 Jun/15 4.45 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 Jun/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.40 Jun/15 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Jun/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.60 Apr/15 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 May/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]