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Canada Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Apr 2020
Actual
13 %
Forecast
15 %
Previous
7.8 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Jun 5, 2020
Time to Release
0 Days 11 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
13.1 %
Dec 1982
2.9 %
Jun 1966
7.61 %1966 - 2020Statistics Canada
In Canada, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

Latest Updates

The unemployment rate in Canada rose to 5.9 percent in November 2019 from 5.5 percent in the previous month and compared with market expectations of 5.5 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since September last year, as the economy shed 71.2 thousand jobs, due to a fall in both full time employment (-38.4 thousand) and part-time (-32.8 thousand).

Canada Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Dec 6, 201914:07Canada Jobless Rate Rises to Over 1-Year High of 5.9%
Nov 8, 201913:59Canada Jobless Rate Steady at 5.5%
Oct 11, 201912:46Canada Jobless Rate Falls to 3-Month Low of 5.5%
Sep 6, 201912:46Canada Jobless Rate Remains at 4-Month High of 5.7%
Aug 9, 201912:45Canada Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Rises to 5.7% in July
Jul 5, 201912:48Canada Jobless Rate Rises to 5.5% in June
Jun 7, 201912:58Canada Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest Since 1976

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Canada labour Indicators

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Adp Employment Change
-226.7
Apr 2020
-177.3
Mar 2020
-226.7
Apr 2020
116.7
Feb 2020
ThousandMonthly2017 - 2020
Average Hourly Earnings
31.35
Apr 2020
29.98
Mar 2020
15.88
Jan 1997
31.35
Apr 2020
CADMonthly1997 - 2020
Employment Change
-1,993.8
Apr 2020
-1,010.7
Mar 2020
-1,993.8
Apr 2020
99.6
Nov 2018
ThousandMonthly1976 - 2020
Employment Rate
52.1
Apr 2020
58.5
Mar 2020
52.1
Apr 2020
63.7
Feb 2008
%Monthly1976 - 2020
Full Time Employment
-1,472
Apr 2020
-474
Mar 2020
-1,472
Apr 2020
148.4
May 2006
ThousandMonthly1976 - 2020
Minimum Wages
14
Dec 2019
14
Dec 2018
1
Dec 1968
14
Dec 2018
CAD/HourYearly1965 - 2019

Unemployment Rate across North America

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Canada
13
Apr 2020
7.8
Mar 2020
2.9
Jun 1966
13.1
Dec 1982
%Monthly1966 - 2020
Mexico
2.9
Mar 2020
3.6
Feb 2020
2.22
Jan 2001
6.42
Sep 2009
%Monthly1994 - 2020
Puerto Rico
9.1
Dec 2019
8.5
Nov 2019
7
Aug 2019
25.3
Jan 1983
%Monthly1976 - 2019
United States
14.7
Apr 2020
4.4
Mar 2020
2.5
Jun 1953
14.7
Apr 2020
%Monthly1948 - 2020

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