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Canada Unemployment Rate

Last Release
May 2021
Actual
8.2 %
Forecast
N/A
Previous
8.1 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Jul 9, 2021
Time to Release
20 Days 20 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
13.7 %
May 2020
2.9 %
Jun 1966
7.65 %1966 - 2021Statistics 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

Canada labour Indicators

All Canada indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Adp Employment Change
101.6
May 2021
351.3
Apr 2021
-2,059.4
May 2020
351.3
Apr 2021
ThousandMonthly2017 - 2021
Average Hourly Earnings
30.77
May 2021
30.75
Apr 2021
15.88
Jan 1997
31.35
Apr 2020
CADMonthly1997 - 2021
Employment Change
-68
May 2021
-207
Apr 2021
-1,993.8
Apr 2020
952.9
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly1976 - 2021
Employment Rate
59.4
May 2021
59.6
Apr 2021
52.1
Apr 2020
63.7
Feb 2008
%Monthly1976 - 2021
Full Time Employment
-13.8
May 2021
-129
Apr 2021
-1,472
Apr 2020
488.1
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly1976 - 2021
Minimum Wages
14.25
Oct 2020
14
Jun 2020
1
Dec 1968
14.25
Oct 2020
CAD/HourYearly1965 - 2020

Unemployment Rate across North America

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Canada
8.2
May 2021
8.1
Apr 2021
2.9
Jun 1966
13.7
May 2020
%Monthly1966 - 2021
Mexico
4.7
Apr 2021
3.9
Mar 2021
2.22
Jan 2001
6.42
Sep 2009
%Monthly1994 - 2021
Puerto Rico
7
Apr 2021
7.4
Mar 2021
7
Aug 2019
25.3
Jan 1983
%Monthly1976 - 2021
United States
5.8
May 2021
6.1
Apr 2021
2.5
Jun 1953
14.7
Apr 2020
%Monthly1948 - 2021

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