Canada Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Oct 2019
Actual
5.5 %
Forecast
5.6 %
Previous
5.5 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Dec 6, 2019
Time to Release
22 Days 1 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
13.1 %
Dec 1982
2.9 %
Jun 1966
7.61 %1966 - 2019Statistics Canada
In Canada, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

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The unemployment rate in Canada was at 5.5 percent in October 2019, unchanged from the previous month and in line with market expectations, remaining the lowest jobless rate since June. The economy shed 1.8 thousand jobs, as full time employment declined (-16,100) while part-time rose (+14,300).

Canada Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
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
May 10, 201912:51Canada Jobless Rate Falls to 5.7%

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Adp Employment Change
28.2
Sep 2019
110
Aug 2019
-37
May 2019
110
Aug 2019
ThousandMonthly2017 - 2019
Average Hourly Earnings
28.96
Oct 2019
28.93
Sep 2019
15.88
Jan 1997
28.99
Jul 2019
CADMonthly1997 - 2019
Employment Change
-1.8
Oct 2019
53.7
Sep 2019
-124.8
Jan 2009
106.5
Apr 2019
ThousandMonthly1976 - 2019
Employment Rate
62
Oct 2019
62.1
Sep 2019
56
Dec 1982
63.7
Feb 2008
%Monthly1976 - 2019
Full Time Employment
-16.1
Oct 2019
70
Sep 2019
-145.1
Jul 2010
148.4
May 2006
ThousandMonthly1976 - 2019
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
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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Canada
5.5
Oct 2019
5.5
Sep 2019
2.9
Jun 1966
13.1
Dec 1982
%Monthly1966 - 2019
Mexico
3.8
Sep 2019
3.7
Aug 2019
2.22
Jan 2001
6.42
Sep 2009
%Monthly1994 - 2019
Puerto Rico
8.2
Sep 2019
7
Aug 2019
7
Aug 2019
25.3
Jan 1983
%Monthly1976 - 2019
United States
3.6
Oct 2019
3.5
Sep 2019
2.5
Jun 1953
10.8
Dec 1982
%Monthly1948 - 2019
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