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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Canada

Canada Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 9.4 % Jan/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.7 % Jan/21
Employed Persons 18272 Thousand Person | 18.272 Million Person Jan/21
Employment Change  -213 Thousand Person Jan/21
Employment Rate  58.6 % Jan/21
Full Time Employment 12.6 Thousand Person Jan/21
Part Time Employment -225 Thousand Persons Jan/21
Unemployed Persons 1899 Thousand Persons | 1.899 Million Persons Jan/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Canada - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Canada?

  • Unemployment Rate in Canada increased to 9.4 % in January 2021. The maximum rate was 13.7 % and minimum was 2.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
9.4 Jan/21 05.02.2021
8.8 Dec/20 08.01.2021
8.5 Nov/20 04.12.2020
8.9 Oct/20 06.11.2020
9 Sep/20 09.10.2020
10.2 Aug/20 04.09.2020
10.9 Jul/20 07.08.2020
12.3 Jun/20 10.07.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Unemployment Rate in Canada by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Justin Trudeau 04.11.2015 - 6.3000 5.8000 6.3000 5.7000 -7.94%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Canada - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Canada?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Canada increased to 19.7 % in January 2021. The maximum rate was 29.1 % and minimum was 10.2 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
19.7 Jan/21 05.02.2021
17.8 Dec/20 08.01.2021
17.4 Nov/20 04.12.2020
18.8 Oct/20 06.11.2020
18.9 Sep/20 09.10.2020
23.1 Aug/20 04.09.2020
24.2 Jul/20 07.08.2020
27.5 Jun/20 10.07.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Canada by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Justin Trudeau 04.11.2015 - 11.1000 11.1000 11.5000 10.3000 0.00%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Canada - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Canada?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Canada decreased to 18272 Thousand Person (18.272 Million Person) in January 2021. The maximum rate was 19130 Thousand Person and minimum was 9637 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
18272 Jan/21 05.02.2021
18485 Dec/20 08.01.2021
18616 Nov/20 04.12.2020
18554 Oct/20 06.11.2020
18470 Sep/20 09.10.2020
18092 Aug/20 04.09.2020
17846 Jul/20 07.08.2020
17427 Jun/20 10.07.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Canada by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (Thousand Person)

Employment Change 
                     Canada - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is Employment Change rate in Canada?

  • Employment Change in Canada decreased by 213 Thousand Person in January 2021. The maximum change was 953 Thousand Person and minimum was -1994 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
-213 Jan/21 05.02.2021
-52.7 Dec/20 08.01.2021
62.1 Nov/20 04.12.2020
83.6 Oct/20 06.11.2020
378 Sep/20 09.10.2020
246 Aug/20 04.09.2020
418 Jul/20 07.08.2020
953 Jun/20 10.07.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employment Change  in Canada by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Canada - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Canada?

  • Employment Rate in Canada decreased to 58.6 % in January 2021. The maximum rate was 63.5 % and minimum was 52.1 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
58.6 Jan/21 06.02.2021
59.3 Dec/20 09.01.2021
59.5 Nov/20 05.12.2020
59.4 Oct/20 07.11.2020
59.1 Sep/20 09.10.2020
58 Aug/20 04.09.2020
57.3 Jul/20 07.08.2020
56 Jun/20 11.07.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Employment Rate  in Canada by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     Canada - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in Canada?

  • Full Time Employment in Canada decreased to 12.6 Thousand Person in January 2021. The maximum rate was 498 Thousand Person and minimum was -1480 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
12.6 Jan/21 05.02.2021
42.7 Dec/20 08.01.2021
99 Nov/20 04.12.2020
69.1 Oct/20 06.11.2020
334 Sep/20 09.10.2020
206 Aug/20 04.09.2020
73.2 Jul/20 07.08.2020
488 Jun/20 10.07.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in Canada by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Canada - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Canada?

  • Part Time Employment in Canada decreased to 225 Thousand Persons in January 2021. The maximum rate was 444 Thousand Persons and minimum was -527 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
-225 Jan/21 05.02.2021
-95.4 Dec/20 08.01.2021
-37 Nov/20 04.12.2020
14.5 Oct/20 06.11.2020
44.2 Sep/20 09.10.2020
40 Aug/20 04.09.2020
345 Jul/20 07.08.2020
465 Jun/20 10.07.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in Canada by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Canada - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Canada?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Canada increased to 1899 Thousand Persons (1.899 Million Persons) in January 2021. The maximum rate was 2610 Thousand Persons and minimum was 692 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
1899 Jan/21 05.02.2021
1774 Dec/20 08.01.2021
1735 Nov/20 04.12.2020
1817 Oct/20 06.11.2020
1833 Sep/20 09.10.2020
2047 Aug/20 04.09.2020
2184 Jul/20 07.08.2020
2453 Jun/20 10.07.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Canada by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Canada

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2019 65 65
Wages Dec/20 3469.109 USD/Month 3428.653
Job Vacancies 1Q/20 512.76 K 508.59
Labor Force Participation Rate Jan/21 64.7 % 65
Living Wage Individual 2018 1411.438 USD/Month 1433.377
Non Farm Payrolls  Nov/20 15922 K 16001

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Jan/21 17.3 % 13.4
Panama 2019 7.1 % 6
Puerto Rico Dec/20 10.5 % 9.4
Honduras 2019 5.7 % 5.7
Brazil Dec/20 13.9 % 14.1
Chile Jan/21 10.2 % 10.3
Paraguay 2Q/20 7.6 % 7.9
Argentina 3Q/20 11.7 % 13.1
Canada Jan/21 9.4 % 8.8
Ecuador 3Q/20 6.6 % 4.9
Mexico Jan/21 4.7 % 3.8
Peru Jan/21 13 % 13.8
United States Feb/21 6.2 % 6.3
Uruguay Dec/20 10.5 % 10.9
Jamaica 3Q/20 12.6 % 7.3
Suriname 2019 7.4 % 7.6
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2019 7.7 % 9.4
Cameroon 2019 3.4 % 3.4
Cape Verde 2019 11.29 % 12.2
Cuba 2019 1.3 % 1.7
Dominican Republic 3Q/20 7.1 % 3.2
El Salvador 2019 6.3 % 6.4
Guyana 2019 11.9 % 11.9
Haiti 2019 13.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 2Q/20 5.4 % 4.8
Trinidad and Tobago 1Q/19 4 % 3.5