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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Canada

Canada Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 10.2 % Aug/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.1 % Aug/20
Employed Persons 18092 Thousand Person | 18.092 Million Person Aug/20
Employment Change  246 Thousand Person Aug/20
Employment Rate  58 % Aug/20
Full Time Employment 206 Thousand Person Aug/20
Part Time Employment 40 Thousand Persons Aug/20
Unemployed Persons 2047 Thousand Persons | 2.047 Million Persons Aug/20


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Canada - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Canada?

  • Unemployment Rate in Canada decreased to 10.2 % in August 2020. The maximum rate was 13.7 % and minimum was 2.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
10.2 Aug/20 04.09.2020
10.9 Jul/20 07.08.2020
12.3 Jun/20 10.07.2020
13.7 May/20 05.06.2020
13 Apr/20 08.05.2020
7.8 Mar/20 09.04.2020
5.6 Feb/20 06.03.2020
5.5 Jan/20 07.02.2020


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 decreased to 23.1 % in August 2020. The maximum rate was 29.4 % and minimum was 10.2 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
23.1 Aug/20 04.09.2020
24.2 Jul/20 07.08.2020
27.5 Jun/20 10.07.2020
29.7 May/20 05.06.2020
27.2 Apr/20 08.05.2020
16.8 Mar/20 09.04.2020
10.3 Feb/20 14.03.2020
10.3 Jan/20 07.02.2020


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 increased to 18092 Thousand Person (18.092 Million Person) in August 2020. The maximum rate was 19189 Thousand Person and minimum was 9637 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
18092 Aug/20 04.09.2020
17846 Jul/20 07.08.2020
17427 Jun/20 10.07.2020
16474 May/20 05.06.2020
16185 Apr/20 08.05.2020
18179 Mar/20 09.04.2020
19189 Feb/20 06.03.2020
19159 Jan/20 08.02.2020


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 increased by 246 Thousand Person in August 2020. 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
246 Aug/20 04.09.2020
418 Jul/20 07.08.2020
953 Jun/20 10.07.2020
290 May/20 05.06.2020
-1994 Apr/20 08.05.2020
-1011 Mar/20 09.04.2020
30.3 Feb/20 06.03.2020
34.5 Jan/20 07.02.2020


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 increased to 58 % in August 2020. The maximum rate was 63.7 % and minimum was 52.1 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
58 Aug/20 04.09.2020
57.3 Jul/20 07.08.2020
56 Jun/20 11.07.2020
52.9 May/20 05.06.2020
52.1 Apr/20 08.05.2020
58.5 Mar/20 11.04.2020
61.8 Feb/20 14.03.2020
61.8 Jan/20 08.02.2020


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 increased to 206 Thousand Person in August 2020. The maximum rate was 488 Thousand Person and minimum was -1472 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
206 Aug/20 04.09.2020
73.2 Jul/20 07.08.2020
488 Jun/20 10.07.2020
219 May/20 05.06.2020
-1472 Apr/20 08.05.2020
-474 Mar/20 09.04.2020
37.6 Feb/20 06.03.2020
35.7 Jan/20 07.02.2020


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 40 Thousand Persons in August 2020. The maximum rate was 465 Thousand Persons and minimum was -537 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
40 Aug/20 04.09.2020
345 Jul/20 07.08.2020
465 Jun/20 10.07.2020
70.3 May/20 05.06.2020
-522 Apr/20 08.05.2020
-537 Mar/20 09.04.2020
-7.3 Feb/20 06.03.2020
-1.2 Jan/20 07.02.2020


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 decreased to 2047 Thousand Persons (2.047 Million Persons) in August 2020. The maximum rate was 2619 Thousand Persons and minimum was 692 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
2047 Aug/20 04.09.2020
2184 Jul/20 07.08.2020
2453 Jun/20 10.07.2020
2619 May/20 05.06.2020
2418 Apr/20 08.05.2020
1547 Mar/20 09.04.2020
1134 Feb/20 06.03.2020
1124 Jan/20 07.02.2020


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 Jun/20 3291.373 USD/Month 3298.644
Job Vacancies 3Q/19 562.91 K 581.595
Labor Force Participation Rate Aug/20 64.6 % 64.3
Living Wage Individual 2018 1411.438 USD/Month 1433.377
Non Farm Payrolls  Apr/20 14271 K 16101

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Jul/20 20.2 % 19.8
Panama 2019 7.1 % 6
Puerto Rico Jun/20 8.5 % 9.6
Honduras 2019 5.7 % 5.7
Brazil Jun/20 13.3 % 12.9
Chile Jul/20 13.1 % 12.2
Paraguay 4Q/19 5.7 % 6.2
Argentina 1Q/20 10.4 % 8.9
Canada Aug/20 10.2 % 10.9
Ecuador 4Q/19 4.9 % 5.9
Mexico Mar/20 2.9 % 3.6
Peru Aug/20 15.6 % 16.4
United States Aug/20 8.4 % 10.2
Uruguay Jul/20 10.6 % 10.7
Jamaica 1Q/20 7.3 % 7.2
Suriname 2019 7.4 % 7.6
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2019 7.7 % 9.4
Cameroon 2019 3.3 % 3.4
Cape Verde 2019 11.29 % 12.2
Cuba 2018 1.7 % 1.7
Dominican Republic 1Q/20 5.7 % 5.9
El Salvador 2019 6.3 % 6.4
Guyana 2019 11.9 % 11.9
Haiti 2019 13.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 1Q/20 4.8 % 4.9
Trinidad and Tobago 3Q/18 4.6 % 3.8