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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Canada

Canada Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.1 % May/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.8 % May/22
Employed Persons 19640 Thousand Person | 19.64 Million Person May/22
Employment Change  39.8 Thousand Person May/22
Employment Rate  61.9 % May/22
Full Time Employment 135 Thousand Person May/22
Part Time Employment -95.8 Thousand Persons May/22
Unemployed Persons 1058 Thousand Persons | 1.058 Million Persons May/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Canada - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Canada?

  • Unemployment Rate in Canada decreased to 5.1 % in May 2022. The maximum rate was 13.7 % and minimum was 2.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.1 May/22 10.06.2022
5.2 Apr/22 06.05.2022
5.3 Mar/22 08.04.2022
5.5 Feb/22 11.03.2022
6.5 Jan/22 04.02.2022
5.9 Dec/21 18.01.2022
6.9 Sep/21 08.10.2021
7.1 Aug/21 10.09.2021


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 9.8 % in May 2022. The maximum rate was 29.1 % and minimum was 10.2 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
9.8 May/22 11.06.2022
10.1 Apr/22 07.05.2022
9.8 Mar/22 09.04.2022
10.9 Feb/22 11.03.2022
13.6 Jan/22 05.02.2022
10.8 Dec/21 18.01.2022
11.3 Sep/21 08.10.2021
11.6 Aug/21 10.09.2021


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 19640 Thousand Person (19.64 Million Person) in May 2022. 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
19640 May/22 11.06.2022
19600 Apr/22 07.05.2022
19585 Mar/22 08.04.2022
19513 Feb/22 11.03.2022
19176 Jan/22 05.02.2022
19371 Dec/21 18.01.2022
19131 Sep/21 08.10.2021
18974 Aug/21 10.09.2021


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 39.8 Thousand Person in May 2022. 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
39.8 May/22 10.06.2022
15.3 Apr/22 06.05.2022
72.5 Mar/22 08.04.2022
337 Feb/22 11.03.2022
-200 Jan/22 04.02.2022
54.7 Dec/21 18.01.2022
157 Sep/21 08.10.2021
90.2 Aug/21 10.09.2021


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 remained unchanged at 61.9 % in May 2022. The maximum rate was 63.5 % and minimum was 52.1 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
61.9 May/22 11.06.2022
61.9 Apr/22 07.05.2022
61.9 Mar/22 08.04.2022
61.8 Feb/22 12.03.2022
60.8 Jan/22 05.02.2022
61.5 Dec/21 18.01.2022
60.9 Sep/21 08.10.2021
60.5 Aug/21 10.09.2021


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 135 Thousand Person in May 2022. 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
135 May/22 10.06.2022
-31.6 Apr/22 06.05.2022
92.7 Mar/22 08.04.2022
122 Feb/22 11.03.2022
-82.7 Jan/22 04.02.2022
122 Dec/21 18.01.2022
194 Sep/21 08.10.2021
68.5 Aug/21 10.09.2021


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 95.8 Thousand Persons in May 2022. 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
-95.8 May/22 10.06.2022
47.1 Apr/22 06.05.2022
-20.3 Mar/22 08.04.2022
215 Feb/22 11.03.2022
-117 Jan/22 04.02.2022
-67.7 Dec/21 18.01.2022
-36.5 Sep/21 08.10.2021
21.7 Aug/21 10.09.2021


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 1058 Thousand Persons (1.058 Million Persons) in May 2022. 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
1058 May/22 11.06.2022
1086 Apr/22 07.05.2022
1100 Mar/22 08.04.2022
1136 Feb/22 11.03.2022
1342 Jan/22 05.02.2022
1212 Dec/21 18.01.2022
1422 Sep/21 08.10.2021
1440 Aug/21 10.09.2021


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 2020 65 65
Wages Apr/22 3521.449 USD/Month 3503.031
Job Vacancies 1Q/22 890.385 K 915.545
Labor Force Participation Rate May/22 65.3 % 65.3
Living Wage Individual 2018 1411.438 USD/Month 1433.377
Non Farm Payrolls  Apr/22 17457 K 17311

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia May/22 10.6 % 11.2
Panama 2020 18.5 % 7.1
Puerto Rico May/22 5.9 % 5.8
Honduras 2020 10.9 % 5.7
Brazil May/22 9.8 % 10.5
Chile May/22 7.8 % 7.7
Paraguay 4Q/21 6.8 % 6.5
Argentina 1Q/22 7 % 7
Canada May/22 5.1 % 5.2
Ecuador 3Q/21 6.6 % 7.4
Mexico May/22 3.3 % 3
Peru Apr/22 7.2 % 9.4
United States May/22 3.6 % 3.6
Uruguay May/22 8.1 % 7.7
Jamaica 1Q/22 6.2 % 7.1
Suriname 2020 11.2 % 7.4
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2020 13.7 % 7.7
Cameroon 2021 3.9 % 3.8
Cape Verde 2021 14.5 % 14.5
Cuba 2020 3.87 % 1.2
Dominican Republic 2Q/21 7.6 % 8
El Salvador 2020 6.9 % 6.3
Guyana 2020 15.8 % 11.9
Haiti 2020 14.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 4Q/21 3.7 % 4.3
Trinidad and Tobago 2Q/21 4.7 % 6.5