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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Canada

Canada Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 8.2 % May/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.9 % May/21
Employed Persons 18559 Thousand Person | 18.559 Million Person May/21
Employment Change  -68 Thousand Person May/21
Employment Rate  59.4 % May/21
Full Time Employment -13.8 Thousand Person May/21
Part Time Employment -54.2 Thousand Persons May/21
Unemployed Persons 1652 Thousand Persons | 1.652 Million Persons May/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Canada - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Canada?

  • Unemployment Rate in Canada increased to 8.2 % in May 2021. The maximum rate was 13.7 % and minimum was 2.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
8.2 May/21 04.06.2021
8.1 Apr/21 07.05.2021
7.5 Mar/21 09.04.2021
8.2 Feb/21 12.03.2021
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


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 15.9 % in May 2021. The maximum rate was 29.1 % and minimum was 10.2 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
15.9 May/21 04.06.2021
16.1 Apr/21 07.05.2021
14 Mar/21 09.04.2021
17.1 Feb/21 13.03.2021
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


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 18559 Thousand Person (18.559 Million Person) in May 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
18559 May/21 04.06.2021
18627 Apr/21 07.05.2021
18834 Mar/21 09.04.2021
18531 Feb/21 12.03.2021
18272 Jan/21 05.02.2021
18485 Dec/20 08.01.2021
18616 Nov/20 04.12.2020
18554 Oct/20 06.11.2020


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 68 Thousand Person in May 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
-68 May/21 04.06.2021
-207 Apr/21 07.05.2021
303 Mar/21 09.04.2021
259 Feb/21 12.03.2021
-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


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 59.4 % in May 2021. The maximum rate was 63.5 % and minimum was 52.1 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
59.4 May/21 05.06.2021
59.6 Apr/21 08.05.2021
60.3 Mar/21 10.04.2021
59.4 Feb/21 12.03.2021
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


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 13.8 Thousand Person in May 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
-13.8 May/21 04.06.2021
-129 Apr/21 07.05.2021
175 Mar/21 09.04.2021
88.2 Feb/21 12.03.2021
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


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 increased to 54.2 Thousand Persons in May 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
-54.2 May/21 04.06.2021
-77.8 Apr/21 07.05.2021
128 Mar/21 09.04.2021
171 Feb/21 12.03.2021
-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


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 1652 Thousand Persons (1.652 Million Persons) in May 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
1652 May/21 04.06.2021
1640 Apr/21 07.05.2021
1517 Mar/21 09.04.2021
1665 Feb/21 12.03.2021
1899 Jan/21 05.02.2021
1774 Dec/20 08.01.2021
1735 Nov/20 04.12.2020
1817 Oct/20 06.11.2020


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 2020 65 65
Wages Mar/21 3632.864 USD/Month 3688.146
Job Vacancies 4Q/20 560.215 K 512.76
Labor Force Participation Rate May/21 64.6 % 64.9
Living Wage Individual 2018 1411.438 USD/Month 1433.377
Non Farm Payrolls  Feb/21 15884 K 15841

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Apr/21 15.1 % 14.2
Panama 2020 18.5 % 7.1
Puerto Rico Apr/21 7 % 7.4
Honduras 2020 10.9 % 5.7
Brazil Mar/21 14.7 % 14.4
Chile Apr/21 10.2 % 10.4
Paraguay 4Q/20 7.2 % 8.2
Argentina 4Q/20 11 % 11.7
Canada May/21 8.2 % 8.1
Ecuador 4Q/20 6.1 % 8.6
Mexico Apr/21 4.7 % 3.9
Peru May/21 15.1 % 15.3
United States May/21 5.8 % 6.1
Uruguay Apr/21 9.7 % 9.7
Jamaica 4Q/20 10.7 % 12.6
Suriname 2020 11.2 % 7.4
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2019 7.7 % 9.4
Cameroon 2019 3.4 % 3.4
Cape Verde 2020 12.3 % 11.3
Cuba 2019 1.2 % 1.7
Dominican Republic 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.1
El Salvador 2019 6.3 % 6.4
Guyana 2019 11.9 % 11.9
Haiti 2020 14.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 4Q/20 4.8 % 4.8
Trinidad and Tobago 2Q/19 4.4 % 4