Canada continues to have very low unemployment rate

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2022 12:00:18 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.9% in July, matching the record low from the month before. The total number of unemployed people held steady at one million in July. In addition, 426,000 people wanted a job but did not look for one, and therefore did not meet the definition of unemployed. This was little […]

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Canada’s unemployment rate drops below 5%, the lowest in Canadian history

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 12:00:05 +0000

June’s Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada shows Canada’s labour market is still tightening, making it difficult for Canadian employers to find workers. Employment fell by 43,000 last month. It marks the first employment decline not associated with public health restrictions since the beginning of the pandemic. The reason employment fell is mainly due to […]

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Canada’s unemployment rate down to record-low 5.1%

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 12:00:22 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate hit a new record-low of 5.1%, the lowest point it’s been since comparable data became available in 1976. Statistics Canada reported in its most recent Labour Force Survey that the labour force gained 39,800 jobs in May, mostly in full-time work. More than 135,000 people found full-time work last month. Gains were […]

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Canada’s unemployment rate falls to all-time low of 5.2%

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 09 May 2022 12:30:40 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate has fallen to a new all-time low once again. Statistics Canada reports it fell to 5.2 per cent in April, down from the previous record of 5.3 per cent that was set in March. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The unemployment rate for people aged 25 to 54 is […]

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Unemployment rate among Canadian immigrants at historic low

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2022 13:00:37 +0000

The unemployment rate for immigrants who landed in Canada within the past five years was at a record low according to Statistics Canada’s March Labour Force Survey. The newly-released report captured Canada’s labour market conditions during the week of March 13 to 19. During the reference week, provinces were easing public health restrictions. All capacity […]

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Canada nears record-low unemployment rate in February

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2022 13:00:27 +0000

Canada’s labour force made a full recovery in February as Omicron-related public health measures lifted in several provinces. Statistics Canada measured Canada’s labour market performance during the week of February 13 to 19. After public health measures were tightened in December and January, many had been lifted by the February reference week. Several provinces were […]

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Canada’s employment growth slows in January due to Omicron

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2022 13:00:27 +0000

The surge of Omicron cases in Canada forced businesses to close in January. As a result, Canada lost 200,000 jobs and unemployment rose to 6.5%. Statistics Canada’s newest Labour Force Survey captures Canada’s labour data from the week of January 9 to 15. By then, public health measures included capacity limits in retail stores and […]

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Employment gains in December led by Ontario and Quebec; new Labour Force Survey

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:41:25 +0000

Ontario and Quebec led the provinces in employment gains last month, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey. There were 57,000 more employees in Canada’s private sector in December, which offset November’s decline of a similar size. “Employment increased in accommodation and food services and in construction, while it was little changed in the […]

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Employment rose in B.C. and Newfoundland last month, new Labour Force Survey shows

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 20:24:51 +0000

British Columbia and Newfoundland led Canada’s provinces in employment gains in October, Statistics Canada’s new Labour Force Survey reports. Canada added 443,000 new jobs in the 12 months spanning October 2018 to October 2019, led by gains in full-time work, Statistics Canada said. Overall employment dropped slightly in October, as Canada shed 1,800 net jobs, […]

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