Canada Labour Force Survey

The Canada Labour Force Survey data are used to produce the well-known unemployment rate as well as other standard labour market indicators such as the employment rate and the participation rate. The LFS also provides employment estimates by industry, occupation, public and private sector, hours worked and much more, all cross-classifiable by a variety of demographic characteristics. Estimates are produced for Canada, the provinces, the territories and a large number of sub-provincial regions. For employees, data on wage rates, union status, job permanency and establishment size are also produced. These data are used by different levels of government for evaluation and planning of employment programs in Canada.

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Canada Unemployment Rate

Current (Sep 2021) Previous (Aug 2021) % Chg Prev % Chg 1Y
6.90% 7.10% -2.82% -25.00%

Major Canada Labour Force Survey Indicators

Indicator Period Value % Chg Prev
Canada Employment Sep 2021 19.13M 0.83%
Canada Employment Net Change Sep 2021 157.10K 74.17%
Canada Employment Rate Sep 2021 60.90% 0.66%
Canada Full-time Employment Sep 2021 15.56M 1.26%
Canada Labour Force Sep 2021 20.55M 0.68%
Canada Labour Force Participation Rate Sep 2021 65.50% 0.61%
Canada Not in Labour Force (NSA) Sep 2021 10.88M 3.30%
Canada Part-time Employment Sep 2021 3.567M -1.01%
Canada Population Sep 2021 31.39M 0.11%
Canada Unemployment Sep 2021 1.422M -1.26%
Canada Unemployment Rate Sep 2021 6.90% -2.82%
View and sort all 598 Canada Labour Force Survey Indicators

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