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 (Dec 2020) Previous (Nov 2020) % Chg Prev % Chg 1Y
8.60% 8.50% 1.18% 53.57%

Major Canada Labour Force Survey Indicators

Indicator Period Value % Chg Prev
Canada Employment Dec 2020 18.55M -0.34%
Canada Employment Net Change Dec 2020 -62.60K
Canada Employment Rate Dec 2020 59.30% -0.34%
Canada Full-time Employment Dec 2020 15.19M 0.24%
Canada Labour Force Dec 2020 20.31M -0.21%
Canada Labour Force Participation Rate Dec 2020 64.90% -0.31%
Canada Not in Labour Force (NSA) Dec 2020 11.19M 1.30%
Canada Part-time Employment Dec 2020 3.365M -2.86%
Canada Population Dec 2020 31.30M 0.07%
Canada Unemployment Dec 2020 1.756M 1.19%
Canada Unemployment Rate Dec 2020 8.60% 1.18%
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Related Indicator Reports

Report Last Updated
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Jan 14, 08:33 EST
ASA Staffing Index Jan 12, 10:23 EST
Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Jan 12, 10:03 EST
EU Labour Force Survey Jan 9, 23:24 EST
Canada Labour Force Survey Jan 8, 08:32 EST
Employment Situation Jan 8, 08:30 EST
Labor Force Survey Jan 7, 10:39 EST



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