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 (May 2020) Previous (Apr 2020) % Chg Prev % Chg 1Y
13.70% 13.00% 5.38% 153.7%

Major Canada Labour Force Survey Indicators

Indicator Period Value % Chg Prev
Canada Employment May 2020 16.47M 1.79%
Canada Employment Net Change May 2020 289.60K
Canada Employment Rate May 2020 52.90% 1.54%
Canada Full-time Employment May 2020 13.88M 1.61%
Canada Labour Force May 2020 19.09M 2.64%
Canada Labour Force Participation Rate May 2020 61.40% 2.68%
Canada Not in Labour Force (NSA) May 2020 11.82M -6.06%
Canada Part-time Employment May 2020 2.592M 2.79%
Canada Population May 2020 31.11M 0.06%
Canada Unemployment May 2020 2.619M 8.31%
Canada Unemployment Rate May 2020 13.70% 5.38%
View and sort all 598 Canada Labour Force Survey Indicators

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