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 (Apr 2021) Previous (Mar 2021) % Chg Prev % Chg 1Y
8.10% 7.50% 8.00% -38.17%

Major Canada Labour Force Survey Indicators

Indicator Period Value % Chg Prev
Canada Employment Apr 2021 18.63M -1.10%
Canada Employment Net Change Apr 2021 -207.10K
Canada Employment Rate Apr 2021 59.60% -1.16%
Canada Full-time Employment Apr 2021 15.27M -0.84%
Canada Labour Force Apr 2021 20.27M -0.41%
Canada Labour Force Participation Rate Apr 2021 64.90% -0.46%
Canada Not in Labour Force (NSA) Apr 2021 11.14M 0.31%
Canada Part-time Employment Apr 2021 3.361M -2.26%
Canada Population Apr 2021 31.25M 0.05%
Canada Unemployment Apr 2021 1.640M 8.15%
Canada Unemployment Rate Apr 2021 8.10% 8.00%
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Related Indicator Reports

Report Last Updated
Canada Labour Force Survey May 7, 08:35 EDT
Employment Situation May 7, 08:31 EDT
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims May 6, 08:34 EDT
Labor Productivity and Costs May 6, 08:34 EDT
ADP Employment Report May 5, 08:21 EDT
ASA Staffing Index May 4, 10:23 EDT
Employment Cost Index Apr 30, 08:34 EDT



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