Canada Labour Force Survey Report

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 (Nov 2019) Previous (Oct 2019) % Chg Prev % Chg 1Y
5.90% 5.50% 7.27% 5.36%

Major Canada Labour Force Survey Indicators

Indicator Period Value % Chg Prev
Canada Employment Nov 2019 19.09M -0.37%
Canada Employment Net Change Nov 2019 -71.20K
Canada Employment Rate Nov 2019 61.70% -0.48%
Canada Full-time Employment Nov 2019 15.50M -0.25%
Canada Labour Force Nov 2019 20.29M 0.00%
Canada Labour Force Participation Rate Nov 2019 65.60% -0.15%
Canada Not in Labour Force (NSA) Nov 2019 10.73M 0.83%
Canada Part-time Employment Nov 2019 3.594M -0.90%
Canada Population Nov 2019 30.93M 0.12%
Canada Unemployment Nov 2019 1.194M 6.38%
Canada Unemployment Rate Nov 2019 5.90% 7.27%
View and sort all 598 Canada Labour Force Survey Report Indicators
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