Stats Can: More than a million jobs lost in Canada in March

Statistics Canada has just released the latest Labour Force Survey giving the state of employment across the country right now. Needless to say, the numbers aren’t good. That was expected. Over one million people lost their jobs in March, and the national unemployment rate climbed from 5.6 per cent up to 7.8 per cent. This…

By the numbers: Where the jobs are in Canada right now

The Canadian economy added 30,000 more jobs in February. Those are the latest numbers from Statistics Canada in this morning’s Labour Force Survey. Those new opportunities weren’t enough to make a serious dent in overall employment nation wide. In fact, the national unemployment rate ticked up to 5.6 per cent as more people entered the…

Canadian economy surprises experts with double the expected job creation

Statistics Canada released the Labour Force Survey for January this morning, and it’s a good news report. The country’s economy added 34,500 jobs last month, bringing the national unemployment rate down to the near record low of 5.5 per cent. The lowest it has been in the over forty years Stats Can has been collecting…

Canada added 35,000 new jobs in December, 320,000 over 2019

Good news for job seekers. The Canadian economy had a much better month for job creation in December than we saw in November, ending the year on a high note. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 per cent last month with the addition of 35,000 full-time jobs, according to Statistics Canada. In December, employment increased…

Canadian economy shatters expectations with over 50,000 new jobs created

The Canadian economy created 54,000 jobs in September, bringing the national unemployment rate down to 5.5 per cent. Those are the findings from Statistics Canada in the newly released latest Labour Force Survey, the monthly snapshot of the country’s job market. These gains come as a surprise to most economists, as predictions had been for…

Canada saw huge employment gains last month – here’s where the jobs are

The Canadian economy posted much larger than expected job gains in August. Statistics Canada reports that the country saw 81,100 more people working last month, far outpacing the fewer than 20,000 most economists had been predicting. With these gains, the national unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 per cent, as more people entered the labour…

Unemployment in Canada hits a new record low

There was good news for Canadian workers in this morning’s Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada. This country’s economy added 27,700 last month, which dropped the national unemployment rate down to 5.4 per cent — the lowest ever recorded since comparable data became available in 1976. Year over year, Canada has gained 453,000 jobs or…

Canada sees largest single month job creation on record

The Canadian economy added 107,000 new jobs in April – the single greatest one-month jump in employment ever recorded since Statistics Canada began tracking this data in 1976. Those were the findings of the latest Labour Force Survey, released this morning. Year-over-year, employment grew by 426,000 jobs – with more people working full-time (+248,000) as…