CANADA: Increase in Employment rate in Canada

CANADA: Increase in Employment rate in Canada.

As per Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey, Canada’s employment rose by 94,000 and the unemployment rate dropped to a record low in November 2018. The unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 5.6%, the lowest since comparable data became available in 1976.

In terms of industries, the most significant employment gains in November occurred in professional, scientific and technical services; health care and social assistance; construction; business, building and other support services; transportation and warehousing; and agriculture. as per Statistics Canada.

Some of the figures are as follows:

  • Quebec, the number of employed grew by 26,000
  • In Alberta, employment rose by 24,000
  • Ontario also saw employment increase by 20,00
  • British Columbia also saw employment increase with 16,000
  • Saskatchewan posted employment gains of 5,500
  • Manitoba also saw employment increase by 2,600
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