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Quebec Makes A Mark In Canada Job Figures

12 May 2018


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Quebec has achieved a huge success in figures related to the Canada jobs. The recent Statistics Canada Labor Force Survey proves this fact. The unemployment was reduced to 5.4 percent in the province and it was second only to British Columbia for the low unemployment. The unemployment figures did not change across Canada and were standing at 5.8 percent at April end.  The number of employed people was steady in the month.

Analyzing the figures

These figures indicate that during the last year, the employment increased by 278,000 jobs, at the rate of 1.5 percent. This increase was in full-time jobs totally.

In the core-age population of 25 to 54 years the increase in employment was 29,000 during April. The figures for, women was an impressive 20,000 jobs, totally in full-time assignments. During the year, the addition for core-aged men was 70,000 jobs, and for women it was 57,000.

Moreover, employment for young people in the age bracket of 15 to 24 years declined by 23,000 in April, in the part-time assignments. There was a little change in unemployment rate at 11.1 percent.

Furthermore during the month, employment for the persons in the age bracket of above 55 years had a little change. There was a consolidation of growth in the year at 149,000, or 3.9 percent.

Canada Jobs Snapshot End April

Unemployment rate (%)

5.8

Employment rate (%)

61.6

Labor force participation rate (%)

65.4

Number unemployed

1,155,000

Number working

18,603,700

Youth (15-24) unemployment rate (%)

11.1

Men (over 25) unemployment rate (%)

5.3

Women (over 25) unemployment rate (%)

4.6

Scenario of Provincial Canada Jobs

The latest fall in unemployment in Quebec has taken place despite no change in employment. Presently, 73,000 additional people work in the province in comparison to 12 months ago. The unemployment dropped to 5.4 percent.

In Manitoba additionally 4,100 more people were working in April, and the unemployment rate was 6.1 percent. The yearly growth in employment was 5,900.

The unemployment rate in Nova Scotia fell by 0.7 percent and was standing at 6.7 percent. Moreover, the addition in Atlantic province was 2,700 jobs during April. Presently, the provincial unemployment rate is a record low since 1976.  There were 8,000 more jobs in the last year. Furthermore, the increase in unemployment rate in British Columbia is 0.3 percent, and it has a low rate of 5.0 percent.

Provincial Jobs Data

 

Jobs change April

Unemploy

ment rate (%)

1) British Columbia

2,900

5.0

2) Quebec

-13,800

5.4

3) Ontario

9,300

5.6

4) Manitoba

4,100

6.1

5) Saskatchewan

-4,900

6.3

6=) Alberta

-1,800

6.7

6=) Nova Scotia

2,700

6.7

8) New Brunswick

1,100

8.0

9) Prince Edward Island

-200

11.2

10) Newfoundland & Labrador

-600

14.5

CANADA

-1,100

5.8

Canada Jobs – a look at the Industries

Here professional, scientific and technical services added 21,000 jobs. In comparison to the last year, this sector has added 34,000 jobs.

Also in the Accommodation and food services the increase was 17,000 jobs, and the yearly gain was 44,000.

There was little change in the public and private sectors in the month. The public sectors added, 75,000 jobs and the private sector added 146,000 jobs. Even in the Self-employment sector the increase was 58,000 or 2.1 percent, in comparison to the last year.

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