6600 More Jobs in Canada in July

Stats Canada pointed out that the Canadian Economy (in terms of folks working and jobs) is treading water and not getting any worse, but not flourishing either, in their report Labour Force Survey for July 2015 published this past Friday.

The story is a little more heartening if you look at the year over year numbers:

Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 161,000 or 0.9%, the result of more full-time work. Over the same period, the total number of hours worked rose 1.2%.

I am confident, that if I was a Tory candidate I would quote that part of the report, however, if I was in the opposition I’d point out how stagnant job creation has become month over month (“… nice hair though…”).

Employment Graph

Employment Graph Since 2010 
CANSIM table 282-0087.

 

You can see the leveling off in the graph, for the past little while.

Last week in my best of post Cheap Gold, Cheap Oil, Weak Dollar, Election Week 1 and #BestMoneyStories, I ranted about how commodities and oil price dropping is hurting the west and that is well highlighted in this report:

Despite little change in the level of employment in Alberta, the unemployment rate increased by 0.3 percentage points to 6.0% in July as more people searched for work. Since January, the unemployment rate in the province has increased by 1.5 percentage points.

This is a telling statement, with job losses in Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well, whereas Ontario and Quebec there are “more” jobs (see the table at the end of this post for more details).

It will be hard to argue this is good news (on the election front), but it isn’t disastrous news (although it is not very good news out west).

Unemployment Graph (rate)

Unemployment Graph since 2010 CANSIM table 282-0087.

The Big Table

As I mentioned let us look at this, province by province.

June
2015
July
2015
Std
error1
June to
July 2015
July 2014
to July 2015
thousands (except rates) thousands (except rates) thousands (except
rates)
change in thousands
(except
rates)
change in
thousands (except
rates)
Newfoundland and Labrador
Population 442.8 442.5 -0.3 -1.3
Labour force 270.5 268.3 2.0 -2.2 -1.7
Employment 237.1 236.5 2.1 -0.6 -1.3
Full-time 204.4 205.5 2.7 1.1 5.9
Part-time 32.7 31.0 2.1 -1.7 -7.2
Unemployment 33.4 31.8 2.0 -1.6 -0.4
Participation rate 61.1 60.6 0.5 -0.5 -0.2
Unemployment rate 12.3 11.9 0.7 -0.4 0.0
Employment rate 53.5 53.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.2
Prince Edward Island
Population 120.9 120.9 0.0 0.2
Labour force 82.1 81.7 0.6 -0.4 0.0
Employment 73.0 72.2 0.6 -0.8 -1.9
Full-time 59.9 59.7 0.9 -0.2 -2.3
Part-time 13.2 12.5 0.7 -0.7 0.3
Unemployment 9.1 9.5 0.6 0.4 1.9
Participation rate 67.9 67.6 0.5 -0.3 -0.1
Unemployment rate 11.1 11.6 0.7 0.5 2.3
Employment rate 60.4 59.7 0.5 -0.7 -1.7
Nova Scotia
Population 785.2 785.8 0.6 3.0
Labour force 485.0 489.3 2.6 4.3 -3.3
Employment 446.4 449.5 2.7 3.1 3.8
Full-time 364.2 369.4 3.8 5.2 7.6
Part-time 82.2 80.1 3.3 -2.1 -3.8
Unemployment 38.7 39.8 2.4 1.1 -7.1
Participation rate 61.8 62.3 0.3 0.5 -0.6
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.1 0.5 0.1 -1.4
Employment rate 56.9 57.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
New Brunswick
Population 621.9 621.9 0.0 0.5
Labour force 390.5 390.4 2.2 -0.1 0.4
Employment 348.2 347.5 2.3 -0.7 -3.7
Full-time 293.2 297.7 3.1 4.5 4.2
Part-time 55.0 49.8 2.7 -5.2 -7.9
Unemployment 42.2 42.9 2.1 0.7 4.0
Participation rate 62.8 62.8 0.4 0.0 0.0
Unemployment rate 10.8 11.0 0.5 0.2 1.0
Employment rate 56.0 55.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.6
Quebec
Population 6,841.5 6,845.1 3.6 39.0
Labour force 4,429.5 4,438.5 14.8 9.0 27.7
Employment 4,075.5 4,097.2 14.8 21.7 43.7
Full-time 3,294.1 3,297.4 21.4 3.3 57.1
Part-time 781.4 799.8 19.6 18.4 -13.3
Unemployment 354.0 341.3 13.2 -12.7 -16.1
Participation rate 64.7 64.8 0.2 0.1 0.0
Unemployment rate 8.0 7.7 0.3 -0.3 -0.4
Employment rate 59.6 59.9 0.2 0.3 0.3
Ontario
Population 11,378.1 11,390.4 12.3 113.4
Labour force 7,426.0 7,424.1 19.7 -1.9 -11.5
Employment 6,945.7 6,945.7 19.6 0.0 67.4
Full-time 5,647.0 5,642.4 28.3 -4.6 131.0
Part-time 1,298.7 1,303.4 25.6 4.7 -63.5
Unemployment 480.3 478.4 16.9 -1.9 -78.9
Participation rate 65.3 65.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.7
Unemployment rate 6.5 6.4 0.2 -0.1 -1.1
Employment rate 61.0 61.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
Manitoba
Population 986.4 987.6 1.2 10.1
Labour force 671.8 669.7 2.5 -2.1 8.9
Employment 636.1 632.3 2.5 -3.8 6.0
Full-time 512.1 509.7 3.8 -2.4 9.3
Part-time 124.1 122.6 3.6 -1.5 -3.3
Unemployment 35.7 37.4 2.1 1.7 2.9
Participation rate 68.1 67.8 0.3 -0.3 0.2
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.6 0.3 0.3 0.4
Employment rate 64.5 64.0 0.3 -0.5 -0.1
Saskatchewan
Population 861.1 861.9 0.8 8.7
Labour force 604.7 599.6 2.6 -5.1 8.8
Employment 576.1 568.7 2.7 -7.4 -2.7
Full-time 474.8 464.6 3.7 -10.2 -10.3
Part-time 101.4 104.2 3.4 2.8 7.7
Unemployment 28.6 30.9 2.0 2.3 11.5
Participation rate 70.2 69.6 0.3 -0.6 0.4
Unemployment rate 4.7 5.2 0.3 0.5 1.9
Employment rate 66.9 66.0 0.3 -0.9 -1.0
Alberta
Population 3,354.0 3,360.4 6.4 71.1
Labour force 2,441.5 2,446.1 10.0 4.6 61.0
Employment 2,302.5 2,298.2 10.2 -4.3 21.0
Full-time 1,918.9 1,920.5 14.2 1.6 23.1
Part-time 383.6 377.7 12.7 -5.9 -2.1
Unemployment 139.1 147.8 7.9 8.7 39.9
Participation rate 72.8 72.8 0.3 0.0 0.3
Unemployment rate 5.7 6.0 0.3 0.3 1.5
Employment rate 68.6 68.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.8
British Columbia
Population 3,874.4 3,879.5 5.1 47.0
Labour force 2,449.5 2,452.3 10.1 2.8 28.4
Employment 2,306.6 2,306.0 10.1 -0.6 28.9
Full-time 1,834.1 1,818.4 14.9 -15.7 29.9
Part-time 472.5 487.7 14.4 15.2 -0.8
Unemployment 142.9 146.2 8.2 3.3 -0.7
Participation rate 63.2 63.2 0.3 0.0 0.0
Unemployment rate 5.8 6.0 0.3 0.2 -0.1
Employment rate 59.5 59.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0

not applicable

Note(s):

The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.

Source(s):

CANSIM table 282-0087.

 

Job Reports from 2015

So far here are the employment reports on this site:

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