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Employment Hovers for April in Canada

in Stats Canada, Unemployment

Following a drop in March, employment was about the same in April and the unemployment rate remained at 7.2%, as well (according to Stats Canada).

The heartening news according to the report is that there were 163,000 more folks working and all full time compared to this time last year.

Employment Canada

Employment over the Past Little While

More interestingly public sector employment increased 2.6% or 94,000 jobs, while growth in self-employment was 2.2% (+59,000), which is not as heartening, it would be better to hear there were more private sector jobs. The Public Sector growth simply means more taxes and bigger government (IMHO (and I am a Civil Servant)) we need to stop growing the government, and get the Private Sector to create more jobs.

Unemployment Canada

Unemployment for the Past Little While

Big Table

Our friends at Stats Canada publish a plethora of really useful information with these monthly studies which I strongly urge you to go over and read, however, I like to include one of their really big tables of information:

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted

March 2013 April 2013 Std error1 March
to
April 2013
April 2012
to
April 2013
March
to April 2013
April 2012
to April 2013
thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates) % change
Both sexes, 15 years and over
Population 28,551.2 28,588.7 37.5 346.7 0.1 1.2
Labour force 19,016.6 19,016.1 29.1 -0.5 150.7 0.0 0.8
Employment 17,641.9 17,654.4 28.7 12.5 162.5 0.1 0.9
Full-time 14,319.0 14,355.0 38.2 36.0 183.9 0.3 1.3
Part-time 3,323.0 3,299.4 35.1 -23.6 -21.5 -0.7 -0.6
Unemployment 1,374.7 1,361.7 25.2 -13.0 -11.7 -0.9 -0.9
Participation rate 66.6 66.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.3
Unemployment rate 7.2 7.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Employment rate 61.8 61.8 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Part-time rate 18.8 18.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.3
Youths, 15 to 24 years
Population 4,452.5 4,451.2 -1.3 -6.0 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 2,851.2 2,839.5 17.2 -11.7 -4.9 -0.4 -0.2
Employment 2,446.9 2,428.1 15.9 -18.8 -18.2 -0.8 -0.7
Full-time 1,285.7 1,292.0 18.5 6.3 2.0 0.5 0.2
Part-time 1,161.1 1,136.2 19.4 -24.9 -20.1 -2.1 -1.7
Unemployment 404.4 411.4 15.1 7.0 13.2 1.7 3.3
Participation rate 64.0 63.8 0.4 -0.2 0.0
Unemployment rate 14.2 14.5 0.5 0.3 0.5
Employment rate 55.0 54.5 0.4 -0.5 -0.4
Part-time rate 47.5 46.8 0.7 -0.7 -0.5
Men, 25 years and over
Population 11,796.8 11,815.9 19.1 176.8 0.2 1.5
Labour force 8,549.5 8,567.0 15.1 17.5 72.8 0.2 0.9
Employment 8,024.7 8,042.6 16.3 17.9 88.6 0.2 1.1
Full-time 7,414.7 7,416.7 21.6 2.0 72.3 0.0 1.0
Part-time 609.9 625.9 17.4 16.0 16.4 2.6 2.7
Unemployment 524.8 524.4 14.7 -0.4 -15.8 -0.1 -2.9
Participation rate 72.5 72.5 0.1 0.0 -0.5
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.1 0.2 0.0 -0.3
Employment rate 68.0 68.1 0.1 0.1 -0.2
Part-time rate 7.6 7.8 0.2 0.2 0.1
Women, 25 years and over
Population 12,302.0 12,321.5 19.5 175.8 0.2 1.4
Labour force 7,615.9 7,609.6 16.5 -6.3 82.9 -0.1 1.1
Employment 7,170.4 7,183.7 16.4 13.3 92.0 0.2 1.3
Full-time 5,618.5 5,646.4 25.0 27.9 109.8 0.5 2.0
Part-time 1,551.9 1,537.4 23.6 -14.5 -17.7 -0.9 -1.1
Unemployment 445.5 425.9 13.4 -19.6 -9.1 -4.4 -2.1
Participation rate 61.9 61.8 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Unemployment rate 5.8 5.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Employment rate 58.3 58.3 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Part-time rate 21.6 21.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.5
1.Average standard error for change in two consecutive months. See “Sampling Errors” in the section “About the Labour Force Survey” at the end of the publication Labour Force Information (Catalogue number71-001-X) for further explanations.
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.

{ 2 comments }

  • Bet Crooks May 14, 2013, 7:17 PM

    If I’m reading this correctly, the female part time rate is significantly higher than the male?

    Reply

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