Better Job News in Canada for November

in Stats Canada, Unemployment

Our friends from Stats Canada announced on Friday a slowly improving picture in terms of jobs in Canada for November. The trend for this year has been slow and steady growth for jobs, which is much better than job loss, but, employment levels are still much lower (as a percentage) than before 2008 (will we ever get back to those numbers is the question, I suppose).

Employment, Stats Canada

Employment since 2008 (by number not percentage)

Unemployment held true at 6.9% as well.

Stats Canada did have a telling comment:

So far this year, employment growth has averaged 13,400 per month, compared with an average of 25,400 over the same period in 2012.

So the economy is not creating jobs as well as it did last year? That’s not very encouraging.

Unemployment, Canada,

Unemployment looks flat

Also job creation is working better for those over 25, than those under 25 (not a good thing either).

The Big Table

I include the big table showing the job situation by age group, look at the others, they are all very interesting.

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted

October
2013

November
2013

Std error1

Oct to
Nov
2013

Nov 2012
to
Nov
2013

Oct to
Nov 2013

Nov 2012
to
Nov 2013

thousands (except rates)

change in thousands
(except rates)

% change

Both sexes, 15 years and over
Population

28,791.6

28,816.7

25.1

373.8

0.1

1.3

Labour force

19,118.9

19,131.3

29.2

12.4

130.9

0.1

0.7

Employment

17,793.9

17,815.5

28.9

21.6

179.1

0.1

1.0

Full-time

14,437.8

14,439.2

39.0

1.4

111.4

0.0

0.8

Part-time

3,356.2

3,376.2

35.7

20.0

67.6

0.6

2.0

Unemployment

1,325.0

1,315.8

25.1

-9.2

-48.3

-0.7

-3.5

Participation rate

66.4

66.4

0.1

0.0

-0.4

Unemployment rate

6.9

6.9

0.1

0.0

-0.3

Employment rate

61.8

61.8

0.1

0.0

-0.2

Part-time rate

18.9

19.0

0.2

0.1

0.2

Youths, 15 to 24 years
Population

4,445.0

4,442.1

-2.9

-14.4

-0.1

-0.3

Labour force

2,840.2

2,809.4

17.3

-30.8

-23.7

-1.1

-0.8

Employment

2,459.9

2,433.5

15.8

-26.4

-1.8

-1.1

-0.1

Full-time

1,284.7

1,274.1

18.6

-10.6

-3.2

-0.8

-0.3

Part-time

1,175.2

1,159.5

19.5

-15.7

1.5

-1.3

0.1

Unemployment

380.3

375.9

14.9

-4.4

-21.9

-1.2

-5.5

Participation rate

63.9

63.2

0.4

-0.7

-0.4

Unemployment rate

13.4

13.4

0.5

0.0

-0.6

Employment rate

55.3

54.8

0.4

-0.5

0.2

Part-time rate

47.8

47.6

0.7

-0.2

0.0

Men, 25 years and over
Population

11,921.5

11,936.1

14.6

195.5

0.1

1.7

Labour force

8,627.1

8,647.9

15.1

20.8

89.0

0.2

1.0

Employment

8,083.8

8,112.7

16.3

28.9

90.6

0.4

1.1

Full-time

7,460.4

7,474.7

22.0

14.3

63.8

0.2

0.9

Part-time

623.4

638.0

17.7

14.6

26.8

2.3

4.4

Unemployment

543.4

535.2

14.5

-8.2

-1.6

-1.5

-0.3

Participation rate

72.4

72.5

0.1

0.1

-0.4

Unemployment rate

6.3

6.2

0.2

-0.1

-0.1

Employment rate

67.8

68.0

0.1

0.2

-0.3

Part-time rate

7.7

7.9

0.2

0.2

0.3

Women, 25 years and over
Population

12,425.1

12,438.5

13.4

192.7

0.1

1.6

Labour force

7,651.6

7,674.0

16.6

22.4

65.5

0.3

0.9

Employment

7,250.3

7,269.2

16.5

18.9

90.2

0.3

1.3

Full-time

5,692.7

5,690.5

25.4

-2.2

50.9

0.0

0.9

Part-time

1,557.6

1,578.8

23.8

21.2

39.4

1.4

2.6

Unemployment

401.3

404.8

13.4

3.5

-24.7

0.9

-5.8

Participation rate

61.6

61.7

0.1

0.1

-0.4

Unemployment rate

5.2

5.3

0.2

0.1

-0.3

Employment rate

58.4

58.4

0.1

0.0

-0.2

Part-time rate

21.5

21.7

0.3

0.2

0.3

not applicable

1. Average standard error for change in two consecutive months. See “Sampling variability of estimates” in the section “About the Labour Force Survey” at the end of the publication Labour Force Information (Catalogue number71-001-X) for further explanations.

Note(s): 

Related CANSIM table 282-0087. The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.

 

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