Young Folk Finding Jobs in Canada in March 2014

in Stats Canada, Unemployment

Stats Canada came out on Friday with their Labour Force Survey for the year ending March 2014, and there was some better news about jobs and employment.

The opening paragraph of the report is quite heartening to read:

Employment increased by 43,000 in March, driven by gains among youths. The unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points to 6.9%. Overall employment growth in Canada has been subdued since August 2013

The more jobs is great, the fact that it is younger folk finding the jobs is even better news.

The employment graph keeps going up, which is good too

Employment Graph Canada Past Little While

Employment Graph for Canada for Past Little While

The one quote from the report that I do particularly like is:

On a year-over-year basis, there was little change in the public sector and in self-employment, while the number of private sector employees was up 206,000 (+1.8%).

It is a very good sign that the private sector is doing the hiring, as Canada is far too reliant on the Public Sector to create jobs for folks. Evidently in the U.S. this is the case as well, so again, a very good sign (i.e. the Private Sector is hiring).

The unemployment graph is encouraging as well:

Unemployment Graph

Unemployment for the Past Little While

A Big Table

For our friends in Quebec, I give you the employment table by Province, just to help you decide in your election today.

Feb 2014

 Mar 2014

Std
error1

Feb to
Mar 2014

Mar 2013
to Mar 2014

Feb to
Mar 2014

Mar 2013 to
Mar 2014

thousands (except rates)

change in thousands
(except rates)

% change

Newfoundland and Labrador
Population

429.2

429.1

-0.1

-0.3

0.0

-0.1

Labour force

263.7

262.1

1.9

-1.6

-5.5

-0.6

-2.1

Employment

232.5

231.8

2.0

-0.7

-3.1

-0.3

-1.3

Full-time

198.3

197.3

2.4

-1.0

-4.5

-0.5

-2.2

Part-time

34.2

34.5

1.9

0.3

1.4

0.9

4.2

Unemployment

31.2

30.3

1.8

-0.9

-2.4

-2.9

-7.3

Participation rate

61.4

61.1

0.4

-0.3

-1.2

Unemployment rate

11.8

11.6

0.6

-0.2

-0.6

Employment rate

54.2

54.0

0.5

-0.2

-0.7

Prince Edward Island
Population

121.2

121.3

0.1

0.7

0.1

0.6

Labour force

84.4

83.9

0.6

-0.5

-1.1

-0.6

-1.3

Employment

74.7

74.1

0.7

-0.6

-0.9

-0.8

-1.2

Full-time

62.5

62.4

0.9

-0.1

0.5

-0.2

0.8

Part-time

12.2

11.7

0.7

-0.5

-1.4

-4.1

-10.7

Unemployment

9.7

9.9

0.7

0.2

-0.1

2.1

-1.0

Participation rate

69.6

69.2

0.5

-0.4

-1.3

Unemployment rate

11.5

11.8

0.8

0.3

0.0

Employment rate

61.6

61.1

0.6

-0.5

-1.1

Nova Scotia
Population

781.3

781.2

-0.1

0.2

0.0

0.0

Labour force

494.8

492.9

2.6

-1.9

-11.1

-0.4

-2.2

Employment

450.7

447.3

2.6

-3.4

-9.1

-0.8

-2.0

Full-time

363.9

360.1

3.5

-3.8

-9.0

-1.0

-2.4

Part-time

86.8

87.2

3.2

0.4

-0.1

0.5

-0.1

Unemployment

44.1

45.6

2.4

1.5

-2.0

3.4

-4.2

Participation rate

63.3

63.1

0.3

-0.2

-1.4

Unemployment rate

8.9

9.3

0.5

0.4

-0.1

Employment rate

57.7

57.3

0.3

-0.4

-1.1

New Brunswick
Population

620.1

620.3

0.2

0.5

0.0

0.1

Labour force

391.5

394.8

2.2

3.3

2.5

0.8

0.6

Employment

353.1

356.3

2.4

3.2

5.6

0.9

1.6

Full-time

298.3

296.3

3.0

-2.0

2.1

-0.7

0.7

Part-time

54.8

60.0

2.6

5.2

3.5

9.5

6.2

Unemployment

38.4

38.4

2.3

0.0

-3.2

0.0

-7.7

Participation rate

63.1

63.6

0.4

0.5

0.3

Unemployment rate

9.8

9.7

0.6

-0.1

-0.9

Employment rate

56.9

57.4

0.4

0.5

0.8

Quebec
Population

6,719.6

6,724.1

4.5

49.4

0.1

0.7

Labour force

4,375.3

4,379.1

15.1

3.8

27.0

0.1

0.6

Employment

4,032.7

4,047.8

15.2

15.1

31.4

0.4

0.8

Full-time

3,242.1

3,266.1

20.0

24.0

0.8

0.7

0.0

Part-time

790.6

781.7

18.3

-8.9

30.6

-1.1

4.1

Unemployment

342.7

331.3

13.2

-11.4

-4.5

-3.3

-1.3

Participation rate

65.1

65.1

0.2

0.0

-0.1

Unemployment rate

7.8

7.6

0.3

-0.2

-0.1

Employment rate

60.0

60.2

0.2

0.2

0.0

Ontario
Population

11,287.3

11,298.6

11.3

139.1

0.1

1.2

Labour force

7,448.7

7,449.7

19.8

1.0

39.3

0.0

0.5

Employment

6,888.9

6,902.3

19.0

13.4

60.5

0.2

0.9

Full-time

5,605.9

5,599.4

26.6

-6.5

89.6

-0.1

1.6

Part-time

1,283.0

1,302.9

24.6

19.9

-29.1

1.6

-2.2

Unemployment

559.8

547.4

17.2

-12.4

-21.2

-2.2

-3.7

Participation rate

66.0

65.9

0.2

-0.1

-0.5

Unemployment rate

7.5

7.3

0.2

-0.2

-0.4

Employment rate

61.0

61.1

0.2

0.1

-0.2

Manitoba
Population

980.9

982.1

1.2

12.3

0.1

1.3

Labour force

666.5

667.1

2.7

0.6

-4.6

0.1

-0.7

Employment

631.4

629.3

2.7

-2.1

-8.3

-0.3

-1.3

Full-time

509.2

508.9

3.7

-0.3

-1.9

-0.1

-0.4

Part-time

122.2

120.5

3.5

-1.7

-6.3

-1.4

-5.0

Unemployment

35.1

37.8

2.1

2.7

3.8

7.7

11.2

Participation rate

67.9

67.9

0.3

0.0

-1.4

Unemployment rate

5.3

5.7

0.3

0.4

0.6

Employment rate

64.4

64.1

0.3

-0.3

-1.6

Saskatchewan
Population

836.4

837.9

1.5

17.3

0.2

2.1

Labour force

580.4

584.4

2.5

4.0

7.6

0.7

1.3

Employment

557.9

558.3

2.6

0.4

4.0

0.1

0.7

Full-time

464.3

457.7

3.4

-6.6

0.4

-1.4

0.1

Part-time

93.6

100.6

3.1

7.0

3.6

7.5

3.7

Unemployment

22.5

26.1

1.8

3.6

3.6

16.0

16.0

Participation rate

69.4

69.7

0.3

0.3

-0.6

Unemployment rate

3.9

4.5

0.3

0.6

0.6

Employment rate

66.7

66.6

0.3

-0.1

-0.9

Alberta
Population

3,236.3

3,243.9

7.6

108.6

0.2

3.5

Labour force

2,364.2

2,377.7

9.3

13.5

92.1

0.6

4.0

Employment

2,262.1

2,261.2

9.9

-0.9

86.6

0.0

4.0

Full-time

1,896.7

1,895.2

12.6

-1.5

47.8

-0.1

2.6

Part-time

365.5

366.0

11.2

0.5

38.8

0.1

11.9

Unemployment

102.0

116.5

7.1

14.5

5.6

14.2

5.0

Participation rate

73.1

73.3

0.3

0.2

0.4

Unemployment rate

4.3

4.9

0.3

0.6

0.0

Employment rate

69.9

69.7

0.3

-0.2

0.3

British Columbia
Population

3,881.1

3,885.6

4.5

45.1

0.1

1.2

Labour force

2,463.9

2,466.8

10.5

2.9

-10.3

0.1

-0.4

Employment

2,306.4

2,324.7

10.4

18.3

23.2

0.8

1.0

Full-time

1,802.7

1,813.0

14.6

10.3

10.9

0.6

0.6

Part-time

503.7

511.7

13.8

8.0

12.3

1.6

2.5

Unemployment

157.5

142.1

8.6

-15.4

-33.5

-9.8

-19.1

Participation rate

63.5

63.5

0.3

0.0

-1.0

Unemployment rate

6.4

5.8

0.3

-0.6

-1.3

Employment rate

59.4

59.8

0.3

0.4

-0.1

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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