Employment Trends

National Employment Trends

Employment Trends Charts
Employment Trends Charts

The unemployment rate in Canada was 5% as of July 2022, down 0.1% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 7.9% below the peak from June 2020 and is below the long-run average.

There were 39,400 more full-time jobs in July 2022 compared to a month earlier. A loss of 50,700 part-time positions led to a decrease of 11,300 total jobs in July.

Full-time employment has recovered since bottoming out in June 2020 and now stands at a record high.

The number of full-time jobs in July was up from the previous month in agriculture, construction, trade services, the financial sector, professional & scientific services, business & building services, education, healthcare, information & cultural services, accommodation & food services, and public administration.

Full-time job losses in July occurred in manufacturing.

* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.