In the News

Job Report in Canada, December 2018 – Employment held steady in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6%

Employment held steady in December and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6%.

In the 12 months to December, employment increased by 163,000 (+0.9%), entirely driven by gains in full-time work (+185,000 or +1.2%). Over the same period, total hours worked rose 0.9%.

Unemployment rate, Canada


In December, employment increased in Newfoundland and Labrador, while it fell in Alberta, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Little change was observed in the other provinces.

While employment held steady overall, increases were recorded in manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, as well as in health care and social assistance. At the same time, there were declines in wholesale and retail trade as well as in public administration.

The number of employees was little changed in the public and private sectors, while self-employment increased.

Labour force characteristics, monthly, seasonally adjusted and trend-cycle, last 5 months

Capture d’écran 2019-01-04 à 08.49.05.png

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Daily — Labour Force Survey, December 2018

Related Post

Job Report in US, December 2018 – Employment increased by 312,000 but unemployment rose by 0.2 percentage point to 3.9 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 312,000 in December, and the unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, food services and drinking places, construction, manufacturing, and retail trade. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage point to 3.9 percent … Continue reading



  1. Pingback: Job Market Monitor - January 4, 2019

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Jobs – Offres d’emploi – US & Canada (Eng. & Fr.)

The Most Popular Job Search Tools

Even More Objectives Statements to customize

Cover Letters – Tools, Tips and Free Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Office

Follow Job Market Monitor on

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Job Market Monitor via Twitter



%d bloggers like this: