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Annual Review of Labour market in Canada, 2018 – Record-low unemployment rate

Canada’s record-low unemployment rate was one of several notable labour market trends in 2018. While the overall labour force participation rate continued to decrease, in keeping with the aging population, it reached a record high 83.2% among women in the core working ages of 25 to 54. The long-term trend of increasing labour force participation for people aged 55 and older was … Continue reading

Job Report in US, March 2019 – Employment increased by 196,000 and unemployment unchanged at 3.8 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 196,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in March, and the number of … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, March 2019 – Employment held steady and unemployment remained unchanged at 5.8%

Following increases in January and February, employment held steady in March. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.8%. In the first quarter of 2019, employment rose by 116,000 (+0.6%). On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 332,000 (+1.8%), with gains in both full- (+204,000) and part-time (+128,000) work. Over the same period, total hours worked rose by 0.9%. Highlights Employment increased in … Continue reading

Employment Report in Europe, 2019 – Strong job creation continues, with employment reaching a record level

Strong job creation continues, with employment reaching a record level in the EU. In the third quarter of 2018, 239.3 million persons were in employment in the EU, around 15 million more than the lowest level reached in mid-2013, at the peak of the crisis. The employment rate of people aged 20-64 rose to 73.2% … Continue reading

Refugees in Canada – Labour market outcomes varied considerably over the last three decades

Canada welcomed over 830,000 refugees from 1980 to 2009. Although not selected for economic reasons, the success of refugees in the labour market is an essential element of their long-term integration into Canadian society. A new Statistics Canada study finds that the labour market outcomes of refugees from 13 countries varied considerably over the last three decades. To date, little information has … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, QIV2018 – The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28

The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter. In the third quarter of 2018, employment increased by 0.2% in both zones. Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment increased by 1.3% … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, February 2019 – Employment grew for a second consecutive month, up 56,000 

Employment grew for a second consecutive month, up 56,000 in February, driven by gains in full-time work. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8% as the number of people searching for work held steady. In the 12 months to February, total employment grew by 369,000 or 2.0%, reflecting increases in both full- (+266,000) and part-time (+103,000) work. Over the same period, total hours … Continue reading

Job Report in US, February 2019 – A very weak month – total nonfarm payroll employment up by only 20,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment changed little in February (+20,000), and the unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in professional and business services, health care, and wholesale trade continued to trend up, while construction employment decreased. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point … Continue reading

Regions and Jobs in Europe, 2017 – 90% of the EU regions saw their employment grow

In 2017, 253 of the EU regions (90%) saw their employment grow. In 26 other regions, the number of persons employed decreased and in a further 2 employment remained stable. Growth in employment varied widely across the EU regions and within countries. The highest employment growth rates were recorded in Mayotte in France (+7.7%), Malta, … Continue reading

Job Report in EU, January 2019 – Unemployment at 7.8% with 3.375 million young persons unemployed

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.8% in January 2019, stable compared with December 2018 and down from 8.6% in January 2018. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.5% in January 2019, down from 6.6% in December 2018 and from 7.2% … Continue reading

Robots Induce Polarisation OECD finds

This report analyses automation trends and its effect on employment in OECD countries. On average, robots are found to be associated with a reduction in employment in elementary occupations – those requiring the lowest levels of skills – and an increase in employment in high-skill occupation such as professionals and technicians. For occupations in the … Continue reading

Autonomous Vehicle in US – How to cope with their effects on workers

How will the introduction and diffusion of autonomous vehicles (AVs) affect U.S. workers? This highly fraught question promises soon to loom large in hometowns and policy realms across the nation. Given Americans’ current reliance on cars and trucks for most of our transportation, the transition to self-driving vehicles will change many lives and livelihoods, likely … Continue reading

Labour Market Dynamics in Canada – Each month, 6.2% of the working-age population, on average, changed their labour force status

Each month, data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) are highly anticipated because they offer a first glimpse of the general state of the labour market. The number of employed people and the unemployment rate are two indicators that attest to the popularity—and usefulness—of the survey data. However, it is less well known that behind … Continue reading

Jobs in US : a Chart – Employment is now 8.6% above the previous peak

This graph shows the job losses from the start of the employment recession, in percentage terms, compared to previous post WWII recessions.  Since exceeding the pre-recession peak in May 2014, employment is now 8.6% above the previous peak. Note: I ended the lines for most previous recessions when employment reached a new peak, although I continued … Continue reading

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%. Chart Unemployment rate, Canada Highlights In December, employment increased in Newfoundland and Labrador, while it fell in Alberta, New … Continue reading

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