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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

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

Job Report in US, January 2019 – Employment increased (for record 100th consecutive month) by 304,000 but unemployment edged up to 4.0 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 304,000 in January, and the unemployment rate edged up to 4.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in several industries, including leisure and hospitality, construction, health care, and transportation and warehousing. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate, at 4.0 percent, and the number of unemployed … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, October 2018 – Euro area unemployment at 8.1% with 3.468 million young persons unemployed in the EU28

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1% in October 2018, stable compared with September 2018 and down from 8.8% in October 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.7% in October 2018, stable compared with September 2018 and down from 7.4% … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, June 2018 – Euro area unemployment at 8.2% EU28 at 6.8% with 3.325 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.2% in July 2018, stable compared with June 2018 and down from 9.1% in July 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.8% in July 2018, down from 6.9% in June 2018 and from 7.6% … Continue reading

Job Report in US, February 2018 – Extraordinarily strong : employment increased by 313,000 and unemployment unchanged at 4.1 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 313,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in construction, retail trade, professional and business services,manufacturing, financial activities, and mining. Household Survey Data In February, the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent for the fifth consecutive … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, January 2018 – Employment fell by 88,000 and unemployment increased to 5.9%

Following two months of increases, employment fell by 88,000 in January. Part-time employment declined (-137,000), while full-time employment was up (+49,000). At the same time, the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 5.9%. On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 289,000 or 1.6%. Gains were driven by increases in full-time work (+414,000 or +2.8%), while there were fewer people working part time … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, November 2017 – Employment up 80,000, unemployment fell to 5.9%, lowest since February 2008

Employment increased for the second consecutive month, up 80,000 in November. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage points to 5.9%, the lowest rate since February 2008. In the 12 months to November, employment was up by 390,000 (+2.1%), with all the gains attributable to full-time work (+441,000 or +3.0%) as part-time employment was down slightly. Over the same period, total hours worked grew by 1.0%. The … Continue reading

August 2017 Job Report in US – Disappointing with total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care, and mining. Household Survey Data In August, the unemployment rate, at 4.4 percent, and the number … Continue reading

Job Report in US, July 2017 – Employment increased by 209,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, and health care. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate, at 4.3 percent, and the number … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, July 2017 – Little change in employment and unemployment declines to 6.3%

Following two months of notable increases, employment was little changed in July (+11,000 or +0.1%). As the number of people searching for work edged down, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 6.3%. This is the lowest rate since October 2008, just prior to the onset of the 2008-2009 labour market downturn. In the 12 months to July, employment rose by 388,000 (+2.1%), mostly … Continue reading

Job report in Canada, May 2017 – Employment rose by 55,000, unemployment rate at 6.6%

Employment rose by 55,000 in May, spurred by an increase in full-time work (+77,000). At the same time, the unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points to 6.6%, the result of more people participating in the labour market. The employment increase in May builds on gains since July 2016, when the current upward trend began. Compared with 12 months earlier, there were 317,000 (+1.8%) more … Continue reading

Job Report, US, April 2017 – Total nonfarm and unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities, and mining. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate, at 4.4 percent, and the … Continue reading

Job Report, Canada, April 2017 – The lowest unemployment rate since October 2008

Employment was little changed in April, while the unemployment rate declined 0.2 percentage points to 6.5%, the lowest rate since October 2008. The decrease was mostly the result of fewer youth searching for work. Compared with 12 months earlier, there were 276,000 (+1.5%) more people employed and the unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower. Over the same period, the total number of hours worked … Continue reading

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