10th, Nov 2021

Canadian employment held steady in October

Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for October 2021 showed that employment held steady and the unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points to 6.7%.

Despite the number of employed people working less than half their usual hours is still 117,000 higher (+14.5%) than in February 2020, the amount fell by 9.7% (-100,000) in October.

In addition, due to the cancellation of the capacity limits in the sectors where proof of vaccination is mandatory, employment experienced a rise in Ontario and New Brunswick, while having a downward trend in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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