Human Resource Management
HRM Guide Updates

Managing people, human capital and culture - Human Resource Management (HRM) is critical for business success. HRM Guide publishes articles and news releases about HR surveys, employment law, human resource research, HR books and careers that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Search all of HRM Guide
Custom Search

Canadian Unemployment at 5.6%

March 6 2020 - Statistics Canada reported that employment increased by 30,000 in February. The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 points to 5.6%. Employment has increased by 245,000 over the year with gains entirely driven by full-time jobs. Employment rose in Quebec, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Manitoba during February. It was largely unchanged elsewhere.

Visit Statistics Canada's "Labour Force Survey in brief: Interactive app." to explore recent results from the Labour Survey.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 12.0% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 4.5% (Quebec). (Quebec).

Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 12.0% (11.9%)
  • Prince Edward Island 8.0% (7.5%)
  • Nova Scotia 7.8% (7.4%)
  • New Brunswick 6.9% (7.5%)
  • Quebec 4.5% (5.1%)
  • Ontario 5.5% (5.2%)
  • Manitoba 5.0% (5.1%)
  • Saskatchewan 6.2% (6.0%)
  • Alberta 7.2% (7.3%)
  • British Columbia 5.0% (4.5%)




HRM Guide makes minimal use of cookies, including some placed to facilitate features such as Google Search. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Learn more here

Contact
HR Directory
Privacy Policy

Anything But Work
British Isles
City Visit Guide
Job Skills
Copyright © 1997-2020 Alan Price and HRM Guide contributors. All rights reserved.