Canada: Unemployment rate

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 Canada

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 6.4
 Reference March 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 1976 - March 2024
 Average 8.08
 Min - Max 4.5 - 14.3
 Source Statistics Canada
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from January 1976 to March 2024. The average value for Canada during that period was 8.08 percent with a minimum of 4.5 percent in December 2022 and a maximum of 14.3 percent in May 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Canada - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Canada - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 1976-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Statistics Canada


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 21.64 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.28 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 5.26 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 5.56 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 10.56 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 65.18 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.43 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 61.14 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 69.32 2023 percent
 Self-employment 13.57 2022 percent
 Employment 20.28 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 5.20 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 141.73 Q3/2023 index points
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