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U.S. Employment - % Change Y/Y

The latest data points are for March, 2022.
Based on seasonally adjusted (SA) data.

Data source: Payroll Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor).
Chart: ConstructConnect – CanaData.

Canada: Month-to-month Total Jobs Count Change

Latest data point is for March 2022.

Source: Household Survey, Statistics Canada / Chart: ConstructConnect – CanaData.

Canada ‘R-3’ Unemployment Rate vs U.S. Unemployment Rate Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA) Data (Statistics Canada calculates ‘R-3’ on same basis as U.S. rate)

The latest data points are for March, 2022.

Data sources (seasonally adjusted): Statistics Canada and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor).
Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

U.S. Month-to-month Total Jobs Count Change

Latest data point is for March 2022.

Source: Payroll Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) / Chart: ConstructConnect – CanaData.

Canada vs U.S. Monthly Unemployment Rate (Per Cent) Seasonally Adjusted Data

The latest data points are for March, 2022.

Data sources (seasonally adjusted): Statistics Canada and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor).
Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Best U.S. City Labor Markets

Based on not seasonally adjusted (NSA) data. / Cities are metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).
When the ranking numbers are the same, the cities are in a tie.

Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Table: ConstructConnect – CanaData.

Ranking of Canadian Provincial Labour Markets

In October 2021, British Columbia was the only province to record an unemployment rate (5.6%) lower than the total Canada figure (6.7%) and a year-over-year jobs increase (+4.9%) greater than the country-wide advance (+3.7%).

The latest data is for October, 2021.

Data source: Statistics Canada / Chart: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

Change in Total Employment — Canada vs U.S.

The total jobs count in the U.S. in March 2021 was +916,000 (SA) m/m; Canada's comparable figure was +303,000 m/m.

The latest data points are for March 2021.
*“Year-over-year” is each month versus the same month of the previous year.

Data sources (seasonally adjusted): Statistics Canada and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor).
Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Unemployment Rates in Canada's 6 Most Populous Cities

Data source: Statistics Canada (SA = Seasonally Adjusted) / Charts: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Weekly

Moving in Right Direction: Week ending Nov 20 2021 = 199,000 (-71,000 vs previous week's 270,000) The current level is close to an all-time low. It's a great result to coincide with Thanksgiving!

Data source: Department of Labor & Census Bureau / Chart: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

Change in Construction Employment — Canada vs U.S.

The jobs count in the U.S. construction sector in February 2021 was -61,000 m/m & seasonally adjusted (SA); Canada's comparable figure was +6,000.

The latest data points are for February 2021.
*“Year-over-year” is each month versus the same month of the previous year.

Data sources (seasonally adjusted): Statistics Canada and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor).
Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Change in Private Sector vs Public Sector Employment in Canada

The private sector jobs count in Canada in February 2021 was +214,000 m/m. The employment change in the public sector in the latest month was +45,000 m/m.

The latest data points are for February, 2021.
*“Year-over-year” is each month versus the same month of the previous year.

Data sources (seasonally adjusted): Statistics Canada.
Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Change in Full-time vs Part-Time Employment in Canada

The full-time jobs count in Canada in February 2021 was +89,000 m/m; the part-time number-of-jobs change was +171,000 m/m.

The latest data points are for February, 2021.
*“Year-over-year” is each month versus the same month of the previous year.

Data sources (seasonally adjusted): Statistics Canada.
Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Change in Manufacturing Employment — Canada vs U.S.

The m/m jobs count in the U.S. manufacturing sector in February 2021 was +21,000 seasonally adjusted (SA); Canada's comparable figure was +8,000.

The last data points are for February, 2021.
“Year-over-year” is the monthly figure versus the same month of the previous year.

Data sources (seasonally adjusted): Statistics Canada and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Labour Markets in 35 Canadian Cities

Based on averages of latest three months, seasonally adjusted (SA) data. Cities are census metro areas (CMAs). When the ranking numbers are the same, the cities are in a tie.

Data source: Statistics Canada/Tables: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Canadian Provincial Labour Markets

Ontario is currently accounting for the largest portion (49.5% or half) of the national year-over-year jobs advance. In second spot is B.C. (18.5%). Third and fourth places go to Quebec (15.9%) and Alberta (11.2%). By way of comparison, the shares of Canada's total population are: Ontario, 38.8%; Quebec, 22.5%; B.C. 13.5%; and Alberta, 11.7%. ... Ontario and B.C. are 'punching above their weight' in jobs creation.

Data source (seasonally adjusted figures): Statistics Canada/Tables: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Change in Service Sector Employment — Canada vs U.S.

The U.S. 'private services providing' jobs count in February 2021 was +513,000 m/m. Services jobs in Canada in the latest month were +256,000 m/m.

The latest data points are for February, 2021.
*“Year-over-year” is each month versus the same month of the previous year.
Data sources (seasonally adjusted): Statistics Canada and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor).

Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.