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Unemployment Rates in Canada's 6 Most Populous Cities

Line charts of unemployment rates in Canada's 6 largest (by population) cities., as of Dec. 2020.

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

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Weekly

For the week ending Jan. 16, 2021 = 900,000. The prior week's figure of 926,000 has been revised down (by -39,000) vs what was originally reported.

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

Change in Construction Employment — Canada vs U.S.

The jobs count inthe U.S. construction sector in December was +51,000 seasonally adjusted (SA); Canada's comparable figure was -3,000.

*“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 sectorjobs count in Canada in December was -78,000. Employment in the public sector, though, in the latest month was +15,000.

*“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 December was +36,000;the part-time number-of-jobs change was -99,000.

*“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 jobs count inthe U.S. manufacturing sector in December was +38,000 seasonally adjusted (SA); Canada's comparable figure was +16,000.

The last data points are for December, 2020.
“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.

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)

On a same-methodologybasis, U.S. & Canadian NSA unemployment rates have been moving almost in tandem.

The latest data points are for December 2020.

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

Labour Markets in 33 Canadian Cities

Tables of y/y jobs change (Oshawa best at +3.2%) and lowest unemployment rate (Quebec City best at 4.1%).

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

CANADA 5.6% 8.6% 19,124.6 18,553.0 -571.6 -3.0% Data source (seasonally adjusted figures): Statistics Canada. Table: ConstructConnect-CanaData. Ont's % of all jobs: 39.3% Que's % of all jobs: 22.9% 19,124.5 18,552.8 -0.1 -0.2 East 13,011.4 12,663.4 -2.7% West 6,113.1 5,889.4 -3.7% Atl + Que 5,469.0 5,371.5 -1.8% Central (Ont + Que) 11,887.8 11,548.8 -2.9% Atlantic 1,123.6 1,114.6 -0.8% Alta + BC 4,879.6 4,710.2 -3.5% Alta + Sask 2,916.4 2,758.1 -5.4% Unemployment rate Employment (000s) Ontariois currently accounting for 44% of the national y/y jobs decline. Alberta is next worst, with a 23% share.

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

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

The U.S. 'privateservices providing' jobs count in December was -188,000. Services jobs in Canada in the latest month were -74,000.

*“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.

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

In Dec 2020, and as per usual, the U.S. recorded a lower 'headline' (SA)rate of unemployment than Canada.

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 Creation

U.S. total employment in Dec. 2020 was -0.1% month to month and -6.2% year over year.

Latest data point is for December, 2020.

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