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Canadian Provincial Labour Markets

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

Ranking of Canadian Provincial Labour Markets

The latest data is for August, 2022.

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

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

The latest data points are for August, 2022.

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

Canada: Month-to-month Total Jobs Count Change

Latest data point is for August 2022.

Source: Household Survey, Statistics Canada / 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.

Labour Markets in 33 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.

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

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

U.S. Employment - % Change Y/Y

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

Data source: Payroll Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor).
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 June, 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 June 2022.

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

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.

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.