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Employment

Good jobs creation and low unemployment rates are pivotal to GDP growth and construction activity.

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Best U.S. City Labor Markets

Las Vegas ranks best among U.S. cities for jobs change in June 2021, while Salt Lake City has the lowest unemployment rate.

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.

Unemployment Rates in Canada's 6 Most Populous Cities

Line charts of unemployment rates in Canada's 6 largest (by population) cities., as of August 2021 - Ottawa is best - Aug 2021 = 6.2% LOWEST (BEST!).

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

Labour Markets in 35 Canadian Cities

Among Canada's 6 largest cities with populations of more than a million each (marked with an asterisk), Ottawa-Gatineau is doing best, according to both measures combined; Calgary is performing worst.

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.