National Employment Trends
The unemployment rate in Canada was 13% at the end of June 2020, up 1.5% from the previous month. This was one of the highest unemployment rates on record for the country as the labor market continues to slump.
The number of full-time jobs was down from the end of the previous month.
There were 254,800 fewer full-time jobs in June 2020 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 4,400 part-time positions led to a decrease of 250,400 total jobs in June.
Full-time job gains occurred mainly in the healthcare sector.
These gains were offset by losses occurring mainly in agriculture, natural resources, construction, manufacturing, trade services, transportation & warehousing, prof., sci. & tech. services, business & building services, education, information & culture services, and accommodation & food services.
* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.