Canadian Employment Sept 2019

BCREA Economics - Dan JonesCanadian employment increased in September by 54,000 jobs, driven by Ontario (41,000). This brought the unemployment rate down from 5.7% in the previous month to 5.5% in September. Leading the increase in September was full-time employment, while part-time fell. Most of the increase was reported in healthcare, and accommodation and food services.

Employment in BC fell by 8,400 jobs in September. This marks the fourth consecutive monthly decline, driven by a decline in part-time employment (-17,200), while full-time employment rose (+8,800). By Industry, the most significant employment losses were in information/culture/recreation. The provincial unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 4.8%. Compared to one year ago, employment in BC is up by 1% (33,400 jobs).

BC unemployment rate decrease - Dan Jones Employment decline in BC - Dan Jones
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Brendon Ogmundson
Chief Economist
604.742.2796
bogmundson@bcrea.bc.ca
Kellie Fong
Economist
778.357.0831
kfong@bcrea.bc.ca

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