An increase in the employment numbers in many provinces
The recent Canadian Labor Force Survey contains impressive numbers of job gains. The provinces of Quebec and Ontario are at the forefront.
It is remarkable that there have been small changes in other areas. The report also notes that the 25,000 increase in food and accommodation services is the result of positive profits in Quebec.
The provinces of Ontario and British Columbia created a total of 17,000 jobs, mainly due to an increase in construction. The figures indicate an increase of 320,000 jobs between 2018 and 2019. These figures describe an increase in employment.
The sharp increase over the three quarters was spurred by the increase in full-time employment, which led to economic growth. During this period, there has been an increase of 283,000 employees. The unemployment rate fell in the same year by 5.4% in May compared to 5.6% in December 2018.
Increase employment rates in the provinces
Ontario had 2,500 new employees and more people started working full time. These advantages were present in public administration and the construction sector.
The figures were 243,000 compared to December 2018. Full-time jobs represented 227,000. The most notable sectors were technical services, health care, professional practice, social assistance and scientific services. Few people have taken over production jobs.
Quebec recorded an increase of 21,000 employees in December, which could offset the negative profit in December. Quebecers have accepted jobs in the hotel, housing and production industries. There has been a drop in unemployment. Most people are employed in the 15 and 24 and over 55 age groups.
In Manitoba, the number of jobs increased by 2,800, with most 15 to 24-year-olds working part-time. There has been a decrease in full-time jobs.
Prince Edward Island saw an increase of 1,100 jobs in December, with an unemployment rate of 7.9%. Most sectors recorded an increase, with the exception of natural resources, which registered a decrease.
In Nova Scotia, there was an increase of 6,700 more people in employment. The main increase was registered in the social assistance, production and health care sectors. However, there has been a decline in the cultural and recreational sectors, with most young people starting a job.
In New Brunswick, there were over 5,000 jobs, most people having more than 55 jobs. Most of the jobs were in the public administration and housing sectors.
Employment in Newfoundland and Labrador fell by 5,900 people. The decrease is due to social assistance and health care.
The situation was almost the same in British Columbia, where participation in work is lower. There has not been much change in Alberta, as only a few people have chosen full-time employment. People between the ages of 15 and 24 are working on new jobs, although there has not been much change. Similarly, participation in the labour market varied little between 25 and 54 years of age.
In Saskatchewan, the situation was almost comparable to that of Alberta and the unemployment rate did not change. The decline in the processing sector neutralized the profit recorded in the services sector.