Highlights part 1
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Employment continues to rebound in July
After falling by more than 3 million from February to April, employment rebounded by 290,000 in May and 953,000 in June. Employment rose by 419,000 (+2.4%) in July. Combined with gains made in May and June, this brought employment to within 1.3 million (-7.0%) of its pre-COVID February level.
From February to April, losses in part-time work were significantly heavier than full-time employment declines (-29.6%, compared with -12.5%). Most of the employment gains in July were in part-time work, which increased by 345,000 (+11.3%), compared with an increase of 73,000 (+0.5%) in full-time work.
When the rebound in employment began in May, employment increased twice as fast among men as it did among women. In July, employment rose faster among women (+3.4% or +275,000) than men (+1.5% or +144,000). Among men in the core-age group of 25 to 54, the group least affected by the shutdown, employment recovered to within 4.4% of its February level. Among core-aged women, employment was 5.7% below its pre-COVID level.
After reaching record lows in 2019, the unemployment rate surged to a record high of 13.7% in May. The unemployment rate was 10.9% in July, falling 1.4 percentage points for the second consecutive month. The number of unemployed people fell for the second consecutive month in July (-269,000; -11.0%). Despite this decrease, almost 2.2 million Canadians were unemployed in July, nearly twice as many as in February (1.1 million).
New information on labour market conditions for diverse groups of Canadians
In July, the unemployment rate – for the population aged 15 to 69 and unadjusted for seasonality – was 11.3%. Several population groups designated as visible minorities had rates of joblessness significantly above this average, including South Asian (17.8%), Arab (17.3%), and Black (16.8%) Canadians.
Source(s): Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.