Canada made quite progress on the employment front in November 2020, with a rise in employment by over 62,000 and an 8.5% drop in unemployment.
In November 2020, the Canada Jobs Labour Force Survey found a rise in employment of 0.3%. It may be slow progress, but definitely a sure sign of the kind of progress expected from the country.
The positive signs of the job markets recovering are evident. This happened even with the country facing a second wave of COVID-19.
For men who work in Canada, in the age range of 24-54, 23,000 jobs were added in November 2020. In the same month, the number of job additions for women remained unchanged.
Among those in the 15-24-year age group, there was a rise of 0.9% which equated to 20,000 new jobs. Unemployment fell to 17.4% in November 2020.
Among people aged 55 years and above, employment rose by 23,000, which is a 0.6% increase.
How provincial Canada fared
Job gains were seen in 7 out of 10 Canadian provinces in November 2020. The best numbers came from Ontario. Ontario added 36,000 jobs and registered an unemployment rate of 9.1%.
This was followed by British Columbia with 23,000 new jobs and 7.1% unemployment in November 2020.
Quebec added 15,700 new jobs and registered an unemployment rate of 7.2%.
In Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, and New Brunswick, employment returned to pre-COVID levels.
Falling numbers in jobs were witnessed in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta.
Here’s a brief of the unemployment rate in Canadian provinces.
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