Small employment growth in September: Statistics Canada

Posted: 10.07.2022
Canada saw slight employment growth last month.

After dropping in August, Canada added 21,000 jobs in September, with both full-time and part-time work holding steady.

September partially offset declines during the summer, as the number of employees in the public sector rose in September. Gains in educational services and health care and social services were offset by losses in manufacturing, information, culture and recreation, transportation and warehousing, and public administration.

Employment declined for young women between 15-24 for the second consecutive month but increased among youth male and core-aged women in September.

Also last month, there were just under one million (983,000) people aged 55-64 who cited retirement as their main activity.

Employment for core-aged mothers was at a record high in September, those with a child under 16 were twice as likely to have decided not to apply for a job or a promotion over the last year than their male counterparts.

The unemployment rate dropped half a percentage point in September to 5.2% compared to 5.4% in August.

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