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Canadian employment falls by 24,200 jobs in July from June, but number is still up year over year

August 09, 2019

Canada shed 24,200 jobs in July compared to June for total employment of 19.03 million, but the loss amounts to little change, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by Statistics Canada. However, on a year-over-year basis, the number of jobs was up by 353,000.

Losses were in both full-time and part-time jobs, the number of full-time jobs fell by 11,600, and the number of part-time jobs fell by 12,600.

In addition, the unemployment rate edged up to 5.7% in July from 5.5% in June.

The number of self-employed workers in Canada rose by 27,700 in July from June, and the number of public-sector workers rose by 17,500. However, the number of private-sector employees fell by 69,300.

Ontario lost 10,700 jobs in July compared to June. It gained 36,600 full-time jobs, but that was more than offset by a loss of 47,400 part-time jobs.

Ontario’s unemployment rate rose to 5.7% in July from 5.4% in June.

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