Canada has been battling the COVID-19 pandemic with zeal. Even while many of its provinces re-imposed COVID-19 restrictions owing to the second wave of infections, Canada went on to add 83,600 jobs in October 2020.
Compared to September 2020, the unemployment rate reduced 0.1% to 8.9% in October 2020. The following is the summary of the increase in jobs of different types.
The following is the number of jobs added in October 2020 in different job sectors.
|Labor Force Survey Highlights|
|Labor force participation rate||65.20%|
|Youth (15-24) unemployment rate||18.80%|
|Men (over 25) unemployment rate||7.80%|
|Women (over 25) unemployment rate||6.80%|
Provincial Canada performance
An increase in employment was seen in the provinces of PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador, Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia.
|Employment levels in October 2020|
British Columbia had an employment growth by 34,000 jobs (+1.4%). Ontario registered and employment growth by 31,000 (+0.4%).
Canada’s provinces – Unemployment rates
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