April 2021: A Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates Across Canada

National employment numbers for April from Statistics Canada, at a glance

A quick look at Canada’s April employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 8.1 per cent (7.5)

Employment rate: 59.6 per cent (60.3)

Participation rate: 64.9 per cent (65.2)

Number unemployed: 1,640,300 (1,516,700)

Number working: 18,627,200 (18,834,300)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 16.1 per cent (14.0)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent (6.6)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 7.0 per cent (6.2)

Here’s a quick glance at unemployment rates for April, by province

Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

_ Newfoundland and Labrador 13.9 per cent (12.4)

_ Prince Edward Island 8.2 per cent (8.1)

_ Nova Scotia 8.1 per cent (8.6)

_ New Brunswick 8.5 per cent (9.2)

_ Quebec 6.6 per cent (6.4)

_ Ontario 9.0 per cent (7.5)

_ Manitoba 7.4 per cent (6.8)

_ Saskatchewan 6.6 per cent (7.3)

_ Alberta 9.0 per cent (9.1)

_ British Columbia 7.1 per cent (6.9)

Here’s a quick glance at unemployment rates for April, by Canadian city

Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

_ St. John’s, N.L. 9.3 per cent (9.5)

_ Halifax 8.1 per cent (8.2)

_ Moncton, N.B. 8.8 per cent (9.6)

_ Saint John, N.B. 9.7 per cent (10.9)

_ Saguenay, Que. 5.8 per cent (5.9)

_ Quebec City 5.0 per cent (4.9)

_ Sherbrooke, Que. 4.9 per cent (5.7)

_ Trois-Rivieres, Que. 4.9 per cent (6.4)

_ Montreal 7.7 per cent (8.3)

_ Gatineau, Que. 6.6 per cent (7.3)

_ Ottawa 6.7 per cent (6.3)

_ Kingston, Ont. 7.9 per cent (7.7)

_ Peterborough, Ont. 6.7 per cent (9.4)

_ Oshawa, Ont. 7.7 per cent (7.9)

_ Toronto 9.5 per cent (10.3)

_ Hamilton, Ont. 7.3 per cent (6.4)

_ St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 11.7 per cent (12.2)

_ Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 6.2 per cent (7.0)

_ Brantford, Ont. 6.4 per cent (7.2)

_ Guelph, Ont. 9.4 per cent (9.0)

_ London, Ont. 8.2 per cent (7.0)

_ Windsor, Ont. 10.6 per cent (9.8)

_ Barrie, Ont. 8.3 per cent (11.0)

_ Greater Sudbury, Ont. 8.8 per cent (8.4)

_ Thunder Bay, Ont. 8.0 per cent (8.4)

_ Winnipeg 7.5 per cent (7.8)

_ Regina 8.4 per cent (8.6)

_ Saskatoon 7.7 per cent (8.2)

_ Calgary 9.3 per cent (10.0)

_ Edmonton 10.5 per cent (11.2)

_ Kelowna, B.C. 5.7 per cent (5.0)

_ Abbotsford-Mission, B.C. 5.5 per cent (6.3)

_ Vancouver 7.4 per cent (8.0)

_ Victoria 6.2 per cent (5.7)

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021

The Canadian Press

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