Labour Force Survey, July 2014, published August 15

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Employment in July was up 0.2% from June. The unemployment rate was 7.0%, down from 7.1% in June.  Construction employment was down 2.9% from June while  manufacturing employment was up 0.7% from a month earlier.

In July, employment stood at 17.9 million, up 0.9% from July 2013.  Full-time employment fell by 18,100 from June, while part-time employment increased by 59,900 from the previous month.  Full-time employment was down by 38,500 from July 2013, while part-time increased by 118,400 over the same period.

Employment over the past year grew in seven provinces.  Alberta (+3.0%),  Saskatchewan (+1.5%) and both Ontario and British Columbia (+0.9%) led the way.  The employment growth rate in Quebec was  up (+0.4%) from a year earlier.   Employment from a year earlier was down most in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador (-2.2%) followed by New Brunswick (-0.4%).

Total employment gains of 60,300 have occurred in Ontario since July 2013.  Its unemployment rate was 7.5% in July, unchanged from June.  Quebec’s total employment increase since July 2013 was 16,300.  Its unemployment rate in July was 8.1%, unchanged from June.
Since July 2013, employment in the goods-producing sector has decreased by 2.2% and in the services-producing sector it has grown by 1.7%.
The construction industry lost 38,800 jobs in July over June bringing total construction employment to 1,298,300, which is a decrease of 46,300 construction jobs (-3.4%) from July 2013.

Total manufacturing employment was up 12,500 from June to 1,723,400 jobs.  That was a loss of 13,200 positions (-0.8%) since July 2013.

The number of people working in retail and wholesale trade was up 13,700 in July from June and totaled 2,739,800.  That was a gain of 1.1% from July 2013.

Employment among adult women, aged 25 and over, was up 53,000 in July 2014 over  July 2013 and increased by 2,200 from June.  Employment among adult men was up 76,400 in July 2014 over July 2013 and grew by 5,800 from June.  Employment among youths (15-24 years of age) was up by 27,400 since July 2013, and grew by 33,800 from June.

In July, private sector employment was up 54,600 from June, and increased 1.2% from July 2013.  Self-employment was down 37,000 in July over June, and decreased by 2.0% from July 2013.  Public sector employment was up 0.7% in July from June and increased 1.9% from June 2013.  Total private sector employment in July was 11,532,600; self-employment was 2,667,800; and public sector employment was 3,662,000.