Labour Force Survey, July 2014, published August 8

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Employment in July was down 0.1% from June. The unemployment rate was 7.0%, down from 7.1% in June.  Construction employment was down 3.2% from June while  manufacturing employment was up 0.7% from a month earlier.

In July, employment stood at 17.8 million, up 0.7% from July 2013.  Full-time employment fell by 59,700 from June, while part-time employment increased by 60,000 from the previous month.  Full-time employment was down by 3,100 from July 2013, while part-time increased by 118,500 over the same period.

Employment over the past year grew in seven provinces.  Alberta (+2.8%),  Saskatchewan (+1.1%) and British Columbia (+0.7%) led the way.  The employment growth rate in Quebec was  unchanged from a year earlier and in Ontario was  +0.5%.   Employment from a year earlier was down most in Nova Scotia (-1.5%) followed by Newfoundland and Labrador (-1.3%) and New Brunswick (-0.3%).

Total employment gains of 35,900 have occurred in Ontario since July 2013.  Its unemployment rate was 7.4% in July, down from 7.5% in June.  Quebec’s total employment increase since July 2013 was 1,000.  Its unemployment rate in July was 8.1%, unchanged from June.
Since July 2013, employment in the goods-producing sector has decreased by 2.3% and in the services-producing sector it has grown by 1.5%.
The construction industry lost 42,200 jobs in July over June bringing total construction employment to 1,294,900, which is a decrease of 49,700 construction jobs (-3.7%) from July 2013.

Total manufacturing employment was up 11,500 from June to 1,722,400 jobs.  That was a loss of 14,200 positions (-0.8%) since July 2013.

The number of people working in retail and wholesale trade was up 400 in July from June and totaled 2,726,500.  That was a gain of 0.6% from July 2013.

Employment among adult women, aged 25 and over, was up 34,800 in July 2014 over  July 2013 but decreased by 16,000 from June.  Employment among adult men was up 69,600 in July 2014 over July 2013 but fell by 1,000 from June.  Employment among youths (15-24 years of age) was up by 10,900 since July 2013, and grew by 17,300 from June.

In July, private sector employment was up 26,300 from June, and increased 1.0% from July 2013.  Self-employment was down 29,200 in July over June, and decreased by 1.7% from July 2013.  Public sector employment was up 0.2% in July from June and increased 1.3% from June 2013.  Total private sector employment in July was 11,504,300; self-employment was 2,675,600; and public sector employment was 3,641,000.