Labour Force Survey, July 2015, published August 7

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Employment in July increased by 6,600 from June.  The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.8%.  Construction employment was down 0.6% from June while manufacturing employment fell by 0.3% from a month earlier.

In July, employment stood at 18.0 million, up 0.9% from July 2014.  Full-time employment fell by 17,300 from June, while part-time employment grew by 23,900 from the previous month.  Full time employment was up by 255,400 from July 2014, while part-time  employment fell by 94,000 over the same period.

Employment over the past year grew in six provinces.  British Columbia (+1.3%) and Quebec (+1.1%) led the way.  The employment growth rate in Ontario was 1.0%.  Employment from a  year earlier was down most in Prince Edward Island (-2.6%) followed by New Brunswick (-1.1%).

Total employment gains of 67,400 have occurred on  Ontario since July 2014.  Its unemployment rate in July was 6.4%, down from 6.5% in June.  Quebec’s  total employment increase since July 2014 was 43,700.  Its unemployment rate in July was 7.7%, down from 8.0% in June.

Since July 2014, employment in  the goods-producing sector was down by 0.6% and in the services-producing sector grew by 1.3%.

The construction industry lost 8,300 jobs in July over June, bringing total construction employment to 1,363,200 which is unchanged from July 2014.  Total manufacturing employment was down 4,600 from June to 1,708,400 jobs.  This was a loss of 4,600 positions (-0.3%) from July 2014.

The number of people working in  retail and wholesale trade was down 4,400 in July from June and totaled 2,738,000.  That was a loss of 0.1% from July 2014.

Employment among adult women, aged 25 and over,  was up 52,300 in July 2015 over July 2014 but decreased by 700 from June.  Their unemployment rate was 5.2%.  Employment among adult men was up 135,000 in July 2015 over July 2014 and grew by 18,500 from June.  Their unemployment rate was 6.1%.   Employment among youths (15  – 24 years of age) was down 25,700 since July 2014 and declined by 11,200 from June.  Their unemployment rate was 13.2%.

In July, private sector employment was down 28,100 from June but was up 75,000 from July 2014.  Self-employment grew by 40,500 in July over June and increased by 56,700 from July 2014.  Public sector employment was down 5,800 from June but grew by 29,700 from July 2014.  Total private sector employment in July was 11, 582,900.