Labour Force Survey, June 2013, published July 5

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Employment in June was unchanged from May. The unemployment rate was also unchanged from May at 7.1%  Construction employment grew by 0.1 from May while manufacturing employment increased 0.2% from a month earlier.

In June, employment stood at 17.7 million, up 1.4% from June 2012.  Full-time employment fell by 32,400 from May, while part-time employment increased by 32,200 from the previous month.  Full-time employment was up by 188,400 from June 2012, while part-time increased by 53,900 over the same period.

Employment over the past year grew in eight provinces, led by Saskatchewan (+3.6%), Aberta (+2.6%) and Newfoundland and Lavbrador (+2.0).  Quebec’s employment growth rate was 1.2%, while Ontario’s was 1.6%.  Employment from a year earlier was down 2.2% in New Brunswick and dropped 0.1% in British Columbia.

Total employment gains of 109,800 have occurred in Ontario since June 2012.  Its unemployment rate was 7.5% in June, up from 7.3% in May.  Quebec’s total employment increase since May 2012 was 48,000.  Its unemployment rate in June was 7.9%, up from 7.7% in May.

Since June 2012, employment in the goods-producing sector has decreased by 0.3% and in the services-producing sector, it has grown by 1.9%.

The construction industry gained 1,400 jobs in June over May, bringing total construction employment to 1,344,700, which is an increase of 78,300 construction jobs (+6.2%) from June 2012.

Total manufacturing employment was up 4,200 from May to 1,726,400 jobs.  That was a loss of 88,800 positions (-4.9%) since the same month last year.

The number of people working in retail and wholesale trade was down (0.4%) in June from May and totaled 2,703,000.  That was a gain of 2.6% from June 2012.

Employment among adult women, aged 25 and over, was up 103,400 in June 2013 over June 2012 and increased by 6,000 from May.  Employment among adult men was up 86,200 in June 2013 over June 2012 and fell by 9,600 from May.  Employment among youths (15-24 years of age) grew by 52,600 since last June, and was up by 3,300 from May.

In June, private sector employment was down 5,300, unchanged from May, and was up 1.2% from June 2012.  Self-employment was up 0.1% in June over May, and increased by 1.9% from June 2012.  Public sector employment was unchanged from May and was up 1.5% from June 2012.  Total private sector employment in June was 11,361,800; self-employment was 2,722,300; and public sector employment was 3,665,000.