Labour Force Survey, June 2015, published July 10

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Employment in June decreased by 6,400 from May.  The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.8%.  Construction employment  was up 0.6% from May while manufacturing employment fell by 0.4% from a month earlier.

In June, employment stood at 18.0 million, up 1.0% from June 2014.  Full-time employment grew by 64,800 from May, while part-time employment fell by 71,200 from the previous month.  Full time employment was up by 233,700 from June 2014, while part-time  employment fell by 57,600 over the same period.

Employment over the past year grew in eight provinces.  Manitoba (+1.5%), Ontario (+1.3%) and Saskatchewan (+1.2%) led the way.  The employment growth rate in Quebec was 0.6%.  Employment from a  year earlier was down most in New Brunswick (-1.8%) followed by Prince Edward Island (-1.2%).

Total employment gains of 92,200 have occurred on  Ontario since June 2014.  Its unemployment rate in June was 6.5%, unchanged from May.  Quebec’s  total employment increase since June 2014 was 25,800.  Its unemployment rate in June was 8.0%, up from 7.6% in May.

Since June 2014, employment in  the goods-producing sector was down by 0.3% and in the services-producing sector grew by 1.4%.

The construction industry gained 8,000 jobs in June over May, bringing total construction employment to 1,371,500 which is an increase of 7,900 construction jobs (+0.6%) from June 2014.  Total manufacturing employment was down 7,200 from May to 1,713,000 jobs.  This was a gain of 3,500 positions (+0.2%) from June 2014.

The number of people working in  retail and wholesale trade was up 2,600 in June from May and totaled 2,742,400.  That was a gain of 0.5% from June 2014.

Employment among adult women, aged 25 and over,  was up 54,400 in June 2015 over June 2014 but decreased by 11,900 from May.  Their unemployment rate was 5.3%.  Employment among adult men was up 119,900 in June 2025 over June 2014 and grew by 31,100 from May.  Their unemployment rate was 6.1%.   Employment among youths (15  – 24 years of age) was up 1,800 since June 2014 but declined by 25,500 from May.  Their unemployment rate was 12.9%.

In June, private sector employment was down 26,300 from May but was up 118,200 from June 2014.  Self-employment fell by 22,200 in June over May and declined by 17,900 from June 2014.  Public sector employment was up 1.2% from May and grew by 2.1% from June 2014.