April 14, 2024

After a slight improve in September, Quebec’s unemployment charge rose by 0.5 proportion factors this time, reaching 4.9% in October, in accordance with Statistics Canada knowledge launched Friday.

The variety of staff in La Belle province fell by 0.5% within the tenth month of the 12 months.

Whereas full-time positions fell by 0.9% between September and October 2023, part-time positions recorded a rise of 1.5% over the identical interval.

Montreal’s census metropolitan space (CMA) has not seen the identical pattern because the province, with the unemployment charge now at 6%, in comparison with 5% in September.

Nationally, the unemployment charge rose 0.2 proportion factors to five.7%, marking a fourth month-to-month improve up to now six months.

“Since April, the speed has elevated 0.7 proportion factors after remaining at a near-record low of 5.0% from December 2022 to April 2023,” Statistics Canada famous.

Employment was little modified, rising simply 0.1%, representing 18,000 new staff in Canada.

Within the building business particularly, the variety of staff rose (+1.5%), which offset the 1.1% decline in September.

In the identical wave, employment within the data, tradition and leisure sector rose by 2.5% in October, after a decline of 1.4% within the earlier month.

“Employment in wholesale and retail commerce fell by 22,000 (-0.7%) in October, representing the primary decline since October 2022,” the federal company stated.