Canada Participation Rate

Country:
Canada
CAD, Canadian dollar
Sector:
Labor
Low 65.2% 65.3%
65.4%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
65.3%
65.2%
Next release Actual Forecast
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Canada Participation Rate is the percentage of the total number of labor-force age people (15 years and over) who are either employed or are actively seeking employment, in relation to the total population in the corresponding age group.

The indicator is considered a metric of the active part of the nation's entire labor force. For example, many individuals may get discouraged in economic recession conditions and stop seeking employment. Thus such individuals are excluded from the economically active population. Statistics confirm this logic: during recession, the share of economically active population is noticeably reduced. Also, the economically active population does not include students, housewives, prisoners and pensioners.

The indicator is usually analyzed along with the unemployment rate, because people categorized as unemployed may not be active labor market participants. On the other hand, unemployed people may have income and participate in economic processes. This category may include pensioners who spend their savings, or students trying to gain experience to enter the labor market later.

The proportion of economically active population may be reduced due to structural social changes, not only due to the overall economic health. For example, the increase in the birth rate leads to a decrease in the number of working women.

Parallel interpretation of the share of the participation rate and the unemployment rate provides for a better understanding of general employment trends in the economy.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "Canada Participation Rate" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Oct 2018
65.2%
65.3%
65.4%
Sep 2018
65.4%
65.3%
65.3%
Aug 2018
65.3%
65.4%
65.4%
Jul 2018
65.4%
65.4%
65.5%
Jun 2018
65.5%
65.3%
65.3%
May 2018
65.3%
65.4%
65.4%
Apr 2018
65.4%
65.5%
65.5%
Mar 2018
65.5%
65.5%
65.5%
Feb 2018
65.5%
65.6%
65.5%
Jan 2018
65.5%
65.7%
65.8%
Dec 2017
65.8%
65.7%
Nov 2017
65.7%
65.7%
Oct 2017
65.7%
65.6%
Sep 2017
65.6%
65.7%
Aug 2017
65.7%
65.7%
Jul 2017
65.7%
65.9%
Jun 2017
65.9%
65.8%
May 2017
65.8%
65.6%
Apr 2017
65.6%
65.9%
Mar 2017
65.9%
65.8%
Feb 2017
65.8%
65.9%
Jan 2017
65.9%
65.8%
Dec 2016
65.8%
65.6%
Nov 2016
65.6%
65.8%
Oct 2016
65.8%
65.7%
Sep 2016
65.7%
65.5%
Aug 2016
65.5%
65.4%
Jul 2016
65.4%
65.5%
Jun 2016
65.5%
65.7%
May 2016
65.7%
65.8%
Apr 2016
65.8%
65.9%
Mar 2016
65.9%
65.9%
Feb 2016
65.9%
65.9%
Jan 2016
65.9%
65.9%
Dec 2015
65.9%
65.8%
Nov 2015
65.8%
66.0%
Oct 2015
66.0%
65.9%
Sep 2015
65.9%
65.9%
Aug 2015
65.9%
65.7%
Jul 2015
65.7%
65.8%
Jun 2015
65.8%
65.9%
May 2015
65.9%
65.8%
Apr 2015
65.8%
65.9%
Mar 2015
65.9%
65.8%
Feb 2015
65.8%
65.7%
Jan 2015
65.7%
65.9%
Dec 2014
65.7%
66.0%
Nov 2014
66.0%
66.0%
Oct 2014
66.0%
66.0%
Sep 2014
66.0%
66.0%

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