June 13th, 2024

National employment numbers for May from Statistics Canada, at a glance


By The Canadian Press on June 7, 2024.

OTTAWA – A quick look at Canada’s May employment figures (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 6.2 per cent (6.1)

Employment rate: 61.3 per cent (61.4)

Participation rate: 65.4 per cent (65.4)

Number unemployed: 1,365,100 (1,337,400)

Number working: 20,517,800 (20,491,100)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 12.6 per cent (12.8)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.3 per cent (5.2)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.0 per cent (4.8)

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 7, 2024.

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