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Source: Statistics Canada

Geographical Area: Canada, provinces and territories

Unit of Measurement: Percentage

The table below contains more information regarding the indicator.

Indicator name

Unemployment rate

Target

No specific target

Indicator description

This indicator measures the unemployment rate. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force.

Geographical coverage

Canada, provinces and territories

Unit of measurement

Percentage

Calculations

The unemployment rate for a particular group (age, sex, marital status, etc.) is the number unemployed in that group expressed as a percentage of the labour force for that group. Estimates are percentages, rounded to the nearest tenth.

Comments and limitations

Excluded from the coverage are: persons living on reserves and other Aboriginal settlements in the provinces; full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the institutionalized population, and households in extremely remote areas with very low population density.

Source 1

Organisation

Statistics Canada

Periodicity

Annual

Geographical coverage

Canada (excluding territories) and provinces

Link to data source Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0327-01 Labour force characteristics by sex and detailed age group, annual opens in a new window

Source 2

Organisation

Statistics Canada

Periodicity

Annual

Geographical coverage

Territories

Link to data source Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0393-01 Labour force characteristics, annual opens in a new window

Source 3

Organisation

Statistics Canada

Periodicity

Annual

Geographical coverage

Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory

Link to data source Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0364-01 Labour force characteristics by province, region and Indigenous group opens in a new window

Source 4

Organisation

Statistics Canada

Periodicity

Annual

Geographical coverage

Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area

Link to data source Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0083-01 Labour force characteristics by immigrant status, annual opens in a new window
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