Employment in Canada increases in February
Employment grew for a second consecutive month
Full-time work gains stimulate job growth for a second consecutive month up 56,000 in February. Since the number of people seeking work was stable, the unemployment rate did not change.
In fact, in the last 12 months, total employment rate increased by 369,000. Generally, total employment reflects improvements in both full and part-time jobs. During the same period, total working hours were unchanged.
In particular, Ontario saw the highest gain in employment in February. There were slight changes in rates in the rest of the provinces.
Employed people were mostly in professional, scientific and technical services; public administration; natural resources; and agriculture. The total number of employees increased.
In demographic groups like women and men aged 15 to 24 employment saw a raise.
Significant employment rise in Ontario
Progress in full-time work increased hiring rates in Ontario. The index recorded 59,000 raise making up 37,000 jobs in February.
In Quebec employment saw a slight increase by 1.3% or 55,000.
Changes in demographic groups
In youth group aged between 15 and 24 employment rate increased by 1.5% or 37,000 over a year period. This trend is kept for people in the core working ages of 25 to 54 with an increase of 1.8% or 221,000 and followed by the age group 55 and older showing 2.8% or 111,000 growth.