Canadian Unemployment Rates



Canada Flag - Small SizeNote: Monthly Data Available From 1976-2015
Yearly Data Available From 1946-2015








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General Data:

The lowest unemployment rate in Canada's history was posted in 1947, when the country posted an average unemployment rate of just 2.2%

The highest unemployment rate in Canada's history was posted in December of 1982, when the country posted an average unemployment rate of 13.1%


The most recent Canadian unemployment rate: 7% (Date: 2014-02)

Canada's unemployment rate is currently 1.5% higher than the unemployment rate in the United States

Source: Statistics Canada