2021-07-10

Canada’s employment growth in June continues to promote unblocking

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(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Canada’s employment growth in June continues to promote unblocking

China News Service, Toronto, July 10 (Reporter Yu Ruidong) Statistics Canada’s latest survey data shows that the country is in In June of this year, 231,000 jobs were created, an increase of 1.2% from the previous month. But the employment rate is still lower than the level before the epidemic.

Canada’s employment growth in June continues to promote unblocking

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p >On July 5, local time, at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada, passengers who have just entered the country are preparing to leave the terminal by car. Canada has implemented the first-phase measures to relax the entry restriction order from the same day. If inbound passengers have been fully vaccinated with the officially recognized new crown vaccine, they can be exempted from isolation and virus testing on the 8th day of entry. Photo by China News Agency reporter Yu Ruidong

In the previous two months, Canada had lost 275,000 jobs. Data released on July 9 showed that the rebound in employment in June was due to the improvement of the new crown epidemic, and many places were gradually unblocked. All the employment growth comes from part-time work, and it is concentrated in the 15-24 year old group of young people, mainly women. Employment in this age group increased by 164,000, a month-on-month increase of 7.1%, the largest monthly increase in a year.

143,000 full-time jobs were lost in the previous two months, and there was little change in June. The number of people working at home is approximately 4.7 million, a decrease of nearly 400,000 from the previous month. The number of unemployed people in the country decreased by 61,000 month-on-month, or 3.7%. The unemployment rate is 7.8%.

The number of jobs in accommodation and catering services increased by 101,000, an increase of 11.8% from the previous month; the number of jobs in the retail industry increased by 75,000. However, employment in the commodity production industry, construction industry, and natural resources industry still fell.

The Canadian Bureau of Statistics pointed out that to fully understand the current labor market trends, we must observe changes in employment in the context of demographic changes. From February 2020 before the epidemic to June this year, the country’s population increased by approximately 1.1%. However, the total number of employed persons in June this year decreased by 340,000 compared with February last year, and the employment rate dropped by 1.7 percentage points.

The number of Chinese Canadians in employment increased by 41,000 in June, and the number of Filipinos increased by 31,000. Preliminary analysis shows that this is mainly due to the increase in sales and service jobs. The employment ratio of Chinese and Filipinos in this field is higher than the national average in Canada.

Some provinces in Canada are continuing to promote the unblocking and restarting of the social economy. Ontario, the most populous province, announced on the 9th that it will enter the third step of the three-step plan to restart the province within a week. This will be 5 days ahead of the planned time. By then, indoor services including catering, fitness, entertainment and various outdoor activities will be opened to a greater extent or resume operations.

In Alberta, the famous Calgary Stampede, which has a history of over a hundred years, re-launched on the 9th after it was cancelled due to the epidemic last year. However, the organizers did not set up spectator areas during the opening parade, and cancelled some highly popular competitions and amusement facilities, and set limits on the number of visitors. This activity is one of the most important local cultural and economic activities.

Quebec’s health officials stated that they plan to use the “digital vaccine passport” for those who have been fully vaccinated in the fall to promote the recovery of economic activities.

Although the overall epidemic curve is obviously improving, the Canadian Public Health Agency has recently confirmed that the mutated strain of the new coronavirus “lambda” has spread to Canada, and at least a dozen cases of infection have been reported. (End)