Employment rose by 157,000 (+0.8%) in September, the fourth consecutive monthly increase. The unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.9%.
Meanwhile, the U.S. economy added only 194,000 jobs in September.
“U.S. job growth fell to the slowest pace of the year in September, as the Delta variant and a persistent shortage of workers restrained the ability of companies to hire.”
Note, the population of Canada in July 2018 was 37,058,856 while the population of the United States was 328,928,146 in November 2018, almost ten times larger than Canada.
Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, 157,000 new jobs were added to the economy last month, bringing us past our Throne Speech goal of creating 1 million jobs! There is still work to do, and we will continue to focus on jobs and growth.
— Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) October 8, 2021