Québec City, July 7, 2017 – Employment rose in Quebec in June 2017 with the creation of 28,300 jobs, 13,500 of them full-time. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, has remained steady at a record low of 6.0%: the lowest it has been since data collection began in 1976.
Today, François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, revisited the most recent data on employment published by Statistics Canada.
Quebec is showing the best job creation in Canada and has an unemployment rate that is steady at a record low. The good results released today encourage us to continue our efforts so that as many people as possible can enter the labour market. Our government aims to better equip people who are far away from the labour market as well as immigrants in their job-seeking efforts, especially by developing their professional skills and abilities as well as by promoting access to French language learning programs.
– François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region
Employment rose in Quebec in June 2017 with the creation of 28,300 jobs, 13,500 of them full-time: the best performance in Canada.
The unemployment rate has remained steady at a record low of 6.0%.
121,700 jobs have been created in Quebec in the last twelve months, 50,400 of them full-time.
In June 2017, the employment rate among 15 to 64 year-olds was at 75%, a record high.
There are currently 62,750 jobs on Emploi-Québec’s online job placement site.
Report on the Quebec labour market: