Retail jobs stay flat in July: Statistics Canada - Retail Council of Canada

Retail jobs stay flat in July: Statistics Canada

August 9, 2023

Canadian retail’s job market remained stagnant in July 2023, according to the latest report from Statistics Canada.

According to the report, retail jobs fell slightly year-over-year (-0.2%) and saw similar marginal gains (0.1%) from June 2023 to July 2023. A national downturn in roles was offset by increases seen in Quebec (8.8%, 537,000 jobs), Manitoba (15.2%, 77,200 jobs), and Nova Scotia (10%, 66,300 jobs). Province-by-province statistics can be found on RCC’s Retail Pulse Dashboard.

Overall, Canadian employment was little changed in July 2023, down just 6,000 positions. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 5.5%, marking the third consecutive monthly increase.

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