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In September 2022, there was a little change in employment as the unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percent. Employment has increased for men and women aged 25 to 54 but decreased for young women aged 15 to 24. The number of employees in the public sector increased in comparison to July and August 2022.
The table below will reveal the data of the availability of jobs in six provinces along with the percentage:
|Canadian Province||Increase in percentage of job vacancies|
The number of jobs increased per sector can be found in the table below:
|Sector||Number of job vacancies|
|Accommodation and food services||1,49,600|
|Professional, scientific, and technical services||74,600|
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Employment was declined in August but in September it was increased by 21,000 for both full-time and part-time. Gains could be seen in the field of education services while healthcare and social assistance were balanced. Losses could be found in the following sectors:
Growth in the number of employees can be found in the public sector in September. The number of total hours worked declined by 0.6 percent in September 2022. But year over year it increased by 2.4 percent.
In August 2022, the unemployment rate was increased by 0.5 percent and rose up to 5.4 percent. In September 2022, the unemployment rate came down to 5.2 percent. In this month, the number of people reaching the age of retirement is 983,000. The age of these people is between 55 and 64.
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In September 2022, the employment rate for women aged 25 to 54 grew by 47,000. Employment has reached year over year for different sectors which can be found in the table below:
|Sector||Number of jobs increased|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||25,000|
|Transportation and warehousing||24,000|
Employment rate for young women aged 15 and 24 was decreased in September 2022. The table below reveals the details of decrease in jobs among youth and young women:
|Age group||Decrease in job|
|Youth aged 15-24||26,000|
The number of employees in the public sector rose by 35,000 and most of the increase was in the education sector which was 30.4 percent. In the private sector, the number of employees rose up to 316,000 on year over year basis. The net increase was 434,000 over the past 12 months.
The hourly wage increased by more than 5 percent year over year. The consumer price index or CPI was above 7 percent from May to August 2022. Average hourly wages increased in almost all industries by 8.7 percent or +$1.51 to $18.89. The average hourly wages according to the provinces can be found in the table below:
|Province||Increase in wages||Percent Increase|
|Ontario||+$2.27 to $19.51||13.2|
|Quebec||+$1.41 to $18.81||8.1|
Average hourly wages in this industry changed a little in the provinces listed below on year over year basis:
Gains in average hourly wages depend on multiple factors. The table shows the increase in wages in different industries:
|Industry||Percent Increase||Average wages|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||4.4||56,000|
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In the past 27 weeks, the long-term employment was declined by 18,000 in September 2022 while it increased in August by 22,000.
In the educational sector, the number of workers was increased by 46,000 in September 2022. The growth of number of employees in different provinces can be found in the table below:
|Province||Increase in percent||Wage increase|
Increase in employment can be found in four provinces which include
Few people worked in Ontario and Prince Edward Island. The table below will reveal the employment increase in these provinces:
The employment rate increased or remained steady in September 2022 for the following territories:
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