Monthly indicators: Employment and unemployment rates by administrative region

    Key seasonally adjusted economic indicators.

    Employment

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

           
    Employment (K), three-month moving averages 2022 2023 2023 2024        
         
           
          November December January February March April        

           
    Québec 4,403.1 4,506.4 4,524.6 4,523.9 4,525.3 4,529.8 4,524.3 4,527.6        
         Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 89.7 92.8 96.8 95.6 95.0 94.5 94.4 95.7        
         Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 125.0 129.0 126.4 125.7 125.3 124.4 125.0 124.9        
         Capitale-Nationale (03) 389.3 404.7 408.5 412.2 412.2 414.4 411.5 412.4        
         Mauricie (04) 116.8 122.9 122.1 120.9 122.4 124.0 122.8 123.8        
         Estrie (05) 162.0 161.2 162.5 163.3 165.4 165.7 165.5 165.4        
         Montréal (06) 1,129.0 1,151.9 1,144.5 1,129.2 1,124.8 1,116.1 1,112.9 1,120.2        
         Outaouais (07) 210.8 210.7 214.4 213.6 217.3 220.5 223.0 218.2        
         Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 72.6 71.4 71.8 72.2 72.5 74.6 75.6 77.2        
         Côte-Nord (09) et Nord-du-Québec (10) 47.2 49.9 48.1 46.4 44.9 44.9 46.1 46.3        
         Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 34.1 36.4 34.2 33.9 33.8 33.5 33.9 34.5        
         Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 231.3 228.4 233.1 233.4 234.3 235.5 238.1 238.9        
         Laval (13) 226.3 237.6 239.9 239.2 239.0 236.8 236.1 232.2        
         Lanaudière (14) 278.2 275.0 275.4 276.6 278.1 278.8 282.9 280.7        
         Laurentides (15) 323.4 351.6 349.4 347.1 344.8 351.6 353.0 353.6        
         Montérégie (16) 838.4 854.6 870.8 885.5 884.8 883.9 872.6 874.4        
         Centre-du-Québec (17) 129.0 128.2 126.8 129.2 130.7 130.7 130.9 129.2        

           

    Unemployment rate

             

           
    Unemployment rate (%), three-month moving averages 2022 2023 2023 2024        
         
           
          November December January February March April        

           
    Québec 4.3 4.5 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.9        
         Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 4.8 4.4 3.9 3.9 3.0 3.6 3.6 4.8        
         Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 3.8 3.3 3.7 3.9 3.4 3.2 2.8 3.2        
         Capitale-Nationale (03) 3.6 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.5 3.7        
         Mauricie (04) 4.5 4.7 5.7 6.4 4.9 4.7 4.2 4.9        
         Estrie (05) 3.4 4.4 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.6 4.7        
         Montréal (06) 5.7 6.2 7.2 7.7 7.3 7.1 7.3 7.6        
         Outaouais (07) 3.6 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.6        
         Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 3.3 3.1 3.7 3.2 2.9 F F 2.0        
         Côte-Nord (09) et Nord-du-Québec (10) 4.6 2.9 3.2 3.7 3.8 4.3 4.6 5.2        
         Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 10.3 7.6 8.6 8.0 8.4 9.4 8.5 8.4        
         Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 2.0 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.9 2.7        
         Laval (13) 4.4 5.7 6.2 6.2 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.9        
         Lanaudière (14) 4.9 4.7 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.4 3.7 4.4        
         Laurentides (15) 3.7 3.9 5.6 5.4 5.6 4.4 4.1 3.3        
         Montérégie (16) 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.9        
         Centre-du-Québec (17) 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.9 3.2 2.4 2.8        

           
      
    F: Estimate too unreliable to be published according to Statistics Canada’s release criteria.
    – The LFS estimates for administrative regions, seasonally adjusted by the ISQ, are published as three-month moving averages to smooth out irregular fluctuations due to small sample sizes. For more information, please read the document Quelques rappels concernant les moyennes mobiles sur trois mois (MM3M) :
    https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/fichier/quelques-rappels-concernant-les-moyennes-mobiles-sur-trois-mois-mm3m.pdf        
    – Quarterly and annual values are calculated from monthly data rather than moving averages. Annual values are calculated from non-seasonally adjusted monthly data.
    – Since March 2020, LFS results must be interpreted with caution, given the decrease in the survey response rate, which is still not back to its pre-pandemic level.
    – Numbers in bold have been revised since last Friday.
      
    Sources : Institut de la statistique du Québec,
                      Statistics Canada.
     
    Update : May 13, 2024
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