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    Monthly indicators: Employment and unemployment rates by administrative region

    Key seasonally adjusted economic indicators.

      
    Employment                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Employment (K), three-month moving averages 2019 2020 2020 2021
         
          Dec. January February March April May

    Québec 4,308.1 4,099.6 4,208.9 4,172.7 4,172.2 4,185.8 4,227.6 4,229.1
         Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 92.3 86.7 92.8 91.0 90.3 88.4 88.7 85.6
         Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 128.5 122.9 127.8 128.5 130.4 130.6 130.1 127.2
         Capitale-Nationale (03) 403.0 367.1 382.1 376.0 368.6 368.0 370.7 370.6
         Mauricie (04) 122.2 123.8 123.5 119.4 118.3 117.0 120.5 120.6
         Estrie (05) 163.0 158.5 162.1 161.8 162.2 160.9 162.1 161.0
         Montréal (06) 1,075.1 1,015.7 1,047.5 1,045.1 1,047.5 1,050.4 1,064.7 1,068.7
         Outaouais (07) 206.3 188.6 191.3 189.9 190.0 190.6 192.0 191.7
         Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 76.2 68.4 70.6 68.6 69.5 72.1 74.0 75.3
         Côte-Nord (09) et Nord-du-Québec (10) 53.1 50.1 49.8 49.7 50.2 51.7 52.5 52.8
         Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 34.0 30.9 31.6 31.5 31.7 32.3 32.8 32.8
         Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 222.6 223.4 227.2 225.4 223.2 222.0 221.6 219.1
         Laval (13) 215.0 211.3 227.1 220.1 220.9 218.1 224.0 222.0
         Lanaudière (14) 261.1 264.8 263.4 259.7 255.0 255.6 257.6 260.5
         Laurentides (15) 317.2 281.7 308.8 308.0 313.1 318.0 318.0 314.9
         Montérégie (16) 812.2 783.9 781.8 776.5 779.0 787.4 793.2 800.1
         Centre-du-Québec (17) 126.3 121.8 121.4 121.4 122.2 122.8 125.1 126.1

      
      
    Unemployment rate  

    Unemployment rate (%), three-month moving averages 2019 2020 2020 2021
         
          Dec. January February March April May

    Québec 5.1 8.9 7.2 7.6 7.3 7.2 6.5 6.5
         Bas-Saint-Laurent (01) 5.6 7.0 4.7 5.8 5.2 4.6 3.1 4.7
         Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean (02) 5.6 9.3 6.1 6.4 6.2 5.3 4.8 4.9
         Capitale-Nationale (03) 3.5 6.9 5.1 5.6 6.2 6.0 5.9 5.4
         Mauricie (04) 5.6 8.3 6.9 8.1 7.5 7.8 6.1 6.2
         Estrie (05) 4.3 7.1 6.6 7.7 7.7 7.3 6.0 5.4
         Montréal (06) 7.3 11.4 9.0 8.8 8.4 8.9 8.8 9.2
         Outaouais (07) 5.0 8.1 7.1 7.4 7.7 7.4 6.6 6.0
         Abitibi-Témiscamingue (08) 3.9 6.6 5.8 7.6 7.9 7.4 4.9 3.5
         Côte-Nord (09) et Nord-du-Québec (10) 4.8 7.6 5.2 5.0 5.0 4.4 3.4 3.0
         Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11) 13.3 13.2 9.9 10.2 10.1 11.4 10.5 11.4
         Chaudière-Appalaches (12) 3.3 5.7 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.8
         Laval (13) 4.4 8.2 6.7 8.5 8.7 8.9 7.2 7.4
         Lanaudière (14) 4.1 8.6 6.6 6.3 5.7 5.7 4.9 4.8
         Laurentides (15) 4.5 10.0 9.0 9.5 8.4 7.7 5.7 6.3
         Montérégie (16) 4.2 8.4 7.4 7.6 7.2 6.5 5.9 5.7
         Centre-du-Québec (17) 4.0 6.1 5.9 7.3 7.7 7.7 5.6 5.2

      
    – 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.
    – Numbers in bold have been revised since last Friday.
      
    Sources : Institut de la statistique du Québec,
                      Statistics Canada.
     

     

    Update : June 4, 2021
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