Every month, our economists issue an overview of the key data from the Labour force survey.
The number of jobs in Quebec remains unchanged through the first half of 2022. Hiring difficulties in the current context can mostly be explained by a job market tightening that doesn’t show any sign of trajectory since the beginning of the year.
The unemployment rate (4.3 %) shows for a second consecutive month a slight increase. Even with ongoing labour shortages, exacerbated by a drop in participation rates, affects average salary and participation for people aged 55 and over.
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