加拿大统计局周五公布的数据显示,5月份加拿大就业人数低于预期,大约丢失了7,500个就业岗位。
尽管工作人数有小幅下降,但上个月全国失业率稳定在5.8%。

5月份全职就业人数下降31,000人,但这一比例被本月约23,600人的兼职工作增加所抵消。

加拿大统计局称,5月份核心工作年龄为25岁至54岁的男性和女性的就业人数均下降约19,000人。 这个年龄组男性的失业率稳定在5%,而女性的失业率上升0.2个百分点,达到4.9%

按省份来看,爱德华王子岛的就业人数增加,而不列颠哥伦比亚省和新斯科舍省则减少。 在其他省份中,就业形势变化不大。

经济学家们表示,就业报告将不足以让加拿大央行下个月提高关键利率。 他们指出报告中列出的工资增长数字是该待决费率决定的潜在因素。

丰业银行(Scotiabank)经济学家德里克霍尔特(Derek Holt)表示,5月份的长期工资增长速度加快至3.9%,为2012年7月以来最快的工资增长。

运输署高级经济学家布赖恩德普拉托表示,加拿大银行“可能不会受到今天报告所有细节的鼓舞,但工资增长率将接近[年同比增长4%]将肯定会引起讨论。”

The Canadian employment picture was weaker than expected in May, as the country unexpectedly lost about 7,500 jobs, according to figures released Friday by Statistics Canada.Despite the small drop in the number of people working, the national unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 per cent last month.

Full-time employment dropped by 31,000 in May, but that was offset by a rise in part-time work of about 23,600 jobs for the month.

Statistics Canada said employment for men and women in the core working ages of 25 to 54 both fell by about 19,000 in May. The unemployment rate for men in this age group held steady at five per cent, while it increased by 0.2 percentage points to 4.9 per cent for women

Provincially, employment increased in Prince Edward Island, while it decreased in British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Among the other provinces, little change in the job situation was seen.

Economists suggested Friday’s subdued job report won’t be enough to keep the Bank of Canada from boosting a key interest rate next month. They pointed to wage growth figures included in Friday’s report as a potential factor in that pending rate decision.

Scotiabank economist Derek Holt said wage growth in May accelerated to 3.9 per cent year-over-year for permanent employees — the fastest wage growth since July 2012.

TD senior economist Brian DePratto said the Bank of Canada “may not be encouraged by all the details of today’s report, but wage growth nearing [four per cent year-over-year] will be certain to garner discussion.”