Economic News - In November, the unemployment rate in the region was 3.8%, a slight decrease compared to October (3.9%). For the third consecutive month, the region has had the second lowest unemployment rate in Canada.
Economic News - The region regains the first rank for the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, going down from 3.9% in July to 3.7% in August. The Québec City CMA registered 453,900 jobs in August, a loss of 2,900 compared to the previous month.
Economic News - In July 2018, the Québec City CMA recorded 456,800 jobs, a loss of 3,400 compared to the previous month. The contraction in the pool of workers explains, in part, the loss of employment in the region affecting mostly part-time jobs
Economic News - The region counted 460,200 jobs in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 2,800 jobs compared to the first three months of the year. Despite a downturn in employment in June, the Québec City area did very well in the beginning of the year. A total of 8,000 jobs were created in the first semester of 2018, a contrast with the job losses observed over the first six months of 2016 and 2017. As for the unemployment rate, it remained low, at 3.8%, a slight rise compared to the 3.6% registered in the first quarter of 2018. This increase is linked to the growth of the labour force. Regarding unemployment, the region still managed to maintain the 2nd rank in Canada, behind Peterborough (2.7%).
Economic News - From April to May, 2,300 jobs were created in the Québec City CMA, reaching a new high of 463,000 jobs. The excellent start witnessed at the beginning of the year continues in the area, with May marking the 10th consecutive month with growth in the employment sector
Economic News - In February, the Québec City CMA recorded a 1,400 jobs increase, reaching a new high of 453,600 jobs. The vigorous labour market was reflected by the unemployment rate, which reached a new historical low of 3.2%, a 0.1 percentage point diminution compared to January.
Economic News - The construction of non-residential buildings generated $912.6M in investments in the Québec City CMA in 2017, representing an 11.3% increase compared to 2016. Québec City recorded the second highest growth among the eight main Canadian metropolitan areas, just after Winnipeg (+18.4%).
Economic News - According to the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Canada, the unemployment rate reached a historical low of 4.2% in the Québec City CMA in 2017, compared to 4.6% in 2016. Concurrently, the number of jobs has reached a peak of 442,800, thanks to the creation of 4,300 jobs in 2017 compared to 2016.
Economic News - The Québec City CMA recorded a real GDP of $34.8 billion in the third quarter of 2017, a 2.7% growth compared to the same period in 2016. Following the 2.8% growth recorded in the second quarter, this is the first time since 2010 that the CMA was able to record a growth above 2% for two consecutive quarters.