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Canada released stronger third quarter GDP and November employment numbers Friday giving a boost to the Canadian dollar. Canada Nov net employment change was 79.5k vs 10.0k exp and Canada Q3 GDP was +1.7% vs +1.6% expected. The $USDCAD fell from around 1.2900 to 1.2780.

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Canada November Employment Report

Canadian employment increased for the second consecutive month, up 80,000 in November. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage points to 5.9%, the lowest rate since February 2008.

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In the 12 months to November, employment was up by 390,000 (+2.1%), with all the gains attributable to full-time work (+441,000 or +3.0%) as part-time employment was down slightly. Over the same period, total hours worked grew by 1.0%. The unemployment rate trended downwards in the 12 months to November, falling 0.9 percentage points over this period.

  • Net employment change was 79.5k vs 10.0k exp, 35.3k prev
  • Unemployment Rate  5.9%  vs 6.2% exp vs 6.3% prev
  • Full time employment change  29.6k vs 88.7k prev
  • Part time employment change  49.9k vs -53.4k prev
  • Participation Rate 65.7%  vs 65.7% prev

Canada Q3 GDP Canada Q3

canada GDP Nov

  • GDP was +1.7% vs +1.6% expected. September GDP +0.2% m/m vs +0.1% expected, August GDP -0.1%
  • GDP +3.3% y/y vs +3.3% expected
  • Exports -10.2% annualized
  • Compensation +1.3% nominally (nearly 5% annualized)
  • Government investment added 0.5 pp to growth
  • Inventories added 1.0 pp to growth
  • Business investment +3.7% annualized
  • Residential investment -1.4% annualized

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