Statistics Canada detected an error in the processing of the August 8 Labour Force Survey release. This error impacts only the July 2014 estimates. Corrected estimates were released on Friday, August 15, 2014.
Statistics Canada takes this matter very seriously and is immediately launching a review of the data verification processes in place. This does not affect other statistical programs. A report on the results of the review will be published on the Statistics Canada website as soon as it is available.
Monthly Labour Force Statistics Periodical
Labour Market Statistics (employment, unemployment, labour force participation) — Data Tables
Characteristics by region, industry, and occupation
Labour Market Statistics for Special Groups—Quarterly Data
Archived Feature Articles
Archived features articles are available through the BC Stats Analytical Reports
database. Note that these articles were produced using data that were
available at the time of publication. The data may since have been
The Labour Force Survey is a sample survey and estimates are subject to both sampling and
non-sampling errors. See Statistics Canada's Guide to the Labour Force Survey.