This research guide provides a starting point for searching for the topic of Labour Statistics.  For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Labour Studies by email or Ask a librarian.

How to cite statistics

How to Cite Statistics Canada Products. From Statistics Canada. A new online tool that describes how to build a reference when citing any type of Statistics Canada product.

Finding statistics and data


There are also several other Library research guides devoted to finding Canadian statistics.


Collects and publishes reports of statistics from Statistics Canada, provincial government ministries and agencies and from administrative files.

Statistics Canada 

Provides current and historical Canadian socio-economic statistics.

  • Labour: For tables, articles, and reports, and more, check the tab, "Subject" and choose, "Labour."
  • Summary tables: Check the tab, "Data" and choose, "Labour." Select "Tables."
  • Labour Force Information (71-001-X)
    • Provides the most current monthly labour market statistics on a variety of labour force characteristics for Canada and the provinces (employment, unemployment, participation rate, age & sex, as well as statistics by industry).

United States

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. Federal Government in the broad field of labour economics and statistics


OECD iLibrary
Formerly SourceOECD, OECD iLibrary provides electronic access to books, periodicals and statistics published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

undata - United Nations Statistical Common Database - provides selected series from 30 specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas.

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Statistics and Databases - 

Global Gender Gap Report