I have a researcher that is studying the relationship between unemployment rates and federal electoral results. Ideally, he is looking for unemployment data for Federal Electoral Districts from 1-3 months before federal elections. The LFS does not seem to provide data at this geographical level, but is this something that can be done at an RDC or via custom tabulation.
The variable list in the LFS masterfile available on the DLI’s Nesstar <http://www62.statcan.ca/webview/> and the geographic levels available for LFS are at: economic regions, CMA/urban centres, unemployement insurance regions, and at the provincial level.
The unemployment by FED is not available for that survey. Have you considered that National Household Survey? You would need to select the FED that you are looking for. Then scroll down the profile until they see Labour force status variable. <http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/fed-cef/index.cfm?Lang=E&SID=2>