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Table 1 Number of employees

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Number of employees
Industry Group (North American Industry Classification System) December 2008 August 2008 July 2009r August 2009p July to August 2009 August 2008 to August 2009 December 2008 to August 2009
  Seasonally adjusted
  thousands % change
Industrial aggregate 14,800.4 14,874.9 14,531.5 14,421.3 -0.8 -3.0 -2.6
Forestry, logging and support 44.7 46.8 38.8 38.1 -1.8 -18.6 -14.8
Mining and quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 203.5 204.9 175.9 171.9 -2.3 -16.1 -15.5
Utilities 122.7 120.9 117.6 115.3 -2.0 -4.6 -6.0
Construction 817.7 838.7 783.7 781.9 -0.2 -6.8 -4.4
Manufacturing 1,599.6 1,666.4 1,467.4 1,448.3 -1.3 -13.1 -9.5
Wholesale trade 753.7 756.1 725.8 724.5 -0.2 -4.2 -3.9
Retail trade 1,884.0 1,904.0 1,863.8 1,851.8 -0.6 -2.7 -1.7
Transportation and warehousing 696.7 700.3 671.9 668.1 -0.6 -4.6 -4.1
Information and cultural industries 326.3 326.9 322.2 319.3 -0.9 -2.3 -2.1
Finance and insurance 666.4 664.5 667.3 667.9 0.1 0.5 0.2
Real estate and rental and leasing 246.8 252.9 240.1 239.3 -0.3 -5.4 -3.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 766.6 758.9 735.0 730.8 -0.6 -3.7 -4.7
Management of companies and enterprises 121.3 126.6 117.0 115.9 -0.9 -8.5 -4.5
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 754.2 779.8 719.2 712.2 -1.0 -8.7 -5.6
Educational services 1,147.5 1,137.7 1,186.0 1,131.6 -4.6 -0.5 -1.4
Health care and social assistance 1,567.2 1,530.6 1,582.1 1,579.2 -0.2 3.2 0.8
Arts, entertainment and recreation 242.1 244.4 252.9 250.5 -0.9 2.5 3.5
Accommodation and food services 1,095.3 1,073.0 1,061.6 1,057.8 -0.4 -1.4 -3.4
Other services (excluding public administration) 510.5 509.0 504.5 502.7 -0.4 -1.2 -1.5
Public administration 1,024.4 1,010.6 1,040.3 1,042.1 0.2 3.1 1.7
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 192.4 192.8 188.2 188.5 0.2 -2.2 -2.0
Prince Edward Island 61.5 60.5 63.0 63.6 1.0 5.1 3.4
Nova Scotia 393.0 396.5 390.5 390.5 0.0 -1.5 -0.6
New Brunswick 311.0 313.0 311.2 306.9 -1.4 -1.9 -1.3
Quebec 3,393.1 3,378.3 3,368.4 3,343.8 -0.7 -1.0 -1.5
Ontario 5,671.0 5,722.9 5,551.9 5,510.7 -0.7 -3.7 -2.8
Manitoba 562.8 564.1 562.3 557.4 -0.9 -1.2 -1.0
Saskatchewan 439.9 435.2 438.1 434.8 -0.8 -0.1 -1.2
Alberta 1,789.8 1,792.9 1,719.4 1,696.4 -1.3 -5.4 -5.2
British Columbia 1,935.0 1,953.6 1,886.4 1,878.4 -0.4 -3.8 -2.9
Yukon 19.5 19.4 19.0 18.9 -0.5 -2.6 -3.1
Northwest Territories¹ 26.8 27.8 27.4 27.0 -1.5 -2.9 0.7
Nunavut¹ 10.1 10.6 10.4 10.3 -1.0 -2.8 2.0
revised
preliminary
Data not seasonally adjusted.