Table 2
Number of unemployed, number of job vacancies, and unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, by sector

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Number of unemployed, number of job vacancies, and unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, by sector
  Three-month average ending in March 2011 Three-month average ending in March 2012 March 2011 to March 2012
Number of unemployed Number of job vacancies Unemployment-to-job vacancies Number of unemployed Number of job vacancies Unemployment-to-job vacancies Number of unemployed Number of job vacancies Unemployment-to-job vacancies
  thousands thousands ratio thousands thousands ratio change in thousands change in thousands change
All unemployed1 1,489.5 228.8 6.5 1,432.6 247.7 5.8 -56.9 18.9 -0.7
Unemployed, all sectors, worked within past 12 months 968.2 228.8 4.2 917.7 247.7 3.7 -50.5 18.9 -0.5
Forestry, logging and support (correction) F F F F 0.4 F F F F
Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction 14.1 4.6 3.1 13.4 7.7 1.7 -0.7 3.2 -1.4
Utilities 2.0 1.2 1.8 3.6 3.4 1.1 1.6 2.2 -0.7
Construction 166.8 11.6 14.4 149.3 18.0 8.3 -17.5 6.4 -6.1
Manufacturing 122.8 22.8 5.4 107.2 20.6 5.2 -15.6 -2.1 -0.2
Wholesale trade 24.8 12.4 2.0 31.0 12.7 2.4 6.2 0.3 0.4
Retail trade 121.9 21.8 5.6 126.8 30.1 4.2 4.9 8.3 -1.4
Transportation and warehousing 39.9 10.0 4.0 39.9 9.6 4.1 -0.0 -0.4 0.1
Information and cultural industries 23.3 5.9 4.0 16.8 8.0 2.1 -6.5 2.1 -1.9
Finance and insurance 16.1 13.6 1.2 17.7 13.3 1.3 1.5 -0.3 0.1
Real estate and rental and leasing 12.8 F F 15.8 3.1 F 2.9 F F
Professional, scientific and technical services 42.4 14.0 3.0 48.7 15.8 3.1 6.3 1.8 0.0
Management of companies and enterprises F 1.2 F F 0.9 F F -0.4 F
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 73.5 20.1 3.7 76.4 15.6 4.9 2.9 -4.5 1.3
Educational services 32.9 4.2 7.8 27.9 F F -4.9 F F
Health care and social assistance 45.7 43.2 1.1 33.2 33.0 1.0 -12.4 -10.3 -0.0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 45.3 2.1 22.0 32.6 2.7 12.1 -12.7 0.7 -10.0
Accommodation and food services 96.7 18.0 5.4 91.2 22.1 4.1 -5.4 4.1 -1.2
Other services (excluding public administration) 33.1 10.3 3.2 33.7 10.3 3.3 0.5 0.0 0.0
Public administration2 10.7 7.9 1.3 11.4 6.8 1.7 0.7 -1.1 0.3
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1.
For all unemployed, the number of unemployed and ratio include all unemployed individuals, regardless of previous work experience.
2.
Does not include federal, provincial or territorial public administration.
Note(s): 
The number of unemployed and ratio for "Unemployed, all sectors, worked in past 12 months" and by sector include only those who last worked within the previous 12 months.