Table 2
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted

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Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  December
2011
November
2012r
December
2012p
November to December 2012 December 2011 to December 2012 November to December 2012 December 2011 to December 2012
  thousands change in thousands % change
Sector aggregate1 15,053.3 15,317.8 15,298.7 -19.1 245.4 -0.1 1.6
Forestry, logging and support 40.4 37.8 37.6 -0.2 -2.8 -0.6 -6.9
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 212.3 226.7 224.3 -2.4 12.0 -1.1 5.6
Utilities 124.6 122.2 120.1 -2.1 -4.5 -1.8 -3.6
Construction 865.3 905.3 911.8 6.5 46.5 0.7 5.4
Manufacturing 1,488.3 1,487.8 1,486.7 -1.1 -1.6 -0.1 -0.1
Wholesale trade 746.2 761.3 759.4 -1.9 13.2 -0.2 1.8
Retail trade 1,847.9 1,869.8 1,864.7 -5.1 16.8 -0.3 0.9
Transportation and warehousing 695.0 712.6 713.2 0.6 18.2 0.1 2.6
Information and cultural industries 327.8 322.9 324.3 1.4 -3.5 0.4 -1.1
Finance and insurance 687.7 700.4 704.7 4.3 17.0 0.6 2.5
Real estate and rental and leasing 241.8 248.6 248.5 -0.1 6.7 0.0 2.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 787.9 803.5 801.6 -1.9 13.7 -0.2 1.7
Management of companies and enterprises 105.2 110.5 108.7 -1.8 3.5 -1.7 3.3
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 749.0 762.8 757.5 -5.3 8.5 -0.7 1.1
Educational services 1,147.3 1,182.1 1,180.3 -1.8 33.0 -0.1 2.9
Health care and social assistance 1,664.7 1,694.0 1,693.6 -0.4 28.9 0.0 1.7
Arts, entertainment and recreation 249.6 250.9 250.1 -0.8 0.5 -0.3 0.2
Accommodation and food services 1,099.9 1,129.0 1,128.7 -0.3 28.8 0.0 2.6
Other services (excluding public administration) 518.8 523.6 524.2 0.6 5.4 0.1 1.1
Public administration 1,054.6 1,049.1 1,047.6 -1.5 -7.0 -0.1 -0.7
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 207.4 212.4 212.1 -0.3 4.7 -0.1 2.3
Prince Edward Island 64.2 63.5 63.5 0.0 -0.7 0.0 -1.1
Nova Scotia 402.3 402.3 398.5 -3.8 -3.8 -0.9 -0.9
New Brunswick 316.9 311.1 309.5 -1.6 -7.4 -0.5 -2.3
Quebec 3,440.2 3,486.6 3,482.7 -3.9 42.5 -0.1 1.2
Ontario 5,745.8 5,828.0 5,828.6 0.6 82.8 0.0 1.4
Manitoba 566.5 576.1 571.5 -4.6 5.0 -0.8 0.9
Saskatchewan 459.8 473.0 469.8 -3.2 10.0 -0.7 2.2
Alberta 1,855.8 1,940.4 1,938.7 -1.7 82.9 -0.1 4.5
British Columbia 1,934.1 1,963.0 1,961.8 -1.2 27.7 -0.1 1.4
Yukon 20.4 21.0 21.1 0.1 0.7 0.4 3.4
Northwest Territories 27.9 28.6 28.8 0.2 0.9 0.8 3.1
Nunavut 11.9 11.8 12.0 0.2 0.1 1.7 0.6
r
revised
p
preliminary
Sector breakdown is based on the 2007 North American Industry Classification System.