Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  May
2017
April
2018r
May
2018p
April to May 2018 May 2017 to May 2018 April to May 2018 May 2017 to May 2018
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Sector aggregate1 16,198.0 16,542.6 16,584.0 41.3 385.9 0.2 2.4
Forestry, logging and support 38.8 40.0 39.6 -0.4 0.8 -1.0 2.0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 199.0 203.8 204.4 0.6 5.5 0.3 2.7
Utilities 118.8 123.9 124.4 0.5 5.6 0.4 4.7
Construction 989.8 1,012.2 1,014.0 1.9 24.2 0.2 2.4
Manufacturing 1,500.8 1,549.5 1,547.0 -2.5 46.2 -0.2 3.1
Wholesale trade 773.7 798.2 799.7 1.5 26.0 0.2 3.4
Retail trade 1,962.8 1,976.8 1,978.7 1.9 15.9 0.1 0.8
Transportation and warehousing 744.1 759.7 760.5 0.8 16.4 0.1 2.2
Information and cultural industries 348.2 342.4 341.6 -0.8 -6.6 -0.2 -1.9
Finance and insurance 728.0 728.4 729.2 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.2
Real estate and rental and leasing 293.7 293.5 294.7 1.2 1.0 0.4 0.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 889.8 926.6 930.7 4.1 41.0 0.4 4.6
Management of companies and enterprises 98.2 101.4 101.8 0.5 3.6 0.4 3.7
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 801.3 810.7 814.9 4.2 13.6 0.5 1.7
Educational services 1,267.9 1,303.4 1,310.1 6.6 42.2 0.5 3.3
Health care and social assistance 1,907.0 1,954.6 1,960.6 6.0 53.7 0.3 2.8
Arts, entertainment and recreation 292.9 296.6 302.0 5.4 9.2 1.8 3.1
Accommodation and food services 1,295.4 1,315.2 1,315.0 -0.1 19.6 0.0 1.5
Other services (excluding public administration) 539.1 546.5 548.9 2.4 9.8 0.4 1.8
Public administration 1,077.8 1,113.4 1,117.4 4.0 39.6 0.4 3.7
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 217.0 214.9 213.3 -1.6 -3.7 -0.7 -1.7
Prince Edward Island 66.5 66.5 66.7 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3
Nova Scotia 406.9 410.6 410.9 0.2 4.0 0.1 1.0
New Brunswick 310.0 313.3 315.6 2.3 5.6 0.7 1.8
Quebec 3,583.3 3,673.3 3,676.8 3.5 93.5 0.1 2.6
Ontario 6,305.6 6,430.1 6,455.4 25.2 149.7 0.4 2.4
Manitoba 599.2 604.3 606.1 1.8 6.9 0.3 1.1
Saskatchewan 475.0 478.0 476.4 -1.6 1.4 -0.3 0.3
Alberta 1,980.3 2,014.7 2,018.1 3.4 37.8 0.2 1.9
British Columbia 2,190.3 2,272.1 2,279.1 7.0 88.8 0.3 4.1
Yukon 21.4 21.7 21.9 0.2 0.6 1.0 2.7
Northwest Territories 26.9 26.6 26.9 0.3 0.0 0.9 0.0
Nunavut 15.6 16.4 16.7 0.3 1.1 1.7 7.2
r
revised
p
preliminary
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0223-01 (formerly CANSIM table 281-0063).
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