Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted
  August
2019
September
2019
Standard error1 August to September 2019 September 2018 to September 2019 August to September 2019 September 2018 to September 2019
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 224.9 225.0 2.1 0.1 -2.0 0.0 -0.9
Goods-producing sector 46.9 45.8 1.3 -1.1 -0.8 -2.3 -1.7
Agriculture 1.1 0.9 0.3 -0.2 -0.8 -18.2 -47.1
Natural resources2 14.3 13.8 0.7 -0.5 0.7 -3.5 5.3
Utilities 2.8 2.9 0.2 0.1 -0.1 3.6 -3.3
Construction 19.8 18.7 0.9 -1.1 -1.8 -5.6 -8.8
Manufacturing 8.8 9.6 0.7 0.8 1.1 9.1 12.9
Services-producing sector  178.0 179.2 1.8 1.2 -1.1 0.7 -0.6
Wholesale and retail trade 33.6 34.6 0.9 1.0 -3.2 3.0 -8.5
Transportation and warehousing 12.1 11.9 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -1.7 -1.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 6.7 6.5 0.4 -0.2 -0.9 -3.0 -12.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 9.4 9.2 0.5 -0.2 -1.7 -2.1 -15.6
Business, building and other support services 7.2 8.1 0.6 0.9 1.5 12.5 22.7
Educational services 16.1 17.4 0.6 1.3 1.8 8.1 11.5
Health care and social assistance 38.4 38.0 0.8 -0.4 -2.0 -1.0 -5.0
Information, culture and recreation 8.0 7.5 0.5 -0.5 -0.3 -6.3 -3.8
Accommodation and food services 17.0 16.0 0.8 -1.0 0.4 -5.9 2.6
Other services (except public administration) 11.2 11.2 0.5 0.0 2.1 0.0 23.1
Public administration 18.4 18.8 0.6 0.4 1.4 2.2 8.0
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 78.4 78.9 0.7 0.5 2.5 0.6 3.3
Goods-producing sector 19.8 19.3 0.5 -0.5 0.0 -2.5 0.0
Agriculture 4.4 4.1 0.3 -0.3 0.3 -6.8 7.9
Natural resources2 2.4 2.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -8.3 -15.4
Utilities 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 50.0
Construction 6.3 6.3 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.0 10.5
Manufacturing 6.4 6.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.8 -1.6 -11.3
Services-producing sector  58.6 59.7 0.6 1.1 2.6 1.9 4.6
Wholesale and retail trade 10.9 11.2 0.3 0.3 0.4 2.8 3.7
Transportation and warehousing 3.0 3.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 7.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 2.9 3.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 10.3 14.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 3.6 3.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -2.8 -2.8
Business, building and other support services 2.4 2.4 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 14.3
Educational services 5.3 5.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 3.8 3.8
Health care and social assistance 11.3 11.2 0.2 -0.1 0.7 -0.9 6.7
Information, culture and recreation 2.3 2.4 0.2 0.1 -0.2 4.3 -7.7
Accommodation and food services 5.9 6.3 0.3 0.4 -0.3 6.8 -4.5
Other services (except public administration) 3.0 3.4 0.1 0.4 0.2 13.3 6.3
Public administration 8.0 7.6 0.2 -0.4 0.7 -5.0 10.1
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 463.7 466.9 2.7 3.2 10.0 0.7 2.2
Goods-producing sector 86.2 86.8 1.6 0.6 5.0 0.7 6.1
Agriculture 5.9 5.9 0.6 0.0 0.5 0.0 9.3
Natural resources2 10.6 10.2 0.8 -0.4 1.2 -3.8 13.3
Utilities 3.4 3.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 5.9 9.1
Construction 35.0 35.9 1.0 0.9 3.3 2.6 10.1
Manufacturing 31.3 31.3 0.9 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.6
Services-producing sector  377.6 380.1 2.6 2.5 5.0 0.7 1.3
Wholesale and retail trade 81.2 80.4 1.4 -0.8 2.1 -1.0 2.7
Transportation and warehousing 19.0 18.9 0.6 -0.1 -0.2 -0.5 -1.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 21.4 22.9 0.6 1.5 1.4 7.0 6.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 27.7 28.1 0.8 0.4 1.0 1.4 3.7
Business, building and other support services 16.8 16.6 0.8 -0.2 -2.2 -1.2 -11.7
Educational services 36.2 36.4 0.9 0.2 -3.3 0.6 -8.3
Health care and social assistance 74.2 75.1 1.2 0.9 8.5 1.2 12.8
Information, culture and recreation 18.7 18.1 0.9 -0.6 -1.3 -3.2 -6.7
Accommodation and food services 35.5 36.6 1.2 1.1 -0.6 3.1 -1.6
Other services (except public administration) 17.4 17.0 0.7 -0.4 -2.1 -2.3 -11.0
Public administration 29.5 29.8 0.8 0.3 1.5 1.0 5.3
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 357.3 355.8 2.3 -1.5 1.3 -0.4 0.4
Goods-producing sector 76.0 73.2 1.5 -2.8 1.0 -3.7 1.4
Agriculture 6.0 5.7 0.5 -0.3 0.0 -5.0 0.0
Natural resources2 10.1 9.2 0.7 -0.9 -1.4 -8.9 -13.2
Utilities 3.6 3.7 0.2 0.1 0.5 2.8 15.6
Construction 25.7 25.1 0.9 -0.6 1.8 -2.3 7.7
Manufacturing 30.7 29.5 0.9 -1.2 0.0 -3.9 0.0
Services-producing sector  281.3 282.6 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.5 0.1
Wholesale and retail trade 51.2 50.2 1.1 -1.0 -2.8 -2.0 -5.3
Transportation and warehousing 17.8 17.9 0.5 0.1 -0.5 0.6 -2.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 17.4 17.2 0.5 -0.2 -0.5 -1.1 -2.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 17.9 17.6 0.5 -0.3 2.4 -1.7 15.8
Business, building and other support services 15.5 16.8 0.7 1.3 1.0 8.4 6.3
Educational services 27.2 27.2 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.1
Health care and social assistance 60.7 61.5 0.9 0.8 1.6 1.3 2.7
Information, culture and recreation 13.3 12.8 0.6 -0.5 1.5 -3.8 13.3
Accommodation and food services 21.9 21.5 0.9 -0.4 -1.7 -1.8 -7.3
Other services (except public administration) 13.4 13.9 0.6 0.5 -0.9 3.7 -6.1
Public administration 24.9 26.0 0.6 1.1 -0.1 4.4 -0.4
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 4,366.0 4,379.6 15.5 13.6 130.5 0.3 3.1
Goods-producing sector 899.2 901.6 8.5 2.4 41.5 0.3 4.8
Agriculture 53.8 55.5 2.8 1.7 -0.4 3.2 -0.7
Natural resources2 43.4 42.3 2.4 -1.1 1.1 -2.5 2.7
Utilities 24.3 24.7 1.2 0.4 -3.7 1.6 -13.0
Construction 268.5 272.7 5.5 4.2 20.3 1.6 8.0
Manufacturing 509.2 506.4 5.7 -2.8 24.2 -0.5 5.0
Services-producing sector  3,466.8 3,478.0 15.0 11.2 89.0 0.3 2.6
Wholesale and retail trade 657.8 660.9 8.0 3.1 6.0 0.5 0.9
Transportation and warehousing 237.8 242.0 4.4 4.2 25.2 1.8 11.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 248.7 250.2 4.4 1.5 5.9 0.6 2.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 343.0 348.6 5.9 5.6 23.7 1.6 7.3
Business, building and other support services 175.5 174.0 5.3 -1.5 -15.6 -0.9 -8.2
Educational services 312.7 300.3 5.6 -12.4 2.7 -4.0 0.9
Health care and social assistance 611.3 612.9 6.6 1.6 17.6 0.3 3.0
Information, culture and recreation 191.0 183.4 5.8 -7.6 10.9 -4.0 6.3
Accommodation and food services 260.3 266.0 6.0 5.7 -5.0 2.2 -1.8
Other services (except public administration) 179.2 186.9 3.8 7.7 10.8 4.3 6.1
Public administration 249.5 252.6 4.1 3.1 6.7 1.2 2.7
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 7,478.1 7,519.2 20.4 41.1 252.8 0.5 3.5
Goods-producing sector 1,471.5 1,481.7 10.6 10.2 21.8 0.7 1.5
Agriculture 76.1 73.0 2.8 -3.1 2.5 -4.1 3.5
Natural resources2 35.9 36.1 1.6 0.2 -0.5 0.6 -1.4
Utilities 53.3 53.0 1.6 -0.3 -6.6 -0.6 -11.1
Construction 542.2 554.2 7.0 12.0 21.3 2.2 4.0
Manufacturing 764.0 765.5 7.6 1.5 5.2 0.2 0.7
Services-producing sector  6,006.6 6,037.5 20.0 30.9 231.0 0.5 4.0
Wholesale and retail trade 1,102.4 1,107.2 10.2 4.8 34.2 0.4 3.2
Transportation and warehousing 405.5 399.2 6.4 -6.3 14.5 -1.6 3.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 595.1 590.5 6.6 -4.6 17.2 -0.8 3.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 694.9 699.0 8.4 4.1 70.7 0.6 11.3
Business, building and other support services 306.9 312.5 7.3 5.6 -6.4 1.8 -2.0
Educational services 534.0 553.1 7.3 19.1 15.3 3.6 2.8
Health care and social assistance 917.9 931.9 7.4 14.0 80.7 1.5 9.5
Information, culture and recreation 309.3 300.5 7.3 -8.8 -13.9 -2.8 -4.4
Accommodation and food services 453.6 460.8 8.0 7.2 -4.1 1.6 -0.9
Other services (except public administration) 298.0 295.6 5.7 -2.4 1.7 -0.8 0.6
Public administration 388.9 387.3 4.9 -1.6 21.2 -0.4 5.8
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 654.7 654.3 2.8 -0.4 5.7 -0.1 0.9
Goods-producing sector 151.0 151.2 1.7 0.2 3.1 0.1 2.1
Agriculture 24.9 25.3 0.9 0.4 -0.3 1.6 -1.2
Natural resources2 5.0 5.3 0.4 0.3 -1.2 6.0 -18.5
Utilities 6.6 6.7 0.2 0.1 -0.3 1.5 -4.3
Construction 50.2 51.0 1.1 0.8 4.6 1.6 9.9
Manufacturing 64.3 62.9 1.0 -1.4 0.4 -2.2 0.6
Services-producing sector  503.7 503.1 2.7 -0.6 2.6 -0.1 0.5
Wholesale and retail trade 88.8 88.9 1.2 0.1 1.3 0.1 1.5
Transportation and warehousing 40.7 41.2 0.9 0.5 1.3 1.2 3.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 34.5 34.1 0.7 -0.4 -0.5 -1.2 -1.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 30.6 30.7 0.8 0.1 1.9 0.3 6.6
Business, building and other support services 22.6 21.4 0.8 -1.2 -0.4 -5.3 -1.8
Educational services 54.4 51.3 1.1 -3.1 -0.4 -5.7 -0.8
Health care and social assistance 101.9 104.7 1.3 2.8 -0.5 2.7 -0.5
Information, culture and recreation 24.0 23.9 0.9 -0.1 0.6 -0.4 2.6
Accommodation and food services 41.7 42.4 1.1 0.7 1.1 1.7 2.7
Other services (except public administration) 28.2 28.8 0.7 0.6 -2.2 2.1 -7.1
Public administration 36.2 35.7 0.8 -0.5 0.6 -1.4 1.7
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 582.5 583.1 2.5 0.6 11.1 0.1 1.9
Goods-producing sector 146.6 145.5 1.7 -1.1 -1.1 -0.8 -0.8
Agriculture 38.3 38.6 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.5
Natural resources2 23.7 22.9 0.7 -0.8 0.2 -3.4 0.9
Utilities 5.7 5.3 0.3 -0.4 -2.1 -7.0 -28.4
Construction 48.5 47.8 1.1 -0.7 -2.6 -1.4 -5.2
Manufacturing 30.4 31.0 0.6 0.6 3.2 2.0 11.5
Services-producing sector  435.9 437.6 2.3 1.7 12.2 0.4 2.9
Wholesale and retail trade 86.5 85.5 1.2 -1.0 -2.6 -1.2 -3.0
Transportation and warehousing 26.2 25.8 0.8 -0.4 -2.3 -1.5 -8.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 29.7 29.7 0.6 0.0 1.2 0.0 4.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 28.9 28.6 0.7 -0.3 2.6 -1.0 10.0
Business, building and other support services 14.6 15.7 0.6 1.1 -0.6 7.5 -3.7
Educational services 43.5 46.3 0.9 2.8 0.8 6.4 1.8
Health care and social assistance 80.6 79.5 1.0 -1.1 0.8 -1.4 1.0
Information, culture and recreation 21.9 22.7 0.7 0.8 2.9 3.7 14.6
Accommodation and food services 42.0 41.0 1.0 -1.0 2.4 -2.4 6.2
Other services (except public administration) 29.2 30.0 0.7 0.8 4.0 2.7 15.4
Public administration 32.7 32.8 0.7 0.1 3.0 0.3 10.1
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 2,344.3 2,349.2 9.8 4.9 10.7 0.2 0.5
Goods-producing sector 589.6 587.1 6.4 -2.5 -17.5 -0.4 -2.9
Agriculture 49.9 51.9 2.5 2.0 5.2 4.0 11.1
Natural resources2 138.3 138.6 3.3 0.3 -15.2 0.2 -9.9
Utilities 24.5 24.2 0.9 -0.3 -0.6 -1.2 -2.4
Construction 241.9 236.3 4.6 -5.6 -11.2 -2.3 -4.5
Manufacturing 134.9 136.1 3.0 1.2 4.4 0.9 3.3
Services-producing sector  1,754.8 1,762.1 9.1 7.3 28.1 0.4 1.6
Wholesale and retail trade 339.3 333.7 4.7 -5.6 1.7 -1.7 0.5
Transportation and warehousing 139.4 138.1 2.9 -1.3 -1.1 -0.9 -0.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 105.7 105.2 2.3 -0.5 -0.6 -0.5 -0.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 187.2 187.1 3.7 -0.1 3.1 -0.1 1.7
Business, building and other support services 83.2 78.6 3.0 -4.6 -8.2 -5.5 -9.4
Educational services 157.2 161.9 3.4 4.7 9.0 3.0 5.9
Health care and social assistance 292.4 298.9 3.8 6.5 20.2 2.2 7.2
Information, culture and recreation 79.0 76.3 2.7 -2.7 -2.0 -3.4 -2.6
Accommodation and food services 140.4 146.5 3.7 6.1 -1.1 4.3 -0.7
Other services (except public administration) 115.1 119.0 3.1 3.9 3.4 3.4 2.9
Public administration 116.0 116.7 2.4 0.7 3.7 0.6 3.3
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,561.6 2,553.2 10.7 -8.4 33.4 -0.3 1.3
Goods-producing sector 481.7 478.6 6.1 -3.1 -22.4 -0.6 -4.5
Agriculture 27.1 27.0 2.2 -0.1 2.3 -0.4 9.3
Natural resources2 43.6 41.2 2.1 -2.4 -8.2 -5.5 -16.6
Utilities 12.5 11.5 0.9 -1.0 -2.5 -8.0 -17.9
Construction 235.0 233.6 4.6 -1.4 -5.1 -0.6 -2.1
Manufacturing 163.5 165.4 3.7 1.9 -8.8 1.2 -5.1
Services-producing sector  2,079.9 2,074.5 10.4 -5.4 55.7 -0.3 2.8
Wholesale and retail trade 393.9 392.5 5.5 -1.4 26.9 -0.4 7.4
Transportation and warehousing 133.6 139.7 3.3 6.1 -0.7 4.6 -0.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 158.2 161.3 3.4 3.1 10.4 2.0 6.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 227.1 224.8 4.4 -2.3 10.7 -1.0 5.0
Business, building and other support services 109.3 111.0 3.5 1.7 12.8 1.6 13.0
Educational services 187.5 188.8 3.9 1.3 21.8 0.7 13.1
Health care and social assistance 308.5 310.9 4.1 2.4 -19.1 0.8 -5.8
Information, culture and recreation 138.5 123.5 3.9 -15.0 -3.6 -10.8 -2.8
Accommodation and food services 185.4 188.5 4.5 3.1 -7.2 1.7 -3.7
Other services (except public administration) 121.5 116.6 3.0 -4.9 -5.7 -4.0 -4.7
Public administration 116.5 117.0 2.3 0.5 9.3 0.4 8.6
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0355-02 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0088).
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