Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted
  September
2019
October
2019
Standard error1 September to October 2019 October 2018 to October 2019 September to October 2019 October 2018 to October 2019
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 225.0 227.7 2.1 2.7 1.6 1.2 0.7
Goods-producing sector 45.8 45.7 1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.2 -2.8
Agriculture 0.9 0.7 0.3 -0.2 -0.6 -22.2 -46.2
Natural resources2 13.8 14.9 0.7 1.1 1.5 8.0 11.2
Utilities 2.9 2.7 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -6.9 -10.0
Construction 18.7 17.9 0.9 -0.8 -2.1 -4.3 -10.5
Manufacturing 9.6 9.5 0.7 -0.1 0.2 -1.0 2.2
Services-producing sector  179.2 181.9 1.8 2.7 2.8 1.5 1.6
Wholesale and retail trade 34.6 35.3 0.9 0.7 -2.6 2.0 -6.9
Transportation and warehousing 11.9 10.8 0.5 -1.1 -1.2 -9.2 -10.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 6.5 6.5 0.4 0.0 -0.5 0.0 -7.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 9.2 9.4 0.5 0.2 -1.2 2.2 -11.3
Business, building and other support services 8.1 8.1 0.6 0.0 1.6 0.0 24.6
Educational services 17.4 16.9 0.6 -0.5 1.2 -2.9 7.6
Health care and social assistance 38.0 39.2 0.8 1.2 -0.3 3.2 -0.8
Information, culture and recreation 7.5 8.0 0.5 0.5 0.6 6.7 8.1
Accommodation and food services 16.0 17.0 0.8 1.0 1.7 6.3 11.1
Other services (except public administration) 11.2 11.5 0.5 0.3 1.9 2.7 19.8
Public administration 18.8 19.3 0.6 0.5 1.7 2.7 9.7
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 78.9 78.9 0.7 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.7
Goods-producing sector 19.3 19.0 0.5 -0.3 -0.9 -1.6 -4.5
Agriculture 4.1 4.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 2.4 2.4
Natural resources2 2.2 1.9 0.3 -0.3 -0.9 -13.6 -32.1
Utilities 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 50.0
Construction 6.3 6.5 0.2 0.2 0.8 3.2 14.0
Manufacturing 6.3 6.1 0.2 -0.2 -1.0 -3.2 -14.1
Services-producing sector  59.7 59.9 0.6 0.2 3.1 0.3 5.5
Wholesale and retail trade 11.2 11.0 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -1.8 0.0
Transportation and warehousing 3.0 3.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 7.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 3.2 3.2 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 10.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 3.5 3.8 0.2 0.3 0.3 8.6 8.6
Business, building and other support services 2.4 2.2 0.2 -0.2 0.1 -8.3 4.8
Educational services 5.5 5.3 0.2 -0.2 0.0 -3.6 0.0
Health care and social assistance 11.2 11.4 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.8 9.6
Information, culture and recreation 2.4 2.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -4.2 -8.0
Accommodation and food services 6.3 6.3 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.6
Other services (except public administration) 3.4 3.4 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 9.7
Public administration 7.6 8.1 0.2 0.5 1.1 6.6 15.7
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 466.9 467.5 2.7 0.6 9.8 0.1 2.1
Goods-producing sector 86.8 87.0 1.6 0.2 5.8 0.2 7.1
Agriculture 5.9 5.5 0.6 -0.4 0.3 -6.8 5.8
Natural resources2 10.2 9.6 0.8 -0.6 0.9 -5.9 10.3
Utilities 3.6 3.4 0.2 -0.2 0.0 -5.6 0.0
Construction 35.9 36.2 1.0 0.3 3.4 0.8 10.4
Manufacturing 31.3 32.2 0.9 0.9 1.2 2.9 3.9
Services-producing sector  380.1 380.5 2.6 0.4 4.0 0.1 1.1
Wholesale and retail trade 80.4 82.3 1.4 1.9 3.9 2.4 5.0
Transportation and warehousing 18.9 19.1 0.6 0.2 -0.6 1.1 -3.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 22.9 21.8 0.6 -1.1 -0.2 -4.8 -0.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 28.1 28.6 0.8 0.5 1.0 1.8 3.6
Business, building and other support services 16.6 17.4 0.8 0.8 -0.8 4.8 -4.4
Educational services 36.4 36.8 0.9 0.4 -1.1 1.1 -2.9
Health care and social assistance 75.1 75.1 1.2 0.0 5.6 0.0 8.1
Information, culture and recreation 18.1 18.1 0.9 0.0 -1.0 0.0 -5.2
Accommodation and food services 36.6 37.4 1.2 0.8 0.7 2.2 1.9
Other services (except public administration) 17.0 14.4 0.7 -2.6 -4.5 -15.3 -23.8
Public administration 29.8 29.5 0.8 -0.3 1.0 -1.0 3.5
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 355.8 354.6 2.3 -1.2 1.6 -0.3 0.5
Goods-producing sector 73.2 73.6 1.5 0.4 1.6 0.5 2.2
Agriculture 5.7 6.4 0.5 0.7 -0.2 12.3 -3.0
Natural resources2 9.2 9.3 0.7 0.1 -1.1 1.1 -10.6
Utilities 3.7 3.5 0.2 -0.2 0.3 -5.4 9.4
Construction 25.1 23.4 0.9 -1.7 1.2 -6.8 5.4
Manufacturing 29.5 30.8 0.9 1.3 1.3 4.4 4.4
Services-producing sector  282.6 281.1 2.0 -1.5 0.1 -0.5 0.0
Wholesale and retail trade 50.2 50.7 1.1 0.5 -2.2 1.0 -4.2
Transportation and warehousing 17.9 18.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 2.8 1.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 17.2 17.2 0.5 0.0 0.7 0.0 4.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 17.6 17.0 0.5 -0.6 1.3 -3.4 8.3
Business, building and other support services 16.8 16.4 0.7 -0.4 0.1 -2.4 0.6
Educational services 27.2 27.0 0.7 -0.2 0.6 -0.7 2.3
Health care and social assistance 61.5 60.5 0.9 -1.0 -0.5 -1.6 -0.8
Information, culture and recreation 12.8 12.6 0.6 -0.2 0.4 -1.6 3.3
Accommodation and food services 21.5 20.1 0.9 -1.4 -3.4 -6.5 -14.5
Other services (except public administration) 13.9 14.4 0.6 0.5 0.8 3.6 5.9
Public administration 26.0 26.7 0.6 0.7 1.9 2.7 7.7
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 4,379.6 4,370.1 15.5 -9.5 111.2 -0.2 2.6
Goods-producing sector 901.6 886.1 8.5 -15.5 27.8 -1.7 3.2
Agriculture 55.5 51.1 2.8 -4.4 -6.2 -7.9 -10.8
Natural resources2 42.3 42.3 2.4 0.0 3.1 0.0 7.9
Utilities 24.7 25.3 1.2 0.6 -3.3 2.4 -11.5
Construction 272.7 265.0 5.5 -7.7 12.0 -2.8 4.7
Manufacturing 506.4 502.3 5.7 -4.1 22.1 -0.8 4.6
Services-producing sector  3,478.0 3,484.0 15.0 6.0 83.4 0.2 2.5
Wholesale and retail trade 660.9 654.6 8.0 -6.3 -12.9 -1.0 -1.9
Transportation and warehousing 242.0 244.2 4.4 2.2 26.4 0.9 12.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 250.2 251.2 4.4 1.0 15.3 0.4 6.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 348.6 349.8 5.9 1.2 20.7 0.3 6.3
Business, building and other support services 174.0 179.5 5.3 5.5 -13.6 3.2 -7.0
Educational services 300.3 307.0 5.6 6.7 9.7 2.2 3.3
Health care and social assistance 612.9 617.7 6.6 4.8 21.6 0.8 3.6
Information, culture and recreation 183.4 180.0 5.8 -3.4 5.8 -1.9 3.3
Accommodation and food services 266.0 263.1 6.0 -2.9 -9.1 -1.1 -3.3
Other services (except public administration) 186.9 178.8 3.8 -8.1 5.7 -4.3 3.3
Public administration 252.6 258.0 4.1 5.4 13.8 2.1 5.7
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 7,519.2 7,503.0 20.4 -16.2 235.5 -0.2 3.2
Goods-producing sector 1,481.7 1,459.2 10.6 -22.5 0.8 -1.5 0.1
Agriculture 73.0 76.5 2.8 3.5 8.9 4.8 13.2
Natural resources2 36.1 35.8 1.6 -0.3 3.4 -0.8 10.5
Utilities 53.0 52.1 1.6 -0.9 -8.0 -1.7 -13.3
Construction 554.2 546.8 7.0 -7.4 17.6 -1.3 3.3
Manufacturing 765.5 748.0 7.6 -17.5 -21.1 -2.3 -2.7
Services-producing sector  6,037.5 6,043.8 20.0 6.3 234.7 0.1 4.0
Wholesale and retail trade 1,107.2 1,110.2 10.2 3.0 32.9 0.3 3.1
Transportation and warehousing 399.2 397.2 6.4 -2.0 11.8 -0.5 3.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 590.5 605.3 6.6 14.8 39.2 2.5 6.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 699.0 699.0 8.4 0.0 70.0 0.0 11.1
Business, building and other support services 312.5 309.8 7.3 -2.7 -21.8 -0.9 -6.6
Educational services 553.1 559.2 7.3 6.1 23.3 1.1 4.3
Health care and social assistance 931.9 922.5 7.4 -9.4 60.5 -1.0 7.0
Information, culture and recreation 300.5 303.1 7.3 2.6 -3.9 0.9 -1.3
Accommodation and food services 460.8 454.6 8.0 -6.2 -9.2 -1.3 -2.0
Other services (except public administration) 295.6 295.4 5.7 -0.2 10.5 -0.1 3.7
Public administration 387.3 387.5 4.9 0.2 21.5 0.1 5.9
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 654.3 653.3 2.8 -1.0 3.0 -0.2 0.5
Goods-producing sector 151.2 150.5 1.7 -0.7 2.1 -0.5 1.4
Agriculture 25.3 26.0 0.9 0.7 0.4 2.8 1.6
Natural resources2 5.3 5.6 0.4 0.3 -0.9 5.7 -13.8
Utilities 6.7 6.3 0.2 -0.4 -0.8 -6.0 -11.3
Construction 51.0 49.5 1.1 -1.5 2.7 -2.9 5.8
Manufacturing 62.9 63.2 1.0 0.3 0.8 0.5 1.3
Services-producing sector  503.1 502.8 2.7 -0.3 0.8 -0.1 0.2
Wholesale and retail trade 88.9 89.4 1.2 0.5 2.5 0.6 2.9
Transportation and warehousing 41.2 40.4 0.9 -0.8 -0.1 -1.9 -0.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 34.1 33.4 0.7 -0.7 -0.8 -2.1 -2.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 30.7 29.8 0.8 -0.9 0.4 -2.9 1.4
Business, building and other support services 21.4 22.3 0.8 0.9 -0.3 4.2 -1.3
Educational services 51.3 51.5 1.1 0.2 0.5 0.4 1.0
Health care and social assistance 104.7 105.0 1.3 0.3 -1.2 0.3 -1.1
Information, culture and recreation 23.9 22.8 0.9 -1.1 -0.9 -4.6 -3.8
Accommodation and food services 42.4 43.7 1.1 1.3 1.9 3.1 4.5
Other services (except public administration) 28.8 28.0 0.7 -0.8 -3.0 -2.8 -9.7
Public administration 35.7 36.4 0.8 0.7 1.8 2.0 5.2
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 583.1 582.8 2.5 -0.3 7.4 -0.1 1.3
Goods-producing sector 145.5 145.6 1.7 0.1 -2.0 0.1 -1.4
Agriculture 38.6 40.3 1.0 1.7 1.2 4.4 3.1
Natural resources2 22.9 22.5 0.7 -0.4 0.4 -1.7 1.8
Utilities 5.3 5.5 0.3 0.2 -1.7 3.8 -23.6
Construction 47.8 46.2 1.1 -1.6 -4.3 -3.3 -8.5
Manufacturing 31.0 31.1 0.6 0.1 2.4 0.3 8.4
Services-producing sector  437.6 437.2 2.3 -0.4 9.4 -0.1 2.2
Wholesale and retail trade 85.5 82.7 1.2 -2.8 -4.1 -3.3 -4.7
Transportation and warehousing 25.8 25.6 0.8 -0.2 -2.7 -0.8 -9.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 29.7 30.0 0.6 0.3 1.2 1.0 4.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 28.6 27.7 0.7 -0.9 1.3 -3.1 4.9
Business, building and other support services 15.7 16.7 0.6 1.0 0.4 6.4 2.5
Educational services 46.3 46.0 0.9 -0.3 0.3 -0.6 0.7
Health care and social assistance 79.5 81.2 1.0 1.7 1.1 2.1 1.4
Information, culture and recreation 22.7 22.2 0.7 -0.5 1.7 -2.2 8.3
Accommodation and food services 41.0 40.0 1.0 -1.0 1.5 -2.4 3.9
Other services (except public administration) 30.0 31.8 0.7 1.8 5.7 6.0 21.8
Public administration 32.8 33.4 0.7 0.6 3.2 1.8 10.6
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 2,349.2 2,356.9 9.8 7.7 20.0 0.3 0.9
Goods-producing sector 587.1 588.6 6.4 1.5 -8.8 0.3 -1.5
Agriculture 51.9 52.1 2.5 0.2 5.8 0.4 12.5
Natural resources2 138.6 140.2 3.3 1.6 -12.2 1.2 -8.0
Utilities 24.2 24.8 0.9 0.6 1.0 2.5 4.2
Construction 236.3 236.6 4.6 0.3 -11.1 0.1 -4.5
Manufacturing 136.1 134.8 3.0 -1.3 7.6 -1.0 6.0
Services-producing sector  1,762.1 1,768.3 9.1 6.2 28.8 0.4 1.7
Wholesale and retail trade 333.7 337.8 4.7 4.1 5.8 1.2 1.7
Transportation and warehousing 138.1 137.0 2.9 -1.1 -2.2 -0.8 -1.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 105.2 107.6 2.3 2.4 1.6 2.3 1.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 187.1 189.9 3.7 2.8 8.9 1.5 4.9
Business, building and other support services 78.6 81.7 3.0 3.1 -7.1 3.9 -8.0
Educational services 161.9 159.1 3.4 -2.8 5.1 -1.7 3.3
Health care and social assistance 298.9 304.7 3.8 5.8 23.8 1.9 8.5
Information, culture and recreation 76.3 75.4 2.7 -0.9 -2.4 -1.2 -3.1
Accommodation and food services 146.5 149.0 3.7 2.5 1.2 1.7 0.8
Other services (except public administration) 119.0 112.9 3.1 -6.1 -2.9 -5.1 -2.5
Public administration 116.7 113.2 2.4 -3.5 -2.9 -3.0 -2.5
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,553.2 2,568.5 10.7 15.3 50.0 0.6 2.0
Goods-producing sector 478.6 477.9 6.1 -0.7 -21.4 -0.1 -4.3
Agriculture 27.0 27.8 2.2 0.8 4.3 3.0 18.3
Natural resources2 41.2 41.3 2.1 0.1 -9.8 0.2 -19.2
Utilities 11.5 11.0 0.9 -0.5 -3.2 -4.3 -22.5
Construction 233.6 234.1 4.6 0.5 -4.4 0.2 -1.8
Manufacturing 165.4 163.7 3.7 -1.7 -8.3 -1.0 -4.8
Services-producing sector  2,074.5 2,090.6 10.4 16.1 71.4 0.8 3.5
Wholesale and retail trade 392.5 398.7 5.5 6.2 29.0 1.6 7.8
Transportation and warehousing 139.7 141.3 3.3 1.6 0.0 1.1 0.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 161.3 163.6 3.4 2.3 10.7 1.4 7.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 224.8 223.7 4.4 -1.1 7.4 -0.5 3.4
Business, building and other support services 111.0 105.2 3.5 -5.8 5.0 -5.2 5.0
Educational services 188.8 186.8 3.9 -2.0 15.3 -1.1 8.9
Health care and social assistance 310.9 308.6 4.1 -2.3 -15.2 -0.7 -4.7
Information, culture and recreation 123.5 123.7 3.9 0.2 -2.8 0.2 -2.2
Accommodation and food services 188.5 200.3 4.5 11.8 8.6 6.3 4.5
Other services (except public administration) 116.6 114.6 3.0 -2.0 -7.1 -1.7 -5.8
Public administration 117.0 124.0 2.3 7.0 20.2 6.0 19.5
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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