Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  October
2018
September
2019r
October
2019p
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
Sector aggregate1 16,758.5 17,020.9 17,034.5 13.6 276.0 0.1 1.6
Forestry, logging and support 39.3 37.2 37.7 0.5 -1.6 1.3 -4.1
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 203.4 201.2 199.6 -1.6 -3.8 -0.8 -1.8
Utilities 123.7 126.6 126.7 0.1 3.1 0.1 2.5
Construction 1,032.2 1,041.0 1,043.3 2.3 11.1 0.2 1.1
Manufacturing 1,561.5 1,586.2 1,579.5 -6.8 17.9 -0.4 1.1
Wholesale trade 810.2 823.8 823.6 -0.1 13.4 0.0 1.7
Retail trade 1,985.2 1,998.3 1,998.9 0.7 13.7 0.0 0.7
Transportation and warehousing 771.5 783.9 789.5 5.7 18.0 0.7 2.3
Information and cultural industries 336.9 338.5 338.9 0.4 2.0 0.1 0.6
Finance and insurance 738.4 756.3 756.0 -0.3 17.5 0.0 2.4
Real estate and rental and leasing 294.9 295.9 296.8 0.9 1.9 0.3 0.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 942.4 985.4 989.2 3.8 46.9 0.4 5.0
Management of companies and enterprises 107.0 110.6 111.8 1.2 4.7 1.1 4.4
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 824.2 833.6 838.8 5.2 14.6 0.6 1.8
Educational services 1,326.1 1,367.8 1,369.4 1.7 43.3 0.1 3.3
Health care and social assistance 1,995.1 2,049.8 2,048.1 -1.7 53.0 -0.1 2.7
Arts, entertainment and recreation 303.5 312.0 314.2 2.2 10.7 0.7 3.5
Accommodation and food services 1,322.3 1,349.3 1,345.6 -3.7 23.3 -0.3 1.8
Other services (excluding public administration) 550.6 557.4 556.8 -0.6 6.2 -0.1 1.1
Public administration 1,128.7 1,156.1 1,156.7 0.6 28.0 0.1 2.5
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 215.9 217.5 218.8 1.3 2.9 0.6 1.4
Prince Edward Island 68.0 70.4 70.2 -0.2 2.2 -0.3 3.3
Nova Scotia 414.1 423.8 426.5 2.7 12.4 0.6 3.0
New Brunswick 320.1 326.5 331.4 4.9 11.3 1.5 3.5
Quebec 3,714.9 3,804.6 3,805.8 1.2 90.9 0.0 2.4
Ontario 6,545.5 6,619.2 6,622.6 3.5 77.1 0.1 1.2
Manitoba 612.3 615.5 614.0 -1.5 1.7 -0.2 0.3
Saskatchewan 479.2 485.2 484.7 -0.5 5.5 -0.1 1.2
Alberta 2,015.2 2,035.2 2,032.4 -2.8 17.2 -0.1 0.9
British Columbia 2,307.7 2,356.2 2,360.7 4.5 53.0 0.2 2.3
Yukon 22.1 22.2 22.5 0.3 0.4 1.3 1.9
Northwest Territories 26.6 26.0 25.9 -0.1 -0.7 -0.3 -2.7
Nunavut 17.1 18.8 19.1 0.3 2.0 1.7 11.7
r
revised
p
preliminary
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0223-01 (formerly CANSIM table 281-0063).
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