Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted
  January
2020
February
2020
Standard error1 January to February 2020 February 2019 to February 2020 January to February 2020 February 2019 to February 2020
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 222.5 223.2 2.1 0.7 -7.4 0.3 -3.2
Goods-producing sector 43.9 44.6 1.3 0.7 -4.1 1.6 -8.4
Agriculture 1.6 1.6 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 23.1
Natural resources2 12.2 13.6 0.7 1.4 -1.3 11.5 -8.7
Utilities 2.4 2.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1 4.2 -3.8
Construction 18.5 17.9 0.9 -0.6 -2.2 -3.2 -10.9
Manufacturing 9.4 9.0 0.6 -0.4 -0.8 -4.3 -8.2
Services-producing sector  178.6 178.7 1.8 0.1 -3.2 0.1 -1.8
Wholesale and retail trade 35.3 36.0 0.8 0.7 0.9 2.0 2.6
Transportation and warehousing 11.4 11.3 0.5 -0.1 -1.2 -0.9 -9.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 6.1 6.8 0.3 0.7 -1.0 11.5 -12.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 9.2 9.1 0.4 -0.1 -1.1 -1.1 -10.8
Business, building and other support services 7.2 7.1 0.6 -0.1 -0.3 -1.4 -4.1
Educational services 17.4 16.9 0.6 -0.5 0.9 -2.9 5.6
Health care and social assistance 38.3 38.4 0.8 0.1 -2.8 0.3 -6.8
Information, culture and recreation 6.4 6.3 0.5 -0.1 -1.6 -1.6 -20.3
Accommodation and food services 17.3 17.8 0.7 0.5 1.1 2.9 6.6
Other services (except public administration) 12.0 11.9 0.6 -0.1 3.2 -0.8 36.8
Public administration 18.1 17.1 0.6 -1.0 -1.4 -5.5 -7.6
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 80.3 80.6 0.6 0.3 5.3 0.4 7.0
Goods-producing sector 20.1 20.0 0.5 -0.1 0.7 -0.5 3.6
Agriculture 4.6 4.6 0.3 0.0 0.9 0.0 24.3
Natural resources2 1.9 1.7 0.2 -0.2 -0.8 -10.5 -32.0
Utilities 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -33.3
Construction 7.3 7.3 0.2 0.0 1.4 0.0 23.7
Manufacturing 6.1 6.2 0.2 0.1 -0.6 1.6 -8.8
Services-producing sector  60.3 60.6 0.6 0.3 4.5 0.5 8.0
Wholesale and retail trade 11.5 11.5 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 2.7
Transportation and warehousing 2.8 2.9 0.2 0.1 -0.1 3.6 -3.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 3.1 3.1 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.0 19.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 4.2 4.1 0.2 -0.1 1.1 -2.4 36.7
Business, building and other support services 2.2 2.2 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -12.0
Educational services 5.7 5.5 0.2 -0.2 0.4 -3.5 7.8
Health care and social assistance 11.4 11.6 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.8 9.4
Information, culture and recreation 2.3 2.4 0.2 0.1 0.3 4.3 14.3
Accommodation and food services 5.9 6.0 0.3 0.1 0.5 1.7 9.1
Other services (except public administration) 3.6 3.5 0.1 -0.1 0.4 -2.8 12.9
Public administration 7.7 7.9 0.2 0.2 0.5 2.6 6.8
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 467.3 471.0 2.7 3.7 4.1 0.8 0.9
Goods-producing sector 88.9 89.5 1.6 0.6 1.7 0.7 1.9
Agriculture 5.5 5.9 0.5 0.4 -0.8 7.3 -11.9
Natural resources2 10.1 10.2 0.9 0.1 -1.7 1.0 -14.3
Utilities 3.5 3.7 0.2 0.2 -0.2 5.7 -5.1
Construction 35.6 34.6 1.0 -1.0 1.2 -2.8 3.6
Manufacturing 34.2 35.0 0.9 0.8 3.2 2.3 10.1
Services-producing sector  378.4 381.5 2.5 3.1 2.4 0.8 0.6
Wholesale and retail trade 79.9 79.0 1.3 -0.9 -3.3 -1.1 -4.0
Transportation and warehousing 19.1 19.9 0.6 0.8 -0.4 4.2 -2.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 22.9 22.6 0.6 -0.3 1.8 -1.3 8.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 27.7 28.6 0.8 0.9 0.2 3.2 0.7
Business, building and other support services 19.3 19.0 0.8 -0.3 2.2 -1.6 13.1
Educational services 35.7 35.6 0.9 -0.1 -1.9 -0.3 -5.1
Health care and social assistance 72.3 73.9 1.0 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.9
Information, culture and recreation 17.3 19.1 0.9 1.8 -0.5 10.4 -2.6
Accommodation and food services 38.4 38.3 1.1 -0.1 3.5 -0.3 10.1
Other services (except public administration) 16.6 16.0 0.7 -0.6 -1.7 -3.6 -9.6
Public administration 29.2 29.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 1.7 2.1
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 360.9 361.0 2.3 0.1 4.1 0.0 1.1
Goods-producing sector 76.7 76.7 1.5 0.0 3.0 0.0 4.1
Agriculture 6.4 6.5 0.6 0.1 0.9 1.6 16.1
Natural resources2 10.4 10.2 0.7 -0.2 0.4 -1.9 4.1
Utilities 3.8 3.5 0.2 -0.3 0.2 -7.9 6.1
Construction 25.4 26.1 0.9 0.7 2.2 2.8 9.2
Manufacturing 30.7 30.4 0.9 -0.3 -0.6 -1.0 -1.9
Services-producing sector  284.2 284.3 2.0 0.1 1.1 0.0 0.4
Wholesale and retail trade 54.4 54.7 1.1 0.3 2.0 0.6 3.8
Transportation and warehousing 18.6 18.0 0.5 -0.6 -1.1 -3.2 -5.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 17.1 16.5 0.5 -0.6 0.6 -3.5 3.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 16.3 16.2 0.5 -0.1 0.3 -0.6 1.9
Business, building and other support services 17.2 17.7 0.7 0.5 1.9 2.9 12.0
Educational services 26.4 26.7 0.7 0.3 -0.7 1.1 -2.6
Health care and social assistance 59.6 59.3 1.0 -0.3 -1.0 -0.5 -1.7
Information, culture and recreation 12.4 12.3 0.6 -0.1 -0.7 -0.8 -5.4
Accommodation and food services 20.5 21.6 0.8 1.1 -0.8 5.4 -3.6
Other services (except public administration) 15.0 14.6 0.6 -0.4 0.0 -2.7 0.0
Public administration 26.7 26.8 0.6 0.1 0.9 0.4 3.5
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 4,364.5 4,384.5 15.6 20.0 66.1 0.5 1.5
Goods-producing sector 906.9 908.0 8.8 1.1 36.0 0.1 4.1
Agriculture 60.1 58.8 2.6 -1.3 1.5 -2.2 2.6
Natural resources2 38.9 39.9 2.2 1.0 -2.4 2.6 -5.7
Utilities 23.9 25.1 1.0 1.2 -2.7 5.0 -9.7
Construction 283.1 281.5 6.1 -1.6 30.1 -0.6 12.0
Manufacturing 501.0 502.7 6.0 1.7 9.4 0.3 1.9
Services-producing sector  3,457.6 3,476.5 14.9 18.9 30.1 0.5 0.9
Wholesale and retail trade 661.8 663.5 8.2 1.7 7.4 0.3 1.1
Transportation and warehousing 245.7 245.3 4.6 -0.4 17.5 -0.2 7.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 251.5 254.9 4.4 3.4 19.3 1.4 8.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 345.1 353.3 6.0 8.2 -0.9 2.4 -0.3
Business, building and other support services 169.1 167.6 5.6 -1.5 -30.6 -0.9 -15.4
Educational services 309.6 318.0 5.5 8.4 14.1 2.7 4.6
Health care and social assistance 611.6 602.2 6.1 -9.4 0.1 -1.5 0.0
Information, culture and recreation 175.3 183.4 5.4 8.1 15.7 4.6 9.4
Accommodation and food services 263.4 263.7 5.9 0.3 2.8 0.1 1.1
Other services (except public administration) 172.8 176.1 3.8 3.3 -11.8 1.9 -6.3
Public administration 251.6 248.6 3.9 -3.0 -3.4 -1.2 -1.3
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 7,558.3 7,555.1 21.0 -3.2 171.3 0.0 2.3
Goods-producing sector 1,479.9 1,493.6 11.1 13.7 24.2 0.9 1.6
Agriculture 79.7 79.9 3.1 0.2 8.4 0.3 11.7
Natural resources2 35.5 35.1 1.6 -0.4 -0.8 -1.1 -2.2
Utilities 55.7 54.2 1.9 -1.5 0.3 -2.7 0.6
Construction 562.3 563.1 7.4 0.8 21.2 0.1 3.9
Manufacturing 746.6 761.4 7.9 14.8 -4.7 2.0 -0.6
Services-producing sector  6,078.4 6,061.5 20.6 -16.9 147.1 -0.3 2.5
Wholesale and retail trade 1,114.4 1,115.9 10.8 1.5 17.4 0.1 1.6
Transportation and warehousing 400.0 401.7 6.2 1.7 3.1 0.4 0.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 601.8 604.2 6.8 2.4 27.5 0.4 4.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 707.2 687.2 8.8 -20.0 16.4 -2.8 2.4
Business, building and other support services 323.3 326.9 7.3 3.6 1.3 1.1 0.4
Educational services 552.2 547.9 7.8 -4.3 6.2 -0.8 1.1
Health care and social assistance 922.2 924.8 8.0 2.6 41.1 0.3 4.7
Information, culture and recreation 308.3 308.8 7.4 0.5 8.2 0.2 2.7
Accommodation and food services 461.0 448.5 8.4 -12.5 -4.4 -2.7 -1.0
Other services (except public administration) 297.9 300.8 5.6 2.9 7.8 1.0 2.7
Public administration 390.0 394.7 5.3 4.7 22.5 1.2 6.0
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 661.0 664.2 2.8 3.2 9.7 0.5 1.5
Goods-producing sector 149.5 149.9 1.7 0.4 -3.6 0.3 -2.3
Agriculture 26.4 27.3 0.9 0.9 1.8 3.4 7.1
Natural resources2 4.9 5.0 0.4 0.1 -0.8 2.0 -13.8
Utilities 6.6 6.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -1.5 -3.0
Construction 48.3 48.5 1.1 0.2 -1.7 0.4 -3.4
Manufacturing 63.3 62.6 1.0 -0.7 -2.7 -1.1 -4.1
Services-producing sector  511.5 514.3 2.7 2.8 13.3 0.5 2.7
Wholesale and retail trade 93.2 94.2 1.3 1.0 7.9 1.1 9.2
Transportation and warehousing 40.2 40.2 0.8 0.0 -2.8 0.0 -6.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 34.1 33.5 0.7 -0.6 -0.6 -1.8 -1.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 30.5 31.2 0.8 0.7 2.0 2.3 6.8
Business, building and other support services 21.9 23.1 0.8 1.2 0.2 5.5 0.9
Educational services 53.1 53.5 1.1 0.4 2.6 0.8 5.1
Health care and social assistance 107.1 108.3 1.3 1.2 3.8 1.1 3.6
Information, culture and recreation 21.8 22.5 0.9 0.7 -1.0 3.2 -4.3
Accommodation and food services 44.8 43.6 1.1 -1.2 2.0 -2.7 4.8
Other services (except public administration) 28.4 28.7 0.8 0.3 -0.7 1.1 -2.4
Public administration 36.4 35.5 0.8 -0.9 -0.1 -2.5 -0.3
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 580.2 580.7 2.5 0.5 4.9 0.1 0.9
Goods-producing sector 141.9 142.5 1.7 0.6 -3.9 0.4 -2.7
Agriculture 39.9 39.4 1.0 -0.5 0.1 -1.3 0.3
Natural resources2 20.5 20.8 0.7 0.3 -1.9 1.5 -8.4
Utilities 5.7 5.7 0.3 0.0 -1.4 0.0 -19.7
Construction 42.9 43.3 1.1 0.4 -4.3 0.9 -9.0
Manufacturing 32.8 33.3 0.7 0.5 3.6 1.5 12.1
Services-producing sector  438.3 438.3 2.4 0.0 9.0 0.0 2.1
Wholesale and retail trade 83.4 85.7 1.2 2.3 0.5 2.8 0.6
Transportation and warehousing 26.0 26.4 0.7 0.4 -0.2 1.5 -0.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 30.9 30.1 0.6 -0.8 -0.8 -2.6 -2.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 27.9 27.7 0.7 -0.2 0.3 -0.7 1.1
Business, building and other support services 15.6 15.6 0.7 0.0 -0.5 0.0 -3.1
Educational services 46.9 47.2 0.9 0.3 3.1 0.6 7.0
Health care and social assistance 80.5 80.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.6
Information, culture and recreation 23.5 23.4 0.8 -0.1 2.6 -0.4 12.5
Accommodation and food services 40.8 39.2 1.0 -1.6 0.1 -3.9 0.3
Other services (except public administration) 29.2 29.4 0.7 0.2 1.7 0.7 6.1
Public administration 33.6 33.2 0.7 -0.4 2.6 -1.2 8.5
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 2,318.5 2,329.9 10.3 11.4 -1.6 0.5 -0.1
Goods-producing sector 577.2 571.3 6.7 -5.9 -25.1 -1.0 -4.2
Agriculture 50.6 49.8 2.5 -0.8 3.0 -1.6 6.4
Natural resources2 140.3 136.0 3.6 -4.3 -16.3 -3.1 -10.7
Utilities 22.6 22.4 0.8 -0.2 -0.8 -0.9 -3.4
Construction 229.0 225.4 4.9 -3.6 -10.9 -1.6 -4.6
Manufacturing 134.7 137.6 3.2 2.9 -0.4 2.2 -0.3
Services-producing sector  1,741.3 1,758.6 9.7 17.3 23.5 1.0 1.4
Wholesale and retail trade 330.6 337.5 4.8 6.9 3.3 2.1 1.0
Transportation and warehousing 128.4 129.2 3.1 0.8 -6.7 0.6 -4.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 107.8 106.6 2.4 -1.2 4.1 -1.1 4.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 190.7 187.5 3.8 -3.2 9.0 -1.7 5.0
Business, building and other support services 73.8 74.0 3.2 0.2 -15.8 0.3 -17.6
Educational services 162.7 158.7 3.7 -4.0 5.3 -2.5 3.5
Health care and social assistance 301.8 306.3 3.8 4.5 20.6 1.5 7.2
Information, culture and recreation 77.6 82.4 2.9 4.8 7.7 6.2 10.3
Accommodation and food services 156.6 156.8 3.9 0.2 11.5 0.1 7.9
Other services (except public administration) 105.2 112.5 3.4 7.3 -4.1 6.9 -3.5
Public administration 106.0 107.1 2.5 1.1 -11.4 1.0 -9.6
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,545.6 2,539.1 10.9 -6.5 -11.4 -0.3 -0.4
Goods-producing sector 481.0 479.6 6.0 -1.4 -5.1 -0.3 -1.1
Agriculture 26.8 26.9 2.1 0.1 2.3 0.4 9.3
Natural resources2 40.1 38.2 2.0 -1.9 -10.7 -4.7 -21.9
Utilities 12.2 14.8 0.6 2.6 2.3 21.3 18.4
Construction 237.9 240.1 4.4 2.2 9.5 0.9 4.1
Manufacturing 164.0 159.7 3.6 -4.3 -8.3 -2.6 -4.9
Services-producing sector  2,064.6 2,059.5 10.6 -5.1 -6.3 -0.2 -0.3
Wholesale and retail trade 394.9 403.3 5.6 8.4 20.1 2.1 5.2
Transportation and warehousing 140.6 138.0 3.3 -2.6 -5.4 -1.8 -3.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 164.7 162.7 3.5 -2.0 13.6 -1.2 9.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 219.7 216.7 4.5 -3.0 -2.0 -1.4 -0.9
Business, building and other support services 106.3 109.9 3.3 3.6 -7.4 3.4 -6.3
Educational services 180.6 176.1 3.9 -4.5 3.2 -2.5 1.9
Health care and social assistance 309.7 311.7 4.2 2.0 -8.3 0.6 -2.6
Information, culture and recreation 120.5 118.2 4.1 -2.3 -19.8 -1.9 -14.3
Accommodation and food services 195.3 195.1 4.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0
Other services (except public administration) 117.1 114.9 3.1 -2.2 -4.2 -1.9 -3.5
Public administration 115.3 112.8 2.3 -2.5 3.8 -2.2 3.5
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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