Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted
  February
2020
March
2020
Standard error1 February to March 2020 March 2019 to March 2020 February to March 2020 March 2019 to March 2020
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 223.2 217.4 2.1 -5.8 -12.5 -2.6 -5.4
Goods-producing sector 44.6 44.3 1.3 -0.3 -3.5 -0.7 -7.3
Agriculture 1.6 1.6 0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -15.8
Natural resources2 13.6 13.1 0.7 -0.5 -1.0 -3.7 -7.1
Utilities 2.5 2.5 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -10.7
Construction 17.9 18.2 0.9 0.3 -1.6 1.7 -8.1
Manufacturing 9.0 9.0 0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -1.1
Services-producing sector  178.7 173.1 1.8 -5.6 -9.1 -3.1 -5.0
Wholesale and retail trade 36.0 34.0 0.8 -2.0 -0.4 -5.6 -1.2
Transportation and warehousing 11.3 11.7 0.5 0.4 -0.6 3.5 -4.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 6.8 7.0 0.3 0.2 -0.5 2.9 -6.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 9.1 9.3 0.4 0.2 -1.2 2.2 -11.4
Business, building and other support services 7.1 7.2 0.6 0.1 -0.2 1.4 -2.7
Educational services 16.9 16.6 0.6 -0.3 0.3 -1.8 1.8
Health care and social assistance 38.4 38.5 0.8 0.1 -2.3 0.3 -5.6
Information, culture and recreation 6.3 5.4 0.5 -0.9 -2.3 -14.3 -29.9
Accommodation and food services 17.8 15.4 0.7 -2.4 -2.3 -13.5 -13.0
Other services (except public administration) 11.9 11.6 0.6 -0.3 2.5 -2.5 27.5
Public administration 17.1 16.4 0.6 -0.7 -1.9 -4.1 -10.4
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 80.6 78.5 0.6 -2.1 1.3 -2.6 1.7
Goods-producing sector 20.0 19.9 0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 0.0
Agriculture 4.6 4.7 0.3 0.1 0.9 2.2 23.7
Natural resources2 1.7 1.9 0.2 0.2 -0.7 11.8 -26.9
Utilities 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -33.3
Construction 7.3 6.9 0.2 -0.4 0.5 -5.5 7.8
Manufacturing 6.2 6.2 0.2 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -8.8
Services-producing sector  60.6 58.6 0.6 -2.0 1.3 -3.3 2.3
Wholesale and retail trade 11.5 11.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 0.0
Transportation and warehousing 2.9 2.7 0.2 -0.2 -0.5 -6.9 -15.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 3.1 3.0 0.1 -0.1 0.2 -3.2 7.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 4.1 4.4 0.2 0.3 1.2 7.3 37.5
Business, building and other support services 2.2 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 9.1 0.0
Educational services 5.5 5.5 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 5.8
Health care and social assistance 11.6 11.2 0.2 -0.4 0.3 -3.4 2.8
Information, culture and recreation 2.4 1.8 0.2 -0.6 -0.4 -25.0 -18.2
Accommodation and food services 6.0 4.5 0.3 -1.5 -1.0 -25.0 -18.2
Other services (except public administration) 3.5 3.5 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 9.4
Public administration 7.9 8.1 0.2 0.2 0.7 2.5 9.5
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 471.0 446.2 2.7 -24.8 -20.6 -5.3 -4.4
Goods-producing sector 89.5 87.8 1.6 -1.7 -1.1 -1.9 -1.2
Agriculture 5.9 5.4 0.5 -0.5 -0.1 -8.5 -1.8
Natural resources2 10.2 10.3 0.9 0.1 -1.0 1.0 -8.8
Utilities 3.7 3.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Construction 34.6 34.1 1.0 -0.5 0.9 -1.4 2.7
Manufacturing 35.0 34.3 0.9 -0.7 -0.9 -2.0 -2.6
Services-producing sector  381.5 358.3 2.5 -23.2 -19.7 -6.1 -5.2
Wholesale and retail trade 79.0 70.8 1.3 -8.2 -11.0 -10.4 -13.4
Transportation and warehousing 19.9 20.0 0.6 0.1 -0.4 0.5 -2.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 22.6 23.1 0.6 0.5 2.2 2.2 10.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 28.6 28.7 0.8 0.1 1.0 0.3 3.6
Business, building and other support services 19.0 17.0 0.8 -2.0 0.3 -10.5 1.8
Educational services 35.6 33.6 0.9 -2.0 -5.7 -5.6 -14.5
Health care and social assistance 73.9 73.7 1.0 -0.2 2.3 -0.3 3.2
Information, culture and recreation 19.1 17.0 0.9 -2.1 -1.8 -11.0 -9.6
Accommodation and food services 38.3 29.4 1.1 -8.9 -5.2 -23.2 -15.0
Other services (except public administration) 16.0 15.4 0.7 -0.6 -1.6 -3.8 -9.4
Public administration 29.7 29.4 0.7 -0.3 0.1 -1.0 0.3
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 361.0 345.8 2.3 -15.2 -13.4 -4.2 -3.7
Goods-producing sector 76.7 73.9 1.5 -2.8 -0.5 -3.7 -0.7
Agriculture 6.5 6.5 0.6 0.0 1.2 0.0 22.6
Natural resources2 10.2 10.8 0.7 0.6 1.8 5.9 20.0
Utilities 3.5 3.6 0.2 0.1 0.4 2.9 12.5
Construction 26.1 24.6 0.9 -1.5 -0.2 -5.7 -0.8
Manufacturing 30.4 28.5 0.9 -1.9 -3.5 -6.3 -10.9
Services-producing sector  284.3 271.9 2.0 -12.4 -12.9 -4.4 -4.5
Wholesale and retail trade 54.7 53.7 1.1 -1.0 1.4 -1.8 2.7
Transportation and warehousing 18.0 17.2 0.5 -0.8 -1.5 -4.4 -8.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 16.5 16.7 0.5 0.2 -0.4 1.2 -2.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 16.2 17.1 0.5 0.9 0.9 5.6 5.6
Business, building and other support services 17.7 17.2 0.7 -0.5 1.5 -2.8 9.6
Educational services 26.7 23.0 0.7 -3.7 -4.0 -13.9 -14.8
Health care and social assistance 59.3 58.4 1.0 -0.9 -1.4 -1.5 -2.3
Information, culture and recreation 12.3 11.6 0.6 -0.7 -2.4 -5.7 -17.1
Accommodation and food services 21.6 18.1 0.8 -3.5 -4.5 -16.2 -19.9
Other services (except public administration) 14.6 13.6 0.6 -1.0 -1.8 -6.8 -11.7
Public administration 26.8 25.4 0.6 -1.4 -0.6 -5.2 -2.3
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 4,384.5 4,120.5 15.6 -264.0 -187.9 -6.0 -4.4
Goods-producing sector 908.0 899.0 8.8 -9.0 21.0 -1.0 2.4
Agriculture 58.8 53.7 2.6 -5.1 -3.5 -8.7 -6.1
Natural resources2 39.9 40.8 2.2 0.9 -4.2 2.3 -9.3
Utilities 25.1 23.8 1.0 -1.3 -2.8 -5.2 -10.5
Construction 281.5 279.2 6.1 -2.3 28.9 -0.8 11.5
Manufacturing 502.7 501.5 6.0 -1.2 2.6 -0.2 0.5
Services-producing sector  3,476.5 3,221.5 14.9 -255.0 -208.9 -7.3 -6.1
Wholesale and retail trade 663.5 632.1 8.2 -31.4 -32.6 -4.7 -4.9
Transportation and warehousing 245.3 233.1 4.6 -12.2 3.5 -5.0 1.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 254.9 251.2 4.4 -3.7 14.6 -1.5 6.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 353.3 352.9 6.0 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1
Business, building and other support services 167.6 155.9 5.6 -11.7 -42.2 -7.0 -21.3
Educational services 318.0 245.4 5.5 -72.6 -54.4 -22.8 -18.1
Health care and social assistance 602.2 586.2 6.1 -16.0 -8.2 -2.7 -1.4
Information, culture and recreation 183.4 156.8 5.4 -26.6 -16.1 -14.5 -9.3
Accommodation and food services 263.7 199.3 5.9 -64.4 -52.0 -24.4 -20.7
Other services (except public administration) 176.1 165.8 3.8 -10.3 -14.8 -5.8 -8.2
Public administration 248.6 242.9 3.9 -5.7 -6.2 -2.3 -2.5
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 7,555.1 7,152.3 21.0 -402.8 -227.6 -5.3 -3.1
Goods-producing sector 1,493.6 1,440.8 11.1 -52.8 -20.1 -3.5 -1.4
Agriculture 79.9 73.4 3.1 -6.5 4.2 -8.1 6.1
Natural resources2 35.1 32.9 1.6 -2.2 -2.9 -6.3 -8.1
Utilities 54.2 46.5 1.9 -7.7 -10.2 -14.2 -18.0
Construction 563.1 558.2 7.4 -4.9 23.4 -0.9 4.4
Manufacturing 761.4 729.8 7.9 -31.6 -34.6 -4.2 -4.5
Services-producing sector  6,061.5 5,711.5 20.6 -350.0 -207.5 -5.8 -3.5
Wholesale and retail trade 1,115.9 1,028.3 10.8 -87.6 -74.2 -7.9 -6.7
Transportation and warehousing 401.7 393.0 6.2 -8.7 -8.2 -2.2 -2.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 604.2 598.0 6.8 -6.2 16.0 -1.0 2.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 687.2 684.9 8.8 -2.3 17.0 -0.3 2.5
Business, building and other support services 326.9 329.4 7.3 2.5 21.1 0.8 6.8
Educational services 547.9 523.1 7.8 -24.8 -23.2 -4.5 -4.2
Health care and social assistance 924.8 868.7 8.0 -56.1 -15.5 -6.1 -1.8
Information, culture and recreation 308.8 278.6 7.4 -30.2 -20.0 -9.8 -6.7
Accommodation and food services 448.5 328.9 8.4 -119.6 -121.5 -26.7 -27.0
Other services (except public administration) 300.8 287.2 5.6 -13.6 -14.6 -4.5 -4.8
Public administration 394.7 391.4 5.3 -3.3 15.6 -0.8 4.2
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 664.2 638.9 2.8 -25.3 -15.6 -3.8 -2.4
Goods-producing sector 149.9 148.7 1.7 -1.2 -6.8 -0.8 -4.4
Agriculture 27.3 27.8 0.9 0.5 2.4 1.8 9.4
Natural resources2 5.0 5.1 0.4 0.1 -1.3 2.0 -20.3
Utilities 6.5 6.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.5 3.1
Construction 48.5 47.2 1.1 -1.3 -4.4 -2.7 -8.5
Manufacturing 62.6 62.0 1.0 -0.6 -3.8 -1.0 -5.8
Services-producing sector  514.3 490.2 2.7 -24.1 -8.7 -4.7 -1.7
Wholesale and retail trade 94.2 88.5 1.3 -5.7 2.6 -6.1 3.0
Transportation and warehousing 40.2 40.6 0.8 0.4 -3.0 1.0 -6.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 33.5 32.8 0.7 -0.7 -1.6 -2.1 -4.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 31.2 31.1 0.8 -0.1 2.3 -0.3 8.0
Business, building and other support services 23.1 22.1 0.8 -1.0 -1.3 -4.3 -5.6
Educational services 53.5 52.4 1.1 -1.1 2.2 -2.1 4.4
Health care and social assistance 108.3 104.2 1.3 -4.1 -0.5 -3.8 -0.5
Information, culture and recreation 22.5 19.7 0.9 -2.8 -2.6 -12.4 -11.7
Accommodation and food services 43.6 36.8 1.1 -6.8 -5.7 -15.6 -13.4
Other services (except public administration) 28.7 26.7 0.8 -2.0 -1.1 -7.0 -4.0
Public administration 35.5 35.4 0.8 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 580.7 559.8 2.5 -20.9 -19.3 -3.6 -3.3
Goods-producing sector 142.5 137.0 1.7 -5.5 -10.7 -3.9 -7.2
Agriculture 39.4 37.9 1.0 -1.5 -2.3 -3.8 -5.7
Natural resources2 20.8 19.4 0.7 -1.4 -3.2 -6.7 -14.2
Utilities 5.7 5.8 0.3 0.1 -1.4 1.8 -19.4
Construction 43.3 43.5 1.1 0.2 -4.5 0.5 -9.4
Manufacturing 33.3 30.3 0.7 -3.0 0.5 -9.0 1.7
Services-producing sector  438.3 422.8 2.4 -15.5 -8.6 -3.5 -2.0
Wholesale and retail trade 85.7 83.5 1.2 -2.2 -2.5 -2.6 -2.9
Transportation and warehousing 26.4 24.3 0.7 -2.1 -2.9 -8.0 -10.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 30.1 30.3 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 27.7 28.4 0.7 0.7 0.5 2.5 1.8
Business, building and other support services 15.6 16.1 0.7 0.5 -0.8 3.2 -4.7
Educational services 47.2 44.7 0.9 -2.5 0.7 -5.3 1.6
Health care and social assistance 80.4 80.0 1.0 -0.4 -0.9 -0.5 -1.1
Information, culture and recreation 23.4 21.5 0.8 -1.9 0.6 -8.1 2.9
Accommodation and food services 39.2 32.0 1.0 -7.2 -6.8 -18.4 -17.5
Other services (except public administration) 29.4 29.2 0.7 -0.2 1.6 -0.7 5.8
Public administration 33.2 33.0 0.7 -0.2 1.9 -0.6 6.1
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 2,329.9 2,212.8 10.3 -117.1 -118.4 -5.0 -5.1
Goods-producing sector 571.3 583.7 6.7 12.4 -9.1 2.2 -1.5
Agriculture 49.8 48.8 2.5 -1.0 2.5 -2.0 5.4
Natural resources2 136.0 144.7 3.6 8.7 -7.0 6.4 -4.6
Utilities 22.4 23.4 0.8 1.0 0.5 4.5 2.2
Construction 225.4 230.7 4.9 5.3 -5.4 2.4 -2.3
Manufacturing 137.6 136.2 3.2 -1.4 0.5 -1.0 0.4
Services-producing sector  1,758.6 1,629.2 9.7 -129.4 -109.2 -7.4 -6.3
Wholesale and retail trade 337.5 310.0 4.8 -27.5 -20.7 -8.1 -6.3
Transportation and warehousing 129.2 126.3 3.1 -2.9 -8.3 -2.2 -6.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 106.6 104.0 2.4 -2.6 -1.1 -2.4 -1.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 187.5 185.8 3.8 -1.7 6.7 -0.9 3.7
Business, building and other support services 74.0 74.3 3.2 0.3 -19.1 0.4 -20.4
Educational services 158.7 157.5 3.7 -1.2 5.9 -0.8 3.9
Health care and social assistance 306.3 286.2 3.8 -20.1 1.9 -6.6 0.7
Information, culture and recreation 82.4 61.1 2.9 -21.3 -11.3 -25.8 -15.6
Accommodation and food services 156.8 113.1 3.9 -43.7 -34.2 -27.9 -23.2
Other services (except public administration) 112.5 103.9 3.4 -8.6 -15.4 -7.6 -12.9
Public administration 107.1 107.0 2.5 -0.1 -13.6 -0.1 -11.3
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,539.1 2,406.7 10.9 -132.4 -151.0 -5.2 -5.9
Goods-producing sector 479.6 480.1 6.0 0.5 -6.9 0.1 -1.4
Agriculture 26.9 30.7 2.1 3.8 3.7 14.1 13.7
Natural resources2 38.2 37.7 2.0 -0.5 -9.3 -1.3 -19.8
Utilities 14.8 15.5 0.6 0.7 3.1 4.7 25.0
Construction 240.1 233.9 4.4 -6.2 -0.3 -2.6 -0.1
Manufacturing 159.7 162.4 3.6 2.7 -4.0 1.7 -2.4
Services-producing sector  2,059.5 1,926.5 10.6 -133.0 -144.2 -6.5 -7.0
Wholesale and retail trade 403.3 363.2 5.6 -40.1 -19.6 -9.9 -5.1
Transportation and warehousing 138.0 131.4 3.3 -6.6 -10.3 -4.8 -7.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 162.7 153.4 3.5 -9.3 -3.4 -5.7 -2.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 216.7 215.5 4.5 -1.2 -10.1 -0.6 -4.5
Business, building and other support services 109.9 99.1 3.3 -10.8 -15.9 -9.8 -13.8
Educational services 176.1 169.1 3.9 -7.0 -3.6 -4.0 -2.1
Health care and social assistance 311.7 307.0 4.2 -4.7 -6.7 -1.5 -2.1
Information, culture and recreation 118.2 101.4 4.1 -16.8 -35.1 -14.2 -25.7
Accommodation and food services 195.1 158.7 4.3 -36.4 -34.4 -18.7 -17.8
Other services (except public administration) 114.9 113.5 3.1 -1.4 -6.0 -1.2 -5.0
Public administration 112.8 114.4 2.3 1.6 1.0 1.4 0.9
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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