Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted
  March
2020
April
2020
Standard error1 March to April 2020 April 2019 to April 2020 March to April 2020 April 2019 to April 2020
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 217.4 188.2 2.1 -29.2 -40.3 -13.4 -17.6
Goods-producing sector 44.3 33.8 1.3 -10.5 -13.6 -23.7 -28.7
Agriculture 1.6 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.1 12.5 5.9
Natural resources2 13.1 9.0 0.7 -4.1 -5.5 -31.3 -37.9
Utilities 2.5 2.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -4.0 -7.7
Construction 18.2 14.1 0.9 -4.1 -6.1 -22.5 -30.2
Manufacturing 9.0 6.5 0.6 -2.5 -1.9 -27.8 -22.6
Services-producing sector  173.1 154.4 1.8 -18.7 -26.7 -10.8 -14.7
Wholesale and retail trade 34.0 28.9 0.8 -5.1 -5.9 -15.0 -17.0
Transportation and warehousing 11.7 9.1 0.5 -2.6 -3.4 -22.2 -27.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 7.0 5.9 0.3 -1.1 -1.5 -15.7 -20.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 9.3 8.8 0.4 -0.5 -1.4 -5.4 -13.7
Business, building and other support services 7.2 6.7 0.6 -0.5 -0.9 -6.9 -11.8
Educational services 16.6 16.3 0.6 -0.3 0.7 -1.8 4.5
Health care and social assistance 38.5 37.1 0.8 -1.4 -3.3 -3.6 -8.2
Information, culture and recreation 5.4 5.0 0.5 -0.4 -2.8 -7.4 -35.9
Accommodation and food services 15.4 12.6 0.7 -2.8 -4.6 -18.2 -26.7
Other services (except public administration) 11.6 8.7 0.6 -2.9 -0.6 -25.0 -6.5
Public administration 16.4 15.3 0.6 -1.1 -3.0 -6.7 -16.4
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 78.5 69.3 0.6 -9.2 -8.6 -11.7 -11.0
Goods-producing sector 19.9 17.6 0.5 -2.3 -2.8 -11.6 -13.7
Agriculture 4.7 3.9 0.3 -0.8 -0.4 -17.0 -9.3
Natural resources2 1.9 1.7 0.2 -0.2 -0.9 -10.5 -34.6
Utilities 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -33.3
Construction 6.9 5.9 0.2 -1.0 -0.5 -14.5 -7.8
Manufacturing 6.2 6.0 0.2 -0.2 -0.7 -3.2 -10.4
Services-producing sector  58.6 51.6 0.6 -7.0 -5.9 -11.9 -10.3
Wholesale and retail trade 11.4 9.2 0.3 -2.2 -2.0 -19.3 -17.9
Transportation and warehousing 2.7 2.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.6 -7.4 -19.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 3.0 2.7 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -10.0 -6.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 4.4 4.0 0.2 -0.4 0.8 -9.1 25.0
Business, building and other support services 2.4 2.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -8.3 -12.0
Educational services 5.5 5.2 0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -5.5 -3.7
Health care and social assistance 11.2 10.0 0.2 -1.2 -1.0 -10.7 -9.1
Information, culture and recreation 1.8 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 11.1 5.3
Accommodation and food services 4.5 2.5 0.3 -2.0 -3.0 -44.4 -54.5
Other services (except public administration) 3.5 3.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -5.7 -5.7
Public administration 8.1 7.9 0.2 -0.2 0.5 -2.5 6.8
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 446.2 395.6 2.7 -50.6 -69.6 -11.3 -15.0
Goods-producing sector 87.8 78.3 1.6 -9.5 -8.9 -10.8 -10.2
Agriculture 5.4 5.5 0.5 0.1 -0.8 1.9 -12.7
Natural resources2 10.3 10.4 0.9 0.1 -0.8 1.0 -7.1
Utilities 3.7 3.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -5.4 -7.9
Construction 34.1 29.4 1.0 -4.7 -4.9 -13.8 -14.3
Manufacturing 34.3 29.6 0.9 -4.7 -2.0 -13.7 -6.3
Services-producing sector  358.3 317.2 2.5 -41.1 -60.8 -11.5 -16.1
Wholesale and retail trade 70.8 57.5 1.3 -13.3 -24.9 -18.8 -30.2
Transportation and warehousing 20.0 18.0 0.6 -2.0 -1.6 -10.0 -8.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 23.1 22.7 0.6 -0.4 1.6 -1.7 7.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 28.7 28.1 0.8 -0.6 -0.2 -2.1 -0.7
Business, building and other support services 17.0 16.6 0.8 -0.4 0.2 -2.4 1.2
Educational services 33.6 33.3 0.9 -0.3 -5.4 -0.9 -14.0
Health care and social assistance 73.7 68.6 1.0 -5.1 -4.1 -6.9 -5.6
Information, culture and recreation 17.0 12.0 0.9 -5.0 -6.5 -29.4 -35.1
Accommodation and food services 29.4 18.1 1.1 -11.3 -15.3 -38.4 -45.8
Other services (except public administration) 15.4 12.2 0.7 -3.2 -5.3 -20.8 -30.3
Public administration 29.4 30.3 0.7 0.9 1.1 3.1 3.8
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 345.8 311.4 2.3 -34.4 -44.5 -9.9 -12.5
Goods-producing sector 73.9 64.1 1.5 -9.8 -10.2 -13.3 -13.7
Agriculture 6.5 5.5 0.6 -1.0 0.1 -15.4 1.9
Natural resources2 10.8 10.1 0.7 -0.7 0.3 -6.5 3.1
Utilities 3.6 3.5 0.2 -0.1 0.4 -2.8 12.9
Construction 24.6 20.2 0.9 -4.4 -5.0 -17.9 -19.8
Manufacturing 28.5 24.8 0.9 -3.7 -6.0 -13.0 -19.5
Services-producing sector  271.9 247.4 2.0 -24.5 -34.2 -9.0 -12.1
Wholesale and retail trade 53.7 45.9 1.1 -7.8 -7.1 -14.5 -13.4
Transportation and warehousing 17.2 16.3 0.5 -0.9 -2.3 -5.2 -12.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 16.7 15.7 0.5 -1.0 -0.4 -6.0 -2.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 17.1 15.8 0.5 -1.3 -0.3 -7.6 -1.9
Business, building and other support services 17.2 13.3 0.7 -3.9 -3.2 -22.7 -19.4
Educational services 23.0 23.4 0.7 0.4 -2.6 1.7 -10.0
Health care and social assistance 58.4 56.8 1.0 -1.6 -3.9 -2.7 -6.4
Information, culture and recreation 11.6 9.7 0.6 -1.9 -3.6 -16.4 -27.1
Accommodation and food services 18.1 13.5 0.8 -4.6 -8.8 -25.4 -39.5
Other services (except public administration) 13.6 11.2 0.6 -2.4 -3.0 -17.6 -21.1
Public administration 25.4 25.9 0.6 0.5 1.0 2.0 4.0
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 4,120.5 3,564.0 15.6 -556.5 -778.3 -13.5 -17.9
Goods-producing sector 899.0 668.2 8.8 -230.8 -209.7 -25.7 -23.9
Agriculture 53.7 52.7 2.6 -1.0 -5.0 -1.9 -8.7
Natural resources2 40.8 33.0 2.2 -7.8 -9.6 -19.1 -22.5
Utilities 23.8 23.5 1.0 -0.3 -3.8 -1.3 -13.9
Construction 279.2 171.4 6.1 -107.8 -83.5 -38.6 -32.8
Manufacturing 501.5 387.7 6.0 -113.8 -107.9 -22.7 -21.8
Services-producing sector  3,221.5 2,895.8 14.9 -325.7 -568.6 -10.1 -16.4
Wholesale and retail trade 632.1 531.6 8.2 -100.5 -146.7 -15.9 -21.6
Transportation and warehousing 233.1 201.9 4.6 -31.2 -32.3 -13.4 -13.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 251.2 235.7 4.4 -15.5 -5.4 -6.2 -2.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 352.9 329.3 6.0 -23.6 -14.7 -6.7 -4.3
Business, building and other support services 155.9 144.1 5.6 -11.8 -51.2 -7.6 -26.2
Educational services 245.4 263.1 5.5 17.7 -38.6 7.2 -12.8
Health care and social assistance 586.2 551.2 6.1 -35.0 -48.7 -6.0 -8.1
Information, culture and recreation 156.8 138.7 5.4 -18.1 -33.1 -11.5 -19.3
Accommodation and food services 199.3 130.3 5.9 -69.0 -118.8 -34.6 -47.7
Other services (except public administration) 165.8 127.5 3.8 -38.3 -61.4 -23.1 -32.5
Public administration 242.9 242.4 3.9 -0.5 -17.7 -0.2 -6.8
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 7,152.3 6,463.1 21.0 -689.2 -959.3 -9.6 -12.9
Goods-producing sector 1,440.8 1,248.7 11.1 -192.1 -234.2 -13.3 -15.8
Agriculture 73.4 74.1 3.1 0.7 3.0 1.0 4.2
Natural resources2 32.9 32.5 1.6 -0.4 -0.7 -1.2 -2.1
Utilities 46.5 48.9 1.9 2.4 -8.1 5.2 -14.2
Construction 558.2 464.4 7.4 -93.8 -82.4 -16.8 -15.1
Manufacturing 729.8 628.9 7.9 -100.9 -145.9 -13.8 -18.8
Services-producing sector  5,711.5 5,214.4 20.6 -497.1 -725.1 -8.7 -12.2
Wholesale and retail trade 1,028.3 885.0 10.8 -143.3 -223.9 -13.9 -20.2
Transportation and warehousing 393.0 351.9 6.2 -41.1 -44.6 -10.5 -11.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 598.0 595.2 6.8 -2.8 10.2 -0.5 1.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 684.9 657.8 8.8 -27.1 -6.0 -4.0 -0.9
Business, building and other support services 329.4 303.9 7.3 -25.5 -4.1 -7.7 -1.3
Educational services 523.1 486.5 7.8 -36.6 -59.4 -7.0 -10.9
Health care and social assistance 868.7 830.5 8.0 -38.2 -55.8 -4.4 -6.3
Information, culture and recreation 278.6 244.9 7.4 -33.7 -66.5 -12.1 -21.4
Accommodation and food services 328.9 232.7 8.4 -96.2 -227.2 -29.2 -49.4
Other services (except public administration) 287.2 244.4 5.6 -42.8 -54.5 -14.9 -18.2
Public administration 391.4 381.7 5.3 -9.7 6.8 -2.5 1.8
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 638.9 574.7 2.8 -64.2 -79.6 -10.0 -12.2
Goods-producing sector 148.7 135.9 1.7 -12.8 -18.2 -8.6 -11.8
Agriculture 27.8 28.5 0.9 0.7 2.9 2.5 11.3
Natural resources2 5.1 3.7 0.4 -1.4 -1.4 -27.5 -27.5
Utilities 6.6 6.4 0.2 -0.2 0.0 -3.0 0.0
Construction 47.2 41.1 1.1 -6.1 -11.2 -12.9 -21.4
Manufacturing 62.0 56.2 1.0 -5.8 -8.5 -9.4 -13.1
Services-producing sector  490.2 438.9 2.7 -51.3 -61.4 -10.5 -12.3
Wholesale and retail trade 88.5 74.6 1.3 -13.9 -11.8 -15.7 -13.7
Transportation and warehousing 40.6 35.7 0.8 -4.9 -7.4 -12.1 -17.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 32.8 32.2 0.7 -0.6 -2.7 -1.8 -7.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 31.1 29.8 0.8 -1.3 0.7 -4.2 2.4
Business, building and other support services 22.1 20.6 0.8 -1.5 -2.6 -6.8 -11.2
Educational services 52.4 52.2 1.1 -0.2 2.1 -0.4 4.2
Health care and social assistance 104.2 93.0 1.3 -11.2 -12.3 -10.7 -11.7
Information, culture and recreation 19.7 15.3 0.9 -4.4 -7.4 -22.3 -32.6
Accommodation and food services 36.8 25.4 1.1 -11.4 -17.4 -31.0 -40.7
Other services (except public administration) 26.7 25.6 0.8 -1.1 -2.1 -4.1 -7.6
Public administration 35.4 34.4 0.8 -1.0 -0.6 -2.8 -1.7
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 559.8 506.9 2.5 -52.9 -73.7 -9.4 -12.7
Goods-producing sector 137.0 128.2 1.7 -8.8 -20.3 -6.4 -13.7
Agriculture 37.9 38.2 1.0 0.3 -2.5 0.8 -6.1
Natural resources2 19.4 17.7 0.7 -1.7 -4.9 -8.8 -21.7
Utilities 5.8 5.8 0.3 0.0 -1.2 0.0 -17.1
Construction 43.5 38.3 1.1 -5.2 -9.3 -12.0 -19.5
Manufacturing 30.3 28.1 0.7 -2.2 -2.6 -7.3 -8.5
Services-producing sector  422.8 378.7 2.4 -44.1 -53.4 -10.4 -12.4
Wholesale and retail trade 83.5 72.9 1.2 -10.6 -14.1 -12.7 -16.2
Transportation and warehousing 24.3 22.9 0.7 -1.4 -4.2 -5.8 -15.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 30.3 29.4 0.6 -0.9 -0.1 -3.0 -0.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 28.4 27.0 0.7 -1.4 -0.5 -4.9 -1.8
Business, building and other support services 16.1 14.0 0.7 -2.1 -2.6 -13.0 -15.7
Educational services 44.7 41.4 0.9 -3.3 -2.7 -7.4 -6.1
Health care and social assistance 80.0 74.6 1.0 -5.4 -5.8 -6.8 -7.2
Information, culture and recreation 21.5 16.7 0.8 -4.8 -4.6 -22.3 -21.6
Accommodation and food services 32.0 20.8 1.0 -11.2 -19.1 -35.0 -47.9
Other services (except public administration) 29.2 26.5 0.7 -2.7 -1.5 -9.2 -5.4
Public administration 33.0 32.6 0.7 -0.4 1.9 -1.2 6.2
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 2,212.8 1,969.0 10.3 -243.8 -381.9 -11.0 -16.2
Goods-producing sector 583.7 513.9 6.7 -69.8 -83.6 -12.0 -14.0
Agriculture 48.8 44.3 2.5 -4.5 -4.5 -9.2 -9.2
Natural resources2 144.7 133.0 3.6 -11.7 -19.5 -8.1 -12.8
Utilities 23.4 21.2 0.8 -2.2 -2.4 -9.4 -10.2
Construction 230.7 197.5 4.9 -33.2 -37.3 -14.4 -15.9
Manufacturing 136.2 117.9 3.2 -18.3 -19.9 -13.4 -14.4
Services-producing sector  1,629.2 1,455.1 9.7 -174.1 -298.4 -10.7 -17.0
Wholesale and retail trade 310.0 260.2 4.8 -49.8 -77.9 -16.1 -23.0
Transportation and warehousing 126.3 109.2 3.1 -17.1 -28.8 -13.5 -20.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 104.0 102.9 2.4 -1.1 -2.2 -1.1 -2.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 185.8 169.3 3.8 -16.5 -12.2 -8.9 -6.7
Business, building and other support services 74.3 69.3 3.2 -5.0 -20.5 -6.7 -22.8
Educational services 157.5 147.7 3.7 -9.8 -4.6 -6.2 -3.0
Health care and social assistance 286.2 271.0 3.8 -15.2 -17.1 -5.3 -5.9
Information, culture and recreation 61.1 63.1 2.9 2.0 -10.3 3.3 -14.0
Accommodation and food services 113.1 77.5 3.9 -35.6 -66.6 -31.5 -46.2
Other services (except public administration) 103.9 80.2 3.4 -23.7 -43.4 -22.8 -35.1
Public administration 107.0 104.9 2.5 -2.1 -14.5 -2.0 -12.1
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,406.7 2,142.6 10.9 -264.1 -420.9 -11.0 -16.4
Goods-producing sector 480.1 433.2 6.0 -46.9 -61.6 -9.8 -12.4
Agriculture 30.7 24.6 2.1 -6.1 -1.5 -19.9 -5.7
Natural resources2 37.7 37.5 2.0 -0.2 -10.8 -0.5 -22.4
Utilities 15.5 17.9 0.6 2.4 5.9 15.5 49.2
Construction 233.9 199.8 4.4 -34.1 -41.2 -14.6 -17.1
Manufacturing 162.4 153.5 3.6 -8.9 -13.9 -5.5 -8.3
Services-producing sector  1,926.5 1,709.3 10.6 -217.2 -359.4 -11.3 -17.4
Wholesale and retail trade 363.2 327.7 5.6 -35.5 -53.4 -9.8 -14.0
Transportation and warehousing 131.4 123.2 3.3 -8.2 -16.8 -6.2 -12.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 153.4 150.6 3.5 -2.8 -5.3 -1.8 -3.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 215.5 217.4 4.5 1.9 -8.1 0.9 -3.6
Business, building and other support services 99.1 84.4 3.3 -14.7 -33.3 -14.8 -28.3
Educational services 169.1 160.5 3.9 -8.6 -12.1 -5.1 -7.0
Health care and social assistance 307.0 286.6 4.2 -20.4 -22.7 -6.6 -7.3
Information, culture and recreation 101.4 84.0 4.1 -17.4 -52.3 -17.2 -38.4
Accommodation and food services 158.7 83.0 4.3 -75.7 -110.2 -47.7 -57.0
Other services (except public administration) 113.5 84.4 3.1 -29.1 -37.3 -25.6 -30.6
Public administration 114.4 107.5 2.3 -6.9 -7.8 -6.0 -6.8
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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