Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted
  April
2020
May
2020
Standard error1 April to May 2020 May 2019 to May 2020 April to May 2020 May 2019 to May 2020
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 188.2 198.2 2.1 10.0 -28.0 5.3 -12.4
Goods-producing sector 33.8 35.2 1.3 1.4 -10.0 4.1 -22.1
Agriculture 1.8 0.7 0.3 -1.1 -0.7 -61.1 -50.0
Natural resources2 9.0 12.8 0.7 3.8 -1.6 42.2 -11.1
Utilities 2.4 2.4 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -11.1
Construction 14.1 11.5 0.9 -2.6 -7.1 -18.4 -38.2
Manufacturing 6.5 7.8 0.6 1.3 -0.3 20.0 -3.7
Services-producing sector  154.4 163.1 1.8 8.7 -17.9 5.6 -9.9
Wholesale and retail trade 28.9 31.8 0.8 2.9 -2.8 10.0 -8.1
Transportation and warehousing 9.1 10.0 0.5 0.9 -2.6 9.9 -20.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 5.9 6.5 0.3 0.6 -0.9 10.2 -12.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 8.8 9.1 0.4 0.3 -0.8 3.4 -8.1
Business, building and other support services 6.7 6.3 0.6 -0.4 -1.2 -6.0 -16.0
Educational services 16.3 16.9 0.6 0.6 1.2 3.7 7.6
Health care and social assistance 37.1 37.5 0.8 0.4 -2.8 1.1 -6.9
Information, culture and recreation 5.0 5.2 0.5 0.2 -2.0 4.0 -27.8
Accommodation and food services 12.6 13.3 0.7 0.7 -4.3 5.6 -24.4
Other services (except public administration) 8.7 9.5 0.6 0.8 0.3 9.2 3.3
Public administration 15.3 17.0 0.6 1.7 -1.9 11.1 -10.1
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 69.3 71.9 0.6 2.6 -5.4 3.8 -7.0
Goods-producing sector 17.6 18.1 0.5 0.5 -2.1 2.8 -10.4
Agriculture 3.9 4.0 0.3 0.1 -0.3 2.6 -7.0
Natural resources2 1.7 2.2 0.2 0.5 -0.4 29.4 -15.4
Utilities 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 50.0 0.0
Construction 5.9 6.8 0.2 0.9 0.5 15.3 7.9
Manufacturing 6.0 4.8 0.2 -1.2 -1.9 -20.0 -28.4
Services-producing sector  51.6 53.8 0.6 2.2 -3.3 4.3 -5.8
Wholesale and retail trade 9.2 10.4 0.3 1.2 -0.6 13.0 -5.5
Transportation and warehousing 2.5 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.1 8.0 3.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 2.7 2.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -3.7 -7.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 4.0 4.0 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.0 25.0
Business, building and other support services 2.2 2.3 0.2 0.1 -0.3 4.5 -11.5
Educational services 5.2 5.5 0.2 0.3 0.0 5.8 0.0
Health care and social assistance 10.0 10.7 0.2 0.7 -0.3 7.0 -2.7
Information, culture and recreation 2.0 1.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -5.0 -5.0
Accommodation and food services 2.5 2.5 0.3 0.0 -2.9 0.0 -53.7
Other services (except public administration) 3.3 3.4 0.1 0.1 -0.1 3.0 -2.9
Public administration 7.9 7.9 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.0 6.8
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 395.6 404.2 2.7 8.6 -64.6 2.2 -13.8
Goods-producing sector 78.3 80.5 1.6 2.2 -6.6 2.8 -7.6
Agriculture 5.5 5.3 0.5 -0.2 -0.8 -3.6 -13.1
Natural resources2 10.4 10.2 0.9 -0.2 -2.0 -1.9 -16.4
Utilities 3.5 3.5 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -7.9
Construction 29.4 32.0 1.0 2.6 -1.9 8.8 -5.6
Manufacturing 29.6 29.6 0.9 0.0 -1.4 0.0 -4.5
Services-producing sector  317.2 323.7 2.5 6.5 -58.0 2.0 -15.2
Wholesale and retail trade 57.5 62.6 1.3 5.1 -20.3 8.9 -24.5
Transportation and warehousing 18.0 16.8 0.6 -1.2 -3.1 -6.7 -15.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 22.7 21.9 0.6 -0.8 1.0 -3.5 4.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 28.1 29.0 0.8 0.9 0.7 3.2 2.5
Business, building and other support services 16.6 16.2 0.8 -0.4 -1.4 -2.4 -8.0
Educational services 33.3 32.9 0.9 -0.4 -5.4 -1.2 -14.1
Health care and social assistance 68.6 66.9 1.0 -1.7 -6.0 -2.5 -8.2
Information, culture and recreation 12.0 12.9 0.9 0.9 -6.8 7.5 -34.5
Accommodation and food services 18.1 19.9 1.1 1.8 -15.0 9.9 -43.0
Other services (except public administration) 12.2 12.3 0.7 0.1 -4.7 0.8 -27.6
Public administration 30.3 32.3 0.7 2.0 3.0 6.6 10.2
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 311.4 328.2 2.3 16.8 -30.2 5.4 -8.4
Goods-producing sector 64.1 67.1 1.5 3.0 -8.4 4.7 -11.1
Agriculture 5.5 4.9 0.6 -0.6 -0.5 -10.9 -9.3
Natural resources2 10.1 10.6 0.7 0.5 0.0 5.0 0.0
Utilities 3.5 3.4 0.2 -0.1 0.2 -2.9 6.3
Construction 20.2 23.0 0.9 2.8 -2.5 13.9 -9.8
Manufacturing 24.8 25.3 0.9 0.5 -5.5 2.0 -17.9
Services-producing sector  247.4 261.0 2.0 13.6 -21.9 5.5 -7.7
Wholesale and retail trade 45.9 52.1 1.1 6.2 -1.3 13.5 -2.4
Transportation and warehousing 16.3 15.6 0.5 -0.7 -2.3 -4.3 -12.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 15.7 16.0 0.5 0.3 -0.4 1.9 -2.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 15.8 16.9 0.5 1.1 -1.5 7.0 -8.2
Business, building and other support services 13.3 14.0 0.7 0.7 -2.7 5.3 -16.2
Educational services 23.4 25.6 0.7 2.2 -1.0 9.4 -3.8
Health care and social assistance 56.8 54.6 1.0 -2.2 -5.6 -3.9 -9.3
Information, culture and recreation 9.7 9.4 0.6 -0.3 -3.4 -3.1 -26.6
Accommodation and food services 13.5 17.2 0.8 3.7 -4.3 27.4 -20.0
Other services (except public administration) 11.2 12.3 0.6 1.1 -2.0 9.8 -14.0
Public administration 25.9 27.1 0.6 1.2 2.3 4.6 9.3
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 3,564.0 3,794.9 15.6 230.9 -533.0 6.5 -12.3
Goods-producing sector 668.2 792.3 8.8 124.1 -90.5 18.6 -10.3
Agriculture 52.7 54.3 2.6 1.6 -1.6 3.0 -2.9
Natural resources2 33.0 39.9 2.2 6.9 -3.3 20.9 -7.6
Utilities 23.5 25.1 1.0 1.6 -2.0 6.8 -7.4
Construction 171.4 229.3 6.1 57.9 -26.9 33.8 -10.5
Manufacturing 387.7 443.8 6.0 56.1 -56.6 14.5 -11.3
Services-producing sector  2,895.8 3,002.6 14.9 106.8 -442.5 3.7 -12.8
Wholesale and retail trade 531.6 585.2 8.2 53.6 -83.9 10.1 -12.5
Transportation and warehousing 201.9 187.0 4.6 -14.9 -47.4 -7.4 -20.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 235.7 242.3 4.4 6.6 -2.5 2.8 -1.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 329.3 343.5 6.0 14.2 -3.8 4.3 -1.1
Business, building and other support services 144.1 141.5 5.6 -2.6 -41.6 -1.8 -22.7
Educational services 263.1 298.3 5.5 35.2 -3.1 13.4 -1.0
Health care and social assistance 551.2 567.0 6.1 15.8 -36.5 2.9 -6.0
Information, culture and recreation 138.7 144.9 5.4 6.2 -28.1 4.5 -16.2
Accommodation and food services 130.3 126.7 5.9 -3.6 -123.8 -2.8 -49.4
Other services (except public administration) 127.5 131.1 3.8 3.6 -57.0 2.8 -30.3
Public administration 242.4 235.1 3.9 -7.3 -14.9 -3.0 -6.0
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 6,463.1 6,398.6 21.0 -64.5 -1,036.8 -1.0 -13.9
Goods-producing sector 1,248.7 1,264.0 11.1 15.3 -210.4 1.2 -14.3
Agriculture 74.1 70.4 3.1 -3.7 -3.7 -5.0 -5.0
Natural resources2 32.5 34.8 1.6 2.3 1.7 7.1 5.1
Utilities 48.9 48.7 1.9 -0.2 -7.2 -0.4 -12.9
Construction 464.4 467.5 7.4 3.1 -75.7 0.7 -13.9
Manufacturing 628.9 642.6 7.9 13.7 -125.6 2.2 -16.3
Services-producing sector  5,214.4 5,134.6 20.6 -79.8 -826.4 -1.5 -13.9
Wholesale and retail trade 885.0 888.8 10.8 3.8 -211.4 0.4 -19.2
Transportation and warehousing 351.9 345.3 6.2 -6.6 -57.1 -1.9 -14.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 595.2 601.0 6.8 5.8 16.4 1.0 2.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 657.8 637.6 8.8 -20.2 -36.7 -3.1 -5.4
Business, building and other support services 303.9 270.7 7.3 -33.2 -37.8 -10.9 -12.3
Educational services 486.5 469.6 7.8 -16.9 -71.3 -3.5 -13.2
Health care and social assistance 830.5 816.8 8.0 -13.7 -80.1 -1.6 -8.9
Information, culture and recreation 244.9 232.3 7.4 -12.6 -79.1 -5.1 -25.4
Accommodation and food services 232.7 242.9 8.4 10.2 -214.1 4.4 -46.8
Other services (except public administration) 244.4 243.3 5.6 -1.1 -64.8 -0.5 -21.0
Public administration 381.7 386.3 5.3 4.6 9.6 1.2 2.5
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 574.7 587.8 2.8 13.1 -66.4 2.3 -10.1
Goods-producing sector 135.9 137.2 1.7 1.3 -18.3 1.0 -11.8
Agriculture 28.5 27.4 0.9 -1.1 1.4 -3.9 5.4
Natural resources2 3.7 4.7 0.4 1.0 -0.7 27.0 -13.0
Utilities 6.4 5.7 0.2 -0.7 -0.5 -10.9 -8.1
Construction 41.1 43.7 1.1 2.6 -8.1 6.3 -15.6
Manufacturing 56.2 55.5 1.0 -0.7 -10.5 -1.2 -15.9
Services-producing sector  438.9 450.6 2.7 11.7 -48.1 2.7 -9.6
Wholesale and retail trade 74.6 81.6 1.3 7.0 -6.4 9.4 -7.3
Transportation and warehousing 35.7 35.6 0.8 -0.1 -7.0 -0.3 -16.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 32.2 31.4 0.7 -0.8 -2.3 -2.5 -6.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 29.8 30.5 0.8 0.7 2.0 2.3 7.0
Business, building and other support services 20.6 21.8 0.8 1.2 -0.9 5.8 -4.0
Educational services 52.2 49.5 1.1 -2.7 -3.2 -5.2 -6.1
Health care and social assistance 93.0 93.9 1.3 0.9 -9.7 1.0 -9.4
Information, culture and recreation 15.3 17.0 0.9 1.7 -5.1 11.1 -23.1
Accommodation and food services 25.4 28.2 1.1 2.8 -13.7 11.0 -32.7
Other services (except public administration) 25.6 26.3 0.8 0.7 -1.4 2.7 -5.1
Public administration 34.4 34.8 0.8 0.4 -0.4 1.2 -1.1
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 506.9 507.5 2.5 0.6 -72.0 0.1 -12.4
Goods-producing sector 128.2 127.6 1.7 -0.6 -19.6 -0.5 -13.3
Agriculture 38.2 38.8 1.0 0.6 -0.4 1.6 -1.0
Natural resources2 17.7 17.0 0.7 -0.7 -6.6 -4.0 -28.0
Utilities 5.8 5.4 0.3 -0.4 -1.4 -6.9 -20.6
Construction 38.3 36.9 1.1 -1.4 -10.0 -3.7 -21.3
Manufacturing 28.1 29.6 0.7 1.5 -1.3 5.3 -4.2
Services-producing sector  378.7 379.9 2.4 1.2 -52.4 0.3 -12.1
Wholesale and retail trade 72.9 77.0 1.2 4.1 -10.3 5.6 -11.8
Transportation and warehousing 22.9 22.9 0.7 0.0 -3.3 0.0 -12.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 29.4 29.1 0.6 -0.3 -0.4 -1.0 -1.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 27.0 26.2 0.7 -0.8 -2.2 -3.0 -7.7
Business, building and other support services 14.0 14.6 0.7 0.6 -1.3 4.3 -8.2
Educational services 41.4 41.8 0.9 0.4 -2.2 1.0 -5.0
Health care and social assistance 74.6 74.5 1.0 -0.1 -5.3 -0.1 -6.6
Information, culture and recreation 16.7 14.4 0.8 -2.3 -7.3 -13.8 -33.6
Accommodation and food services 20.8 22.0 1.0 1.2 -17.6 5.8 -44.4
Other services (except public administration) 26.5 25.5 0.7 -1.0 -3.3 -3.8 -11.5
Public administration 32.6 31.9 0.7 -0.7 1.0 -2.1 3.2
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 1,969.0 1,997.2 10.3 28.2 -349.7 1.4 -14.9
Goods-producing sector 513.9 509.1 6.7 -4.8 -85.4 -0.9 -14.4
Agriculture 44.3 43.6 2.5 -0.7 -4.9 -1.6 -10.1
Natural resources2 133.0 129.0 3.6 -4.0 -21.9 -3.0 -14.5
Utilities 21.2 21.1 0.8 -0.1 -2.1 -0.5 -9.1
Construction 197.5 194.3 4.9 -3.2 -39.9 -1.6 -17.0
Manufacturing 117.9 121.1 3.2 3.2 -16.7 2.7 -12.1
Services-producing sector  1,455.1 1,488.1 9.7 33.0 -264.3 2.3 -15.1
Wholesale and retail trade 260.2 269.5 4.8 9.3 -77.2 3.6 -22.3
Transportation and warehousing 109.2 116.4 3.1 7.2 -24.1 6.6 -17.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 102.9 105.9 2.4 3.0 2.1 2.9 2.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 169.3 169.7 3.8 0.4 -12.6 0.2 -6.9
Business, building and other support services 69.3 73.9 3.2 4.6 -11.2 6.6 -13.2
Educational services 147.7 141.9 3.7 -5.8 -10.8 -3.9 -7.1
Health care and social assistance 271.0 275.2 3.8 4.2 -14.5 1.5 -5.0
Information, culture and recreation 63.1 59.0 2.9 -4.1 -15.0 -6.5 -20.3
Accommodation and food services 77.5 85.2 3.9 7.7 -56.1 9.9 -39.7
Other services (except public administration) 80.2 92.2 3.4 12.0 -27.1 15.0 -22.7
Public administration 104.9 99.2 2.5 -5.7 -17.8 -5.4 -15.2
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,142.6 2,185.9 10.9 43.3 -389.9 2.0 -15.1
Goods-producing sector 433.2 436.1 6.0 2.9 -68.3 0.7 -13.5
Agriculture 24.6 26.7 2.1 2.1 -2.0 8.5 -7.0
Natural resources2 37.5 37.9 2.0 0.4 -8.1 1.1 -17.6
Utilities 17.9 18.4 0.6 0.5 4.7 2.8 34.3
Construction 199.8 198.4 4.4 -1.4 -42.3 -0.7 -17.6
Manufacturing 153.5 154.7 3.6 1.2 -20.7 0.8 -11.8
Services-producing sector  1,709.3 1,749.8 10.6 40.5 -321.6 2.4 -15.5
Wholesale and retail trade 327.7 339.5 5.6 11.8 -49.2 3.6 -12.7
Transportation and warehousing 123.2 116.0 3.3 -7.2 -26.1 -5.8 -18.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 150.6 154.2 3.5 3.6 -0.1 2.4 -0.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 217.4 217.7 4.5 0.3 -5.0 0.1 -2.2
Business, building and other support services 84.4 82.4 3.3 -2.0 -34.2 -2.4 -29.3
Educational services 160.5 172.4 3.9 11.9 -3.7 7.4 -2.1
Health care and social assistance 286.6 294.0 4.2 7.4 -17.1 2.6 -5.5
Information, culture and recreation 84.0 87.9 4.1 3.9 -49.2 4.6 -35.9
Accommodation and food services 83.0 95.4 4.3 12.4 -90.8 14.9 -48.8
Other services (except public administration) 84.4 81.1 3.1 -3.3 -40.0 -3.9 -33.0
Public administration 107.5 109.2 2.3 1.7 -6.1 1.6 -5.3
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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