Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  May
2019
April
2020r
May
2020p
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
Sector aggregate1 16,935.6 14,242.2 13,657.0 -585.1 -3,278.6 -4.1 -19.4
Forestry, logging and support 39.8 33.1 32.5 -0.6 -7.3 -1.8 -18.3
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 201.2 186.8 176.3 -10.5 -24.9 -5.6 -12.4
Utilities 126.9 123.9 120.6 -3.3 -6.4 -2.7 -5.0
Construction 1,038.9 811.8 840.2 28.4 -198.6 3.5 -19.1
Manufacturing 1,583.7 1,316.9 1,310.2 -6.6 -273.5 -0.5 -17.3
Wholesale trade 822.2 727.9 707.0 -20.9 -115.2 -2.9 -14.0
Retail trade 2,012.6 1,594.9 1,553.1 -41.8 -459.5 -2.6 -22.8
Transportation and warehousing 775.7 719.5 678.5 -41.1 -97.3 -5.7 -12.5
Information and cultural industries 345.6 318.3 297.4 -21.0 -48.2 -6.6 -14.0
Finance and insurance 745.5 729.7 724.8 -4.9 -20.7 -0.7 -2.8
Real estate and rental and leasing 300.0 236.2 222.2 -14.0 -77.8 -5.9 -25.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 964.1 916.2 893.2 -23.0 -70.9 -2.5 -7.4
Management of companies and enterprises 109.2 106.6 103.1 -3.5 -6.1 -3.3 -5.6
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 821.0 702.1 667.8 -34.3 -153.2 -4.9 -18.7
Educational services 1,350.4 1,240.3 1,160.8 -79.5 -189.7 -6.4 -14.0
Health care and social assistance 2,024.1 1,851.2 1,796.0 -55.3 -228.1 -3.0 -11.3
Arts, entertainment and recreation 312.5 165.1 133.1 -32.1 -179.4 -19.4 -57.4
Accommodation and food services 1,333.6 687.9 571.5 -116.5 -762.1 -16.9 -57.1
Other services (excluding public administration) 556.4 398.9 370.6 -28.3 -185.8 -7.1 -33.4
Public administration 1,148.9 1,124.0 1,066.7 -57.2 -82.2 -5.1 -7.2
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 216.5 180.4 176.3 -4.1 -40.2 -2.3 -18.6
Prince Edward Island 68.4 60.3 57.5 -2.8 -10.8 -4.7 -15.8
Nova Scotia 422.5 364.4 349.4 -15.0 -73.1 -4.1 -17.3
New Brunswick 325.0 278.2 276.6 -1.5 -48.4 -0.5 -14.9
Quebec 3,776.1 3,088.1 3,067.9 -20.2 -708.2 -0.7 -18.8
Ontario 6,604.2 5,608.5 5,256.1 -352.4 -1,348.0 -6.3 -20.4
Manitoba 615.7 536.2 510.8 -25.4 -104.9 -4.7 -17.0
Saskatchewan 483.9 419.0 405.0 -14.0 -78.9 -3.3 -16.3
Alberta 2,023.0 1,691.1 1,601.8 -89.3 -421.2 -5.3 -20.8
British Columbia 2,333.6 1,954.2 1,897.1 -57.1 -436.5 -2.9 -18.7
Yukon 22.4 20.1 18.7 -1.4 -3.6 -6.8 -16.2
Northwest Territories 26.8 23.7 22.6 -1.1 -4.2 -4.7 -15.8
Nunavut 17.5 17.9 17.0 -0.9 -0.5 -4.8 -2.8
r
revised
p
preliminary
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0223-01 (formerly CANSIM table 281-0063).
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