Table 2 
Employment by class of worker and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by class of worker and industry, seasonally adjusted
  July
2020
August
2020
Standard error1 July to August 2020 August 2019 to August 2020 July to August 2020 August 2019 to August 2020
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Class of worker              
Employees 15,028.3 15,332.1 43.5 303.8 -871.4 2.0 -5.4
Public sector employees 3,782.1 3,810.4 24.1 28.3 -41.7 0.7 -1.1
Private sector employees 11,246.2 11,521.7 43.3 275.5 -829.7 2.4 -6.7
Self-employed 2,817.6 2,759.6 28.9 -58.0 -150.2 -2.1 -5.2
Total employed, all industries 17,845.9 18,091.7 37.0 245.8 -1,021.6 1.4 -5.3
Goods-producing sector 3,706.0 3,733.6 19.7 27.6 -233.3 0.7 -5.9
Agriculture 274.6 273.3 5.4 -1.3 -16.1 -0.5 -5.6
Natural resources2 307.1 298.0 5.5 -9.1 -28.8 -3.0 -8.8
Utilities 132.6 136.8 2.9 4.2 0.4 3.2 0.3
Construction 1,364.3 1,368.8 13.8 4.5 -103.7 0.3 -7.0
Manufacturing 1,627.3 1,656.7 13.0 29.4 -85.0 1.8 -4.9
Services-producing sector 14,140.0 14,358.1 35.0 218.1 -788.4 1.5 -5.2
Wholesale and retail trade 2,729.5 2,757.5 18.5 28.0 -87.3 1.0 -3.1
Transportation and warehousing 920.0 927.4 10.4 7.4 -106.9 0.8 -10.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 1,227.8 1,220.2 10.1 -7.6 -4.5 -0.6 -0.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,517.8 1,544.1 13.2 26.3 -27.5 1.7 -1.7
Business, building and other support services 688.7 700.6 11.2 11.9 -52.0 1.7 -6.9
Educational services 1,302.5 1,353.0 12.9 50.5 -29.7 3.9 -2.1
Health care and social assistance 2,453.4 2,464.2 13.9 10.8 -31.8 0.4 -1.3
Information, culture and recreation 669.8 678.0 11.6 8.2 -115.7 1.2 -14.6
Accommodation and food services 920.5 969.4 14.4 48.9 -238.5 5.3 -19.7
Other services (except public administration) 719.1 756.8 10.0 37.7 -59.3 5.2 -7.3
Public administration 991.0 986.9 8.0 -4.1 -35.3 -0.4 -3.5
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
Tables 14-10-0288-02 and 14-10-0355-02 (formerly CANSIM tables 282-0089 and 282-0088).
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