Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province 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
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 208.5 212.5 2.2 4.0 -12.4 1.9 -5.5
Goods-producing sector 37.4 37.1 1.3 -0.3 -9.4 -0.8 -20.2
Agriculture 1.2 0.9 0.4 -0.3 -0.2 -25.0 -18.2
Natural resources2 12.8 13.5 0.8 0.7 -0.6 5.5 -4.3
Utilities 2.6 2.7 0.2 0.1 -0.1 3.8 -3.6
Construction 13.2 11.9 0.9 -1.3 -7.6 -9.8 -39.0
Manufacturing 7.6 8.0 0.6 0.4 -1.0 5.3 -11.1
Services-producing sector  171.1 175.5 2.0 4.4 -2.8 2.6 -1.6
Wholesale and retail trade 32.0 32.9 1.0 0.9 -1.0 2.8 -2.9
Transportation and warehousing 10.5 10.0 0.5 -0.5 -2.0 -4.8 -16.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 8.0 7.4 0.4 -0.6 0.8 -7.5 12.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 9.5 9.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 2.1 2.1
Business, building and other support services 7.1 7.4 0.6 0.3 0.1 4.2 1.4
Educational services 15.3 16.3 0.7 1.0 0.1 6.5 0.6
Health care and social assistance 38.6 40.7 0.8 2.1 2.4 5.4 6.3
Information, culture and recreation 6.7 6.5 0.5 -0.2 -1.4 -3.0 -17.7
Accommodation and food services 14.8 14.8 0.8 0.0 -2.1 0.0 -12.4
Other services (except public administration) 10.8 11.7 0.7 0.9 0.4 8.3 3.5
Public administration 17.8 17.9 0.6 0.1 -0.6 0.6 -3.2
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 74.7 76.3 0.7 1.6 -2.3 2.1 -2.9
Goods-producing sector 19.1 19.6 0.5 0.5 -0.1 2.6 -0.5
Agriculture 3.9 3.9 0.3 0.0 -0.5 0.0 -11.4
Natural resources2 1.8 2.2 0.3 0.4 -0.1 22.2 -4.3
Utilities 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Construction 6.7 6.6 0.3 -0.1 0.2 -1.5 3.1
Manufacturing 6.4 6.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 1.6 1.6
Services-producing sector  55.7 56.7 0.7 1.0 -2.2 1.8 -3.7
Wholesale and retail trade 10.5 10.9 0.3 0.4 -0.1 3.8 -0.9
Transportation and warehousing 2.5 2.6 0.2 0.1 -0.4 4.0 -13.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 3.0 3.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 3.3 3.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 4.4 4.7 0.2 0.3 1.1 6.8 30.6
Business, building and other support services 1.4 1.7 0.2 0.3 -0.7 21.4 -29.2
Educational services 5.5 5.6 0.3 0.1 0.3 1.8 5.7
Health care and social assistance 11.3 11.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.9 -0.9
Information, culture and recreation 2.2 1.7 0.2 -0.5 -0.6 -22.7 -26.1
Accommodation and food services 3.3 3.8 0.3 0.5 -2.2 15.2 -36.7
Other services (except public administration) 3.5 3.3 0.2 -0.2 0.3 -5.7 10.0
Public administration 8.1 8.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.3
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 436.5 443.7 3.2 7.2 -20.4 1.6 -4.4
Goods-producing sector 82.6 83.6 1.9 1.0 -2.8 1.2 -3.2
Agriculture 5.5 4.9 0.6 -0.6 -1.0 -10.9 -16.9
Natural resources2 12.2 10.7 1.0 -1.5 0.2 -12.3 1.9
Utilities 3.4 3.8 0.2 0.4 0.4 11.8 11.8
Construction 31.1 32.8 1.2 1.7 -2.3 5.5 -6.6
Manufacturing 30.5 31.3 1.1 0.8 -0.3 2.6 -0.9
Services-producing sector  353.9 360.2 3.0 6.3 -17.5 1.8 -4.6
Wholesale and retail trade 68.2 66.1 1.6 -2.1 -14.9 -3.1 -18.4
Transportation and warehousing 18.2 18.6 0.7 0.4 -0.4 2.2 -2.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 22.3 23.1 0.7 0.8 1.5 3.6 6.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 29.8 31.2 0.9 1.4 3.5 4.7 12.6
Business, building and other support services 17.8 16.4 0.8 -1.4 -0.6 -7.9 -3.5
Educational services 36.9 39.4 1.1 2.5 3.2 6.8 8.8
Health care and social assistance 73.1 71.8 1.2 -1.3 -2.5 -1.8 -3.4
Information, culture and recreation 16.0 16.2 1.0 0.2 -2.4 1.3 -12.9
Accommodation and food services 25.5 28.8 1.3 3.3 -7.0 12.9 -19.6
Other services (except public administration) 15.3 18.0 0.9 2.7 0.8 17.6 4.7
Public administration 30.8 30.5 0.7 -0.3 1.0 -1.0 3.4
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 348.6 347.9 2.7 -0.7 -9.0 -0.2 -2.5
Goods-producing sector 72.0 72.7 1.6 0.7 -3.0 1.0 -4.0
Agriculture 5.6 4.6 0.6 -1.0 -1.4 -17.9 -23.3
Natural resources2 10.2 10.8 0.7 0.6 0.8 5.9 8.0
Utilities 3.2 3.5 0.2 0.3 -0.1 9.4 -2.8
Construction 23.7 24.1 0.9 0.4 -1.4 1.7 -5.5
Manufacturing 29.2 29.7 1.0 0.5 -0.9 1.7 -2.9
Services-producing sector  276.6 275.2 2.4 -1.4 -6.1 -0.5 -2.2
Wholesale and retail trade 56.4 55.3 1.3 -1.1 4.1 -2.0 8.0
Transportation and warehousing 16.0 16.2 0.6 0.2 -1.7 1.3 -9.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 16.3 16.1 0.5 -0.2 -1.2 -1.2 -6.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 17.7 17.8 0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.6 -0.6
Business, building and other support services 14.1 14.0 0.8 -0.1 -1.7 -0.7 -10.8
Educational services 27.5 27.1 0.9 -0.4 0.0 -1.5 0.0
Health care and social assistance 58.2 58.3 1.1 0.1 -2.2 0.2 -3.6
Information, culture and recreation 10.4 9.6 0.7 -0.8 -3.7 -7.7 -27.8
Accommodation and food services 20.0 20.4 1.0 0.4 -1.3 2.0 -6.0
Other services (except public administration) 12.3 13.6 0.6 1.3 0.0 10.6 0.0
Public administration 27.7 26.8 0.6 -0.9 1.7 -3.2 6.8
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 4,140.0 4,194.2 19.0 54.2 -170.6 1.3 -3.9
Goods-producing sector 843.7 861.4 10.1 17.7 -37.6 2.1 -4.2
Agriculture 55.0 55.4 2.5 0.4 1.1 0.7 2.0
Natural resources2 37.7 35.9 2.0 -1.8 -7.0 -4.8 -16.3
Utilities 23.1 23.1 1.0 0.0 -1.1 0.0 -4.5
Construction 257.8 269.6 7.1 11.8 -0.1 4.6 0.0
Manufacturing 470.1 477.4 7.2 7.3 -30.5 1.6 -6.0
Services-producing sector  3,296.3 3,332.8 17.5 36.5 -133.0 1.1 -3.8
Wholesale and retail trade 654.1 668.8 9.5 14.7 11.5 2.2 1.7
Transportation and warehousing 215.5 219.9 5.6 4.4 -18.2 2.0 -7.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 244.9 247.1 4.5 2.2 -2.3 0.9 -0.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 341.9 345.6 6.1 3.7 1.6 1.1 0.5
Business, building and other support services 156.1 166.9 5.9 10.8 -7.5 6.9 -4.3
Educational services 316.8 317.2 6.5 0.4 6.0 0.1 1.9
Health care and social assistance 610.8 601.2 6.8 -9.6 -10.7 -1.6 -1.7
Information, culture and recreation 161.2 159.7 5.8 -1.5 -29.5 -0.9 -15.6
Accommodation and food services 207.2 211.2 7.2 4.0 -49.6 1.9 -19.0
Other services (except public administration) 152.6 160.5 4.7 7.9 -18.9 5.2 -10.5
Public administration 235.1 234.7 3.8 -0.4 -15.2 -0.2 -6.1
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 6,927.2 7,069.0 25.0 141.8 -416.4 2.0 -5.6
Goods-producing sector 1,386.5 1,381.7 12.9 -4.8 -90.0 -0.3 -6.1
Agriculture 71.8 71.4 2.9 -0.4 -4.5 -0.6 -5.9
Natural resources2 36.1 33.9 1.6 -2.2 -2.4 -6.1 -6.6
Utilities 49.0 49.5 2.1 0.5 -3.7 1.0 -7.0
Construction 515.0 499.8 8.7 -15.2 -44.0 -3.0 -8.1
Manufacturing 714.6 727.1 9.2 12.5 -35.4 1.7 -4.6
Services-producing sector  5,540.7 5,687.3 24.2 146.6 -326.4 2.6 -5.4
Wholesale and retail trade 1,053.5 1,070.7 12.8 17.2 -32.6 1.6 -3.0
Transportation and warehousing 351.8 350.4 6.9 -1.4 -54.6 -0.4 -13.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 603.5 597.3 7.6 -6.2 0.6 -1.0 0.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 649.6 671.1 9.7 21.5 -24.4 3.3 -3.5
Business, building and other support services 291.4 293.7 7.9 2.3 -13.9 0.8 -4.5
Educational services 491.0 521.1 9.2 30.1 -16.8 6.1 -3.1
Health care and social assistance 876.1 896.0 9.8 19.9 -22.2 2.3 -2.4
Information, culture and recreation 264.1 281.6 8.0 17.5 -26.2 6.6 -8.5
Accommodation and food services 296.9 329.7 9.6 32.8 -125.0 11.0 -27.5
Other services (except public administration) 274.9 283.0 6.7 8.1 -15.2 2.9 -5.1
Public administration 387.8 392.6 5.7 4.8 3.9 1.2 1.0
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 629.1 637.2 3.3 8.1 -17.3 1.3 -2.6
Goods-producing sector 140.6 139.9 1.8 -0.7 -10.9 -0.5 -7.2
Agriculture 25.4 25.8 0.9 0.4 0.8 1.6 3.2
Natural resources2 5.1 4.9 0.4 -0.2 -0.2 -3.9 -3.9
Utilities 5.7 5.5 0.3 -0.2 -1.1 -3.5 -16.7
Construction 46.6 46.6 1.2 0.0 -3.6 0.0 -7.2
Manufacturing 57.7 57.0 1.0 -0.7 -7.0 -1.2 -10.9
Services-producing sector  488.4 497.3 3.1 8.9 -6.4 1.8 -1.3
Wholesale and retail trade 86.6 88.7 1.5 2.1 -0.3 2.4 -0.3
Transportation and warehousing 35.9 38.0 0.9 2.1 -2.6 5.8 -6.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 33.7 35.5 0.7 1.8 1.1 5.3 3.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 32.4 32.0 0.9 -0.4 1.4 -1.2 4.6
Business, building and other support services 21.3 20.7 0.9 -0.6 -1.8 -2.8 -8.0
Educational services 55.0 55.7 1.2 0.7 1.6 1.3 3.0
Health care and social assistance 99.9 101.5 1.5 1.6 -0.8 1.6 -0.8
Information, culture and recreation 20.2 21.5 1.0 1.3 -2.3 6.4 -9.7
Accommodation and food services 37.9 37.8 1.3 -0.1 -4.3 -0.3 -10.2
Other services (except public administration) 29.7 30.9 0.9 1.2 2.6 4.0 9.2
Public administration 35.8 35.1 0.9 -0.7 -1.1 -2.0 -3.0
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 551.1 555.8 3.0 4.7 -26.5 0.9 -4.6
Goods-producing sector 134.0 135.2 1.9 1.2 -11.1 0.9 -7.6
Agriculture 36.6 35.4 1.1 -1.2 -3.1 -3.3 -8.1
Natural resources2 19.8 19.9 0.8 0.1 -3.5 0.5 -15.0
Utilities 5.9 6.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 3.4 7.0
Construction 40.2 41.8 1.3 1.6 -6.3 4.0 -13.1
Manufacturing 31.5 32.1 0.8 0.6 1.5 1.9 4.9
Services-producing sector  417.1 420.6 2.8 3.5 -15.4 0.8 -3.5
Wholesale and retail trade 83.4 84.2 1.4 0.8 -1.9 1.0 -2.2
Transportation and warehousing 24.8 25.8 0.7 1.0 -0.4 4.0 -1.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 30.4 30.0 0.6 -0.4 0.3 -1.3 1.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 25.9 27.1 0.8 1.2 -1.6 4.6 -5.6
Business, building and other support services 16.5 16.7 0.8 0.2 1.9 1.2 12.8
Educational services 45.9 46.8 1.1 0.9 2.7 2.0 6.1
Health care and social assistance 80.0 80.6 1.1 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.1
Information, culture and recreation 20.1 18.3 0.9 -1.8 -3.7 -9.0 -16.8
Accommodation and food services 25.9 26.4 1.2 0.5 -15.3 1.9 -36.7
Other services (except public administration) 29.6 30.3 0.9 0.7 1.0 2.4 3.4
Public administration 34.7 34.5 0.7 -0.2 1.7 -0.6 5.2
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 2,156.1 2,165.8 12.6 9.7 -176.9 0.4 -7.6
Goods-producing sector 536.6 525.8 7.7 -10.8 -62.9 -2.0 -10.7
Agriculture 44.7 38.6 2.4 -6.1 -11.7 -13.6 -23.3
Natural resources2 131.7 125.1 3.9 -6.6 -13.2 -5.0 -9.5
Utilities 21.0 22.2 1.1 1.2 -2.3 5.7 -9.4
Construction 219.6 219.2 5.5 -0.4 -21.7 -0.2 -9.0
Manufacturing 119.6 120.8 3.8 1.2 -14.0 1.0 -10.4
Services-producing sector  1,619.5 1,640.0 11.7 20.5 -114.0 1.3 -6.5
Wholesale and retail trade 310.3 318.6 6.0 8.3 -19.9 2.7 -5.9
Transportation and warehousing 121.4 121.3 3.6 -0.1 -17.0 -0.1 -12.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 109.4 107.5 2.8 -1.9 1.9 -1.7 1.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 171.3 184.3 4.2 13.0 -3.4 7.6 -1.8
Business, building and other support services 74.6 74.4 3.5 -0.2 -8.0 -0.3 -9.7
Educational services 142.0 144.9 4.3 2.9 -12.8 2.0 -8.1
Health care and social assistance 303.8 304.1 4.6 0.3 10.3 0.1 3.5
Information, culture and recreation 74.5 75.6 3.7 1.1 -3.2 1.5 -4.1
Accommodation and food services 111.4 114.5 4.5 3.1 -26.9 2.8 -19.0
Other services (except public administration) 101.3 97.1 3.9 -4.2 -17.1 -4.1 -15.0
Public administration 99.6 97.9 2.7 -1.7 -17.5 -1.7 -15.2
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,374.2 2,389.5 13.1 15.3 -169.6 0.6 -6.6
Goods-producing sector 448.6 469.3 6.7 20.7 -12.3 4.6 -2.6
Agriculture 24.5 31.1 2.2 6.6 3.8 26.9 13.9
Natural resources2 38.5 40.0 2.1 1.5 -3.3 3.9 -7.6
Utilities 18.8 21.5 0.9 2.7 9.0 14.4 72.0
Construction 211.6 215.5 5.2 3.9 -19.5 1.8 -8.3
Manufacturing 155.2 161.2 3.9 6.0 -2.3 3.9 -1.4
Services-producing sector  1,925.6 1,920.2 12.7 -5.4 -157.3 -0.3 -7.6
Wholesale and retail trade 379.8 369.4 6.6 -10.4 -24.1 -2.7 -6.1
Transportation and warehousing 125.5 126.0 3.6 0.5 -8.1 0.4 -6.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 154.7 154.5 3.6 -0.2 -3.7 -0.1 -2.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 233.0 222.2 4.8 -10.8 -4.4 -4.6 -1.9
Business, building and other support services 85.6 89.1 3.6 3.5 -19.6 4.1 -18.0
Educational services 166.0 163.6 4.2 -2.4 -24.3 -1.4 -12.9
Health care and social assistance 301.4 305.5 4.6 4.1 -2.5 1.4 -0.8
Information, culture and recreation 99.0 93.0 4.5 -6.0 -43.0 -6.1 -31.6
Accommodation and food services 174.3 180.7 5.7 6.4 -6.0 3.7 -3.2
Other services (except public administration) 94.1 104.5 3.6 10.4 -16.1 11.1 -13.3
Public administration 112.2 111.7 2.6 -0.5 -5.4 -0.4 -4.6
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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