Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted
  August
2020
September
2020
Standard error1 August to September 2020 September 2019 to September 2020 August to September 2020 September 2019 to September 2020
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 212.5 216.2 2.2 3.7 -8.5 1.7 -3.8
Goods-producing sector 37.1 39.9 1.3 2.8 -5.6 7.5 -12.3
Agriculture 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -10.0
Natural resources2 13.5 12.0 0.8 -1.5 -1.6 -11.1 -11.8
Utilities 2.7 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.1 7.4 3.6
Construction 11.9 14.0 0.9 2.1 -4.5 17.6 -24.3
Manufacturing 8.0 10.1 0.6 2.1 0.5 26.3 5.2
Services-producing sector  175.5 176.3 2.0 0.8 -2.9 0.5 -1.6
Wholesale and retail trade 32.9 34.1 1.0 1.2 -0.8 3.6 -2.3
Transportation and warehousing 10.0 9.8 0.5 -0.2 -2.0 -2.0 -16.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 7.4 7.9 0.4 0.5 1.5 6.8 23.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 9.7 9.8 0.4 0.1 0.5 1.0 5.4
Business, building and other support services 7.4 5.7 0.6 -1.7 -2.3 -23.0 -28.8
Educational services 16.3 17.4 0.7 1.1 0.2 6.7 1.2
Health care and social assistance 40.7 41.9 0.8 1.2 3.8 2.9 10.0
Information, culture and recreation 6.5 6.4 0.5 -0.1 -1.0 -1.5 -13.5
Accommodation and food services 14.8 15.1 0.8 0.3 -1.0 2.0 -6.2
Other services (except public administration) 11.7 10.5 0.7 -1.2 -0.8 -10.3 -7.1
Public administration 17.9 17.8 0.6 -0.1 -1.1 -0.6 -5.8
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 76.3 75.5 0.7 -0.8 -3.5 -1.0 -4.4
Goods-producing sector 19.6 19.4 0.5 -0.2 0.1 -1.0 0.5
Agriculture 3.9 3.6 0.3 -0.3 -0.6 -7.7 -14.3
Natural resources2 2.2 2.1 0.3 -0.1 0.0 -4.5 0.0
Utilities 0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -33.3 -33.3
Construction 6.6 6.5 0.3 -0.1 0.1 -1.5 1.6
Manufacturing 6.5 6.9 0.3 0.4 0.6 6.2 9.5
Services-producing sector  56.7 56.1 0.7 -0.6 -3.7 -1.1 -6.2
Wholesale and retail trade 10.9 10.0 0.3 -0.9 -1.2 -8.3 -10.7
Transportation and warehousing 2.6 2.7 0.2 0.1 -0.3 3.8 -10.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 3.1 2.9 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -6.5 -9.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 4.7 4.3 0.2 -0.4 0.8 -8.5 22.9
Business, building and other support services 1.7 2.0 0.2 0.3 -0.3 17.6 -13.0
Educational services 5.6 5.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 1.8 3.6
Health care and social assistance 11.2 10.6 0.3 -0.6 -0.6 -5.4 -5.4
Information, culture and recreation 1.7 1.9 0.2 0.2 -0.5 11.8 -20.8
Accommodation and food services 3.8 4.4 0.3 0.6 -1.9 15.8 -30.2
Other services (except public administration) 3.3 3.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -6.1 -8.8
Public administration 8.1 8.5 0.2 0.4 0.8 4.9 10.4
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 443.7 455.7 3.2 12.0 -11.1 2.7 -2.4
Goods-producing sector 83.6 84.0 1.9 0.4 -2.9 0.5 -3.3
Agriculture 4.9 5.2 0.6 0.3 -0.6 6.1 -10.3
Natural resources2 10.7 9.4 1.0 -1.3 -0.7 -12.1 -6.9
Utilities 3.8 4.2 0.2 0.4 0.6 10.5 16.7
Construction 32.8 33.4 1.2 0.6 -2.4 1.8 -6.7
Manufacturing 31.3 31.9 1.1 0.6 0.2 1.9 0.6
Services-producing sector  360.2 371.7 3.0 11.5 -8.1 3.2 -2.1
Wholesale and retail trade 66.1 67.7 1.6 1.6 -12.5 2.4 -15.6
Transportation and warehousing 18.6 18.8 0.7 0.2 -0.2 1.1 -1.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 23.1 24.0 0.7 0.9 1.0 3.9 4.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 31.2 31.1 0.9 -0.1 3.0 -0.3 10.7
Business, building and other support services 16.4 17.4 0.8 1.0 0.6 6.1 3.6
Educational services 39.4 39.9 1.1 0.5 3.6 1.3 9.9
Health care and social assistance 71.8 75.4 1.2 3.6 0.4 5.0 0.5
Information, culture and recreation 16.2 16.4 1.0 0.2 -1.5 1.2 -8.4
Accommodation and food services 28.8 31.9 1.3 3.1 -4.9 10.8 -13.3
Other services (except public administration) 18.0 18.8 0.9 0.8 2.0 4.4 11.9
Public administration 30.5 30.3 0.7 -0.2 0.5 -0.7 1.7
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 347.9 350.1 2.7 2.2 -5.5 0.6 -1.5
Goods-producing sector 72.7 68.9 1.6 -3.8 -4.1 -5.2 -5.6
Agriculture 4.6 5.1 0.6 0.5 -0.7 10.9 -12.1
Natural resources2 10.8 8.2 0.7 -2.6 -1.0 -24.1 -10.9
Utilities 3.5 3.6 0.2 0.1 -0.1 2.9 -2.7
Construction 24.1 23.1 0.9 -1.0 -1.9 -4.1 -7.6
Manufacturing 29.7 28.9 1.0 -0.8 -0.5 -2.7 -1.7
Services-producing sector  275.2 281.2 2.4 6.0 -1.4 2.2 -0.5
Wholesale and retail trade 55.3 56.0 1.3 0.7 5.6 1.3 11.1
Transportation and warehousing 16.2 16.6 0.6 0.4 -1.4 2.5 -7.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 16.1 15.5 0.5 -0.6 -1.7 -3.7 -9.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 17.8 17.7 0.5 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 0.6
Business, building and other support services 14.0 14.1 0.8 0.1 -2.7 0.7 -16.1
Educational services 27.1 29.2 0.9 2.1 2.1 7.7 7.7
Health care and social assistance 58.3 58.3 1.1 0.0 -3.0 0.0 -4.9
Information, culture and recreation 9.6 10.5 0.7 0.9 -2.3 9.4 -18.0
Accommodation and food services 20.4 20.7 1.0 0.3 -0.7 1.5 -3.3
Other services (except public administration) 13.6 13.7 0.6 0.1 -0.3 0.7 -2.1
Public administration 26.8 28.9 0.6 2.1 2.8 7.8 10.7
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 4,194.2 4,270.9 19.0 76.7 -104.7 1.8 -2.4
Goods-producing sector 861.4 875.0 10.1 13.6 -25.4 1.6 -2.8
Agriculture 55.4 55.9 2.5 0.5 0.1 0.9 0.2
Natural resources2 35.9 37.2 2.0 1.3 -4.5 3.6 -10.8
Utilities 23.1 24.8 1.0 1.7 0.2 7.4 0.8
Construction 269.6 269.7 7.1 0.1 -3.3 0.0 -1.2
Manufacturing 477.4 487.3 7.2 9.9 -17.9 2.1 -3.5
Services-producing sector  3,332.8 3,395.9 17.5 63.1 -79.3 1.9 -2.3
Wholesale and retail trade 668.8 673.1 9.5 4.3 12.4 0.6 1.9
Transportation and warehousing 219.9 226.8 5.6 6.9 -14.6 3.1 -6.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 247.1 248.0 4.5 0.9 -2.3 0.4 -0.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 345.6 353.2 6.1 7.6 4.1 2.2 1.2
Business, building and other support services 166.9 162.8 5.9 -4.1 -10.0 -2.5 -5.8
Educational services 317.2 341.1 6.5 23.9 40.6 7.5 13.5
Health care and social assistance 601.2 605.5 6.8 4.3 -8.0 0.7 -1.3
Information, culture and recreation 159.7 165.2 5.8 5.5 -17.4 3.4 -9.5
Accommodation and food services 211.2 224.7 7.2 13.5 -40.7 6.4 -15.3
Other services (except public administration) 160.5 156.9 4.7 -3.6 -29.4 -2.2 -15.8
Public administration 234.7 238.5 3.8 3.8 -14.2 1.6 -5.6
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 7,069.0 7,236.6 25.0 167.6 -282.7 2.4 -3.8
Goods-producing sector 1,381.7 1,448.2 12.9 66.5 -30.7 4.8 -2.1
Agriculture 71.4 69.9 2.9 -1.5 -3.5 -2.1 -4.8
Natural resources2 33.9 37.9 1.6 4.0 1.8 11.8 5.0
Utilities 49.5 52.0 2.1 2.5 -0.9 5.1 -1.7
Construction 499.8 509.6 8.7 9.8 -44.4 2.0 -8.0
Manufacturing 727.1 778.8 9.2 51.7 16.3 7.1 2.1
Services-producing sector  5,687.3 5,788.3 24.2 101.0 -252.1 1.8 -4.2
Wholesale and retail trade 1,070.7 1,039.8 12.8 -30.9 -66.7 -2.9 -6.0
Transportation and warehousing 350.4 356.2 6.9 5.8 -43.6 1.7 -10.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 597.3 609.4 7.6 12.1 16.7 2.0 2.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 671.1 689.7 9.7 18.6 -8.7 2.8 -1.2
Business, building and other support services 293.7 284.0 7.9 -9.7 -29.3 -3.3 -9.4
Educational services 521.1 550.2 9.2 29.1 -4.3 5.6 -0.8
Health care and social assistance 896.0 890.5 9.8 -5.5 -39.0 -0.6 -4.2
Information, culture and recreation 281.6 295.1 8.0 13.5 -6.6 4.8 -2.2
Accommodation and food services 329.7 386.7 9.6 57.0 -74.4 17.3 -16.1
Other services (except public administration) 283.0 295.5 6.7 12.5 -0.4 4.4 -0.1
Public administration 392.6 391.2 5.7 -1.4 4.2 -0.4 1.1
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 637.2 652.3 3.3 15.1 -1.8 2.4 -0.3
Goods-producing sector 139.9 142.7 1.8 2.8 -8.2 2.0 -5.4
Agriculture 25.8 25.2 0.9 -0.6 -0.2 -2.3 -0.8
Natural resources2 4.9 3.8 0.4 -1.1 -1.6 -22.4 -29.6
Utilities 5.5 5.5 0.3 0.0 -1.1 0.0 -16.7
Construction 46.6 48.8 1.2 2.2 -1.9 4.7 -3.7
Manufacturing 57.0 59.3 1.0 2.3 -3.5 4.0 -5.6
Services-producing sector  497.3 509.6 3.1 12.3 6.4 2.5 1.3
Wholesale and retail trade 88.7 90.0 1.5 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.0
Transportation and warehousing 38.0 41.4 0.9 3.4 0.4 8.9 1.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 35.5 34.0 0.7 -1.5 0.0 -4.2 0.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 32.0 31.6 0.9 -0.4 1.0 -1.3 3.3
Business, building and other support services 20.7 23.4 0.9 2.7 2.0 13.0 9.3
Educational services 55.7 57.9 1.2 2.2 6.6 3.9 12.9
Health care and social assistance 101.5 103.9 1.5 2.4 -0.8 2.4 -0.8
Information, culture and recreation 21.5 21.4 1.0 -0.1 -2.3 -0.5 -9.7
Accommodation and food services 37.8 38.4 1.3 0.6 -4.4 1.6 -10.3
Other services (except public administration) 30.9 31.1 0.9 0.2 2.3 0.6 8.0
Public administration 35.1 36.4 0.9 1.3 0.6 3.7 1.7
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 555.8 564.5 3.0 8.7 -18.1 1.6 -3.1
Goods-producing sector 135.2 134.4 1.9 -0.8 -10.7 -0.6 -7.4
Agriculture 35.4 34.8 1.1 -0.6 -4.0 -1.7 -10.3
Natural resources2 19.9 20.7 0.8 0.8 -1.9 4.0 -8.4
Utilities 6.1 6.4 0.3 0.3 1.0 4.9 18.5
Construction 41.8 42.3 1.3 0.5 -4.9 1.2 -10.4
Manufacturing 32.1 30.2 0.8 -1.9 -0.9 -5.9 -2.9
Services-producing sector  420.6 430.1 2.8 9.5 -7.4 2.3 -1.7
Wholesale and retail trade 84.2 90.4 1.4 6.2 5.3 7.4 6.2
Transportation and warehousing 25.8 25.0 0.7 -0.8 -0.8 -3.1 -3.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 30.0 30.8 0.6 0.8 1.0 2.7 3.4
Professional, scientific and technical services 27.1 26.9 0.8 -0.2 -1.5 -0.7 -5.3
Business, building and other support services 16.7 16.9 0.8 0.2 1.2 1.2 7.6
Educational services 46.8 46.2 1.1 -0.6 -0.4 -1.3 -0.9
Health care and social assistance 80.6 82.2 1.1 1.6 2.6 2.0 3.3
Information, culture and recreation 18.3 18.1 0.9 -0.2 -4.6 -1.1 -20.3
Accommodation and food services 26.4 28.3 1.2 1.9 -12.8 7.2 -31.1
Other services (except public administration) 30.3 30.7 0.9 0.4 0.7 1.3 2.3
Public administration 34.5 34.6 0.7 0.1 1.7 0.3 5.2
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 2,165.8 2,204.0 12.6 38.2 -142.7 1.8 -6.1
Goods-producing sector 525.8 533.9 7.7 8.1 -51.9 1.5 -8.9
Agriculture 38.6 41.1 2.4 2.5 -10.7 6.5 -20.7
Natural resources2 125.1 128.2 3.9 3.1 -10.2 2.5 -7.4
Utilities 22.2 23.2 1.1 1.0 -1.1 4.5 -4.5
Construction 219.2 220.5 5.5 1.3 -15.2 0.6 -6.4
Manufacturing 120.8 121.0 3.8 0.2 -14.5 0.2 -10.7
Services-producing sector  1,640.0 1,670.1 11.7 30.1 -90.8 1.8 -5.2
Wholesale and retail trade 318.6 322.5 6.0 3.9 -11.2 1.2 -3.4
Transportation and warehousing 121.3 124.6 3.6 3.3 -12.4 2.7 -9.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 107.5 110.4 2.8 2.9 5.0 2.7 4.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 184.3 179.3 4.2 -5.0 -8.5 -2.7 -4.5
Business, building and other support services 74.4 72.8 3.5 -1.6 -5.6 -2.2 -7.1
Educational services 144.9 155.2 4.3 10.3 -6.8 7.1 -4.2
Health care and social assistance 304.1 302.5 4.6 -1.6 2.5 -0.5 0.8
Information, culture and recreation 75.6 84.3 3.7 8.7 7.9 11.5 10.3
Accommodation and food services 114.5 113.0 4.5 -1.5 -34.4 -1.3 -23.3
Other services (except public administration) 97.1 99.4 3.9 2.3 -18.0 2.4 -15.3
Public administration 97.9 106.1 2.7 8.2 -9.3 8.4 -8.1
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,389.5 2,444.3 13.1 54.8 -106.3 2.3 -4.2
Goods-producing sector 469.3 459.3 6.7 -10.0 -18.4 -2.1 -3.9
Agriculture 31.1 30.2 2.2 -0.9 3.2 -2.9 11.9
Natural resources2 40.0 39.1 2.1 -0.9 -2.1 -2.3 -5.1
Utilities 21.5 21.1 0.9 -0.4 9.6 -1.9 83.5
Construction 215.5 200.9 5.2 -14.6 -32.7 -6.8 -14.0
Manufacturing 161.2 168.0 3.9 6.8 3.6 4.2 2.2
Services-producing sector  1,920.2 1,985.0 12.7 64.8 -87.9 3.4 -4.2
Wholesale and retail trade 369.4 369.9 6.6 0.5 -21.9 0.1 -5.6
Transportation and warehousing 126.0 125.5 3.6 -0.5 -13.6 -0.4 -9.8
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 154.5 162.1 3.6 7.6 0.8 4.9 0.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 222.2 226.4 4.8 4.2 1.8 1.9 0.8
Business, building and other support services 89.1 104.8 3.6 15.7 -5.0 17.6 -4.6
Educational services 163.6 180.7 4.2 17.1 -7.5 10.5 -4.0
Health care and social assistance 305.5 309.9 4.6 4.4 0.2 1.4 0.1
Information, culture and recreation 93.0 111.5 4.5 18.5 -14.4 19.9 -11.4
Accommodation and food services 180.7 178.5 5.7 -2.2 -10.9 -1.2 -5.8
Other services (except public administration) 104.5 103.0 3.6 -1.5 -12.9 -1.4 -11.1
Public administration 111.7 112.8 2.6 1.1 -4.6 1.0 -3.9
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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