Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  January
2020
December
2020r
January
2021p
December 2020 to January 2021 January 2020 to January 2021 December 2020 to January 2021 January 2020 to January 2021
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Sector aggregate1 17,085.6 15,976.8 15,842.3 -134.5 -1,243.3 -0.8 -7.3
Forestry, logging and support 36.4 37.1 37.7 0.6 1.3 1.7 3.7
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 200.4 185.0 184.0 -1.0 -16.4 -0.5 -8.2
Utilities 128.5 122.7 121.6 -1.1 -6.9 -0.9 -5.4
Construction 1,049.9 1,013.1 1,037.9 24.8 -12.0 2.4 -1.1
Manufacturing 1,563.7 1,484.8 1,482.4 -2.4 -81.3 -0.2 -5.2
Wholesale trade 823.9 781.5 778.9 -2.6 -45.0 -0.3 -5.5
Retail trade 2,004.1 1,920.2 1,854.3 -65.9 -149.8 -3.4 -7.5
Transportation and warehousing 798.4 765.0 765.7 0.8 -32.7 0.1 -4.1
Information and cultural industries 357.7 343.3 341.9 -1.4 -15.7 -0.4 -4.4
Finance and insurance 754.6 739.7 738.9 -0.9 -15.7 -0.1 -2.1
Real estate and rental and leasing 292.6 253.5 253.0 -0.5 -39.6 -0.2 -13.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 991.5 980.4 996.7 16.3 5.3 1.7 0.5
Management of companies and enterprises 112.8 115.1 116.4 1.3 3.6 1.2 3.2
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 846.1 785.6 800.5 14.9 -45.6 1.9 -5.4
Educational services 1,372.8 1,312.9 1,298.6 -14.3 -74.2 -1.1 -5.4
Health care and social assistance 2,080.0 2,080.5 2,084.2 3.7 4.1 0.2 0.2
Arts, entertainment and recreation 313.5 216.5 187.0 -29.5 -126.5 -13.6 -40.4
Accommodation and food services 1,343.9 933.2 889.2 -44.0 -454.7 -4.7 -33.8
Other services (excluding public administration) 556.3 489.9 471.5 -18.4 -84.8 -3.8 -15.2
Public administration 1,158.4 1,146.8 1,133.0 -13.8 -25.4 -1.2 -2.2
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 216.1 208.2 207.5 -0.7 -8.6 -0.3 -4.0
Prince Edward Island 70.4 68.4 69.0 0.5 -1.4 0.8 -2.0
Nova Scotia 425.2 409.4 411.6 2.2 -13.6 0.5 -3.2
New Brunswick 324.9 323.3 323.9 0.6 -1.0 0.2 -0.3
Quebec 3,833.4 3,616.9 3,573.2 -43.7 -260.2 -1.2 -6.8
Ontario 6,663.5 6,182.7 6,116.6 -66.1 -547.0 -1.1 -8.2
Manitoba 618.9 570.1 576.6 6.5 -42.3 1.1 -6.8
Saskatchewan 484.5 462.6 461.9 -0.7 -22.6 -0.2 -4.7
Alberta 2,019.0 1,841.5 1,809.3 -32.2 -209.7 -1.8 -10.4
British Columbia 2,361.9 2,227.8 2,226.1 -1.7 -135.9 -0.1 -5.8
Yukon 22.5 22.2 22.6 0.4 0.1 1.9 0.5
Northwest Territories 26.3 25.2 25.1 -0.1 -1.2 -0.3 -4.4
Nunavut 19.0 18.6 19.0 0.4 -0.0 2.1 -0.2
r
revised
p
preliminary
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0223-01 (formerly CANSIM table 281-0063).
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