Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  May
2022
April
2023r
May
2023p
April to May 2023 May 2022 to May 2023 April to May 2023 May 2022 to May 2023
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Sector aggregate1 17,453.1 17,859.6 17,989.6 129.9 536.5 0.7 3.1
Forestry, logging and support 39.0 37.4 38.2 0.8 -0.9 2.2 -2.2
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 206.6 214.8 214.7 -0.0 8.1 -0.0 3.9
Utilities 128.1 132.1 132.7 0.6 4.6 0.4 3.6
Construction 1,116.5 1,166.5 1,164.7 -1.8 48.2 -0.2 4.3
Manufacturing 1,556.8 1,563.7 1,563.6 -0.2 6.7 -0.0 0.4
Wholesale trade 812.3 824.0 824.7 0.7 12.4 0.1 1.5
Retail trade 2,010.0 2,019.4 2,018.2 -1.2 8.2 -0.1 0.4
Transportation and warehousing 798.4 840.0 841.8 1.8 43.4 0.2 5.4
Information and cultural industries 379.9 372.3 371.1 -1.2 -8.8 -0.3 -2.3
Finance and insurance 801.4 834.1 836.2 2.1 34.8 0.3 4.3
Real estate and rental and leasing 281.0 290.3 291.1 0.9 10.2 0.3 3.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,156.5 1,216.2 1,217.7 1.5 61.2 0.1 5.3
Management of companies and enterprises 122.8 126.3 127.7 1.4 4.9 1.1 4.0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 834.5 846.1 844.6 -1.5 10.1 -0.2 1.2
Educational services 1,376.2 1,426.7 1,429.0 2.3 52.8 0.2 3.8
Health care and social assistance 2,213.1 2,268.9 2,275.9 7.0 62.8 0.3 2.8
Arts, entertainment and recreation 282.2 308.2 310.5 2.4 28.3 0.8 10.0
Accommodation and food services 1,241.4 1,306.6 1,309.1 2.5 67.7 0.2 5.5
Other services (excluding public administration) 534.8 560.8 561.3 0.4 26.4 0.1 4.9
Public administration 1,209.3 1,165.2 1,271.5 106.2 62.2 9.1 5.1
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 218.9 217.9 216.4 -1.5 -2.5 -0.7 -1.1
Prince Edward Island 75.3 75.4 77.8 2.4 2.6 3.2 3.4
Nova Scotia 441.9 442.4 451.6 9.2 9.7 2.1 2.2
New Brunswick 341.7 347.2 352.3 5.2 10.7 1.5 3.1
Quebec 3,957.8 4,008.2 4,054.0 45.8 96.2 1.1 2.4
Ontario 6,747.2 6,919.3 6,955.6 36.3 208.4 0.5 3.1
Manitoba 619.9 631.3 638.9 7.6 19.0 1.2 3.1
Saskatchewan 493.4 506.1 507.1 1.0 13.7 0.2 2.8
Alberta 2,027.9 2,105.8 2,113.6 7.7 85.7 0.4 4.2
British Columbia 2,458.8 2,533.4 2,549.1 15.7 90.4 0.6 3.7
Yukon 23.3 23.8 24.5 0.7 1.2 2.7 5.2
Northwest Territories 26.7 28.0 28.1 0.1 1.4 0.3 5.1
Nunavut 20.5 20.7 20.6 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 0.7
r
revised
p
preliminary
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