Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted
  September
2023
October
2023
Standard error1 September to October 2023 October 2022 to October 2023 September to October 2023 October 2022 to October 2023
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 236.7 236.3 2.2 -0.4 2.6 -0.2 1.1
Goods-producing sector 48.3 47.3 1.4 -1.0 1.1 -2.1 2.4
Agriculture 1.5 1.4 0.2 -0.1 0.6 -6.7 75.0
Natural resources2 17.1 17.3 0.9 0.2 1.5 1.2 9.5
Utilities 2.5 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.8 8.0 42.1
Construction 18.4 19.2 0.9 0.8 1.3 4.3 7.3
Manufacturing 8.8 6.7 0.8 -2.1 -3.0 -23.9 -30.9
Services-producing sector  188.5 189.0 1.9 0.5 1.5 0.3 0.8
Wholesale and retail trade 37.5 38.1 0.9 0.6 0.3 1.6 0.8
Transportation and warehousing 12.9 12.0 0.6 -0.9 -0.2 -7.0 -1.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 6.5 6.7 0.4 0.2 -1.0 3.1 -13.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 11.3 12.4 0.5 1.1 0.5 9.7 4.2
Business, building and other support services 6.8 6.7 0.5 -0.1 1.8 -1.5 36.7
Educational services 16.9 17.7 0.6 0.8 0.7 4.7 4.1
Health care and social assistance 46.3 44.5 0.8 -1.8 -0.5 -3.9 -1.1
Information, culture and recreation 6.9 7.0 0.5 0.1 0.3 1.4 4.5
Accommodation and food services 14.3 15.3 0.7 1.0 0.7 7.0 4.8
Other services (except public administration) 8.8 8.5 0.6 -0.3 0.5 -3.4 6.3
Public administration 20.2 20.1 0.6 -0.1 -1.7 -0.5 -7.8
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 92.6 92.3 1.1 -0.3 6.5 -0.3 7.6
Goods-producing sector 23.1 22.9 0.7 -0.2 0.6 -0.9 2.7
Agriculture 4.9 5.5 0.3 0.6 2.2 12.2 66.7
Natural resources2 1.8 2.0 0.3 0.2 -0.1 11.1 -4.8
Utilities 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 50.0
Construction 8.2 7.9 0.4 -0.3 0.7 -3.7 9.7
Manufacturing 7.9 7.2 0.5 -0.7 -2.2 -8.9 -23.4
Services-producing sector  69.4 69.4 1.0 0.0 5.8 0.0 9.1
Wholesale and retail trade 10.6 10.9 0.5 0.3 -1.0 2.8 -8.4
Transportation and warehousing 3.1 2.9 0.2 -0.2 1.0 -6.5 52.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 3.8 3.9 0.2 0.1 1.1 2.6 39.3
Professional, scientific and technical services 4.6 4.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -2.2 -4.3
Business, building and other support services 1.3 1.7 0.3 0.4 -0.7 30.8 -29.2
Educational services 6.3 6.9 0.3 0.6 1.0 9.5 16.9
Health care and social assistance 14.9 14.3 0.4 -0.6 1.5 -4.0 11.7
Information, culture and recreation 3.1 2.9 0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -6.5 -6.5
Accommodation and food services 6.9 6.6 0.5 -0.3 3.0 -4.3 83.3
Other services (except public administration) 3.8 4.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 10.5 13.5
Public administration 11.1 10.6 0.4 -0.5 -0.2 -4.5 -1.9
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 494.8 503.0 3.0 8.2 16.2 1.7 3.3
Goods-producing sector 88.2 89.8 1.9 1.6 -7.9 1.8 -8.1
Agriculture 5.9 5.1 0.6 -0.8 0.2 -13.6 4.1
Natural resources2 7.8 8.9 0.9 1.1 -0.9 14.1 -9.2
Utilities 2.6 3.0 0.3 0.4 -1.4 15.4 -31.8
Construction 36.3 37.5 1.3 1.2 -5.9 3.3 -13.6
Manufacturing 35.6 35.3 1.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.8 0.6
Services-producing sector  406.5 413.2 2.9 6.7 24.1 1.6 6.2
Wholesale and retail trade 80.2 81.2 1.6 1.0 6.2 1.2 8.3
Transportation and warehousing 22.7 22.9 1.0 0.2 4.2 0.9 22.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 29.0 29.3 0.8 0.3 1.9 1.0 6.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 39.0 38.7 1.2 -0.3 1.4 -0.8 3.8
Business, building and other support services 19.5 18.5 0.9 -1.0 1.1 -5.1 6.3
Educational services 38.5 38.6 1.1 0.1 2.8 0.3 7.8
Health care and social assistance 72.5 74.3 1.4 1.8 -5.3 2.5 -6.7
Information, culture and recreation 20.7 23.6 1.0 2.9 5.3 14.0 29.0
Accommodation and food services 29.5 30.1 1.1 0.6 1.3 2.0 4.5
Other services (except public administration) 21.1 21.4 1.0 0.3 3.3 1.4 18.2
Public administration 33.7 34.6 0.9 0.9 2.0 2.7 6.1
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 386.4 388.8 2.4 2.4 10.0 0.6 2.6
Goods-producing sector 76.8 79.0 1.6 2.2 4.1 2.9 5.5
Agriculture 6.3 5.9 0.5 -0.4 -0.1 -6.3 -1.7
Natural resources2 6.7 6.7 0.7 0.0 -1.7 0.0 -20.2
Utilities 5.4 5.4 0.2 0.0 1.2 0.0 28.6
Construction 30.9 33.7 1.1 2.8 4.0 9.1 13.5
Manufacturing 27.6 27.4 0.9 -0.2 0.7 -0.7 2.6
Services-producing sector  309.5 309.8 2.2 0.3 5.9 0.1 1.9
Wholesale and retail trade 55.7 55.5 1.2 -0.2 -3.0 -0.4 -5.1
Transportation and warehousing 20.2 20.3 0.6 0.1 3.0 0.5 17.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 20.1 19.7 0.6 -0.4 0.3 -2.0 1.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 21.8 22.6 0.8 0.8 -0.1 3.7 -0.4
Business, building and other support services 12.3 13.4 0.7 1.1 1.4 8.9 11.7
Educational services 30.1 30.5 0.9 0.4 0.0 1.3 0.0
Health care and social assistance 63.3 63.0 1.1 -0.3 3.9 -0.5 6.6
Information, culture and recreation 13.2 13.7 0.8 0.5 2.8 3.8 25.7
Accommodation and food services 22.3 21.7 0.9 -0.6 -0.7 -2.7 -3.1
Other services (except public administration) 16.1 14.8 0.7 -1.3 -1.9 -8.1 -11.4
Public administration 34.5 34.5 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 4,543.2 4,521.1 16.2 -22.1 86.0 -0.5 1.9
Goods-producing sector 936.9 927.5 9.9 -9.4 -3.6 -1.0 -0.4
Agriculture 49.5 51.2 2.6 1.7 -11.5 3.4 -18.3
Natural resources2 33.4 34.5 2.3 1.1 -6.4 3.3 -15.6
Utilities 29.2 30.3 1.3 1.1 -1.2 3.8 -3.8
Construction 314.1 317.2 6.3 3.1 16.0 1.0 5.3
Manufacturing 510.7 494.4 7.4 -16.3 -0.5 -3.2 -0.1
Services-producing sector  3,606.2 3,593.6 15.9 -12.6 89.6 -0.3 2.6
Wholesale and retail trade 682.0 676.4 9.2 -5.6 16.7 -0.8 2.5
Transportation and warehousing 211.2 209.7 5.2 -1.5 8.1 -0.7 4.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 272.2 269.7 4.9 -2.5 -6.0 -0.9 -2.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 377.9 375.1 6.8 -2.8 -10.3 -0.7 -2.7
Business, building and other support services 170.3 172.0 6.0 1.7 -3.3 1.0 -1.9
Educational services 350.8 348.5 6.6 -2.3 21.8 -0.7 6.7
Health care and social assistance 604.4 605.3 7.1 0.9 -16.7 0.1 -2.7
Information, culture and recreation 213.1 218.4 6.1 5.3 30.2 2.5 16.0
Accommodation and food services 245.8 242.3 6.5 -3.5 15.4 -1.4 6.8
Other services (except public administration) 184.4 182.3 4.6 -2.1 22.9 -1.1 14.4
Public administration 294.1 293.9 4.6 -0.2 10.7 -0.1 3.8
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 7,960.2 7,945.9 20.0 -14.3 200.6 -0.2 2.6
Goods-producing sector 1,596.1 1,585.5 12.3 -10.6 25.8 -0.7 1.7
Agriculture 81.3 82.9 3.3 1.6 10.3 2.0 14.2
Natural resources2 40.4 37.6 2.1 -2.8 -0.8 -6.9 -2.1
Utilities 65.0 60.7 2.4 -4.3 -1.8 -6.6 -2.9
Construction 596.4 595.4 8.3 -1.0 7.6 -0.2 1.3
Manufacturing 813.0 808.8 9.1 -4.2 10.4 -0.5 1.3
Services-producing sector  6,364.2 6,360.4 20.2 -3.8 174.7 -0.1 2.8
Wholesale and retail trade 1,133.0 1,103.8 10.9 -29.2 -5.0 -2.6 -0.5
Transportation and warehousing 406.4 411.9 6.4 5.5 38.8 1.4 10.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 673.9 666.6 8.0 -7.3 -19.8 -1.1 -2.9
Professional, scientific and technical services 841.7 843.7 9.2 2.0 35.7 0.2 4.4
Business, building and other support services 275.3 271.4 7.1 -3.9 -15.4 -1.4 -5.4
Educational services 569.1 578.1 7.7 9.0 16.1 1.6 2.9
Health care and social assistance 985.0 991.9 8.2 6.9 48.7 0.7 5.2
Information, culture and recreation 313.4 330.8 7.7 17.4 30.7 5.6 10.2
Accommodation and food services 437.5 429.0 8.6 -8.5 19.3 -1.9 4.7
Other services (except public administration) 276.3 280.4 6.0 4.1 23.5 1.5 9.1
Public administration 452.6 452.8 5.5 0.2 2.3 0.0 0.5
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 700.1 701.3 3.2 1.2 18.3 0.2 2.7
Goods-producing sector 154.4 154.5 2.0 0.1 5.2 0.1 3.5
Agriculture 14.1 13.8 0.8 -0.3 -3.2 -2.1 -18.8
Natural resources2 7.0 6.5 0.5 -0.5 -0.1 -7.1 -1.5
Utilities 6.6 6.5 0.3 -0.1 1.5 -1.5 30.0
Construction 56.0 55.8 1.3 -0.2 4.1 -0.4 7.9
Manufacturing 70.6 71.9 1.3 1.3 2.9 1.8 4.2
Services-producing sector  545.7 546.9 3.1 1.2 13.2 0.2 2.5
Wholesale and retail trade 101.5 100.7 1.7 -0.8 10.6 -0.8 11.8
Transportation and warehousing 43.6 44.1 1.1 0.5 4.7 1.1 11.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 41.8 42.4 0.9 0.6 -1.8 1.4 -4.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 34.3 36.9 1.1 2.6 -0.5 7.6 -1.3
Business, building and other support services 18.6 19.3 1.1 0.7 -2.5 3.8 -11.5
Educational services 64.6 64.9 1.4 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.8
Health care and social assistance 108.7 109.0 1.6 0.3 4.6 0.3 4.4
Information, culture and recreation 24.4 22.6 1.1 -1.8 0.2 -7.4 0.9
Accommodation and food services 33.7 36.1 1.3 2.4 -0.6 7.1 -1.6
Other services (except public administration) 28.0 26.3 1.0 -1.7 -1.7 -6.1 -6.1
Public administration 46.7 44.7 1.0 -2.0 0.0 -4.3 0.0
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 592.6 601.7 3.0 9.1 18.7 1.5 3.2
Goods-producing sector 127.8 129.7 2.0 1.9 -2.5 1.5 -1.9
Agriculture 24.4 23.7 1.0 -0.7 -4.3 -2.9 -15.4
Natural resources2 20.0 20.1 0.8 0.1 -0.9 0.5 -4.3
Utilities 7.0 7.5 0.4 0.5 0.6 7.1 8.7
Construction 42.7 43.3 1.3 0.6 -1.2 1.4 -2.7
Manufacturing 33.7 35.1 0.9 1.4 3.3 4.2 10.4
Services-producing sector  464.8 472.0 2.9 7.2 21.2 1.5 4.7
Wholesale and retail trade 100.1 101.5 1.7 1.4 5.9 1.4 6.2
Transportation and warehousing 30.4 28.9 1.0 -1.5 1.9 -4.9 7.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 27.3 27.7 0.9 0.4 -2.9 1.5 -9.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 36.7 36.6 0.9 -0.1 6.4 -0.3 21.2
Business, building and other support services 16.1 15.5 0.8 -0.6 4.9 -3.7 46.2
Educational services 55.7 55.8 1.2 0.1 8.8 0.2 18.7
Health care and social assistance 86.6 89.0 1.5 2.4 -5.1 2.8 -5.4
Information, culture and recreation 20.4 23.3 1.0 2.9 3.5 14.2 17.7
Accommodation and food services 30.2 29.7 1.2 -0.5 -4.1 -1.7 -12.1
Other services (except public administration) 25.9 26.7 1.1 0.8 -0.2 3.1 -0.7
Public administration 35.3 37.3 0.9 2.0 2.0 5.7 5.7
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 2,449.3 2,487.0 11.4 37.7 92.0 1.5 3.8
Goods-producing sector 580.5 595.6 7.7 15.1 13.2 2.6 2.3
Agriculture 43.5 43.8 2.7 0.3 -1.3 0.7 -2.9
Natural resources2 141.6 144.6 3.9 3.0 12.4 2.1 9.4
Utilities 18.1 19.5 1.9 1.4 -3.3 7.7 -14.5
Construction 230.6 236.2 5.4 5.6 -13.9 2.4 -5.6
Manufacturing 146.8 151.5 3.8 4.7 19.3 3.2 14.6
Services-producing sector  1,868.7 1,891.4 11.3 22.7 78.8 1.2 4.3
Wholesale and retail trade 360.7 373.2 6.3 12.5 10.0 3.5 2.8
Transportation and warehousing 150.1 151.7 4.2 1.6 16.7 1.1 12.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 127.3 131.1 3.3 3.8 2.7 3.0 2.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 234.6 230.9 4.9 -3.7 -1.7 -1.6 -0.7
Business, building and other support services 77.7 80.2 3.5 2.5 7.5 3.2 10.3
Educational services 161.7 162.1 4.4 0.4 -1.4 0.2 -0.9
Health care and social assistance 330.3 327.5 5.1 -2.8 22.1 -0.8 7.2
Information, culture and recreation 82.2 82.8 3.6 0.6 6.3 0.7 8.2
Accommodation and food services 137.6 140.2 4.3 2.6 11.5 1.9 8.9
Other services (except public administration) 97.9 99.8 3.6 1.9 4.2 1.9 4.4
Public administration 108.6 112.2 3.0 3.6 1.1 3.3 1.0
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,814.3 2,810.3 10.6 -4.0 50.5 -0.1 1.8
Goods-producing sector 483.7 491.7 6.5 8.0 -20.0 1.7 -3.9
Agriculture 23.5 26.1 2.0 2.6 2.8 11.1 12.0
Natural resources2 55.2 53.6 2.2 -1.6 3.4 -2.9 6.8
Utilities 16.9 16.1 1.3 -0.8 0.3 -4.7 1.9
Construction 222.9 233.1 4.7 10.2 -10.3 4.6 -4.2
Manufacturing 165.3 162.9 3.8 -2.4 -16.1 -1.5 -9.0
Services-producing sector  2,330.5 2,318.6 10.8 -11.9 70.5 -0.5 3.1
Wholesale and retail trade 436.9 435.4 6.0 -1.5 8.1 -0.3 1.9
Transportation and warehousing 148.5 147.9 3.6 -0.6 9.9 -0.4 7.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 179.5 176.1 3.2 -3.4 17.2 -1.9 10.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 292.1 297.7 4.9 5.6 13.9 1.9 4.9
Business, building and other support services 90.7 86.9 3.6 -3.8 -7.1 -4.2 -7.6
Educational services 226.6 219.9 4.1 -6.7 14.0 -3.0 6.8
Health care and social assistance 372.7 374.8 4.6 2.1 7.1 0.6 1.9
Information, culture and recreation 134.2 127.5 4.5 -6.7 -17.5 -5.0 -12.1
Accommodation and food services 188.0 189.3 4.5 1.3 3.3 0.7 1.8
Other services (except public administration) 118.9 118.6 3.2 -0.3 16.1 -0.3 15.7
Public administration 142.5 144.5 2.8 2.0 5.4 1.4 3.9
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
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