Table 2 
Employment by class of worker and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by class of worker and industry, seasonally adjusted
  December
2023
January
2024
Standard error1 December 2023 to January 2024 January 2023 to January 2024 December 2023 to January 2024 January 2023 to January 2024
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Class of worker              
Employees 17,680.9 17,735.9 36.7 55.0 384.0 0.3 2.2
Public sector employees 4,330.4 4,378.0 19.8 47.6 174.4 1.1 4.1
Private sector employees 13,350.5 13,357.9 35.7 7.4 209.6 0.1 1.6
Self-employed 2,644.0 2,626.3 23.5 -17.7 -38.7 -0.7 -1.5
Total employed, all industries 20,324.9 20,362.2 32.1 37.3 345.2 0.2 1.7
Goods-producing sector 4,127.8 4,104.8 19.4 -23.0 -28.5 -0.6 -0.7
Agriculture 240.8 235.0 6.0 -5.8 -29.2 -2.4 -11.1
Natural resources2 332.2 330.7 5.9 -1.5 6.1 -0.5 1.9
Utilities 158.8 155.8 3.7 -3.0 5.7 -1.9 3.8
Construction 1,581.7 1,575.1 13.4 -6.6 -27.2 -0.4 -1.7
Manufacturing 1,814.3 1,808.1 13.0 -6.2 16.1 -0.3 0.9
Services-producing sector 16,197.1 16,257.5 31.9 60.4 373.9 0.4 2.4
Wholesale and retail trade 2,932.1 2,963.4 17.4 31.3 -1.2 1.1 -0.0
Transportation and warehousing 1,053.5 1,073.4 10.5 19.9 100.6 1.9 10.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 1,363.2 1,391.3 10.9 28.1 -2.3 2.1 -0.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,939.3 1,922.8 13.9 -16.5 62.3 -0.9 3.3
Business, building and other support services 679.8 695.8 11.1 16.0 -5.8 2.4 -0.8
Educational services 1,519.6 1,547.3 12.6 27.7 69.0 1.8 4.7
Health care and social assistance 2,726.8 2,713.4 13.6 -13.4 79.5 -0.5 3.0
Information, culture and recreation 855.8 843.0 12.1 -12.8 5.7 -1.5 0.7
Accommodation and food services 1,134.8 1,104.5 12.6 -30.3 -12.2 -2.7 -1.1
Other services (except public administration) 797.2 791.6 9.8 -5.6 40.2 -0.7 5.4
Public administration 1,195.1 1,211.0 8.7 15.9 38.0 1.3 3.2
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
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