Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  December
2022
November
2023r
December
2023p
November to December 2023 December 2022 to December 2023 November to December 2023 December 2022 to December 2023
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Sector aggregate1 17,802.1 17,994.0 18,025.6 31.6 223.5 0.2 1.3
Forestry, logging and support 37.7 37.1 36.9 -0.2 -0.8 -0.5 -2.1
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 208.8 212.0 212.5 0.5 3.8 0.2 1.8
Utilities 129.8 133.8 133.2 -0.6 3.4 -0.5 2.6
Construction 1,161.1 1,167.0 1,169.8 2.7 8.7 0.2 0.7
Manufacturing 1,562.4 1,564.3 1,561.1 -3.2 -1.3 -0.2 -0.1
Wholesale trade 816.7 819.5 820.2 0.8 3.5 0.1 0.4
Retail trade 1,996.4 2,012.1 1,985.5 -26.7 -11.0 -1.3 -0.5
Transportation and warehousing 822.5 840.9 837.9 -3.0 15.4 -0.4 1.9
Information and cultural industries 383.0 356.2 354.6 -1.6 -28.4 -0.4 -7.4
Finance and insurance 833.5 835.2 837.8 2.5 4.2 0.3 0.5
Real estate and rental and leasing 289.7 290.4 291.3 0.9 1.6 0.3 0.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,203.0 1,220.2 1,219.6 -0.6 16.6 -0.1 1.4
Management of companies and enterprises 123.0 120.6 121.7 1.1 -1.3 0.9 -1.1
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 837.6 832.7 831.3 -1.4 -6.2 -0.2 -0.7
Educational services 1,416.4 1,390.4 1,442.3 51.9 25.9 3.7 1.8
Health care and social assistance 2,248.4 2,337.6 2,345.9 8.3 97.5 0.4 4.3
Arts, entertainment and recreation 300.9 313.9 312.7 -1.3 11.8 -0.4 3.9
Accommodation and food services 1,286.8 1,298.7 1,296.6 -2.0 9.8 -0.2 0.8
Other services (excluding public administration) 550.2 566.6 566.8 0.2 16.6 0.0 3.0
Public administration 1,244.9 1,296.4 1,301.1 4.7 56.2 0.4 4.5
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 219.4 220.8 219.1 -1.7 -0.4 -0.8 -0.2
Prince Edward Island 75.3 77.1 75.6 -1.5 0.3 -2.0 0.4
Nova Scotia 442.9 449.1 449.5 0.4 6.5 0.1 1.5
New Brunswick 350.4 355.3 355.2 -0.0 4.8 -0.0 1.4
Quebec 4,028.0 3,997.2 4,044.7 47.4 16.6 1.2 0.4
Ontario 6,897.2 6,997.7 6,986.7 -10.9 89.6 -0.2 1.3
Manitoba 634.5 641.8 638.3 -3.5 3.8 -0.5 0.6
Saskatchewan 501.8 506.6 507.7 1.1 5.9 0.2 1.2
Alberta 2,074.0 2,125.7 2,125.5 -0.2 51.5 -0.0 2.5
British Columbia 2,505.5 2,550.1 2,550.8 0.7 45.3 0.0 1.8
Yukon 24.3 24.6 24.6 0.1 0.3 0.4 1.3
Northwest Territories 28.3 27.3 27.2 -0.2 -1.2 -0.7 -4.2
Nunavut 20.2 20.7 20.6 -0.1 0.5 -0.5 2.3
r
revised
p
preliminary
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