Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  March
2023
February
2024r
March
2024p
February to March 2024 March 2023 to March 2024 February to March 2024 March 2023 to March 2024
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Sector aggregate1 17,923.9 18,104.6 18,156.0 51.4 232.1 0.3 1.3
Forestry, logging and support 36.9 37.6 37.8 0.2 0.9 0.5 2.5
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 213.2 211.2 213.2 2.0 -0.1 1.0 -0.0
Utilities 132.2 134.1 135.5 1.4 3.3 1.0 2.5
Construction 1,159.8 1,173.3 1,175.9 2.6 16.1 0.2 1.4
Manufacturing 1,561.4 1,563.6 1,570.9 7.3 9.5 0.5 0.6
Wholesale trade 825.7 821.9 824.5 2.6 -1.1 0.3 -0.1
Retail trade 2,014.7 2,003.9 2,001.5 -2.4 -13.2 -0.1 -0.7
Transportation and warehousing 838.1 842.4 840.8 -1.6 2.8 -0.2 0.3
Information and cultural industries 372.1 359.3 361.5 2.3 -10.5 0.6 -2.8
Finance and insurance 836.6 849.3 850.1 0.8 13.4 0.1 1.6
Real estate and rental and leasing 290.7 293.1 292.7 -0.4 2.1 -0.1 0.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,211.7 1,227.3 1,228.8 1.5 17.1 0.1 1.4
Management of companies and enterprises 124.9 117.9 120.2 2.4 -4.7 2.0 -3.8
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 843.5 833.5 834.1 0.6 -9.4 0.1 -1.1
Educational services 1,425.7 1,449.2 1,457.3 8.1 31.6 0.6 2.2
Health care and social assistance 2,262.9 2,351.2 2,362.9 11.7 100.0 0.5 4.4
Arts, entertainment and recreation 307.3 312.8 314.6 1.8 7.3 0.6 2.4
Accommodation and food services 1,299.3 1,296.5 1,297.1 0.7 -2.2 0.1 -0.2
Other services (excluding public administration) 560.0 573.3 572.9 -0.4 13.0 -0.1 2.3
Public administration 1,262.5 1,312.3 1,312.3 -0.1 49.8 -0.0 3.9
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 222.3 221.0 220.8 -0.2 -1.5 -0.1 -0.7
Prince Edward Island 76.3 77.0 76.9 -0.2 0.6 -0.2 0.7
Nova Scotia 445.0 453.1 456.0 2.9 11.0 0.6 2.5
New Brunswick 352.6 355.7 355.0 -0.7 2.4 -0.2 0.7
Quebec 4,039.5 4,063.2 4,062.9 -0.3 23.3 -0.0 0.6
Ontario 6,945.7 7,026.1 7,049.9 23.8 104.3 0.3 1.5
Manitoba 635.4 640.2 642.4 2.3 7.0 0.4 1.1
Saskatchewan 506.2 507.4 511.7 4.3 5.5 0.9 1.1
Alberta 2,102.1 2,136.3 2,147.4 11.1 45.3 0.5 2.2
British Columbia 2,525.4 2,551.4 2,559.1 7.7 33.7 0.3 1.3
Yukon 24.4 24.6 25.0 0.4 0.6 1.8 2.7
Northwest Territories 28.3 27.8 28.0 0.2 -0.3 0.8 -0.9
Nunavut 20.7 20.9 20.9 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.0
r
revised
p
preliminary
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