Table 6 
Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted 

Employment by province and industry, seasonally adjusted
  April
2024
May
2024
Standard error1 April to May 2024 May 2023 to May 2024 April to May 2024 May 2023 to May 2024
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Total employed, all industries 244.1 242.0 2.1 -2.1 8.6 -0.9 3.7
Goods-producing sector 49.6 50.7 1.4 1.1 1.4 2.2 2.8
Agriculture 1.0 1.0 0.2 0.0 -0.4 0.0 -28.6
Natural resources2 17.3 16.5 0.7 -0.8 1.1 -4.6 7.1
Utilities 2.0 2.0 0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -13.0
Construction 20.5 20.0 0.9 -0.5 -0.4 -2.4 -2.0
Manufacturing 8.8 11.1 0.7 2.3 1.4 26.1 14.4
Services-producing sector  194.5 191.4 1.9 -3.1 7.3 -1.6 4.0
Wholesale and retail trade 37.6 37.9 0.9 0.3 3.5 0.8 10.2
Transportation and warehousing 12.4 12.8 0.7 0.4 0.4 3.2 3.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 7.7 8.1 0.4 0.4 1.0 5.2 14.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 11.9 11.6 0.5 -0.3 0.6 -2.5 5.5
Business, building and other support services 6.4 6.2 0.6 -0.2 0.5 -3.1 8.8
Educational services 20.1 20.3 0.6 0.2 3.1 1.0 18.0
Health care and social assistance 47.1 46.4 0.9 -0.7 1.8 -1.5 4.0
Information, culture and recreation 6.9 5.9 0.5 -1.0 -2.0 -14.5 -25.3
Accommodation and food services 15.2 13.2 0.7 -2.0 -1.3 -13.2 -9.0
Other services (except public administration) 8.0 7.4 0.5 -0.6 -0.6 -7.5 -7.5
Public administration 21.3 21.6 0.6 0.3 0.5 1.4 2.4
Prince Edward Island              
Total employed, all industries 92.6 91.5 0.9 -1.1 2.4 -1.2 2.7
Goods-producing sector 22.8 22.3 0.6 -0.5 0.9 -2.2 4.2
Agriculture 4.0 4.1 0.3 0.1 0.2 2.5 5.1
Natural resources2 2.4 2.2 0.3 -0.2 0.4 -8.3 22.2
Utilities 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 100.0
Construction 8.0 8.3 0.3 0.3 1.2 3.8 16.9
Manufacturing 7.9 7.2 0.4 -0.7 -1.2 -8.9 -14.3
Services-producing sector  69.8 69.3 0.8 -0.5 1.6 -0.7 2.4
Wholesale and retail trade 10.9 11.5 0.4 0.6 0.3 5.5 2.7
Transportation and warehousing 3.6 3.2 0.2 -0.4 1.0 -11.1 45.5
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 4.0 3.7 0.2 -0.3 0.0 -7.5 0.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 5.1 5.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -2.0 -2.0
Business, building and other support services 2.1 2.5 0.3 0.4 0.6 19.0 31.6
Educational services 6.9 6.8 0.3 -0.1 0.6 -1.4 9.7
Health care and social assistance 14.3 13.3 0.4 -1.0 -1.0 -7.0 -7.0
Information, culture and recreation 3.2 3.4 0.3 0.2 0.6 6.3 21.4
Accommodation and food services 5.9 5.9 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 3.5
Other services (except public administration) 3.1 3.6 0.3 0.5 -0.1 16.1 -2.7
Public administration 10.8 10.3 0.3 -0.5 -0.6 -4.6 -5.5
Nova Scotia              
Total employed, all industries 515.5 514.6 3.0 -0.9 21.0 -0.2 4.3
Goods-producing sector 95.6 92.0 1.8 -3.6 0.6 -3.8 0.7
Agriculture 3.9 3.4 0.5 -0.5 -2.7 -12.8 -44.3
Natural resources2 10.2 10.5 0.9 0.3 1.2 2.9 12.9
Utilities 3.8 4.1 0.3 0.3 0.9 7.9 28.1
Construction 40.2 40.0 1.2 -0.2 1.7 -0.5 4.4
Manufacturing 37.5 34.1 1.1 -3.4 -0.5 -9.1 -1.4
Services-producing sector  419.9 422.6 2.9 2.7 20.5 0.6 5.1
Wholesale and retail trade 80.8 80.8 1.6 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.9
Transportation and warehousing 21.7 22.9 1.0 1.2 1.9 5.5 9.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 30.8 30.9 0.8 0.1 2.3 0.3 8.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 36.9 37.0 1.2 0.1 -1.6 0.3 -4.1
Business, building and other support services 15.9 15.6 0.9 -0.3 -1.9 -1.9 -10.9
Educational services 42.3 43.1 1.1 0.8 4.6 1.9 11.9
Health care and social assistance 80.2 78.9 1.4 -1.3 1.2 -1.6 1.5
Information, culture and recreation 19.5 18.9 1.1 -0.6 0.5 -3.1 2.7
Accommodation and food services 33.9 33.0 1.2 -0.9 3.4 -2.7 11.5
Other services (except public administration) 22.2 23.1 1.0 0.9 3.6 4.1 18.5
Public administration 35.8 38.7 0.9 2.9 6.2 8.1 19.1
New Brunswick              
Total employed, all industries 398.7 397.4 2.4 -1.3 11.9 -0.3 3.1
Goods-producing sector 82.6 78.8 1.6 -3.8 0.4 -4.6 0.5
Agriculture 5.4 5.9 0.5 0.5 0.1 9.3 1.7
Natural resources2 8.2 8.2 0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -1.2
Utilities 5.3 5.3 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 3.9
Construction 36.1 32.5 1.1 -3.6 1.8 -10.0 5.9
Manufacturing 27.7 26.9 0.9 -0.8 -1.7 -2.9 -5.9
Services-producing sector  316.1 318.5 2.3 2.4 11.4 0.8 3.7
Wholesale and retail trade 57.3 55.3 1.2 -2.0 -1.9 -3.5 -3.3
Transportation and warehousing 21.2 22.0 0.7 0.8 4.3 3.8 24.3
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 21.0 20.9 0.6 -0.1 1.0 -0.5 5.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 23.7 25.3 0.8 1.6 0.4 6.8 1.6
Business, building and other support services 12.7 13.1 0.7 0.4 0.7 3.1 5.6
Educational services 30.1 30.5 1.0 0.4 0.1 1.3 0.3
Health care and social assistance 62.1 62.0 1.1 -0.1 0.8 -0.2 1.3
Information, culture and recreation 12.8 12.2 0.7 -0.6 1.3 -4.7 11.9
Accommodation and food services 21.5 22.9 1.0 1.4 2.4 6.5 11.7
Other services (except public administration) 16.9 17.1 0.7 0.2 0.6 1.2 3.6
Public administration 36.9 37.1 0.8 0.2 1.6 0.5 4.5
Quebec              
Total employed, all industries 4,534.4 4,532.3 16.7 -2.1 32.9 -0.0 0.7
Goods-producing sector 922.3 933.3 10.0 11.0 -14.5 1.2 -1.5
Agriculture 46.7 51.2 2.8 4.5 -4.1 9.6 -7.4
Natural resources2 38.2 37.9 2.1 -0.3 -0.8 -0.8 -2.1
Utilities 32.1 30.5 1.3 -1.6 0.5 -5.0 1.7
Construction 323.0 322.9 6.6 -0.1 9.5 -0.0 3.0
Manufacturing 482.3 490.8 7.1 8.5 -19.5 1.8 -3.8
Services-producing sector  3,612.1 3,599.0 16.4 -13.1 47.4 -0.4 1.3
Wholesale and retail trade 667.0 656.9 8.9 -10.1 -2.1 -1.5 -0.3
Transportation and warehousing 223.3 217.6 5.1 -5.7 -5.8 -2.6 -2.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 270.0 273.8 5.0 3.8 2.8 1.4 1.0
Professional, scientific and technical services 386.7 371.8 6.4 -14.9 -7.0 -3.9 -1.8
Business, building and other support services 164.0 169.2 6.1 5.2 -2.3 3.2 -1.3
Educational services 345.3 347.7 6.4 2.4 14.0 0.7 4.2
Health care and social assistance 641.1 655.1 6.9 14.0 62.3 2.2 10.5
Information, culture and recreation 192.9 187.6 6.2 -5.3 -24.6 -2.7 -11.6
Accommodation and food services 249.2 251.9 6.4 2.7 18.4 1.1 7.9
Other services (except public administration) 181.1 180.2 4.7 -0.9 -5.3 -0.5 -2.9
Public administration 291.4 287.2 4.7 -4.2 -3.0 -1.4 -1.0
Ontario              
Total employed, all industries 7,995.5 8,045.0 20.8 49.5 148.1 0.6 1.9
Goods-producing sector 1,561.5 1,547.3 12.5 -14.2 -50.9 -0.9 -3.2
Agriculture 69.7 71.6 3.5 1.9 -2.4 2.7 -3.2
Natural resources2 38.0 37.8 2.1 -0.2 -4.5 -0.5 -10.6
Utilities 57.0 57.4 2.6 0.4 -7.1 0.7 -11.0
Construction 576.2 574.3 8.5 -1.9 -28.2 -0.3 -4.7
Manufacturing 820.5 806.3 9.1 -14.2 -8.5 -1.7 -1.0
Services-producing sector  6,434.0 6,497.6 21.1 63.6 198.9 1.0 3.2
Wholesale and retail trade 1,102.2 1,118.0 11.3 15.8 -5.4 1.4 -0.5
Transportation and warehousing 425.1 407.6 6.6 -17.5 19.0 -4.1 4.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 681.2 701.3 8.0 20.1 16.9 3.0 2.5
Professional, scientific and technical services 881.1 888.3 9.5 7.2 82.9 0.8 10.3
Business, building and other support services 281.2 288.1 7.1 6.9 2.2 2.5 0.8
Educational services 588.5 579.8 8.3 -8.7 17.4 -1.5 3.1
Health care and social assistance 989.0 1,013.0 8.9 24.0 49.0 2.4 5.1
Information, culture and recreation 314.6 326.4 8.2 11.8 -9.4 3.8 -2.8
Accommodation and food services 416.3 419.3 8.4 3.0 -11.3 0.7 -2.6
Other services (except public administration) 289.8 291.4 6.3 1.6 27.8 0.6 10.5
Public administration 465.0 464.3 5.7 -0.7 9.6 -0.2 2.1
Manitoba              
Total employed, all industries 703.3 711.1 3.2 7.8 15.3 1.1 2.2
Goods-producing sector 152.9 150.6 2.1 -2.3 -0.7 -1.5 -0.5
Agriculture 13.0 12.6 0.8 -0.4 -2.6 -3.1 -17.1
Natural resources2 6.0 6.3 0.6 0.3 -0.3 5.0 -4.5
Utilities 6.4 6.1 0.3 -0.3 -0.1 -4.7 -1.6
Construction 56.2 54.0 1.4 -2.2 -2.1 -3.9 -3.7
Manufacturing 71.3 71.6 1.4 0.3 4.4 0.4 6.5
Services-producing sector  550.4 560.4 3.2 10.0 16.0 1.8 2.9
Wholesale and retail trade 98.6 100.6 1.8 2.0 0.5 2.0 0.5
Transportation and warehousing 46.7 48.8 1.3 2.1 7.3 4.5 17.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 46.5 46.9 1.1 0.4 5.8 0.9 14.1
Professional, scientific and technical services 34.9 35.7 1.1 0.8 -1.0 2.3 -2.7
Business, building and other support services 15.9 18.9 1.0 3.0 -1.3 18.9 -6.4
Educational services 61.7 62.7 1.5 1.0 -1.4 1.6 -2.2
Health care and social assistance 112.4 112.7 1.6 0.3 7.9 0.3 7.5
Information, culture and recreation 27.3 27.0 1.1 -0.3 4.0 -1.1 17.4
Accommodation and food services 33.0 32.8 1.3 -0.2 -7.2 -0.6 -18.0
Other services (except public administration) 27.5 29.7 1.0 2.2 2.4 8.0 8.8
Public administration 45.9 44.7 1.1 -1.2 -0.9 -2.6 -2.0
Saskatchewan              
Total employed, all industries 598.2 603.6 3.0 5.4 17.0 0.9 2.9
Goods-producing sector 123.3 129.1 1.9 5.8 3.1 4.7 2.5
Agriculture 22.0 24.7 1.0 2.7 0.2 12.3 0.8
Natural resources2 22.1 23.1 0.8 1.0 2.6 4.5 12.7
Utilities 5.5 5.8 0.4 0.3 -2.2 5.5 -27.5
Construction 41.2 42.7 1.2 1.5 1.2 3.6 2.9
Manufacturing 32.6 32.8 0.9 0.2 1.2 0.6 3.8
Services-producing sector  474.9 474.5 3.0 -0.4 13.9 -0.1 3.0
Wholesale and retail trade 99.7 100.7 1.7 1.0 3.4 1.0 3.5
Transportation and warehousing 29.9 28.2 1.0 -1.7 -1.6 -5.7 -5.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 28.8 29.3 0.9 0.5 -0.8 1.7 -2.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 37.1 38.4 0.9 1.3 4.8 3.5 14.3
Business, building and other support services 16.1 14.5 0.9 -1.6 0.9 -9.9 6.6
Educational services 54.5 52.6 1.3 -1.9 4.1 -3.5 8.5
Health care and social assistance 91.5 90.7 1.5 -0.8 -2.5 -0.9 -2.7
Information, culture and recreation 22.3 23.1 1.1 0.8 4.0 3.6 20.9
Accommodation and food services 33.3 33.7 1.2 0.4 2.5 1.2 8.0
Other services (except public administration) 25.8 26.3 1.1 0.5 -0.7 1.9 -2.6
Public administration 35.9 37.0 0.9 1.1 -0.3 3.1 -0.8
Alberta              
Total employed, all industries 2,537.5 2,517.1 11.8 -20.4 65.8 -0.8 2.7
Goods-producing sector 618.2 597.9 8.0 -20.3 12.6 -3.3 2.2
Agriculture 37.8 32.3 2.9 -5.5 -13.2 -14.6 -29.0
Natural resources2 152.8 154.4 4.1 1.6 22.7 1.0 17.2
Utilities 24.9 20.5 1.5 -4.4 0.7 -17.7 3.5
Construction 253.4 233.1 5.6 -20.3 -12.9 -8.0 -5.2
Manufacturing 149.3 157.6 4.0 8.3 15.4 5.6 10.8
Services-producing sector  1,919.4 1,919.2 11.8 -0.2 53.1 -0.0 2.8
Wholesale and retail trade 352.5 345.4 6.7 -7.1 -16.0 -2.0 -4.4
Transportation and warehousing 152.5 154.2 4.4 1.7 12.0 1.1 8.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 132.4 129.0 3.5 -3.4 -4.8 -2.6 -3.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 239.1 237.8 5.1 -1.3 -4.3 -0.5 -1.8
Business, building and other support services 84.7 86.7 3.8 2.0 17.3 2.4 24.9
Educational services 163.2 162.6 4.5 -0.6 -9.0 -0.4 -5.2
Health care and social assistance 331.6 326.3 5.3 -5.3 6.1 -1.6 1.9
Information, culture and recreation 88.1 89.8 3.5 1.7 6.5 1.9 7.8
Accommodation and food services 139.8 147.8 4.2 8.0 17.4 5.7 13.3
Other services (except public administration) 111.4 112.5 4.0 1.1 12.9 1.0 13.0
Public administration 124.2 127.3 2.8 3.1 15.4 2.5 13.8
British Columbia              
Total employed, all industries 2,871.2 2,863.3 11.1 -7.9 79.2 -0.3 2.8
Goods-producing sector 489.1 495.3 6.6 6.2 -10.5 1.3 -2.1
Agriculture 17.6 17.6 2.2 0.0 -11.1 0.0 -38.7
Natural resources2 50.6 51.8 2.1 1.2 2.9 2.4 5.9
Utilities 17.1 16.8 1.1 -0.3 -0.7 -1.8 -4.0
Construction 234.9 232.5 4.9 -2.4 -6.4 -1.0 -2.7
Manufacturing 168.8 176.6 3.9 7.8 4.8 4.6 2.8
Services-producing sector  2,382.2 2,368.0 11.0 -14.2 89.8 -0.6 3.9
Wholesale and retail trade 423.0 416.2 6.3 -6.8 -20.1 -1.6 -4.6
Transportation and warehousing 152.1 150.5 3.7 -1.6 9.4 -1.1 6.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 182.8 190.0 3.3 7.2 16.6 3.9 9.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 289.9 296.6 5.2 6.7 22.5 2.3 8.2
Business, building and other support services 89.3 92.3 3.9 3.0 6.5 3.4 7.6
Educational services 221.1 215.4 4.4 -5.7 -4.2 -2.6 -1.9
Health care and social assistance 409.6 410.4 4.9 0.8 44.7 0.2 12.2
Information, culture and recreation 164.7 147.3 4.7 -17.4 12.8 -10.6 9.5
Accommodation and food services 180.2 180.7 5.0 0.5 -14.6 0.3 -7.5
Other services (except public administration) 118.4 115.0 3.6 -3.4 7.1 -2.9 6.6
Public administration 151.1 153.5 2.9 2.4 9.0 1.6 6.2
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
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