Canada at a Glance 2018
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Table 17
Labour force characteristics, by sex
Table summary
This table displays the results of Labour force characteristics, by sex. 2007, 2012 and 2017, calculated using thousands and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2007 2012 2017
thousands
Labour force 17,847 18,810 19,663
Males 9,442 9,886 10,336
Females 8,405 8,924 9,327
Employed 16,769 17,438 18,416
Males 8,839 9,123 9,636
Females 7,930 8,315 8,781
Unemployed 1,077 1,372 1,247
Males 602 763 701
Females 475 609 546
  %
Unemployment rate 6.0 7.3 6.3
Males 6.4 7.7 6.8
Females 5.6 6.8 5.8
Participation rate 67.4 66.5 65.8
Males 72.5 71.0 70.2
Females 62.5 62.1 61.5
Employment rate 63.4 61.7 61.6
Males 67.9 65.5 65.4
Females 59.0 57.9 57.9
Table 18
Average weekly wages, by industry
Table summary
This table displays the results of Average weekly wages, by industry. 2007, 2012 and 2017, calculated using current dollars units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2007 2012 2017
current dollars
Total employees, all industries 750.75 863.12 955.81
Goods-producing industries 881.72 1,024.18 1,130.73
Agriculture 502.45 623.60 703.69
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas 1,186.56 1,463.03 1,669.51
Utilities 1,163.70 1,324.62 1,549.09
Construction 885.38 1,043.44 1,164.89
Manufacturing 838.74 933.14 1,009.11
Services-producing industries 711.63 818.74 910.76
Wholesale and retail trade 547.83 621.73 716.95
Transportation and warehousing 820.05 921.91 1,016.18
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 842.66 986.04 1,116.78
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,000.63 1,143.49 1,251.74
Business, building and other support services 563.32 653.27 710.20
Educational services 861.22 1,013.93 1,086.92
Health care and social assistance 723.80 829.89 922.12
Information, culture and recreation 724.53 786.28 834.07
Accommodation and food services 358.74 417.97 456.44
Public administration 1,005.93 1,170.31 1,307.35
Other services 625.79 728.95 796.91
Table 19
Employment, by industry
Table summary
This table displays the results of Employment, by industry. 2007, 2012 and 2017, calculated using thousands units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2007 2012 2017
thousands
Total, all industries 16,769 17,438 18,416
Goods-producing industries 3,969 3,874 3,876
Agriculture 336 306 280
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas 342 366 330
Utilities 138 133 133
Construction 1,127 1,323 1,409
Manufacturing 2,026 1,747 1,725
Services-producing industries 12,801 13,564 14,541
Wholesale and retail trade 2,665 2,661 2,810
Transportation and warehousing 821 857 944
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 1,046 1,062 1,171
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,124 1,271 1,449
Business, building and other support services 696 704 757
Educational services 1,174 1,210 1,285
Health care and social assistance 1,839 2,141 2,383
Information, culture and recreation 775 759 789
Accommodation and food services 1,072 1,170 1,211
Public administration 865 924 961
Other services 724 805 781

Chart 12 Unemployment rate

Data Table for Chart 12
Data table for Chart 12
Table summary
This table displays the results of data for Chart 12. 2007 and 2017, calculated using percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
2007 2017
%
B.C. 4.3 5.1
Alta. 3.5 7.8
Sask. 4.2 6.3
Man. 4.4 5.4
Ont. 6.4 6.0
Que. 7.3 6.1
N.B. 7.5 8.1
N.S. 8.0 8.4
P.E.I. 10.2 9.8
N.L. 13.5 14.8
Canada 6.0 6.3
 
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