Table 2
Number of unemployed, number of job vacancies, and unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, by sector

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Number of unemployed, number of job vacancies, and unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, by sector
  Three-month average ending in September 2011 Three-month average ending in September 2012
September 2011 to September 2012

Number of unemployed

Number of job vacancies
Unemployment-to-job vacancies
Number of unemployed

Number of job vacancies
Unemployment-to-job vacancies
Number of unemployed

Number of job vacancies
Unemployment-to-job vacancies
  thousands ratio thousands ratio change in thousands change
All unemployed¹ 1,403.2 248.2 5.7 1,408.7 266.7 5.3 5.5 18.5 -0.4
Unemployed, all sectors, worked within past 12 months 786.1 248.2 3.2 803.1 266.7 3.0 17.0 18.5 -0.2
Forestry, logging and support 5.2 0.6 8.3 5.0 0.5 9.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.9
Mining and quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 9.9 8.7 1.1 13.3 6.2 2.2 3.4 -2.5 1.1
Utilities 4.2 1.8 2.4 3.4 1.5 2.3 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1
Construction 74.4 14.3 5.2 78.7 20.0 3.9 4.3 5.7 -1.3
Manufacturing 96.7 20.2 4.8 95.3 19.4 4.9 -1.4 -0.8 0.1
Wholesale trade 19.7 14.2 1.4 26.1 13.6 1.9 6.4 -0.6 0.5
Retail trade 100.1 26.3 3.8 93.2 23.6 3.9 -6.9 -2.7 0.1
Transportation and warehousing 34.6 13.4 2.6 33.0 14.0 2.4 -1.6 0.6 -0.2
Information and cultural industries 13.3 4.8 2.8 18.3 6.3 2.9 5.0 1.5 0.1
Finance and insurance 19.6 F F 14.1 9.0 1.6 -5.5 F F
Real estate and rental and leasing 9.9 F F 10.6 4.4 2.4 0.7 F F
Professional, scientific and technical services 42.2 20.3 2.1 40.4 20.5 2.0 -1.8 0.2 -0.1
Management of companies and enterprises F 0.8 F F F F F F F
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 58.3 20.2 2.9 57.7 16.4 3.5 -0.6 -3.8 0.6
Educational services 104.1 10.5 9.9 115.5 10.2 11.3 11.4 -0.3 1.4
Health care and social assistance 45.0 31.0 1.5 51.1 46.3 1.1 6.1 15.3 -0.4
Arts, entertainment and recreation 37.5 4.1 9.2 27.7 4.9 5.6 -9.8 0.8 -3.6
Accommodation and food services 77.1 23.3 3.3 82.8 28.0 3.0 5.7 4.7 -0.3
Other services (excluding public administration) 22.6 10.6 2.1 28.0 11.2 2.5 5.4 0.6 0.4
Public administration2 11.8 5.3 2.2 8.7 8.3 1.1 -3.1 3.0 -1.1
F
too unreliable to be published
1.
For all unemployed, the number of unemployed and ratio include all unemployed individuals, regardless of previous work experience.
2.
Does not include federal, provincial or territorial public administration.
Note(s): 
The number of unemployed and ratio for 'Unemployed, all sectors, worked in past 12 months' and by sector include only those who last worked within the previous 12 months.