Table 2 
Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted 

Number of employees – Seasonally adjusted
  October
2015
September
2016r
October
2016p
September to October 2016 October 2015 to October 2016 September to October 2016 October 2015 to October 2016
  thousandsthousandsthousands change in thousandschange in thousands % change% change
Sector aggregate1 15,835.4 16,006.6 15,973.1 -33.6 137.6 -0.2 0.9
Forestry, logging and support 39.6 39.2 39.3 0.1 -0.3 0.3 -0.7
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 204.2 186.9 185.2 -1.7 -19.1 -0.9 -9.3
Utilities 115.5 119.4 118.4 -1.0 3.0 -0.8 2.6
Construction 975.5 964.5 958.9 -5.6 -16.6 -0.6 -1.7
Manufacturing 1,493.9 1,487.2 1,484.4 -2.9 -9.5 -0.2 -0.6
Wholesale trade 784.7 773.9 767.9 -6.0 -16.8 -0.8 -2.1
Retail trade 1,955.6 1,960.9 1,961.3 0.3 5.7 0.0 0.3
Transportation and warehousing 732.2 740.1 739.5 -0.5 7.3 -0.1 1.0
Information and cultural industries 338.7 334.4 331.8 -2.6 -6.9 -0.8 -2.0
Finance and insurance 712.1 724.3 726.0 1.8 13.9 0.2 2.0
Real estate and rental and leasing 294.3 293.7 292.4 -1.4 -1.9 -0.5 -0.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 855.0 865.0 865.6 0.6 10.5 0.1 1.2
Management of companies and enterprises 102.3 97.1 97.8 0.6 -4.6 0.7 -4.5
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 776.9 789.3 788.8 -0.4 12.0 -0.1 1.5
Educational services 1,232.5 1,258.5 1,255.3 -3.1 22.8 -0.2 1.8
Health care and social assistance 1,834.0 1,891.2 1,895.3 4.1 61.3 0.2 3.3
Arts, entertainment and recreation 280.4 286.6 287.4 0.8 7.0 0.3 2.5
Accommodation and food services 1,246.9 1,280.3 1,277.9 -2.4 31.0 -0.2 2.5
Other services (excluding public administration) 545.5 538.6 534.1 -4.4 -11.3 -0.8 -2.1
Public administration 1,041.1 1,069.0 1,064.1 -4.9 22.9 -0.5 2.2
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 220.1 221.9 221.7 -0.3 1.6 -0.1 0.7
Prince Edward Island 63.3 63.9 64.3 0.3 1.0 0.5 1.6
Nova Scotia 401.8 404.4 401.4 -2.9 -0.4 -0.7 -0.1
New Brunswick 304.2 308.2 305.2 -2.9 1.0 -0.9 0.3
Quebec 3,498.2 3,551.0 3,554.3 3.3 56.0 0.1 1.6
Ontario 6,112.0 6,223.4 6,207.9 -15.5 95.9 -0.2 1.6
Manitoba 586.0 593.8 594.0 0.2 8.0 0.0 1.4
Saskatchewan 482.7 476.6 475.2 -1.4 -7.5 -0.3 -1.6
Alberta 2,017.7 1,956.6 1,944.1 -12.4 -73.5 -0.6 -3.6
British Columbia 2,087.2 2,144.7 2,142.8 -1.9 55.6 -0.1 2.7
Yukon 20.6 21.2 21.1 -0.1 0.5 -0.2 2.6
Northwest Territories 26.9 26.3 26.2 -0.2 -0.8 -0.7 -2.9
Nunavut 14.8 14.8 14.9 0.2 0.1 1.1 1.0
r
revised
p
preliminary
Source(s):
CANSIM table 281-0063.
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