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More jobs in culture and sport

October 25, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

Jobs in the culture sector rose above pre-pandemic levels for the first time, increasing 3.2% to 692,986 in the second quarter of 2022. Sport employment bounced back with the end of restrictions on attendance at professional sporting events but remained below pre-pandemic highs. Employment in the sport sector increased 7.2% to 94,742 jobs in the second quarter, following a 4.3% decline in the first quarter.

Within the culture sector, all domains had growth, with the largest job increases in audio visual and interactive media (+8,519 jobs or +4.6%), live performance (+5,054  or +8.1%) and visual and applied arts (+3,767  or +2.4%).

The film and video subdomain (+6,606 jobs or +8.0%) was the largest contributor to the growth in culture jobs in the second quarter, followed by performing arts (+4,755 or +8.2%) and design (+2,134 or +3.4%).

Overall, employment in the culture and sport sectors grew 3.7% in the second quarter, bringing the joint employment for the two sectors above their pre-pandemic (the fourth quarter of 2019) levels for the first time, as few provincial restrictions on business activity remained.

Find the most recent National culture indicators, including quarterly culture and sport nominal gross domestic here.

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