Labour Force Survey Highlights - November 2012

In November 2012, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 7.0%, which was 0.5% higher than the rate reported in November 2011 (6.5%).

In the Canadian economy overall, the (seasonally adjusted) unemployment rate was 7.2%.

Within tourism industries, the unemployment rate in travel services decreased slightly, while employment in food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, and transportation remained stable. 

Compared to November 2011, the accommodations industry recorded the largest increase (3.4%) in unemployment.

On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 2.0% in Saskatchewan to 22.2% in Prince Edward Island.