Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot July 2017
In July 2017, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was at 4.3%, which is 0.4% lower than the rate reported in July 2016, and lower than the previous month (June 2017) when the unemployment rate stood at 5.1%.
At 4.3%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.5%.
With the exception of Recreation & Entertainment, and Transportation sector, all tourism industry groups have reported lower unemployment rates than the same month last year.
On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 1.9% in Prince Edward Island to 7.4% in Nova Scotia.
The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for tourism in each province were below the rates reported for the provincial economy.
Tourism employment comprised 11.6% of the total Canadian labour force for the month of July.