Canadian Employment Monthly Snapshot—November 2017
Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – November 2017
In November 2017, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 5.2%, which is 0.9 points lower than the rate reported in November 2016, and higher than the previous month (October 2017) when the unemployment rate stood at 4.7%.
At 5.2%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.4%.
With the exception of the Food & Beverage Services industry, all tourism industry groups have reported lower unemployment rates than the same month last year (Table 1).
On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 3.2% in Manitoba to 21.4% in Prince Edward Island.
The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for tourism in each province, with the exception of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, were below the rates reported for the provincial economy (Figure 1).
Tourism employment comprised 11.1% of the total Canadian labour force for the month of November.
Table 1 – Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – November 2016/2017
|Tourism Industry Group2
||Unemployment Rate –
|Unemployment Rate –
|Food and Beverage
|Recreation and Entertainment