Canadian Tourism Employment - Monthly Snapshot
November 2014 (seasonally unadjusted)
-In November 2014, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 6.3%, which was 0.1% lower than the rate reported in 2013 (6.4%).
-Employment in the Canadian economy overall increased during the month pushing the (seasonally adjusted) unemployment rate down to its lowest level since December 2008.
-Compared to November 2013, the food & beverage services and recreation & entertainment industry groups recorded lower unemployment rates.
-On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 2.6% in Alberta to 26.2% in Prince Edward Island.
-With the exception of the Maritimes, the (seasonally unadjusted) unemployment rate in tourism industries was below or similar to the rate reported for the provincial economy overall.