Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – March 2016
In March 2016, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 6.0%, which is 0.4% lower than the rate reported in March 2015, and lower than the previous month (February 2016) when the unemployment rate stood at 6.6%.
At 6.0%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 7.1%.
The only industries to have reported lower unemployment rates than it had one year ago are the food and beverage, and transportation sectors.
On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 3.0% in Alberta to 23.3% in Prince Edward Island.
The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate for tourism in each province, with the exception of Prince Edward Island was below the rates reported for the provincial economy. Tourism unemployment was lowest in Alberta.
Table 1: Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – March 2015/2016
|Tourism Industry Group2
||Unemployment Rate –
|Unemployment Rate –
|Food and Beverage
|Recreation and Entertainment