Canadian Employment Monthly Snapshot—September 2017
Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – August 2017
In September 2017, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.0%, which is 1.4% lower than the rate reported in September 2016, and lower than the previous month (August 2017) when the unemployment rate was 4.8%.
At 4.0%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.6%.
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 2.1% in British Columbia to 8.5% in New Brunswick. (Figure 1)
The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for tourism in each province were below the rates reported for the provincial economy, except for New Brunswick. (Figure 1).
Tourism employment comprised 11.2% of the total Canadian labour force for the first month of the year.
Table 1 – Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – September 2016/2017
|Tourism Industry Group2
||Unemployment Rate –
|Unemployment Rate –
|Food and Beverage
|Recreation and Entertainment