Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot — August 2017
Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – August 2017
In August 2017, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.8%, which is -0.2% lower than the rate reported in August 2016, and higher than the previous month (July 2016) when the unemployment rate stood at 4.3%.
At 4.8%, tourism’s unemployment rate was below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.8%.
Except for Food & Beverage Services, and the Recreation & Entertainment sector, 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 1.9% in Prince Edward Island to 8.6% in Nova Scotia.
The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for tourism in each province were below the rates reported for the provincial economy. (Figure 1).
Tourism employment comprised 11.8% of the total Canadian labour force for the first month of the year.
Table 1 – Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – August 2016/2017
|Tourism Industry Group2
||Unemployment Rate –
|Unemployment Rate –
|Food and Beverage
|Recreation and Entertainment