Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot - May 2018
Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – May 2018
In May 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.5%, which is 1.0 percentage point lower than the rate reported in May 2017, and lower than the previous month (April 2018) when the unemployment rate stood at 5.1%.
At 4.5%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.9%.
With the exception of Accommodations and Travel Services, all tourism industry groups reported lower unemployment rates than the same month last year (Table 1).
On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 2.0% in New Brunswick to 11.7% in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for tourism in each province were below the rates reported for the provincial economy (Figure 1).
Tourism employment comprised 11.5% of the total Canadian labour force for the month of May.
Table 1 – Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – May 2017/2018
|Tourism Industry Group2
||Unemployment Rate –
|Unemployment Rate –
|Food and Beverage
|Recreation and Entertainment