Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot - March 2018
Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – March 2018
In March 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 6.4%, which is 0.3 percentage points higher than the rate reported in March 2017, and higher than the previous month (February 2018), when the unemployment rate stood at 5.6%.
At 6.4%, tourism’s unemployment rate was above Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.3%.
Except for Food & Beverage Services, all tourism industry groups reported higher unemployment rates than the same month last year (Table 1).
On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 1.7% in Manitoba to 18.8% in Prince Edward Island.
The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for tourism in each, except for Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and British Columbia, were below the rates reported for the provincial economy (Figure 1).
Tourism employment comprised 11.1% of the total Canadian labour force for the month of March.
Table 1 – Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – March 2017/2018
|Tourism Industry Group2
||Unemployment Rate –
|Unemployment Rate –
|Food and Beverage
|Recreation and Entertainment