Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot - January 2018
Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – January 2018
In January 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was 5.6%, which is 0.5 percentage points lower than the rate reported in January 2017, and higher than the previous month (December 2017), when the unemployment rate stood at 5.0%.
At 5.6%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.2%.
With the exception of the Recreation & Entertainment industry, 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 3.8% in Manitoba to 19.8% in Prince Edward Island.
The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for tourism in each, with the exception of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, 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.
Table 1 – Employment Rate by Tourism Industry Group – January 2017/2018
|Tourism Industry Group2
||Unemployment Rate –
|Unemployment Rate –
|Food and Beverage
|Recreation and Entertainment