Employment rose slightly in Saskatchewan (+2,500), while there was little change in all other provinces.
More people were employed in business, building and other support services (+22,000); wholesale and retail trade (+19,000); and health care and social assistance (+15,000). In contrast, there were fewer workers in "other services (-17,000);" finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing (-15,000); and natural resources (-7,100).
There were fewer public sector employees (-31,000) in October, while there was little change in the number of private sector employees and the self-employed.
Employment among people in the core-aged group (25 to 54) rose by 31,000 in October, led by gains among men (+18,000). Meantime, the number of workers aged 55 and over rose by 19,000, the result of more employed women in this age category.
On the other hand, employment for youths aged 15 to 24 aged 15 to 24 (-39,000), nearly all in part-time work.