In May, among the core-age population (25 to 54 years old), employment fell among both men (-19,000) and women (-19,000). It increased for people aged 55 and older (+29,000), and was little changed among youth aged 15 to 24 on both a monthly and year-over-year basis. The unemployment rate for this age group held steady at 11.1% in May.
Employment increased in Prince Edward Island (+800), while it decreased in British Columbia (-12,000) and Nova Scotia (-3,600). There was little change in the other provinces.
There were employment increases in four industries in May: accommodation and food services (+18,000); professional, scientific and technical services (+17,000); transportation and warehousing (+12,000); and finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing (+12,000). At the same time, employment declined in health care and social assistance (-24,000), manufacturing (-18,000), construction (-13,000), and "other services"(-12,000).
There was little change in the number of employees in both the private and public sectors, as well as the number of self-employed workers.