Employment in Canada increased by 27.7 thousand in May 2019 much below 106.5 thousand rise in the previous month and beating estimates of 8 thousand. Employment decreased in Newfoundland and Labrador (-2,700) and in Prince Edward Island (-700) while it was little changed in other provinces. In contrast, employment increased in Ontario (+21,000), British Columbia (+4,500), Nova Scotia (+21,000), and New Brunswick (+3000). Regarding industry, employment fell for those who work in business, building and other support services (-19,000); accommodation & food services (-12,000) and in public administration (-9,000). Meantime, the number of self-employed workers rose by 62,000 while the number of employees in both public and private sector was little changed. Employment Change in Canada averaged 18.12 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 106.50 Thousand in April of 2019 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.