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Statistics Canada: Labour Force Survey, May 2019

Employment rose in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. At the same time, it fell in Newfoundland and Labrador and in Prince Edward Island, while it was little changed in the remaining provinces.

Employment was up for core-aged men (25 to 54 years old), while it was little changed among core-aged women, as well as people 55 and older. Employment fell for youth aged 15 to 24.

More people were working in health care and social assistance; professional, scientific and technical services; as well as transportation and warehousing. In contrast, employment decreased in business, building and other support services; accommodation and food services; and public administration.

Self-employment increased in May, while the number of employees in both the private and public sectors was little changed.

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