Compared with 12 months earlier, employment was up 1.0% or 175,000, driven by an increase of 157,000 (+1.1%) in full-time work. The total number of hours worked rose by 1.4% over the same period.
In September, employment rose in Ontario and Manitoba and fell in Saskatchewan. There was little change in the other provinces.
There was more employment in a number of industries, including retail and wholesale trade; construction; information, culture and recreation as well as agriculture. Employment losses were primarily in "other services"; business, building and other support services; and natural resources.
The number of self-employed increased by 34,000 in September, while there was little change in the number of private and public sector employees. Despite the September increase in self-employment, year-over-year gains in total employment were primarily among private sector employees (+159,000).
The number of workers aged 25 to 54 increased in September, while there was little change in the other major demographic groups.