Employment in Canada increased by 66.8 thousand in January 2019, after a revised 1.3 thousand cut in the previous month and beating estimates of 8 thousand. Job creation was observed in part-time work (36.0 thousand) and full-time positions (30.9 thousand). The number of people working in services-producing industries increased (+99,000), led by wholesale & retail trade (+34,000); professional, scientific & technical services (+29,000); and public administration (+21,000). Conversely, the number of workers in goods-producing industries decreased (-32,000), mostly in agriculture (-8.900). Overall employment gains were entirely driven by private sector employees (+112,000), as the number of self-employed fell (-61.000) and the number of public sector employees was little changed. Employment rose in six provinces, led by Ontario (+41,000) and Quebec (+16,000), while Alberta shed jobs for the second straight month (-16,000). Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.88 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 94 Thousand in March of 2012 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.