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Estimates Revision: Canada subnational - Employment by industry - Partial
Friday, 29 Mar 2019 13:11 ET
By Daniel Luckenbach
March 2019 -- For international consistency, and to improve the quality of our estimates of employment by industry for Canada and subnational areas thereof, we have changed the benchmark for the two industries "finance and insurance" and "real estate, rental and leasing" (88 quarterly series revised from 1987).

The change in benchmark applies to two NAICS industries:

  • Finance and insurance [52]
  • Real estate, rental and leasing [53]

And has two consequences:

  • At two geo levels, extension by four years, 1987 to 1990
  • At three geo levels, all periods revised

Motivation: We have recently expanded our extract of the annual labor force survey for Canada (see related article), adding these two industries. The LFS results (a) closely align with our typical practices for labor force estimates and (b) extend history back to 1987.

Response: We have changed our benchmark for industries 52 and 53.

  • Before: Apply shares from the National Household Survey and to parent industry estimates.
  • After: For the nation and 10 provinces, benchmark to the LFS annual series.

What you will see: For the country and ten provinces, the estimates for these industries have been extended over the interval 1987 to 1990. Because the CMA estimates incorporate the provincial estimates, revisions apply to all periods for all geos at all geo levels (Canada, 10 provinces, 33 CMAs).


  • Classification: NAICS Canada
  • Measurement: Thousands of persons (Ths. #)
  • Adjustment: Seasonally adjusted (SA)
  • Geo coverage: Country, 10 provinces, 33 CMAs
  • Start date: 1987Q1

The estimates reside in the historical catalog (Canada » Labor Markets » Labor Force Survey (LFS) Estimates » Employment by industry » Moody's Analytics Estimated) and include, for example:

  • RE52Q.ICAN      = Employment - Finance and insurance, (Ths. #, SA) - for Canada
  • RE52Q.ICAN_ON   = Finance and insurance - for Ontario (province)
  • RE53Q.ICAN_MTRN = Real estate; rental; leasing - for Toronto (CMA)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

See also

Related ReleaseEmployment by Industry
SourceMoody's Analytics (ECCA)
Release DateReference date
29 May 20201Q 2020
26 Jun 20202Q 2020