The Daily Thursday, September 28, 2023
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, and job vacancies, July 2023
The number of employees receiving pay and benefits from their employer—measured as “payroll employment” in the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours—was little changed (+4,900) in July, following an increase of 65,900 (+0.4%) in June.
National tourism indicators, second quarter 2023
Tourism spending in Canada grew 1.9% in the second quarter, following a 2.6% increase in the first quarter. Tourism gross domestic product (+1.2%) and jobs attributable to tourism (+1.3%) also rose in the second quarter.
National culture indicators, second quarter 2023
Real gross domestic product (GDP) for the culture and sports sectors in Canada rose 0.6% in the second quarter of 2023. This was the slowest growth on record since the first quarter of 2022, when COVID-19-related attendance rules in certain provinces restricted activity among several culture and sport subdomains. Despite this slower growth, GDP attributable to culture and sport grew faster than that for the total economy for the second quarter of 2023. On a nominal basis, GDP for the culture and sports sectors combined was up 1.3% in the second quarter.
Food services and drinking places, July 2023
On a seasonally adjusted basis, sales in the food services and drinking places subsector were up by 1.4% to $7.8 billion in July. Sales increased at limited-service restaurants (+1.6%), full-service restaurants (+1.3%) and drinking places (+2.2%) in the month, while special food services (-0.3%) saw a slight decline. Ontario (+1.2%), Quebec (+1.9%) and Alberta (+1.7%) reported the largest increases in July in dollar terms, whereas Nova Scotia (+3.5%), Newfoundland and Labrador (+3.2%) and New Brunswick (+2.6%) saw the largest percentage increases.
Production and disposition of tobacco products, August 2023
Canadian manufacturers produced 1.0 billion cigarettes in August 2023, down 11.6% from July 2023. Cigarette production was 25.4% lower compared with August 2022.
Monthly civil aviation statistics, July 2023
In July, major Canadian airlines carried over 7 million passengers for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. At 7.6 million, the number of passengers was up 13.0% year over year.
Aircraft movement statistics: Major and select small airports, July 2023
In July, aircraft movements at Canada’s major and select small airports totaled 550,205, roughly the same number as in July 2022, but 14.9% lower than in July 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Annual telecommunications statistics, 2022
Financial statistics for the Canadian telecommunications industry for 2022 are now available. Data are also available at the regional level.