Quebec’s Population and Workforce

The Quebec population was 8,321,888.

The active workforce in the socialized economy of those 15 years old and older, both employed and unemployed = 4,448,300

The participation rate of all people 15 years old and older in the workforce both employed and actively searching for work = 64.9 per cent

Employed workers in the workforce both full- and part-time = 4,133,100

Unemployed workers in the workforce = 315,200 (7.09 per cent of the total active workforce)

Number of workers employed in the goods-producing sector = 844,400 (20.43 per cent of the employed workforce — Note that while the goods producing sector GDP was 27.5 per cent of Quebec’s GDP the number of workers was 20.43 per cent of the total employed workforce.)

Number of workers employed in the services-producing sector = 3,288,700 (79.57 per cent of the employed workforce)

Employment in Quebec (15 Years Old and Older)

(Sources: Institut de la statistique du Québec; Statistiques Canada; canada.ca; budget du gouvernement du Québec)