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Table 3
Labour force characteristics by province

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  October 2008 November 2008 October to November 2008 November 2007 to November 2008 October to November 2008 November 2007 to November 2008
  Seasonally adjusted
  thousands change in thousands % change
Newfoundland and Labrador            
Population 427.2 427.4 0.2 3.3 0.0 0.8
Labour force 253.1 253.3 0.2 3.5 0.1 1.4
Employment 218.5 218.7 0.2 1.8 0.1 0.8
Full-time 185.5 186.0 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2
Part-time 33.0 32.7 -0.3 1.4 -0.9 4.5
Unemployment 34.6 34.6 0.0 1.7 0.0 5.2
Participation rate 59.2 59.3 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.7 13.7 0.0 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 51.1 51.2 0.1 0.1 ...  ...
Prince Edward Island            
Population 115.3 115.4 0.1 1.7 0.1 1.5
Labour force 78.9 77.9 -1.0 0.9 -1.3 1.2
Employment 69.8 69.6 -0.2 1.4 -0.3 2.1
Full-time 57.8 58.4 0.6 1.7 1.0 3.0
Part-time 12.0 11.2 -0.8 -0.3 -6.7 -2.6
Unemployment 9.1 8.3 -0.8 -0.5 -8.8 -5.7
Participation rate 68.4 67.5 -0.9 -0.2  ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.5 10.7 -0.8 -0.7  ... ...
Employment rate 60.5 60.3 -0.2 0.3  ... ...
Nova Scotia            
Population 770.2 770.4 0.2 5.0 0.0 0.7
Labour force 495.8 492.4 -3.4 4.1 -0.7 0.8
Employment 458.6 454.2 -4.4 4.5 -1.0 1.0
Full-time 373.6 373.6 0.0 9.3 0.0 2.6
Part-time 84.9 80.6 -4.3 -4.8 -5.1 -5.6
Unemployment 37.2 38.2 1.0 -0.4 2.7 -1.0
Participation rate 64.4 63.9 -0.5 0.1  ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.8 0.3 -0.1  ... ...
Employment rate 59.5 59.0 -0.5 0.2  ... ...
New Brunswick            
Population 619.3 619.4 0.1 4.4 0.0 0.7
Labour force 405.0 402.3 -2.7 4.6 -0.7 1.2
Employment 369.2 367.4 -1.8 -1.6 -0.5 -0.4
Full-time 309.8 309.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
Part-time 59.5 58.0 -1.5 -1.5 -2.5 -2.5
Unemployment 35.7 34.9 -0.8 6.1 -2.2 21.2
Participation rate 65.4 64.9 -0.5 0.2  ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.7 -0.1 1.5  ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 59.3 -0.3 -0.7  ... ...
Quebec            
Population 6,390.7 6,395.8 5.1 60.2 0.1 1.0
Labour force 4,192.9 4,193.4 0.5 10.2 0.0 0.2
Employment 3,891.3 3,893.8 2.5 3.5 0.1 0.1
Full-time 3,142.2 3,184.2 42.0 35.7 1.3 1.1
Part-time 749.1 709.6 -39.5 -32.3 -5.3 -4.4
Unemployment 301.5 299.6 -1.9 6.7 -0.6 2.3
Participation rate 65.6 65.6 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 7.1 -0.1 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 60.9 60.9 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
...not applicable
Note:Related CANSIM table 282-0087.