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Table 3 Labour force characteristics by province

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Labour force characteristics by province
  November 2009 December 2009 November to December 2009 December 2008 to December 2009 November to December 2009 December 2008 to December 2009
  Seasonally adjusted
  thousands change in thousands % change
Newfoundland and Labrador            
Population 430.2 430.5 0.3 2.9 0.1 0.7
Labour force 255.8 257.2 1.4 5.2 0.5 2.1
Employment 215.3 217.0 1.7 -0.5 0.8 -0.2
Full-time 181.9 186.3 4.4 0.7 2.4 0.4
Part-time 33.4 30.7 -2.7 -1.1 -8.1 -3.5
Unemployment 40.6 40.3 -0.3 5.8 -0.7 16.8
Participation rate 59.5 59.7 0.2 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.9 15.7 -0.2 2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 50.0 50.4 0.4 -0.5 ... ...
Prince Edward Island            
Population 116.4 116.4 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.0
Labour force 80.4 79.6 -0.8 1.1 -1.0 1.4
Employment 71.0 71.1 0.1 1.9 0.1 2.7
Full-time 57.7 57.9 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2
Part-time 13.3 13.2 -0.1 1.8 -0.8 15.8
Unemployment 9.4 8.5 -0.9 -0.7 -9.6 -7.6
Participation rate 69.1 68.4 -0.7 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.7 10.7 -1.0 -1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 61.1 0.1 1.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia            
Population 774.1 774.5 0.4 3.9 0.1 0.5
Labour force 502.3 499.9 -2.4 5.9 -0.5 1.2
Employment 454.8 452.0 -2.8 -1.5 -0.6 -0.3
Full-time 372.7 368.7 -4.0 -2.9 -1.1 -0.8
Part-time 82.1 83.3 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.6
Unemployment 47.5 48.0 0.5 7.5 1.1 18.5
Participation rate 64.9 64.5 -0.4 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 9.6 0.1 1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 58.8 58.4 -0.4 -0.5 ... ...
New Brunswick            
Population 622.6 622.8 0.2 3.1 0.0 0.5
Labour force 403.3 399.9 -3.4 -1.1 -0.8 -0.3
Employment 367.8 364.2 -3.6 -2.4 -1.0 -0.7
Full-time 311.9 308.6 -3.3 -2.2 -1.1 -0.7
Part-time 56.0 55.5 -0.5 -0.3 -0.9 -0.5
Unemployment 35.5 35.7 0.2 1.3 0.6 3.8
Participation rate 64.8 64.2 -0.6 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.9 0.1 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 59.1 58.5 -0.6 -0.7 ... ...
Quebec            
Population 6,465.6 6,471.7 6.1 71.6 0.1 1.1
Labour force 4,190.5 4,209.7 19.2 18.1 0.5 0.4
Employment 3,849.5 3,857.5 8.0 -26.8 0.2 -0.7
Full-time 3,149.7 3,138.0 -11.7 3.2 -0.4 0.1
Part-time 699.8 719.5 19.7 -30.0 2.8 -4.0
Unemployment 341.0 352.2 11.2 45.0 3.3 14.6
Participation rate 64.8 65.0 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 8.4 0.3 1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 59.5 59.6 0.1 -1.1 ... ...
not applicable
Note(s):
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.