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Table 4 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
Ontario            
Population 10,717.6 10,727.6 10.0 146.8 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,214.2 7,190.6 -23.6 8.6 -0.3 0.1
Employment 6,540.2 6,523.6 -16.6 -141.6 -0.3 -2.1
Full-time 5,290.5 5,292.5 2.0 -128.6 0.0 -2.4
Part-time 1,249.7 1,231.1 -18.6 -13.0 -1.5 -1.0
Unemployment 674.0 667.1 -6.9 150.3 -1.0 29.1
Participation rate 67.3 67.0 -0.3 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.3 9.3 0.0 2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 60.8 -0.2 -2.2 ... ...
Manitoba            
Population 928.0 928.6 0.6 13.8 0.1 1.5
Labour force 642.9 640.5 -2.4 4.0 -0.4 0.6
Employment 608.6 604.0 -4.6 -5.1 -0.8 -0.8
Full-time 491.6 485.0 -6.6 -8.1 -1.3 -1.6
Part-time 117.1 119.0 1.9 3.0 1.6 2.6
Unemployment 34.3 36.5 2.2 9.1 6.4 33.2
Participation rate 69.3 69.0 -0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.7 0.4 1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 65.6 65.0 -0.6 -1.6 ... ...
Saskatchewan            
Population 783.8 784.3 0.5 10.3 0.1 1.3
Labour force 548.0 548.1 0.1 5.1 0.0 0.9
Employment 519.5 521.8 2.3 1.5 0.4 0.3
Full-time 424.8 424.8 0.0 -1.6 0.0 -0.4
Part-time 94.7 97.0 2.3 3.1 2.4 3.3
Unemployment 28.5 26.3 -2.2 3.6 -7.7 15.9
Participation rate 69.9 69.9 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 4.8 -0.4 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 66.3 66.5 0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Alberta            
Population 2,891.5 2,895.3 3.8 71.6 0.1 2.5
Labour force 2,138.5 2,138.0 -0.5 27.8 0.0 1.3
Employment 1,980.0 1,993.9 13.9 -28.6 0.7 -1.4
Full-time 1,618.3 1,628.4 10.1 -52.4 0.6 -3.1
Part-time 361.7 365.5 3.8 23.8 1.1 7.0
Unemployment 158.5 144.1 -14.4 56.3 -9.1 64.1
Participation rate 74.0 73.8 -0.2 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 6.7 -0.7 2.5 ... ...
Employment rate 68.5 68.9 0.4 -2.7 ... ...
British Columbia            
Population 3,733.6 3,738.9 5.3 66.7 0.1 1.8
Labour force 2,472.0 2,475.5 3.5 43.0 0.1 1.8
Employment 2,267.1 2,266.4 -0.7 -36.3 0.0 -1.6
Full-time 1,764.8 1,771.7 6.9 -67.9 0.4 -3.7
Part-time 502.3 494.6 -7.7 31.4 -1.5 6.8
Unemployment 204.9 209.1 4.2 79.4 2.0 61.2
Participation rate 66.2 66.2 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.3 8.4 0.1 3.1 ... ...
Employment rate 60.7 60.6 -0.1 -2.1 ... ...
not applicable
Note(s):
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.