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Table 4 Labour force characteristics by province

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Labour force characteristics by province
  January 2010 February 2010 January to February 2010 February 2009 to February 2010 January to February 2010 February 2009 to February 2010
  Seasonally adjusted
  thousands change in thousands % change
Ontario            
Population 10,739.8 10,752.8 13.0 148.2 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,221.0 7,219.6 -1.4 43.2 0.0 0.6
Employment 6,557.7 6,564.8 7.1 24.1 0.1 0.4
Full-time 5,315.3 5,323.9 8.6 27.5 0.2 0.5
Part-time 1,242.5 1,240.8 -1.7 -3.5 -0.1 -0.3
Unemployment 663.2 654.9 -8.3 19.2 -1.3 3.0
Participation rate 67.2 67.1 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.2 9.1 -0.1 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.1 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Manitoba            
Population 929.5 930.5 1.0 13.7 0.1 1.5
Labour force 647.6 646.1 -1.5 7.5 -0.2 1.2
Employment 612.4 611.3 -1.1 4.5 -0.2 0.7
Full-time 489.4 494.3 4.9 1.2 1.0 0.2
Part-time 123.1 117.0 -6.1 3.3 -5.0 2.9
Unemployment 35.2 34.8 -0.4 3.0 -1.1 9.4
Participation rate 69.7 69.4 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.4 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 65.9 65.7 -0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Saskatchewan            
Population 785.2 786.4 1.2 10.8 0.2 1.4
Labour force 545.4 547.3 1.9 0.0 0.3 0.0
Employment 519.8 523.9 4.1 1.9 0.8 0.4
Full-time 428.6 433.2 4.6 10.3 1.1 2.4
Part-time 91.2 90.7 -0.5 -8.4 -0.5 -8.5
Unemployment 25.6 23.5 -2.1 -1.8 -8.2 -7.1
Participation rate 69.5 69.6 0.1 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.3 -0.4 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 66.2 66.6 0.4 -0.7 ... ...
Alberta            
Population 2,899.5 2,904.1 4.6 68.0 0.2 2.4
Labour force 2,127.2 2,118.8 -8.4 2.9 -0.4 0.1
Employment 1,987.6 1,972.8 -14.8 -18.9 -0.7 -0.9
Full-time 1,638.1 1,623.8 -14.3 -14.8 -0.9 -0.9
Part-time 349.6 349.0 -0.6 -4.1 -0.2 -1.2
Unemployment 139.6 145.9 6.3 21.6 4.5 17.4
Participation rate 73.4 73.0 -0.4 -1.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.9 0.3 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 68.5 67.9 -0.6 -2.3 ... ...
British Columbia            
Population 3,745.0 3,751.3 6.3 69.5 0.2 1.9
Labour force 2,481.2 2,482.4 1.2 57.1 0.0 2.4
Employment 2,280.5 2,290.4 9.9 34.8 0.4 1.5
Full-time 1,768.2 1,801.2 33.0 37.5 1.9 2.1
Part-time 512.4 489.2 -23.2 -2.7 -4.5 -0.5
Unemployment 200.7 192.0 -8.7 22.4 -4.3 13.2
Participation rate 66.3 66.2 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 7.7 -0.4 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 60.9 61.1 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
not applicable
Note(s):
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.