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Table 4 Labour force characteristics by province

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Labour force characteristics by province
  August 2010 September 2010 August to September 2010 September 2009 to September 2010 August to September 2010 September 2009 to September 2010
  Seasonally adjusted
  thousands change in thousands % change
Ontario            
Population 10,840.2 10,853.6 13.4 158.3 0.1 1.5
Labour force 7,326.9 7,307.3 -19.6 124.7 -0.3 1.7
Employment 6,684.9 6,662.0 -22.9 126.8 -0.3 1.9
Full-time 5,369.2 5,356.4 -12.8 71.6 -0.2 1.4
Part-time 1,315.7 1,305.5 -10.2 55.1 -0.8 4.4
Unemployment 642.0 645.3 3.3 -2.1 0.5 -0.3
Participation rate 67.6 67.3 -0.3 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.8 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.7 61.4 -0.3 0.3 ... ...
Manitoba            
Population 939.0 939.8 0.8 13.7 0.1 1.5
Labour force 658.5 659.0 0.5 16.3 0.1 2.5
Employment 621.6 623.7 2.1 15.1 0.3 2.5
Full-time 498.6 502.4 3.8 12.3 0.8 2.5
Part-time 123.0 121.2 -1.8 2.7 -1.5 2.3
Unemployment 36.9 35.4 -1.5 1.3 -4.1 3.8
Participation rate 70.1 70.1 0.0 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.4 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 66.2 66.4 0.2 0.7 ... ...
Saskatchewan            
Population 793.5 794.1 0.6 12.0 0.1 1.5
Labour force 558.2 557.8 -0.4 12.2 -0.1 2.2
Employment 531.4 526.8 -4.6 7.0 -0.9 1.3
Full-time 428.5 426.1 -2.4 2.3 -0.6 0.5
Part-time 102.9 100.7 -2.2 4.7 -2.1 4.9
Unemployment 26.8 30.9 4.1 5.1 15.3 19.8
Participation rate 70.3 70.2 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 5.5 0.7 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 67.0 66.3 -0.7 -0.2 ... ...
Alberta            
Population 2,935.9 2,939.7 3.8 57.5 0.1 2.0
Labour force 2,143.8 2,135.8 -8.0 5.4 -0.4 0.3
Employment 2,003.9 2,004.2 0.3 19.3 0.0 1.0
Full-time 1,646.2 1,652.2 6.0 18.1 0.4 1.1
Part-time 357.6 352.0 -5.6 1.2 -1.6 0.3
Unemployment 140.0 131.6 -8.4 -13.9 -6.0 -9.6
Participation rate 73.0 72.7 -0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.5 6.2 -0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 68.3 68.2 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
British Columbia            
Population 3,791.7 3,796.4 4.7 73.8 0.1 2.0
Labour force 2,502.1 2,508.2 6.1 53.4 0.2 2.2
Employment 2,320.6 2,320.3 -0.3 45.6 0.0 2.0
Full-time 1,810.5 1,807.1 -3.4 22.0 -0.2 1.2
Part-time 510.1 513.1 3.0 23.5 0.6 4.8
Unemployment 181.5 187.9 6.4 7.8 3.5 4.3
Participation rate 66.0 66.1 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.3 7.5 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 61.1 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
not applicable
Note(s):
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.