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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  January 2013 February 2013 January to February 2013 February 2012 to February 2013 January to February 2013 February 2012 to February 2013
  thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates) change in thousands
(except rates)
change in thousands
(except rates)
% change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador            
Population 428.6 429.0 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1
Labour force 265.1 265.4 0.3 3.7 0.1 1.4
Employment 234.7 234.4 -0.3 6.1 -0.1 2.7
Full-time 202.1 200.5 -1.6 2.8 -0.8 1.4
Part-time 32.6 33.9 1.3 3.3 4.0 10.8
Unemployment 30.4 31.0 0.6 -2.4 2.0 -7.2
Participation rate 61.9 61.9 0.0 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.5 11.7 0.2 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 54.8 54.6 -0.2 1.3 ... ...
Prince Edward Island            
Population 120.6 120.5 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.3
Labour force 83.8 85.1 1.3 4.4 1.6 5.5
Employment 73.9 75.2 1.3 3.1 1.8 4.3
Full-time 60.7 61.6 0.9 1.7 1.5 2.8
Part-time 13.2 13.6 0.4 1.4 3.0 11.5
Unemployment 9.9 9.9 0.0 1.2 0.0 13.8
Participation rate 69.5 70.6 1.1 3.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.8 11.6 -0.2 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 62.4 1.1 2.4 ... ...
Nova Scotia            
Population 780.9 781.0 0.1 1.2 0.0 0.2
Labour force 498.4 499.5 1.1 -1.1 0.2 -0.2
Employment 449.9 452.9 3.0 -6.4 0.7 -1.4
Full-time 363.4 362.8 -0.6 -3.3 -0.2 -0.9
Part-time 86.5 90.0 3.5 -3.2 4.0 -3.4
Unemployment 48.5 46.7 -1.8 5.4 -3.7 13.1
Participation rate 63.8 64.0 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.7 9.3 -0.4 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 57.6 58.0 0.4 -0.9 ... ...
New Brunswick            
Population 620.1 619.9 -0.2 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 395.0 393.0 -2.0 1.1 -0.5 0.3
Employment 350.4 353.3 2.9 0.7 0.8 0.2
Full-time 292.8 297.6 4.8 0.7 1.6 0.2
Part-time 57.6 55.7 -1.9 0.0 -3.3 0.0
Unemployment 44.6 39.7 -4.9 0.4 -11.0 1.0
Participation rate 63.7 63.4 -0.3 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.3 10.1 -1.2 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 56.5 57.0 0.5 0.2 ... ...
Quebec            
Population 6,668.3 6,671.3 3.0 57.1 0.0 0.9
Labour force 4,360.9 4,356.9 -4.0 78.6 -0.1 1.8
Employment 4,049.7 4,036.6 -13.1 113.2 -0.3 2.9
Full-time 3,301.5 3,293.2 -8.3 108.3 -0.3 3.4
Part-time 748.2 743.3 -4.9 4.8 -0.7 0.6
Unemployment 311.2 320.3 9.1 -34.6 2.9 -9.7
Participation rate 65.4 65.3 -0.1 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 7.4 0.3 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 60.7 60.5 -0.2 1.2 ... ...
Ontario            
Population 11,140.0 11,150.2 10.2 135.3 0.1 1.2
Labour force 7,388.4 7,431.5 43.1 134.8 0.6 1.8
Employment 6,823.0 6,858.3 35.3 116.2 0.5 1.7
Full-time 5,504.2 5,516.6 12.4 75.0 0.2 1.4
Part-time 1,318.7 1,341.7 23.0 41.2 1.7 3.2
Unemployment 565.5 573.1 7.6 18.5 1.3 3.3
Participation rate 66.3 66.6 0.3 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 7.7 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 61.5 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Manitoba            
Population 968.3 969.1 0.8 9.5 0.1 1.0
Labour force 673.8 669.3 -4.5 7.6 -0.7 1.1
Employment 640.0 636.8 -3.2 12.1 -0.5 1.9
Full-time 515.2 512.0 -3.2 10.9 -0.6 2.2
Part-time 124.8 124.8 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.0
Unemployment 33.8 32.5 -1.3 -4.5 -3.8 -12.2
Participation rate 69.6 69.1 -0.5 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 4.9 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 66.1 65.7 -0.4 0.6 ... ...
Saskatchewan            
Population 818.8 819.7 0.9 13.9 0.1 1.7
Labour force 574.9 574.1 -0.8 17.2 -0.1 3.1
Employment 551.6 552.3 0.7 22.9 0.1 4.3
Full-time 452.9 456.8 3.9 20.6 0.9 4.7
Part-time 98.8 95.5 -3.3 2.3 -3.3 2.5
Unemployment 23.2 21.8 -1.4 -5.7 -6.0 -20.7
Participation rate 70.2 70.0 -0.2 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.0 3.8 -0.2 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 67.4 67.4 0.0 1.7 ... ...
Alberta            
Population 3,121.7 3,128.4 6.7 91.3 0.2 3.0
Labour force 2,276.3 2,282.0 5.7 46.5 0.3 2.1
Employment 2,175.0 2,179.2 4.2 52.9 0.2 2.5
Full-time 1,835.3 1,847.0 11.7 68.2 0.6 3.8
Part-time 339.6 332.1 -7.5 -15.4 -2.2 -4.4
Unemployment 101.4 102.8 1.4 -6.4 1.4 -5.9
Participation rate 72.9 72.9 0.0 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.5 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 69.7 69.7 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
British Columbia            
Population 3,834.0 3,837.2 3.2 36.8 0.1 1.0
Labour force 2,451.9 2,472.1 20.2 -2.4 0.8 -0.1
Employment 2,297.6 2,317.4 19.8 15.4 0.9 0.7
Full-time 1,811.3 1,824.8 13.5 23.6 0.7 1.3
Part-time 486.3 492.7 6.4 -8.1 1.3 -1.6
Unemployment 154.4 154.7 0.3 -17.8 0.2 -10.3
Participation rate 64.0 64.4 0.4 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 6.3 0.0 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 59.9 60.4 0.5 -0.2 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.
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