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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  February 2013 March 2013 February to March 2013 March 2012 to March 2013 February to March 2013 March 2012 to March 2013
  thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates) change in thousands
(except rates)
change in thousands
(except rates)
% change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador            
Population 429.0 429.4 0.4 0.9 0.1 0.2
Labour force 265.4 268.0 2.6 5.9 1.0 2.3
Employment 234.4 235.1 0.7 6.9 0.3 3.0
Full-time 200.5 202.2 1.7 5.0 0.8 2.5
Part-time 33.9 32.9 -1.0 1.9 -2.9 6.1
Unemployment 31.0 32.9 1.9 -1.0 6.1 -2.9
Participation rate 61.9 62.4 0.5 1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.7 12.3 0.6 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 54.6 54.8 0.2 1.5 ... ...
Prince Edward Island            
Population 120.5 120.6 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.2
Labour force 85.1 85.4 0.3 4.2 0.4 5.2
Employment 75.2 75.0 -0.2 3.0 -0.3 4.2
Full-time 61.6 62.0 0.4 3.1 0.6 5.3
Part-time 13.6 13.0 -0.6 -0.2 -4.4 -1.5
Unemployment 9.9 10.3 0.4 1.1 4.0 12.0
Participation rate 70.6 70.8 0.2 3.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.6 12.1 0.5 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 62.4 62.2 -0.2 2.3 ... ...
Nova Scotia            
Population 781.0 781.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.1
Labour force 499.5 503.4 3.9 4.9 0.8 1.0
Employment 452.9 455.8 2.9 -0.4 0.6 -0.1
Full-time 362.8 368.4 5.6 0.3 1.5 0.1
Part-time 90.0 87.4 -2.6 -0.7 -2.9 -0.8
Unemployment 46.7 47.6 0.9 5.3 1.9 12.5
Participation rate 64.0 64.5 0.5 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.3 9.5 0.2 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 58.0 58.4 0.4 -0.1 ... ...
New Brunswick            
Population 619.9 619.8 -0.1 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 393.0 392.6 -0.4 5.9 -0.1 1.5
Employment 353.3 351.2 -2.1 4.2 -0.6 1.2
Full-time 297.6 294.9 -2.7 0.6 -0.9 0.2
Part-time 55.7 56.4 0.7 3.7 1.3 7.0
Unemployment 39.7 41.3 1.6 1.5 4.0 3.8
Participation rate 63.4 63.3 -0.1 1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.1 10.5 0.4 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 56.7 -0.3 0.8 ... ...
Quebec            
Population 6,671.3 6,674.7 3.4 56.3 0.1 0.9
Labour force 4,356.9 4,354.2 -2.7 59.8 -0.1 1.4
Employment 4,036.6 4,019.8 -16.8 61.6 -0.4 1.6
Full-time 3,293.2 3,268.2 -25.0 58.0 -0.8 1.8
Part-time 743.3 751.6 8.3 3.5 1.1 0.5
Unemployment 320.3 334.4 14.1 -1.8 4.4 -0.5
Participation rate 65.3 65.2 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.7 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 60.5 60.2 -0.3 0.4 ... ...
Ontario            
Population 11,150.2 11,159.5 9.3 132.4 0.1 1.2
Labour force 7,431.5 7,410.2 -21.3 80.7 -0.3 1.1
Employment 6,858.3 6,840.9 -17.4 56.1 -0.3 0.8
Full-time 5,516.6 5,508.3 -8.3 21.5 -0.2 0.4
Part-time 1,341.7 1,332.6 -9.1 34.6 -0.7 2.7
Unemployment 573.1 569.3 -3.8 24.6 -0.7 4.5
Participation rate 66.6 66.4 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 7.7 0.0 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 61.5 61.3 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Manitoba            
Population 969.1 969.8 0.7 9.2 0.1 1.0
Labour force 669.3 672.3 3.0 6.0 0.4 0.9
Employment 636.8 638.8 2.0 7.7 0.3 1.2
Full-time 512.0 511.1 -0.9 1.7 -0.2 0.3
Part-time 124.8 127.7 2.9 6.0 2.3 4.9
Unemployment 32.5 33.5 1.0 -1.7 3.1 -4.8
Participation rate 69.1 69.3 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 5.0 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 65.7 65.9 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Saskatchewan            
Population 819.7 820.6 0.9 14.0 0.1 1.7
Labour force 574.1 577.3 3.2 20.5 0.6 3.7
Employment 552.3 554.7 2.4 24.5 0.4 4.6
Full-time 456.8 458.1 1.3 19.4 0.3 4.4
Part-time 95.5 96.6 1.1 5.1 1.2 5.6
Unemployment 21.8 22.6 0.8 -4.1 3.7 -15.4
Participation rate 70.0 70.4 0.4 1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.8 3.9 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 67.4 67.6 0.2 1.9 ... ...
Alberta            
Population 3,128.4 3,135.3 6.9 92.9 0.2 3.1
Labour force 2,282.0 2,277.5 -4.5 28.7 -0.2 1.3
Employment 2,179.2 2,167.9 -11.3 36.8 -0.5 1.7
Full-time 1,847.0 1,843.4 -3.6 60.9 -0.2 3.4
Part-time 332.1 324.5 -7.6 -24.2 -2.3 -6.9
Unemployment 102.8 109.6 6.8 -8.1 6.6 -6.9
Participation rate 72.9 72.6 -0.3 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.8 0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 69.7 69.1 -0.6 -0.9 ... ...
British Columbia            
Population 3,837.2 3,840.5 3.3 36.6 0.1 1.0
Labour force 2,472.1 2,475.7 3.6 2.6 0.1 0.1
Employment 2,317.4 2,302.6 -14.8 2.8 -0.6 0.1
Full-time 1,824.8 1,802.4 -22.4 9.3 -1.2 0.5
Part-time 492.7 500.2 7.5 -6.4 1.5 -1.3
Unemployment 154.7 173.1 18.4 -0.2 11.9 -0.1
Participation rate 64.4 64.5 0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 7.0 0.7 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.4 60.0 -0.4 -0.5 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.
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