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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  March 2013 April 2013 Standard error1 March to April 2013 April 2012 to April 2013 March to April 2013 April 2012 to April 2013
  thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates)   change in thousands
(except rates)
change in thousands
(except rates)
% change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Population 429.4 429.5 ... 0.1 1.5 0.0 0.4
Labour force 268.0 265.0 2.0 -3.0 0.8 -1.1 0.3
Employment 235.1 232.1 2.1 -3.0 0.4 -1.3 0.2
Full-time 202.2 198.8 2.4 -3.4 -2.5 -1.7 -1.2
Part-time 32.9 33.3 1.9 0.4 3.0 1.2 9.9
Unemployment 32.9 32.9 1.8 0.0 0.4 0.0 1.2
Participation rate 62.4 61.7 0.5 -0.7 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.3 12.4 0.7 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 54.8 54.0 0.5 -0.8 -0.1 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 120.6 120.7 ... 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
Labour force 85.4 85.2 0.6 -0.2 2.9 -0.2 3.5
Employment 75.0 75.3 0.7 0.3 2.2 0.4 3.0
Full-time 62.0 62.2 0.8 0.2 2.1 0.3 3.5
Part-time 13.0 13.1 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.8
Unemployment 10.3 9.9 0.7 -0.4 0.7 -3.9 7.6
Participation rate 70.8 70.6 0.5 -0.2 2.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.1 11.6 0.8 -0.5 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 62.2 62.4 0.5 0.2 1.7 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 781.0 781.1 ... 0.1 1.1 0.0 0.1
Labour force 503.4 501.7 2.6 -1.7 1.9 -0.3 0.4
Employment 455.8 456.2 2.8 0.4 2.1 0.1 0.5
Full-time 368.4 372.0 3.6 3.6 2.7 1.0 0.7
Part-time 87.4 84.3 3.2 -3.1 -0.5 -3.5 -0.6
Unemployment 47.6 45.4 2.4 -2.2 -0.3 -4.6 -0.7
Participation rate 64.5 64.2 0.3 -0.3 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 9.0 0.5 -0.5 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 58.4 0.4 0.0 0.2 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 619.8 619.9 ... 0.1 -0.5 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 392.6 390.7 2.2 -1.9 0.1 -0.5 0.0
Employment 351.2 348.0 2.3 -3.2 -4.4 -0.9 -1.2
Full-time 294.9 292.3 2.8 -2.6 -6.5 -0.9 -2.2
Part-time 56.4 55.7 2.3 -0.7 2.1 -1.2 3.9
Unemployment 41.3 42.7 2.2 1.4 4.5 3.4 11.8
Participation rate 63.3 63.0 0.4 -0.3 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.5 10.9 0.5 0.4 1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 56.1 0.4 -0.6 -0.7 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,674.7 6,680.2 ... 5.5 56.1 0.1 0.8
Labour force 4,354.2 4,363.4 15.0 9.2 41.7 0.2 1.0
Employment 4,019.8 4,022.5 15.3 2.7 43.6 0.1 1.1
Full-time 3,268.2 3,265.0 20.0 -3.2 65.1 -0.1 2.0
Part-time 751.6 757.5 18.1 5.9 -21.5 0.8 -2.8
Unemployment 334.4 340.9 13.5 6.5 -1.8 1.9 -0.5
Participation rate 65.2 65.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 7.8 0.3 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 60.2 60.2 0.2 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,159.5 11,173.8 ... 14.3 131.9 0.1 1.2
Labour force 7,410.2 7,414.6 20.0 4.4 63.3 0.1 0.9
Employment 6,840.9 6,844.7 19.3 3.8 70.7 0.1 1.0
Full-time 5,508.3 5,525.9 25.6 17.6 23.1 0.3 0.4
Part-time 1,332.6 1,318.8 23.6 -13.8 47.6 -1.0 3.7
Unemployment 569.3 569.9 17.6 0.6 -7.4 0.1 -1.3
Participation rate 66.4 66.4 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 7.7 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 61.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 969.8 971.1 ... 1.3 9.4 0.1 1.0
Labour force 672.3 666.2 2.6 -6.1 1.1 -0.9 0.2
Employment 638.8 627.7 2.7 -11.1 -2.0 -1.7 -0.3
Full-time 511.1 503.7 3.6 -7.4 -3.7 -1.4 -0.7
Part-time 127.7 124.0 3.5 -3.7 1.8 -2.9 1.5
Unemployment 33.5 38.5 2.2 5.0 3.1 14.9 8.8
Participation rate 69.3 68.6 0.3 -0.7 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 5.8 0.3 0.8 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 65.9 64.6 0.3 -1.3 -0.9 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 820.6 821.9 ... 1.3 14.2 0.2 1.8
Labour force 577.3 576.4 2.5 -0.9 12.0 -0.2 2.1
Employment 554.7 553.2 2.6 -1.5 16.4 -0.3 3.1
Full-time 458.1 453.9 3.3 -4.2 10.1 -0.9 2.3
Part-time 96.6 99.2 3.1 2.6 6.3 2.7 6.8
Unemployment 22.6 23.2 1.9 0.6 -4.5 2.7 -16.2
Participation rate 70.4 70.1 0.3 -0.3 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.9 4.0 0.3 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 67.6 67.3 0.3 -0.3 0.8 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,135.3 3,145.7 ... 10.4 95.2 0.3 3.1
Labour force 2,277.5 2,282.1 8.7 4.6 30.1 0.2 1.3
Employment 2,167.9 2,182.7 8.9 14.8 40.1 0.7 1.9
Full-time 1,843.4 1,862.4 11.8 19.0 83.0 1.0 4.7
Part-time 324.5 320.3 10.9 -4.2 -42.9 -1.3 -11.8
Unemployment 109.6 99.4 6.8 -10.2 -10.0 -9.3 -9.1
Participation rate 72.6 72.5 0.3 -0.1 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 4.4 0.3 -0.4 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 69.1 69.4 0.3 0.3 -0.8 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,840.5 3,844.7 ... 4.2 37.5 0.1 1.0
Labour force 2,475.7 2,471.0 10.7 -4.7 -3.1 -0.2 -0.1
Employment 2,302.6 2,312.1 10.3 9.5 -6.6 0.4 -0.3
Full-time 1,802.4 1,818.9 14.5 16.5 10.8 0.9 0.6
Part-time 500.2 493.2 13.6 -7.0 -17.4 -1.4 -3.4
Unemployment 173.1 158.8 8.6 -14.3 3.4 -8.3 2.2
Participation rate 64.5 64.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 6.4 0.3 -0.6 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 60.0 60.1 0.3 0.1 -0.8 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.
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