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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  May 2013 June 2013 Standard error1 May to June 2013 June 2012 to June 2013 May to June 2013 June 2012 to June 2013
  thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates) change in thousands
(except rates)
change in thousands
(except rates)
% change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Population 429.5 429.5 ... 0.0 2.6 0.0 0.6
Labour force 264.1 263.1 2.0 -1.0 -0.4 -0.4 -0.2
Employment 233.5 234.3 2.1 0.8 4.5 0.3 2.0
Full-time 201.3 199.6 2.4 -1.7 3.1 -0.8 1.6
Part-time 32.2 34.7 1.9 2.5 1.3 7.8 3.9
Unemployment 30.6 28.8 1.8 -1.8 -4.8 -5.9 -14.3
Participation rate 61.5 61.3 0.5 -0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.6 10.9 0.7 -0.7 -1.9 ... ...
Employment rate 54.4 54.6 0.5 0.2 0.8 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 120.7 120.8 ... 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
Labour force 83.9 82.5 0.6 -1.4 0.3 -1.7 0.4
Employment 74.5 73.4 0.7 -1.1 0.7 -1.5 1.0
Full-time 61.7 60.1 0.8 -1.6 -0.7 -2.6 -1.2
Part-time 12.8 13.3 0.8 0.5 1.4 3.9 11.8
Unemployment 9.4 9.0 0.7 -0.4 -0.4 -4.3 -4.3
Participation rate 69.5 68.3 0.5 -1.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.2 10.9 0.8 -0.3 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 61.7 60.8 0.5 -0.9 0.5 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 781.1 781.3 ... 0.2 1.0 0.0 0.1
Labour force 499.3 503.2 2.6 3.9 2.1 0.8 0.4
Employment 456.0 457.9 2.8 1.9 4.7 0.4 1.0
Full-time 370.7 368.9 3.6 -1.8 6.1 -0.5 1.7
Part-time 85.3 89.0 3.2 3.7 -1.4 4.3 -1.5
Unemployment 43.3 45.3 2.4 2.0 -2.6 4.6 -5.4
Participation rate 63.9 64.4 0.3 0.5 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.7 9.0 0.5 0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 58.6 0.4 0.2 0.5 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 619.9 619.7 ... -0.2 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 392.8 390.2 2.2 -2.6 -1.6 -0.7 -0.4
Employment 351.7 346.5 2.3 -5.2 -7.7 -1.5 -2.2
Full-time 293.4 291.0 2.8 -2.4 -7.3 -0.8 -2.4
Part-time 58.3 55.5 2.3 -2.8 -0.4 -4.8 -0.7
Unemployment 41.2 43.7 2.2 2.5 6.1 6.1 16.2
Participation rate 63.4 63.0 0.4 -0.4 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.5 11.2 0.5 0.7 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 55.9 0.4 -0.8 -1.2 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,684.6 6,689.7 ... 5.1 55.2 0.1 0.8
Labour force 4,379.3 4,379.3 15.0 0.0 63.9 0.0 1.5
Employment 4,042.6 4,034.2 15.3 -8.4 48.0 -0.2 1.2
Full-time 3,266.2 3,248.4 20.0 -17.8 19.6 -0.5 0.6
Part-time 776.4 785.8 18.1 9.4 28.4 1.2 3.7
Unemployment 336.7 345.1 13.5 8.4 15.9 2.5 4.8
Participation rate 65.5 65.5 0.2 0.0 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 7.9 0.3 0.2 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.5 60.3 0.2 -0.2 0.2 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,184.5 11,197.2 ... 12.7 130.9 0.1 1.2
Labour force 7,437.5 7,441.8 20.0 4.3 97.5 0.1 1.3
Employment 6,895.3 6,887.1 19.3 -8.2 109.8 -0.1 1.6
Full-time 5,613.5 5,574.8 25.6 -38.7 65.3 -0.7 1.2
Part-time 1,281.8 1,312.3 23.6 30.5 44.5 2.4 3.5
Unemployment 542.2 554.7 17.6 12.5 -12.3 2.3 -2.2
Participation rate 66.5 66.5 0.2 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.3 7.5 0.2 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.7 61.5 0.2 -0.2 0.3 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 971.9 973.0 ... 1.1 10.3 0.1 1.1
Labour force 668.4 671.8 2.6 3.4 8.6 0.5 1.3
Employment 630.7 638.0 2.7 7.3 9.3 1.2 1.5
Full-time 508.9 513.7 3.6 4.8 5.5 0.9 1.1
Part-time 121.8 124.3 3.5 2.5 3.8 2.1 3.2
Unemployment 37.8 33.8 2.2 -4.0 -0.7 -10.6 -2.0
Participation rate 68.8 69.0 0.3 0.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.0 0.3 -0.7 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 64.9 65.6 0.3 0.7 0.3 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 823.2 825.0 ... 1.8 14.8 0.2 1.8
Labour force 577.9 577.9 2.5 0.0 13.4 0.0 2.4
Employment 552.0 556.3 2.6 4.3 19.1 0.8 3.6
Full-time 457.8 460.7 3.3 2.9 17.4 0.6 3.9
Part-time 94.2 95.6 3.1 1.4 1.7 1.5 1.8
Unemployment 25.9 21.6 1.9 -4.3 -5.8 -16.6 -21.2
Participation rate 70.2 70.0 0.3 -0.2 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 3.7 0.3 -0.8 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 67.1 67.4 0.3 0.3 1.1 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,156.1 3,168.0 ... 11.9 102.0 0.4 3.3
Labour force 2,313.5 2,317.0 8.7 3.5 69.1 0.2 3.1
Employment 2,201.3 2,200.6 8.9 -0.7 55.1 0.0 2.6
Full-time 1,855.0 1,857.3 11.8 2.3 69.5 0.1 3.9
Part-time 346.3 343.3 10.9 -3.0 -14.4 -0.9 -4.0
Unemployment 112.2 116.5 6.8 4.3 14.1 3.8 13.8
Participation rate 73.3 73.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 5.0 0.3 0.2 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 69.7 69.5 0.3 -0.2 -0.5 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,848.1 3,852.3 ... 4.2 38.8 0.1 1.0
Labour force 2,480.3 2,477.3 10.7 -3.0 -8.0 -0.1 -0.3
Employment 2,311.8 2,320.7 10.3 8.9 -1.2 0.4 -0.1
Full-time 1,803.2 1,824.8 14.5 21.6 9.9 1.2 0.5
Part-time 508.6 495.9 13.6 -12.7 -11.1 -2.5 -2.2
Unemployment 168.4 156.6 8.6 -11.8 -6.8 -7.0 -4.2
Participation rate 64.5 64.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.3 0.3 -0.5 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.1 60.2 0.3 0.1 -0.7 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087. The sum of individual categories may not always add to the total due to rounding.
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