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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  January 2014 February 2014 Standard error1 January to February 2014 February 2013 to February 2014 January to February 2014 February 2013 to February 2014
  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 429.4 429.2 ... -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0
Labour force 264.4 263.7 1.9 -0.7 -1.8 -0.3 -0.7
Employment 232.7 232.5 2.0 -0.2 -1.6 -0.1 -0.7
Full-time 196.7 198.3 2.4 1.6 -1.7 0.8 -0.8
Part-time 36.0 34.2 1.9 -1.8 0.1 -5.0 0.3
Unemployment 31.8 31.2 1.8 -0.6 -0.2 -1.9 -0.6
Participation rate 61.6 61.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.0 11.8 0.6 -0.2 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 54.2 54.2 0.5 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.1 121.2 ... 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.6
Labour force 84.1 84.4 0.6 0.3 -0.8 0.4 -0.9
Employment 74.6 74.7 0.7 0.1 -0.7 0.1 -0.9
Full-time 61.9 62.5 0.9 0.6 1.0 1.0 1.6
Part-time 12.7 12.2 0.7 -0.5 -1.6 -3.9 -11.6
Unemployment 9.5 9.7 0.7 0.2 -0.2 2.1 -2.0
Participation rate 69.4 69.6 0.5 0.2 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.3 11.5 0.8 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 61.6 0.6 0.0 -1.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 781.6 781.3 ... -0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0
Labour force 489.9 494.8 2.6 4.9 -6.0 1.0 -1.2
Employment 447.8 450.7 2.6 2.9 -3.5 0.6 -0.8
Full-time 359.3 363.9 3.5 4.6 -0.9 1.3 -0.2
Part-time 88.5 86.8 3.2 -1.7 -2.5 -1.9 -2.8
Unemployment 42.2 44.1 2.4 1.9 -2.5 4.5 -5.4
Participation rate 62.7 63.3 0.3 0.6 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.6 8.9 0.5 0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.3 57.7 0.3 0.4 -0.5 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 620.0 620.1 ... 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0
Labour force 389.7 391.5 2.2 1.8 -1.1 0.5 -0.3
Employment 351.3 353.1 2.4 1.8 0.0 0.5 0.0
Full-time 299.3 298.3 3.0 -1.0 1.1 -0.3 0.4
Part-time 52.0 54.8 2.6 2.8 -1.1 5.4 -2.0
Unemployment 38.4 38.4 2.3 0.0 -1.1 0.0 -2.8
Participation rate 62.9 63.1 0.4 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.9 9.8 0.6 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 56.9 0.4 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,716.9 6,719.6 ... 2.7 48.3 0.0 0.7
Labour force 4,384.9 4,375.3 15.1 -9.6 16.7 -0.2 0.4
Employment 4,058.2 4,032.7 15.2 -25.5 -2.6 -0.6 -0.1
Full-time 3,239.2 3,242.1 20.0 2.9 -49.8 0.1 -1.5
Part-time 819.0 790.6 18.3 -28.4 47.2 -3.5 6.3
Unemployment 326.7 342.7 13.2 16.0 19.4 4.9 6.0
Participation rate 65.3 65.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.8 0.3 0.3 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.4 60.0 0.2 -0.4 -0.5 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,278.4 11,287.3 ... 8.9 137.1 0.1 1.2
Labour force 7,438.2 7,448.7 19.8 10.5 17.5 0.1 0.2
Employment 6,882.8 6,888.9 19.0 6.1 28.7 0.1 0.4
Full-time 5,600.6 5,605.9 26.6 5.3 86.0 0.1 1.6
Part-time 1,282.2 1,283.0 24.6 0.8 -57.3 0.1 -4.3
Unemployment 555.4 559.8 17.2 4.4 -11.3 0.8 -2.0
Participation rate 66.0 66.0 0.2 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.5 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 61.0 0.2 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 979.9 980.9 ... 1.0 11.8 0.1 1.2
Labour force 670.8 666.5 2.7 -4.3 -3.1 -0.6 -0.5
Employment 633.1 631.4 2.7 -1.7 -5.5 -0.3 -0.9
Full-time 514.9 509.2 3.7 -5.7 -3.5 -1.1 -0.7
Part-time 118.1 122.2 3.5 4.1 -2.0 3.5 -1.6
Unemployment 37.7 35.1 2.1 -2.6 2.4 -6.9 7.3
Participation rate 68.5 67.9 0.3 -0.6 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.3 0.3 -0.3 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 64.6 64.4 0.3 -0.2 -1.3 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 835.3 836.4 ... 1.1 16.7 0.1 2.0
Labour force 581.6 580.4 2.5 -1.2 6.0 -0.2 1.0
Employment 556.8 557.9 2.6 1.1 5.2 0.2 0.9
Full-time 462.3 464.3 3.4 2.0 7.9 0.4 1.7
Part-time 94.5 93.6 3.1 -0.9 -2.7 -1.0 -2.8
Unemployment 24.8 22.5 1.8 -2.3 0.8 -9.3 3.7
Participation rate 69.6 69.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 3.9 0.3 -0.4 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 66.7 66.7 0.3 0.0 -0.7 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,230.0 3,236.3 ... 6.3 107.9 0.2 3.4
Labour force 2,351.5 2,364.2 9.3 12.7 81.3 0.5 3.6
Employment 2,243.3 2,262.1 9.9 18.8 82.3 0.8 3.8
Full-time 1,882.9 1,896.7 12.6 13.8 48.9 0.7 2.6
Part-time 360.3 365.5 11.2 5.2 33.5 1.4 10.1
Unemployment 108.2 102.0 7.1 -6.2 -1.2 -5.7 -1.2
Participation rate 72.8 73.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 4.3 0.3 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 69.5 69.9 0.3 0.4 0.2 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,877.9 3,881.1 ... 3.2 43.9 0.1 1.1
Labour force 2,475.3 2,463.9 10.5 -11.4 -6.0 -0.5 -0.2
Employment 2,316.8 2,306.4 10.4 -10.4 -7.6 -0.4 -0.3
Full-time 1,807.7 1,802.7 14.6 -5.0 -19.2 -0.3 -1.1
Part-time 509.1 503.7 13.8 -5.4 11.6 -1.1 2.4
Unemployment 158.5 157.5 8.6 -1.0 1.6 -0.6 1.0
Participation rate 63.8 63.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.4 0.3 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 59.4 0.3 -0.3 -0.9 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087. The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
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