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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  July 2014 August 2014 Standard error1 July to August 2014 August 2013 to August 2014 July to August 2014 August 2013 to August 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 427.3 427.2 ... -0.1 -2.5 0.0 -0.6
Labour force 258.1 259.2 1.8 1.1 -0.6 0.4 -0.2
Employment 226.2 224.1 2.0 -2.1 -7.9 -0.9 -3.4
Full-time 189.0 189.8 2.4 0.8 -7.8 0.4 -3.9
Part-time 37.1 34.4 1.9 -2.7 0.0 -7.3 0.0
Unemployment 32.0 35.1 1.8 3.1 7.3 9.7 26.3
Participation rate 60.4 60.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.4 13.5 0.7 1.1 2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 52.9 52.5 0.5 -0.4 -1.5 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.7 121.8 ... 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.7
Labour force 82.0 82.8 0.6 0.8 0.0 1.0 0.0
Employment 74.3 74.5 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.7
Full-time 62.6 62.2 0.9 -0.4 1.9 -0.6 3.2
Part-time 11.7 12.3 0.7 0.6 -1.3 5.1 -9.6
Unemployment 7.7 8.3 0.7 0.6 -0.5 7.8 -5.7
Participation rate 67.4 68.0 0.5 0.6 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.4 10.0 0.8 0.6 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.2 0.6 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 780.5 780.8 ... 0.3 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 489.2 490.3 2.6 1.1 -9.4 0.2 -1.9
Employment 443.1 447.0 2.7 3.9 -9.0 0.9 -2.0
Full-time 359.4 362.6 3.5 3.2 -3.6 0.9 -1.0
Part-time 83.8 84.4 3.3 0.6 -5.4 0.7 -6.0
Unemployment 46.0 43.3 2.3 -2.7 -0.5 -5.9 -1.1
Participation rate 62.7 62.8 0.3 0.1 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.4 8.8 0.5 -0.6 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 56.8 57.2 0.3 0.4 -1.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 620.0 620.1 ... 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Labour force 388.2 386.5 2.2 -1.7 -5.0 -0.4 -1.3
Employment 349.4 353.0 2.3 3.6 3.3 1.0 0.9
Full-time 291.7 295.5 3.0 3.8 4.3 1.3 1.5
Part-time 57.7 57.5 2.5 -0.2 -1.1 -0.3 -1.9
Unemployment 38.9 33.5 2.2 -5.4 -8.2 -13.9 -19.7
Participation rate 62.6 62.3 0.4 -0.3 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.0 8.7 0.5 -1.3 -2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.9 0.4 0.5 0.5 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,748.2 6,752.6 ... 4.4 54.4 0.1 0.8
Labour force 4,375.6 4,361.6 15.0 -14.0 13.1 -0.3 0.3
Employment 4,020.4 4,024.5 14.9 4.1 20.2 0.1 0.5
Full-time 3,218.8 3,217.0 19.8 -1.8 -31.3 -0.1 -1.0
Part-time 801.6 807.4 18.5 5.8 51.3 0.7 6.8
Unemployment 355.1 337.2 12.9 -17.9 -6.9 -5.0 -2.0
Participation rate 64.8 64.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 7.7 0.3 -0.4 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 59.6 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,345.6 11,355.1 ... 9.5 133.9 0.1 1.2
Labour force 7,500.3 7,486.0 19.8 -14.3 7.4 -0.2 0.1
Employment 6,940.3 6,932.4 18.7 -7.9 14.0 -0.1 0.2
Full-time 5,578.4 5,596.5 26.0 18.1 19.9 0.3 0.4
Part-time 1,362.0 1,335.9 24.2 -26.1 -5.9 -1.9 -0.4
Unemployment 559.9 553.6 17.1 -6.3 -6.6 -1.1 -1.2
Participation rate 66.1 65.9 0.2 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 61.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 987.2 988.1 ... 0.9 13.2 0.1 1.4
Labour force 669.3 669.6 2.7 0.3 3.4 0.0 0.5
Employment 633.8 632.6 2.7 -1.2 1.4 -0.2 0.2
Full-time 507.3 508.2 3.8 0.9 -0.1 0.2 0.0
Part-time 126.4 124.3 3.5 -2.1 1.4 -1.7 1.1
Unemployment 35.5 37.0 2.1 1.5 2.0 4.2 5.7
Participation rate 67.8 67.8 0.3 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 64.2 64.0 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 843.6 844.6 ... 1.0 16.2 0.1 2.0
Labour force 585.3 591.4 2.5 6.1 8.4 1.0 1.4
Employment 566.5 566.7 2.6 0.2 8.1 0.0 1.5
Full-time 470.6 470.7 3.5 0.1 11.9 0.0 2.6
Part-time 95.9 96.0 3.2 0.1 -3.8 0.1 -3.8
Unemployment 18.8 24.7 1.8 5.9 0.3 31.4 1.2
Participation rate 69.4 70.0 0.3 0.6 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.2 4.2 0.3 1.0 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 67.2 67.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,288.4 3,296.9 ... 8.5 108.7 0.3 3.4
Labour force 2,395.1 2,386.6 9.4 -8.5 42.5 -0.4 1.8
Employment 2,282.6 2,269.2 10.0 -13.4 37.8 -0.6 1.7
Full-time 1,900.2 1,887.6 12.8 -12.6 20.0 -0.7 1.1
Part-time 382.5 381.6 11.5 -0.9 17.8 -0.2 4.9
Unemployment 112.5 117.4 7.4 4.9 4.7 4.4 4.2
Participation rate 72.8 72.4 0.3 -0.4 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.9 0.3 0.2 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 69.4 68.8 0.3 -0.6 -1.2 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,907.1 3,911.4 ... 4.3 50.2 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,471.9 2,480.1 10.3 8.2 1.0 0.3 0.0
Employment 2,325.8 2,327.6 10.3 1.8 13.2 0.1 0.6
Full-time 1,833.9 1,819.5 14.7 -14.4 0.2 -0.8 0.0
Part-time 491.9 508.1 13.8 16.2 13.0 3.3 2.6
Unemployment 146.1 152.5 8.3 6.4 -12.2 4.4 -7.4
Participation rate 63.3 63.4 0.3 0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 6.1 0.3 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 59.5 59.5 0.3 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
...
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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