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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  August 2014 September 2014 Standard error1 August to September 2014 September 2013 to September 2014 August to September 2014 September 2013 to September 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 427.2 427.0 ... -0.2 -2.8 0.0 -0.7
Labour force 259.2 261.0 1.8 1.8 3.4 0.7 1.3
Employment 224.1 227.9 2.0 3.8 -2.7 1.7 -1.2
Full-time 189.8 192.1 2.4 2.3 -4.2 1.2 -2.1
Part-time 34.4 35.8 1.9 1.4 1.5 4.1 4.4
Unemployment 35.1 33.1 1.8 -2.0 6.1 -5.7 22.6
Participation rate 60.7 61.1 0.4 0.4 1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.5 12.7 0.7 -0.8 2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 52.5 53.4 0.5 0.9 -0.3 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.8 121.8 ... 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.7
Labour force 82.8 81.9 0.6 -0.9 -0.7 -1.1 -0.8
Employment 74.5 74.0 0.7 -0.5 0.7 -0.7 1.0
Full-time 62.2 62.7 0.9 0.5 3.2 0.8 5.4
Part-time 12.3 11.3 0.7 -1.0 -2.5 -8.1 -18.1
Unemployment 8.3 7.8 0.7 -0.5 -1.5 -6.0 -16.1
Participation rate 68.0 67.2 0.5 -0.8 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.0 9.5 0.8 -0.5 -1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 60.8 0.6 -0.4 0.2 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 780.8 780.9 ... 0.1 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 490.3 488.4 2.6 -1.9 -9.7 -0.4 -1.9
Employment 447.0 446.3 2.7 -0.7 -8.7 -0.2 -1.9
Full-time 362.6 363.2 3.5 0.6 -0.6 0.2 -0.2
Part-time 84.4 83.0 3.3 -1.4 -8.2 -1.7 -9.0
Unemployment 43.3 42.1 2.3 -1.2 -1.0 -2.8 -2.3
Participation rate 62.8 62.5 0.3 -0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.6 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 57.2 57.2 0.3 0.0 -1.0 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 620.1 620.2 ... 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Labour force 386.5 391.7 2.2 5.2 -2.4 1.3 -0.6
Employment 353.0 354.1 2.3 1.1 1.5 0.3 0.4
Full-time 295.5 299.9 3.0 4.4 7.2 1.5 2.5
Part-time 57.5 54.2 2.5 -3.3 -5.7 -5.7 -9.5
Unemployment 33.5 37.6 2.2 4.1 -3.9 12.2 -9.4
Participation rate 62.3 63.2 0.4 0.9 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.7 9.6 0.5 0.9 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 56.9 57.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,752.6 6,757.1 ... 4.5 53.9 0.1 0.8
Labour force 4,361.6 4,363.8 15.0 2.2 15.6 0.1 0.4
Employment 4,024.5 4,031.0 14.9 6.5 12.1 0.2 0.3
Full-time 3,217.0 3,214.2 19.8 -2.8 -30.9 -0.1 -1.0
Part-time 807.4 816.8 18.5 9.4 43.0 1.2 5.6
Unemployment 337.2 332.8 12.9 -4.4 3.5 -1.3 1.1
Participation rate 64.6 64.6 0.2 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 7.6 0.3 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 59.7 0.2 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,355.1 11,366.9 ... 11.8 130.6 0.1 1.2
Labour force 7,486.0 7,487.2 19.8 1.2 34.5 0.0 0.5
Employment 6,932.4 6,957.1 18.7 24.7 48.7 0.4 0.7
Full-time 5,596.5 5,615.6 26.0 19.1 36.5 0.3 0.7
Part-time 1,335.9 1,341.5 24.2 5.6 12.2 0.4 0.9
Unemployment 553.6 530.1 17.1 -23.5 -14.2 -4.2 -2.6
Participation rate 65.9 65.9 0.2 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.1 0.2 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.2 0.2 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 988.1 989.2 ... 1.1 13.2 0.1 1.4
Labour force 669.6 669.0 2.7 -0.6 -1.3 -0.1 -0.2
Employment 632.6 633.8 2.7 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.1
Full-time 508.2 515.2 3.8 7.0 5.6 1.4 1.1
Part-time 124.3 118.6 3.5 -5.7 -5.0 -4.6 -4.0
Unemployment 37.0 35.2 2.1 -1.8 -1.9 -4.9 -5.1
Participation rate 67.8 67.6 0.3 -0.2 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 64.0 64.1 0.3 0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 844.6 845.4 ... 0.8 15.4 0.1 1.9
Labour force 591.4 594.2 2.5 2.8 13.6 0.5 2.3
Employment 566.7 573.7 2.6 7.0 18.5 1.2 3.3
Full-time 470.7 475.6 3.5 4.9 12.4 1.0 2.7
Part-time 96.0 98.1 3.2 2.1 6.1 2.2 6.6
Unemployment 24.7 20.6 1.8 -4.1 -4.8 -16.6 -18.9
Participation rate 70.0 70.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 3.5 0.3 -0.7 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 67.1 67.9 0.3 0.8 1.0 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,296.9 3,303.2 ... 6.3 103.7 0.2 3.2
Labour force 2,386.6 2,395.7 9.4 9.1 57.2 0.4 2.4
Employment 2,269.2 2,290.4 10.0 21.2 54.2 0.9 2.4
Full-time 1,887.6 1,900.2 12.8 12.6 27.9 0.7 1.5
Part-time 381.6 390.2 11.5 8.6 26.3 2.3 7.2
Unemployment 117.4 105.2 7.4 -12.2 2.9 -10.4 2.8
Participation rate 72.4 72.5 0.3 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 4.4 0.3 -0.5 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 68.8 69.3 0.3 0.5 -0.6 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,911.4 3,915.2 ... 3.8 50.2 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,480.1 2,490.3 10.3 10.2 12.5 0.4 0.5
Employment 2,327.6 2,337.2 10.3 9.6 25.5 0.4 1.1
Full-time 1,819.5 1,840.1 14.7 20.6 15.9 1.1 0.9
Part-time 508.1 497.1 13.8 -11.0 9.6 -2.2 2.0
Unemployment 152.5 153.0 8.3 0.5 -13.1 0.3 -7.9
Participation rate 63.4 63.6 0.3 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.1 0.3 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 59.5 59.7 0.3 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
...
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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