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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  September 2014 October 2014 Standard error1 September to October 2014 October 2013 to October 2014 September to October 2014 October 2013 to October 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 427.0 426.9 ... -0.1 -2.9 0.0 -0.7
Labour force 261.0 258.3 1.8 -2.7 -5.7 -1.0 -2.2
Employment 227.9 227.2 2.0 -0.7 -7.5 -0.3 -3.2
Full-time 192.1 191.4 2.4 -0.7 -8.3 -0.4 -4.2
Part-time 35.8 35.8 1.9 0.0 0.8 0.0 2.3
Unemployment 33.1 31.1 1.8 -2.0 1.8 -6.0 6.1
Participation rate 61.1 60.5 0.4 -0.6 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.7 12.0 0.7 -0.7 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 53.4 53.2 0.5 -0.2 -1.4 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.8 121.8 ... 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.7
Labour force 81.9 82.5 0.6 0.6 -0.9 0.7 -1.1
Employment 74.0 74.9 0.7 0.9 0.4 1.2 0.5
Full-time 62.7 63.7 0.9 1.0 3.0 1.6 4.9
Part-time 11.3 11.2 0.7 -0.1 -2.6 -0.9 -18.8
Unemployment 7.8 7.6 0.7 -0.2 -1.3 -2.6 -14.6
Participation rate 67.2 67.7 0.5 0.5 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 9.2 0.8 -0.3 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 61.5 0.6 0.7 -0.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 780.9 781.2 ... 0.3 -0.5 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 488.4 492.7 2.6 4.3 -5.2 0.9 -1.0
Employment 446.3 450.4 2.7 4.1 -1.9 0.9 -0.4
Full-time 363.2 366.4 3.5 3.2 4.9 0.9 1.4
Part-time 83.0 83.9 3.3 0.9 -6.8 1.1 -7.5
Unemployment 42.1 42.4 2.3 0.3 -3.3 0.7 -7.2
Participation rate 62.5 63.1 0.3 0.6 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.6 8.6 0.5 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 57.2 57.7 0.3 0.5 -0.2 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 620.2 620.2 ... 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Labour force 391.7 388.0 2.2 -3.7 -1.5 -0.9 -0.4
Employment 354.1 351.8 2.3 -2.3 1.5 -0.6 0.4
Full-time 299.9 295.7 3.0 -4.2 0.6 -1.4 0.2
Part-time 54.2 56.2 2.5 2.0 1.0 3.7 1.8
Unemployment 37.6 36.2 2.2 -1.4 -3.0 -3.7 -7.7
Participation rate 63.2 62.6 0.4 -0.6 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 9.3 0.5 -0.3 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 57.1 56.7 0.4 -0.4 0.2 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,757.1 6,759.6 ... 2.5 52.7 0.0 0.8
Labour force 4,363.8 4,353.8 15.0 -10.0 -22.1 -0.2 -0.5
Employment 4,031.0 4,016.8 14.9 -14.2 -29.7 -0.4 -0.7
Full-time 3,214.2 3,184.1 19.8 -30.1 -98.6 -0.9 -3.0
Part-time 816.8 832.7 18.5 15.9 69.0 1.9 9.0
Unemployment 332.8 337.0 12.9 4.2 7.6 1.3 2.3
Participation rate 64.6 64.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 59.4 0.2 -0.3 -0.9 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,366.9 11,376.7 ... 9.8 129.7 0.1 1.2
Labour force 7,487.2 7,484.2 19.8 -3.0 33.0 0.0 0.4
Employment 6,957.1 6,994.1 18.7 37.0 95.3 0.5 1.4
Full-time 5,615.6 5,649.3 26.0 33.7 58.2 0.6 1.0
Part-time 1,341.5 1,344.8 24.2 3.3 37.1 0.2 2.8
Unemployment 530.1 490.1 17.1 -40.0 -62.3 -7.5 -11.3
Participation rate 65.9 65.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 6.5 0.2 -0.6 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 61.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 989.2 989.6 ... 0.4 12.5 0.0 1.3
Labour force 669.0 675.6 2.7 6.6 8.2 1.0 1.2
Employment 633.8 641.8 2.7 8.0 11.4 1.3 1.8
Full-time 515.2 521.1 3.8 5.9 15.8 1.1 3.1
Part-time 118.6 120.7 3.5 2.1 -4.4 1.8 -3.5
Unemployment 35.2 33.8 2.1 -1.4 -3.2 -4.0 -8.6
Participation rate 67.6 68.3 0.3 0.7 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.0 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 64.1 64.9 0.3 0.8 0.4 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 845.4 846.1 ... 0.7 14.7 0.1 1.8
Labour force 594.2 597.0 2.5 2.8 17.9 0.5 3.1
Employment 573.7 576.0 2.6 2.3 18.4 0.4 3.3
Full-time 475.6 475.0 3.5 -0.6 12.8 -0.1 2.8
Part-time 98.1 101.1 3.2 3.0 5.7 3.1 6.0
Unemployment 20.6 20.9 1.8 0.3 -0.5 1.5 -2.3
Participation rate 70.3 70.6 0.3 0.3 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.5 3.5 0.3 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 67.9 68.1 0.3 0.2 1.0 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,303.2 3,308.0 ... 4.8 99.8 0.1 3.1
Labour force 2,395.7 2,400.7 9.4 5.0 59.6 0.2 2.5
Employment 2,290.4 2,293.7 10.0 3.3 58.5 0.1 2.6
Full-time 1,900.2 1,912.0 12.8 11.8 59.8 0.6 3.2
Part-time 390.2 381.7 11.5 -8.5 -1.3 -2.2 -0.3
Unemployment 105.2 107.0 7.4 1.8 1.1 1.7 1.0
Participation rate 72.5 72.6 0.3 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 69.3 69.3 0.3 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,915.2 3,918.0 ... 2.8 49.6 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,490.3 2,494.6 10.3 4.3 25.9 0.2 1.0
Employment 2,337.2 2,341.8 10.3 4.6 35.4 0.2 1.5
Full-time 1,840.1 1,846.7 14.7 6.6 32.6 0.4 1.8
Part-time 497.1 495.1 13.8 -2.0 2.8 -0.4 0.6
Unemployment 153.0 152.8 8.3 -0.2 -9.4 -0.1 -5.8
Participation rate 63.6 63.7 0.3 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.1 0.3 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 59.8 0.3 0.1 0.2 ... ...
...
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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