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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  November
2014
December
2014
Standard error1 November to December 2014 December 2013 to December 2014 November to December 2014 December 2013 to December 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 426.8 426.8 ... 0.0 -2.8 0.0 -0.7
Labour force 257.8 258.0 1.9 0.2 -4.4 0.1 -1.7
Employment 230.3 228.9 2.0 -1.4 -5.1 -0.6 -2.2
Full-time 193.3 195.0 2.4 1.7 -3.8 0.9 -1.9
Part-time 36.9 33.9 1.9 -3.0 -1.2 -8.1 -3.4
Unemployment 27.5 29.1 1.8 1.6 0.7 5.8 2.5
Participation rate 60.4 60.4 0.4 0.0 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.7 11.3 0.6 0.6 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 54.0 53.6 0.5 -0.4 -0.9 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.8 121.9 ... 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.7
Labour force 83.8 83.0 0.6 -0.8 -0.3 -1.0 -0.4
Employment 75.0 74.0 0.7 -1.0 0.4 -1.3 0.5
Full-time 63.3 62.7 0.9 -0.6 0.9 -0.9 1.5
Part-time 11.7 11.3 0.7 -0.4 -0.5 -3.4 -4.2
Unemployment 8.8 9.1 0.7 0.3 -0.6 3.4 -6.2
Participation rate 68.8 68.1 0.5 -0.7 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.5 11.0 0.8 0.5 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 60.7 0.6 -0.9 -0.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 781.1 781.4 ... 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0
Labour force 492.6 487.8 2.6 -4.8 -7.1 -1.0 -1.4
Employment 449.1 447.5 2.6 -1.6 -2.0 -0.4 -0.4
Full-time 366.8 365.3 3.5 -1.5 5.4 -0.4 1.5
Part-time 82.3 82.2 3.2 -0.1 -7.4 -0.1 -8.3
Unemployment 43.5 40.4 2.4 -3.1 -5.0 -7.1 -11.0
Participation rate 63.1 62.4 0.3 -0.7 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.3 0.5 -0.5 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 57.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 620.2 620.5 ... 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.1
Labour force 387.1 389.0 2.2 1.9 -2.7 0.5 -0.7
Employment 349.9 349.4 2.4 -0.5 -4.3 -0.1 -1.2
Full-time 294.1 294.5 3.0 0.4 -1.6 0.1 -0.5
Part-time 55.8 55.0 2.6 -0.8 -2.6 -1.4 -4.5
Unemployment 37.1 39.6 2.3 2.5 1.6 6.7 4.2
Participation rate 62.4 62.7 0.4 0.3 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 10.2 0.6 0.6 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.3 0.4 -0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,762.1 6,764.8 ... 2.7 50.8 0.0 0.8
Labour force 4,369.3 4,354.8 15.1 -14.5 -29.2 -0.3 -0.7
Employment 4,036.4 4,029.7 15.2 -6.7 -15.8 -0.2 -0.4
Full-time 3,213.3 3,230.2 20.0 16.9 -9.7 0.5 -0.3
Part-time 823.1 799.5 18.3 -23.6 -6.0 -2.9 -0.7
Unemployment 332.9 325.1 13.2 -7.8 -13.5 -2.3 -4.0
Participation rate 64.6 64.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 59.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,384.2 11,395.1 ... 10.9 127.5 0.1 1.1
Labour force 7,481.2 7,480.6 19.8 -0.6 14.3 0.0 0.2
Employment 6,960.2 6,956.7 19.0 -3.5 79.9 -0.1 1.2
Full-time 5,622.1 5,625.3 26.6 3.2 47.8 0.1 0.9
Part-time 1,338.0 1,331.4 24.6 -6.6 32.2 -0.5 2.5
Unemployment 521.0 523.9 17.2 2.9 -65.6 0.6 -11.1
Participation rate 65.7 65.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.0 0.2 0.0 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 990.3 991.7 ... 1.4 12.8 0.1 1.3
Labour force 676.3 679.2 2.7 2.9 11.7 0.4 1.8
Employment 642.0 643.9 2.7 1.9 13.4 0.3 2.1
Full-time 523.1 522.5 3.7 -0.6 12.2 -0.1 2.4
Part-time 119.0 121.4 3.5 2.4 1.3 2.0 1.1
Unemployment 34.3 35.3 2.1 1.0 -1.7 2.9 -4.6
Participation rate 68.3 68.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.2 0.3 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 64.8 64.9 0.3 0.1 0.5 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 846.8 847.8 ... 1.0 13.6 0.1 1.6
Labour force 592.5 594.0 2.5 1.5 13.6 0.3 2.3
Employment 572.1 572.8 2.6 0.7 14.8 0.1 2.7
Full-time 472.1 475.3 3.4 3.2 17.8 0.7 3.9
Part-time 99.9 97.5 3.1 -2.4 -3.0 -2.4 -3.0
Unemployment 20.4 21.2 1.8 0.8 -1.2 3.9 -5.4
Participation rate 70.0 70.1 0.3 0.1 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.4 3.6 0.3 0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 67.6 67.6 0.3 0.0 0.7 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,312.5 3,317.4 ... 4.9 95.1 0.1 3.0
Labour force 2,404.6 2,416.7 9.3 12.1 67.7 0.5 2.9
Employment 2,296.9 2,302.6 9.9 5.7 65.9 0.2 2.9
Full-time 1,915.3 1,923.7 12.6 8.4 50.1 0.4 2.7
Part-time 381.7 378.9 11.2 -2.8 15.8 -0.7 4.4
Unemployment 107.6 114.0 7.1 6.4 1.8 5.9 1.6
Participation rate 72.6 72.8 0.3 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.7 0.3 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 69.3 69.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,920.1 3,922.7 ... 2.6 47.9 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,491.5 2,482.4 10.5 -9.1 10.4 -0.4 0.4
Employment 2,346.0 2,348.2 10.4 2.2 38.5 0.1 1.7
Full-time 1,847.7 1,870.0 14.6 22.3 71.4 1.2 4.0
Part-time 498.4 478.2 13.8 -20.2 -32.9 -4.1 -6.4
Unemployment 145.5 134.2 8.6 -11.3 -28.1 -7.8 -17.3
Participation rate 63.6 63.3 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 5.4 0.3 -0.4 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 59.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
CANSIM table 282-0087.
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