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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  December 2013 December 2014 Standard error1 December 2013 to December 2014 December 2013 to December 2014
  thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates) % change
Canada          
Population 28,809.0 29,116.6 ... 307.6 1.1
Labour force 19,107.9 19,127.7 52.7 19.8 0.1
Employment 17,730.2 17,851.5 54.9 121.3 0.7
Full-time 14,307.7 14,466.0 62.7 158.3 1.1
Part-time 3,422.5 3,385.5 52.0 -37.0 -1.1
Unemployment 1,377.7 1,276.2 35.6 -101.5 -7.4
Participation rate 66.3 65.7 0.2 -0.6 ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 6.7 0.2 -0.5 ...
Employment rate 61.5 61.3 0.2 -0.2 ...
Newfoundland and Labrador          
Population 445.0 443.3 ... -1.7 -0.4
Labour force 275.3 268.7 3.7 -6.6 -2.4
Employment 243.3 237.1 3.9 -6.2 -2.5
Full-time 206.4 203.6 4.2 -2.8 -1.4
Part-time 36.8 33.5 3.0 -3.3 -9.0
Unemployment 32.0 31.6 2.8 -0.4 -1.3
Participation rate 61.9 60.6 0.8 -1.3 ...
Unemployment rate 11.6 11.8 1.0 0.2 ...
Employment rate 54.7 53.5 0.9 -1.2 ...
Prince Edward Island          
Population 120.2 120.7 ... 0.5 0.4
Labour force 82.8 82.2 1.1 -0.6 -0.7
Employment 73.5 73.1 1.2 -0.4 -0.5
Full-time 61.6 62.0 1.3 0.4 0.6
Part-time 11.9 11.1 1.0 -0.8 -6.7
Unemployment 9.3 9.1 0.9 -0.2 -2.2
Participation rate 68.9 68.1 0.9 -0.8 ...
Unemployment rate 11.2 11.1 1.1 -0.1 ...
Employment rate 61.1 60.6 1.0 -0.5 ...
Nova Scotia          
Population 782.5 784.1 ... 1.6 0.2
Labour force 493.2 492.1 4.8 -1.1 -0.2
Employment 447.5 451.0 5.1 3.5 0.8
Full-time 359.3 369.0 5.9 9.7 2.7
Part-time 88.2 82.0 4.7 -6.2 -7.0
Unemployment 45.7 41.1 3.6 -4.6 -10.1
Participation rate 63.0 62.8 0.6 -0.2 ...
Unemployment rate 9.3 8.4 0.7 -0.9 ...
Employment rate 57.2 57.5 0.7 0.3 ...
New Brunswick          
Population 622.4 621.7 ... -0.7 -0.1
Labour force 396.7 390.2 3.8 -6.5 -1.6
Employment 356.9 351.2 4.3 -5.7 -1.6
Full-time 299.1 295.5 4.9 -3.6 -1.2
Part-time 57.8 55.7 3.7 -2.1 -3.6
Unemployment 39.8 39.0 3.2 -0.8 -2.0
Participation rate 63.7 62.8 0.6 -0.9 ...
Unemployment rate 10.0 10.0 0.8 0.0 ...
Employment rate 57.3 56.5 0.7 -0.8 ...
Quebec          
Population 6,778.1 6,822.3 ... 44.2 0.7
Labour force 4,410.5 4,389.5 26.2 -21.0 -0.5
Employment 4,070.7 4,061.1 28.0 -9.6 -0.2
Full-time 3,256.0 3,261.7 32.6 5.7 0.2
Part-time 814.7 799.4 27.3 -15.3 -1.9
Unemployment 339.9 328.4 19.0 -11.5 -3.4
Participation rate 65.1 64.3 0.4 -0.8 ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 7.5 0.4 -0.2 ...
Employment rate 60.1 59.5 0.4 -0.6 ...
Ontario          
Population 11,206.7 11,320.4 ... 113.7 1.0
Labour force 7,419.9 7,407.2 36.9 -12.7 -0.2
Employment 6,847.3 6,885.0 38.2 37.7 0.6
Full-time 5,531.6 5,540.1 42.8 8.5 0.2
Part-time 1,315.7 1,344.9 35.3 29.2 2.2
Unemployment 572.6 522.2 25.1 -50.4 -8.8
Participation rate 66.2 65.4 0.3 -0.8 ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 7.0 0.3 -0.7 ...
Employment rate 61.1 60.8 0.3 -0.3 ...
Manitoba          
Population 969.9 981.5 ... 11.6 1.2
Labour force 657.1 670.0 4.8 12.9 2.0
Employment 619.6 633.8 5.0 14.2 2.3
Full-time 500.9 514.9 5.8 14.0 2.8
Part-time 118.7 118.9 5.2 0.2 0.2
Unemployment 37.5 36.2 2.9 -1.3 -3.5
Participation rate 67.7 68.3 0.5 0.6 ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.4 0.4 -0.3 ...
Employment rate 63.9 64.6 0.5 0.7 ...
Saskatchewan          
Population 845.6 857.0 ... 11.4 1.3
Labour force 590.7 597.3 5.0 6.6 1.1
Employment 566.8 575.0 5.2 8.2 1.4
Full-time 465.4 479.7 6.1 14.3 3.1
Part-time 101.4 95.3 4.6 -6.1 -6.0
Unemployment 23.9 22.3 2.5 -1.6 -6.7
Participation rate 69.9 69.7 0.6 -0.2 ...
Unemployment rate 4.0 3.7 0.4 -0.3 ...
Employment rate 67.0 67.1 0.6 0.1 ...
Alberta          
Population 3,232.0 3,317.2 ... 85.2 2.6
Labour force 2,347.1 2,413.4 17.1 66.3 2.8
Employment 2,237.1 2,300.2 18.0 63.1 2.8
Full-time 1,880.9 1,924.3 21.1 43.4 2.3
Part-time 356.2 375.9 17.1 19.7 5.5
Unemployment 110.0 113.2 9.7 3.2 2.9
Participation rate 72.6 72.8 0.5 0.2 ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.7 0.4 0.0 ...
Employment rate 69.2 69.3 0.6 0.1 ...
British Columbia          
Population 3,806.6 3,848.4 ... 41.8 1.1
Labour force 2,434.5 2,417.1 19.3 -17.4 -0.7
Employment 2,267.4 2,283.9 20.0 16.5 0.7
Full-time 1,746.4 1,815.1 22.4 68.7 3.9
Part-time 521.0 468.8 18.6 -52.2 -10.0
Unemployment 167.1 133.2 11.4 -33.9 -20.3
Participation rate 64.0 62.8 0.5 -1.2 ...
Unemployment rate 6.9 5.5 0.5 -1.4 ...
Employment rate 59.6 59.3 0.5 -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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