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Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  January
2015
February
2015
Standard error1 January to February 2015 February 2014 to February 2015 January to February 2015 February 2014 to February 2015
  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 443.4 443.2 ... -0.2 -1.6 0.0 -0.4
Labour force 268.5 268.7 1.9 0.2 -5.5 0.1 -2.0
Employment 237.9 234.9 2.1 -3.0 -6.9 -1.3 -2.9
Full-time 200.9 200.4 2.5 -0.5 -7.6 -0.2 -3.7
Part-time 37.0 34.5 2.0 -2.5 0.7 -6.8 2.1
Unemployment 30.6 33.9 1.9 3.3 1.5 10.8 4.6
Participation rate 60.6 60.6 0.4 0.0 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.4 12.6 0.7 1.2 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 53.7 53.0 0.5 -0.7 -1.4 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 120.8 120.7 ... -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2
Labour force 82.5 82.4 0.6 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1 -1.2
Employment 74.1 74.1 0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
Full-time 62.4 61.8 0.9 -0.6 -0.4 -1.0 -0.6
Part-time 11.7 12.3 0.7 0.6 0.3 5.1 2.5
Unemployment 8.4 8.3 0.6 -0.1 -0.9 -1.2 -9.8
Participation rate 68.3 68.3 0.5 0.0 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.2 10.1 0.7 -0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 61.4 0.5 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 784.1 784.2 ... 0.1 1.9 0.0 0.2
Labour force 492.0 491.2 2.6 -0.8 -1.0 -0.2 -0.2
Employment 450.9 446.5 2.6 -4.4 -1.8 -1.0 -0.4
Full-time 369.2 367.4 3.5 -1.8 5.1 -0.5 1.4
Part-time 81.7 79.0 3.1 -2.7 -7.0 -3.3 -8.1
Unemployment 41.1 44.8 2.4 3.7 0.9 9.0 2.1
Participation rate 62.7 62.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.4 9.1 0.5 0.7 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 56.9 0.3 -0.6 -0.4 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 622.0 622.1 ... 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0
Labour force 394.0 393.4 2.3 -0.6 -2.1 -0.2 -0.5
Employment 354.6 352.4 2.4 -2.2 -4.6 -0.6 -1.3
Full-time 298.9 296.8 3.0 -2.1 -4.4 -0.7 -1.5
Part-time 55.7 55.6 2.5 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4
Unemployment 39.4 41.0 2.1 1.6 2.5 4.1 6.5
Participation rate 63.3 63.2 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.0 10.4 0.5 0.4 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 56.6 0.4 -0.4 -0.8 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,825.0 6,827.5 ... 2.5 44.3 0.0 0.7
Labour force 4,400.7 4,420.3 14.7 19.6 20.6 0.4 0.5
Employment 4,077.1 4,093.9 14.5 16.8 44.4 0.4 1.1
Full-time 3,257.3 3,257.1 19.9 -0.2 10.5 0.0 0.3
Part-time 819.8 836.8 18.3 17.0 33.9 2.1 4.2
Unemployment 323.6 326.4 13.0 2.8 -23.8 0.9 -6.8
Participation rate 64.5 64.7 0.2 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.4 0.3 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 60.0 0.2 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,329.1 11,338.1 ... 9.0 113.9 0.1 1.0
Labour force 7,393.3 7,414.1 20.0 20.8 -3.2 0.3 0.0
Employment 6,886.3 6,900.1 19.2 13.8 39.0 0.2 0.6
Full-time 5,516.9 5,577.1 26.6 60.2 12.0 1.1 0.2
Part-time 1,369.3 1,323.1 24.3 -46.2 27.1 -3.4 2.1
Unemployment 507.1 514.0 16.9 6.9 -42.2 1.4 -7.6
Participation rate 65.3 65.4 0.2 0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.9 6.9 0.2 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 60.9 0.2 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 982.5 983.1 ... 0.6 11.4 0.1 1.2
Labour force 675.3 671.9 2.6 -3.4 13.5 -0.5 2.1
Employment 635.0 634.6 2.6 -0.4 11.2 -0.1 1.8
Full-time 518.1 518.7 3.7 0.6 16.7 0.1 3.3
Part-time 116.9 115.9 3.5 -1.0 -5.5 -0.9 -4.5
Unemployment 40.3 37.3 2.1 -3.0 2.4 -7.4 6.9
Participation rate 68.7 68.3 0.3 -0.4 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 5.6 0.3 -0.4 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 64.6 64.6 0.3 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 857.8 858.4 ... 0.6 10.7 0.1 1.3
Labour force 593.1 595.7 2.6 2.6 6.6 0.4 1.1
Employment 566.6 565.9 2.6 -0.7 0.7 -0.1 0.1
Full-time 468.2 470.0 3.5 1.8 2.9 0.4 0.6
Part-time 98.4 96.0 3.3 -2.4 -2.0 -2.4 -2.0
Unemployment 26.5 29.8 1.8 3.3 5.9 12.5 24.7
Participation rate 69.1 69.4 0.3 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 5.0 0.3 0.5 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 66.1 65.9 0.3 -0.2 -0.8 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,323.0 3,327.8 ... 4.8 82.4 0.1 2.5
Labour force 2,423.5 2,429.2 9.5 5.7 62.8 0.2 2.7
Employment 2,313.9 2,299.9 10.1 -14.0 36.7 -0.6 1.6
Full-time 1,934.4 1,927.5 13.3 -6.9 34.2 -0.4 1.8
Part-time 379.5 372.4 12.0 -7.1 2.5 -1.9 0.7
Unemployment 109.7 129.3 7.6 19.6 26.1 17.9 25.3
Participation rate 72.9 73.0 0.3 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 5.3 0.3 0.8 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 69.6 69.1 0.3 -0.5 -0.6 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,851.6 3,855.5 ... 3.9 42.4 0.1 1.1
Labour force 2,425.5 2,430.6 10.1 5.1 0.5 0.2 0.0
Employment 2,290.6 2,283.6 9.9 -7.0 11.2 -0.3 0.5
Full-time 1,827.9 1,811.4 14.1 -16.5 52.1 -0.9 3.0
Part-time 462.7 472.3 13.4 9.6 -40.8 2.1 -8.0
Unemployment 134.9 147.0 7.9 12.1 -10.7 9.0 -6.8
Participation rate 63.0 63.0 0.3 0.0 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 6.0 0.3 0.4 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 59.5 59.2 0.3 -0.3 -0.4 ... ...
...
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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