Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  June
2015
July
2015
Standard error1 June to July 2015 July 2014 to July 2015 June to July 2015 July 2014 to July 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 442.8 442.5 ... -0.3 -1.3 -0.1 -0.3
Labour force 270.5 268.3 2.0 -2.2 -1.7 -0.8 -0.6
Employment 237.1 236.5 2.1 -0.6 -1.3 -0.3 -0.5
Full-time 204.4 205.5 2.7 1.1 5.9 0.5 3.0
Part-time 32.7 31.0 2.1 -1.7 -7.2 -5.2 -18.8
Unemployment 33.4 31.8 2.0 -1.6 -0.4 -4.8 -1.2
Participation rate 61.1 60.6 0.5 -0.5 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.3 11.9 0.7 -0.4 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 53.5 53.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 120.9 120.9 ... 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
Labour force 82.1 81.7 0.6 -0.4 0.0 -0.5 0.0
Employment 73.0 72.2 0.6 -0.8 -1.9 -1.1 -2.6
Full-time 59.9 59.7 0.9 -0.2 -2.3 -0.3 -3.7
Part-time 13.2 12.5 0.7 -0.7 0.3 -5.3 2.5
Unemployment 9.1 9.5 0.6 0.4 1.9 4.4 25.0
Participation rate 67.9 67.6 0.5 -0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.1 11.6 0.7 0.5 2.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.4 59.7 0.5 -0.7 -1.7 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 785.2 785.8 ... 0.6 3.0 0.1 0.4
Labour force 485.0 489.3 2.6 4.3 -3.3 0.9 -0.7
Employment 446.4 449.5 2.7 3.1 3.8 0.7 0.9
Full-time 364.2 369.4 3.8 5.2 7.6 1.4 2.1
Part-time 82.2 80.1 3.3 -2.1 -3.8 -2.6 -4.5
Unemployment 38.7 39.8 2.4 1.1 -7.1 2.8 -15.1
Participation rate 61.8 62.3 0.3 0.5 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.1 0.5 0.1 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.9 57.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 621.9 621.9 ... 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.1
Labour force 390.5 390.4 2.2 -0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1
Employment 348.2 347.5 2.3 -0.7 -3.7 -0.2 -1.1
Full-time 293.2 297.7 3.1 4.5 4.2 1.5 1.4
Part-time 55.0 49.8 2.7 -5.2 -7.9 -9.5 -13.7
Unemployment 42.2 42.9 2.1 0.7 4.0 1.7 10.3
Participation rate 62.8 62.8 0.4 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.8 11.0 0.5 0.2 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 56.0 55.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,841.5 6,845.1 ... 3.6 39.0 0.1 0.6
Labour force 4,429.5 4,438.5 14.8 9.0 27.7 0.2 0.6
Employment 4,075.5 4,097.2 14.8 21.7 43.7 0.5 1.1
Full-time 3,294.1 3,297.4 21.4 3.3 57.1 0.1 1.8
Part-time 781.4 799.8 19.6 18.4 -13.3 2.4 -1.6
Unemployment 354.0 341.3 13.2 -12.7 -16.1 -3.6 -4.5
Participation rate 64.7 64.8 0.2 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 7.7 0.3 -0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 59.9 0.2 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,378.1 11,390.4 ... 12.3 113.4 0.1 1.0
Labour force 7,426.0 7,424.1 19.7 -1.9 -11.5 0.0 -0.2
Employment 6,945.7 6,945.7 19.6 0.0 67.4 0.0 1.0
Full-time 5,647.0 5,642.4 28.3 -4.6 131.0 -0.1 2.4
Part-time 1,298.7 1,303.4 25.6 4.7 -63.5 0.4 -4.6
Unemployment 480.3 478.4 16.9 -1.9 -78.9 -0.4 -14.2
Participation rate 65.3 65.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.5 6.4 0.2 -0.1 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 61.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 986.4 987.6 ... 1.2 10.1 0.1 1.0
Labour force 671.8 669.7 2.5 -2.1 8.9 -0.3 1.3
Employment 636.1 632.3 2.5 -3.8 6.0 -0.6 1.0
Full-time 512.1 509.7 3.8 -2.4 9.3 -0.5 1.9
Part-time 124.1 122.6 3.6 -1.5 -3.3 -1.2 -2.6
Unemployment 35.7 37.4 2.1 1.7 2.9 4.8 8.4
Participation rate 68.1 67.8 0.3 -0.3 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.6 0.3 0.3 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 64.5 64.0 0.3 -0.5 -0.1 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 861.1 861.9 ... 0.8 8.7 0.1 1.0
Labour force 604.7 599.6 2.6 -5.1 8.8 -0.8 1.5
Employment 576.1 568.7 2.7 -7.4 -2.7 -1.3 -0.5
Full-time 474.8 464.6 3.7 -10.2 -10.3 -2.1 -2.2
Part-time 101.4 104.2 3.4 2.8 7.7 2.8 8.0
Unemployment 28.6 30.9 2.0 2.3 11.5 8.0 59.3
Participation rate 70.2 69.6 0.3 -0.6 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 5.2 0.3 0.5 1.9 ... ...
Employment rate 66.9 66.0 0.3 -0.9 -1.0 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,354.0 3,360.4 ... 6.4 71.1 0.2 2.2
Labour force 2,441.5 2,446.1 10.0 4.6 61.0 0.2 2.6
Employment 2,302.5 2,298.2 10.2 -4.3 21.0 -0.2 0.9
Full-time 1,918.9 1,920.5 14.2 1.6 23.1 0.1 1.2
Part-time 383.6 377.7 12.7 -5.9 -2.1 -1.5 -0.6
Unemployment 139.1 147.8 7.9 8.7 39.9 6.3 37.0
Participation rate 72.8 72.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 6.0 0.3 0.3 1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 68.6 68.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.8 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,874.4 3,879.5 ... 5.1 47.0 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,449.5 2,452.3 10.1 2.8 28.4 0.1 1.2
Employment 2,306.6 2,306.0 10.1 -0.6 28.9 0.0 1.3
Full-time 1,834.1 1,818.4 14.9 -15.7 29.9 -0.9 1.7
Part-time 472.5 487.7 14.4 15.2 -0.8 3.2 -0.2
Unemployment 142.9 146.2 8.2 3.3 -0.7 2.3 -0.5
Participation rate 63.2 63.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 6.0 0.3 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 59.5 59.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
...
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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