Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  August
2015
September
2015
Standard error1 August to September 2015 September 2014 to September 2015 August to September 2015 September 2014 to September 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 442.3 442.5 ... 0.2 -1.0 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 270.7 272.9 2.0 2.2 1.6 0.8 0.6
Employment 239.6 235.9 2.1 -3.7 -1.8 -1.5 -0.8
Full-time 204.3 199.9 2.7 -4.4 -0.3 -2.2 -0.1
Part-time 35.3 36.0 2.1 0.7 -1.4 2.0 -3.7
Unemployment 31.1 37.0 2.0 5.9 3.4 19.0 10.1
Participation rate 61.2 61.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.5 13.6 0.7 2.1 1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 54.2 53.3 0.5 -0.9 -0.3 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.1 121.0 ... -0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.2
Labour force 80.9 81.3 0.6 0.4 -0.7 0.5 -0.9
Employment 72.2 73.7 0.6 1.5 -0.4 2.1 -0.5
Full-time 59.5 62.2 0.9 2.7 -0.4 4.5 -0.6
Part-time 12.6 11.6 0.7 -1.0 0.1 -7.9 0.9
Unemployment 8.7 7.6 0.6 -1.1 -0.3 -12.6 -3.8
Participation rate 66.8 67.2 0.5 0.4 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.8 9.3 0.7 -1.5 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 60.9 0.5 1.3 -0.5 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 786.1 786.4 ... 0.3 2.9 0.0 0.4
Labour force 488.6 495.0 2.6 6.4 6.0 1.3 1.2
Employment 447.7 451.1 2.7 3.4 3.7 0.8 0.8
Full-time 370.1 371.0 3.8 0.9 3.9 0.2 1.1
Part-time 77.6 80.0 3.3 2.4 -0.3 3.1 -0.4
Unemployment 40.9 44.0 2.4 3.1 2.4 7.6 5.8
Participation rate 62.2 62.9 0.3 0.7 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.4 8.9 0.5 0.5 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 57.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 621.8 621.8 ... 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
Labour force 389.3 385.3 2.2 -4.0 -8.3 -1.0 -2.1
Employment 349.9 351.4 2.3 1.5 -2.6 0.4 -0.7
Full-time 295.6 297.3 3.1 1.7 -2.5 0.6 -0.8
Part-time 54.3 54.1 2.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2
Unemployment 39.4 34.0 2.1 -5.4 -5.7 -13.7 -14.4
Participation rate 62.6 62.0 0.4 -0.6 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.1 8.8 0.5 -1.3 -1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 56.3 56.5 0.4 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,848.6 6,853.2 ... 4.6 39.0 0.1 0.6
Labour force 4,451.1 4,451.1 14.8 0.0 48.1 0.0 1.1
Employment 4,095.2 4,106.3 14.8 11.1 46.7 0.3 1.2
Full-time 3,292.8 3,301.1 21.4 8.3 66.4 0.3 2.1
Part-time 802.5 805.3 19.6 2.8 -19.6 0.3 -2.4
Unemployment 355.9 344.7 13.2 -11.2 1.3 -3.1 0.4
Participation rate 65.0 64.9 0.2 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 7.7 0.3 -0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 59.9 0.2 0.1 0.3 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,401.1 11,414.7 ... 13.6 117.5 0.1 1.0
Labour force 7,450.1 7,422.3 19.7 -27.8 1.7 -0.4 0.0
Employment 6,941.8 6,908.0 19.6 -33.8 27.1 -0.5 0.4
Full-time 5,675.6 5,607.9 28.3 -67.7 71.9 -1.2 1.3
Part-time 1,266.1 1,300.1 25.6 34.0 -44.8 2.7 -3.3
Unemployment 508.4 514.3 16.9 5.9 -25.4 1.2 -4.7
Participation rate 65.3 65.0 0.2 -0.3 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.9 0.2 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.9 60.5 0.2 -0.4 -0.4 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 988.5 989.6 ... 1.1 10.4 0.1 1.1
Labour force 673.3 674.3 2.5 1.0 9.1 0.1 1.4
Employment 635.0 639.0 2.5 4.0 10.3 0.6 1.6
Full-time 511.6 518.0 3.8 6.4 6.4 1.3 1.3
Part-time 123.4 121.0 3.6 -2.4 3.9 -1.9 3.3
Unemployment 38.3 35.3 2.1 -3.0 -1.2 -7.8 -3.3
Participation rate 68.1 68.1 0.3 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.2 0.3 -0.5 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 64.2 64.6 0.3 0.4 0.4 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 862.8 863.4 ... 0.6 8.5 0.1 1.0
Labour force 600.9 606.9 2.6 6.0 10.6 1.0 1.8
Employment 572.7 575.9 2.7 3.2 0.3 0.6 0.1
Full-time 466.3 469.3 3.7 3.0 -7.2 0.6 -1.5
Part-time 106.4 106.6 3.4 0.2 7.5 0.2 7.6
Unemployment 28.2 30.9 2.0 2.7 10.2 9.6 49.3
Participation rate 69.6 70.3 0.3 0.7 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 5.1 0.3 0.4 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 66.4 66.7 0.3 0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,365.1 3,369.7 ... 4.6 67.8 0.1 2.1
Labour force 2,449.5 2,475.8 10.0 26.3 81.0 1.1 3.4
Employment 2,302.9 2,315.2 10.2 12.3 31.0 0.5 1.4
Full-time 1,928.7 1,905.2 14.2 -23.5 6.2 -1.2 0.3
Part-time 374.2 410.0 12.7 35.8 24.9 9.6 6.5
Unemployment 146.7 160.6 7.9 13.9 49.9 9.5 45.1
Participation rate 72.8 73.5 0.3 0.7 1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.5 0.3 0.5 1.9 ... ...
Employment rate 68.4 68.7 0.3 0.3 -0.5 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,884.1 3,889.9 ... 5.8 51.0 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,457.6 2,477.7 10.1 20.1 49.8 0.8 2.1
Employment 2,309.1 2,321.5 10.1 12.4 46.7 0.5 2.1
Full-time 1,835.3 1,845.9 14.9 10.6 57.2 0.6 3.2
Part-time 473.8 475.6 14.4 1.8 -10.5 0.4 -2.2
Unemployment 148.5 156.3 8.2 7.8 3.2 5.3 2.1
Participation rate 63.3 63.7 0.3 0.4 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 59.5 59.7 0.3 0.2 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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