Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  November
2015
December
2015
Standard error1 November to December 2015 December 2014 to December 2015 November to December 2015 December 2014 to December 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 442.9 443.0 ... 0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 270.7 272.1 2.0 1.4 3.4 0.5 1.3
Employment 235.5 232.8 2.1 -2.7 -4.3 -1.1 -1.8
Full-time 200.5 195.0 2.7 -5.5 -8.6 -2.7 -4.2
Part-time 35.0 37.8 2.1 2.8 4.3 8.0 12.8
Unemployment 35.2 39.3 2.0 4.1 7.7 11.6 24.4
Participation rate 61.1 61.4 0.5 0.3 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.0 14.4 0.7 1.4 2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 53.2 52.6 0.5 -0.6 -0.9 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.1 121.2 ... 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.4
Labour force 81.9 80.7 0.6 -1.2 -1.5 -1.5 -1.8
Employment 73.5 72.9 0.6 -0.6 -0.2 -0.8 -0.3
Full-time 61.3 60.8 0.9 -0.5 -1.2 -0.8 -1.9
Part-time 12.2 12.1 0.7 -0.1 1.0 -0.8 9.0
Unemployment 8.5 7.8 0.6 -0.7 -1.3 -8.2 -14.3
Participation rate 67.6 66.6 0.5 -1.0 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.4 9.7 0.7 -0.7 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.7 60.1 0.5 -0.6 -0.5 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 786.8 787.0 ... 0.2 2.9 0.0 0.4
Labour force 491.2 488.0 2.6 -3.2 -4.1 -0.7 -0.8
Employment 448.8 445.8 2.7 -3.0 -5.2 -0.7 -1.2
Full-time 374.2 368.4 3.8 -5.8 -0.6 -1.5 -0.2
Part-time 74.6 77.4 3.3 2.8 -4.6 3.8 -5.6
Unemployment 42.4 42.2 2.4 -0.2 1.1 -0.5 2.7
Participation rate 62.4 62.0 0.3 -0.4 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.6 8.6 0.5 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 56.6 0.3 -0.4 -0.9 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 621.8 621.9 ... 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0
Labour force 385.8 387.2 2.2 1.4 -3.0 0.4 -0.8
Employment 352.5 352.8 2.3 0.3 1.6 0.1 0.5
Full-time 299.7 301.3 3.1 1.6 5.8 0.5 2.0
Part-time 52.7 51.4 2.7 -1.3 -4.3 -2.5 -7.7
Unemployment 33.4 34.5 2.1 1.1 -4.5 3.3 -11.5
Participation rate 62.0 62.3 0.4 0.3 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.7 8.9 0.5 0.2 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 56.7 0.4 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,859.4 6,862.2 ... 2.8 39.9 0.0 0.6
Labour force 4,427.1 4,458.7 14.8 31.6 69.2 0.7 1.6
Employment 4,096.7 4,109.4 14.8 12.7 48.3 0.3 1.2
Full-time 3,320.2 3,310.5 21.4 -9.7 48.8 -0.3 1.5
Part-time 776.5 798.9 19.6 22.4 -0.5 2.9 -0.1
Unemployment 330.5 349.3 13.2 18.8 20.9 5.7 6.4
Participation rate 64.5 65.0 0.2 0.5 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 59.9 0.2 0.2 0.4 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,436.0 11,444.5 ... 8.5 124.1 0.1 1.1
Labour force 7,444.8 7,465.8 19.7 21.0 58.6 0.3 0.8
Employment 6,930.8 6,965.7 19.6 34.9 80.7 0.5 1.2
Full-time 5,640.4 5,682.6 28.3 42.2 142.5 0.7 2.6
Part-time 1,290.4 1,283.1 25.6 -7.3 -61.8 -0.6 -4.6
Unemployment 513.9 500.2 16.9 -13.7 -22.0 -2.7 -4.2
Participation rate 65.1 65.2 0.2 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.9 6.7 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.6 60.9 0.2 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 991.5 991.9 ... 0.4 10.4 0.0 1.1
Labour force 677.4 674.1 2.5 -3.3 4.1 -0.5 0.6
Employment 636.4 634.0 2.5 -2.4 0.2 -0.4 0.0
Full-time 510.6 506.6 3.8 -4.0 -8.3 -0.8 -1.6
Part-time 125.8 127.4 3.6 1.6 8.5 1.3 7.1
Unemployment 41.0 40.1 2.1 -0.9 3.9 -2.2 10.8
Participation rate 68.3 68.0 0.3 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 5.9 0.3 -0.2 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 64.2 63.9 0.3 -0.3 -0.7 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 864.6 865.0 ... 0.4 8.0 0.0 0.9
Labour force 613.3 608.4 2.6 -4.9 11.1 -0.8 1.9
Employment 579.7 575.1 2.7 -4.6 0.1 -0.8 0.0
Full-time 474.3 479.1 3.7 4.8 -0.6 1.0 -0.1
Part-time 105.4 96.0 3.4 -9.4 0.7 -8.9 0.7
Unemployment 33.6 33.3 2.0 -0.3 11.0 -0.9 49.3
Participation rate 70.9 70.3 0.3 -0.6 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.5 0.3 0.0 1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 67.0 66.5 0.3 -0.5 -0.6 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,377.0 3,379.0 ... 2.0 61.8 0.1 1.9
Labour force 2,461.0 2,457.0 10.0 -4.0 43.6 -0.2 1.8
Employment 2,289.5 2,285.6 10.2 -3.9 -14.6 -0.2 -0.6
Full-time 1,903.5 1,880.3 14.2 -23.2 -44.0 -1.2 -2.3
Part-time 386.0 405.4 12.7 19.4 29.5 5.0 7.8
Unemployment 171.5 171.3 7.9 -0.2 58.1 -0.1 51.3
Participation rate 72.9 72.7 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.0 0.3 0.0 2.3 ... ...
Employment rate 67.8 67.6 0.3 -0.2 -1.7 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,899.9 3,903.2 ... 3.3 54.8 0.1 1.4
Labour force 2,498.4 2,504.1 10.1 5.7 87.0 0.2 3.6
Employment 2,343.4 2,335.5 10.1 -7.9 51.6 -0.3 2.3
Full-time 1,838.7 1,832.5 14.9 -6.2 17.4 -0.3 1.0
Part-time 504.7 503.1 14.4 -1.6 34.3 -0.3 7.3
Unemployment 154.9 168.6 8.2 13.7 35.4 8.8 26.6
Participation rate 64.1 64.2 0.3 0.1 1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.7 0.3 0.5 1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.1 59.8 0.3 -0.3 0.5 ... ...
...
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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