Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  January
2016
February
2016
Standard error1 January to February 2016 February 2015 to February 2016 January to February 2016 February 2015 to February 2016
  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 443.3 443.5 ... 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1
Labour force 269.2 269.6 2.0 0.4 -0.3 0.1 -0.1
Employment 230.4 231.5 2.1 1.1 -4.2 0.5 -1.8
Full-time 193.8 194.6 2.7 0.8 -6.6 0.4 -3.3
Part-time 36.7 36.9 2.1 0.2 2.4 0.5 7.0
Unemployment 38.8 38.1 2.1 -0.7 3.9 -1.8 11.4
Participation rate 60.7 60.8 0.5 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.4 14.1 0.7 -0.3 1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 52.0 52.2 0.5 0.2 -1.0 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.2 121.2 ... 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.4
Labour force 80.1 80.7 0.6 0.6 -1.7 0.7 -2.1
Employment 72.4 71.8 0.6 -0.6 -2.2 -0.8 -3.0
Full-time 60.6 61.0 0.9 0.4 -0.5 0.7 -0.8
Part-time 11.8 10.8 0.7 -1.0 -1.8 -8.5 -14.3
Unemployment 7.6 8.9 0.6 1.3 0.5 17.1 6.0
Participation rate 66.1 66.6 0.5 0.5 -1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 11.0 0.7 1.5 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 59.2 0.5 -0.5 -2.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 787.1 787.4 ... 0.3 3.2 0.0 0.4
Labour force 484.8 488.8 2.7 4.0 -2.6 0.8 -0.5
Employment 443.5 444.3 2.7 0.8 -2.7 0.2 -0.6
Full-time 365.5 364.8 3.8 -0.7 -2.3 -0.2 -0.6
Part-time 78.0 79.4 3.3 1.4 -0.5 1.8 -0.6
Unemployment 41.4 44.5 2.5 3.1 0.1 7.5 0.2
Participation rate 61.6 62.1 0.3 0.5 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.5 9.1 0.5 0.6 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 56.3 56.4 0.3 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 622.2 622.6 ... 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.1
Labour force 387.5 383.9 2.2 -3.6 -9.3 -0.9 -2.4
Employment 351.7 346.0 2.3 -5.7 -6.0 -1.6 -1.7
Full-time 296.7 292.7 3.0 -4.0 -3.9 -1.3 -1.3
Part-time 55.0 53.3 2.6 -1.7 -2.2 -3.1 -4.0
Unemployment 35.9 37.9 2.1 2.0 -3.3 5.6 -8.0
Participation rate 62.3 61.7 0.4 -0.6 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.3 9.9 0.5 0.6 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 56.5 55.6 0.4 -0.9 -1.0 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,865.9 6,869.3 ... 3.4 41.8 0.0 0.6
Labour force 4,445.2 4,447.4 15.6 2.2 25.6 0.0 0.6
Employment 4,106.4 4,109.8 15.9 3.4 16.6 0.1 0.4
Full-time 3,324.4 3,326.0 22.5 1.6 69.5 0.0 2.1
Part-time 781.9 783.9 20.9 2.0 -52.8 0.3 -6.3
Unemployment 338.8 337.6 13.7 -1.2 9.0 -0.4 2.7
Participation rate 64.7 64.7 0.2 0.0 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.6 0.3 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 59.8 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,454.5 11,466.0 ... 11.5 127.9 0.1 1.1
Labour force 7,491.4 7,480.7 19.8 -10.7 67.6 -0.1 0.9
Employment 6,985.9 6,974.7 19.3 -11.2 74.1 -0.2 1.1
Full-time 5,700.3 5,651.4 28.0 -48.9 66.4 -0.9 1.2
Part-time 1,285.6 1,323.3 26.2 37.7 7.7 2.9 0.6
Unemployment 505.6 506.0 17.0 0.4 -6.5 0.1 -1.3
Participation rate 65.4 65.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.7 6.8 0.2 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 60.8 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 992.8 994.0 ... 1.2 10.9 0.1 1.1
Labour force 669.5 671.2 2.5 1.7 -0.8 0.3 -0.1
Employment 628.7 630.7 2.6 2.0 -4.3 0.3 -0.7
Full-time 507.6 508.5 3.8 0.9 -10.5 0.2 -2.0
Part-time 121.1 122.2 3.6 1.1 6.2 0.9 5.3
Unemployment 40.8 40.5 2.1 -0.3 3.5 -0.7 9.5
Participation rate 67.4 67.5 0.3 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.0 0.3 -0.1 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 63.3 63.5 0.3 0.2 -1.1 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 865.2 865.8 ... 0.6 7.4 0.1 0.9
Labour force 607.0 601.1 2.6 -5.9 4.1 -1.0 0.7
Employment 573.3 565.5 2.7 -7.8 -1.1 -1.4 -0.2
Full-time 472.9 467.1 3.8 -5.8 -2.4 -1.2 -0.5
Part-time 100.4 98.4 3.5 -2.0 1.3 -2.0 1.3
Unemployment 33.7 35.6 2.1 1.9 5.2 5.6 17.1
Participation rate 70.2 69.4 0.3 -0.8 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.9 0.3 0.3 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 66.3 65.3 0.3 -1.0 -0.7 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,381.7 3,385.6 ... 3.9 57.8 0.1 1.7
Labour force 2,457.8 2,471.9 9.8 14.1 41.5 0.6 1.7
Employment 2,276.1 2,277.5 9.8 1.4 -21.2 0.1 -0.9
Full-time 1,859.0 1,869.0 14.1 10.0 -56.3 0.5 -2.9
Part-time 417.1 408.6 13.1 -8.5 35.2 -2.0 9.4
Unemployment 181.7 194.3 8.1 12.6 62.6 6.9 47.5
Participation rate 72.7 73.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.9 0.3 0.5 2.5 ... ...
Employment rate 67.3 67.3 0.3 0.0 -1.8 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,905.9 3,910.0 ... 4.1 54.5 0.1 1.4
Labour force 2,503.0 2,518.0 10.5 15.0 88.5 0.6 3.6
Employment 2,336.9 2,351.0 10.6 14.1 68.8 0.6 3.0
Full-time 1,842.6 1,836.6 15.6 -6.0 28.2 -0.3 1.6
Part-time 494.3 514.4 14.8 20.1 40.6 4.1 8.6
Unemployment 166.0 167.0 8.5 1.0 19.7 0.6 13.4
Participation rate 64.1 64.4 0.3 0.3 1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.6 0.3 0.0 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 60.1 0.3 0.3 0.9 ... ...
...
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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