Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  February
2016
March
2016
Standard error1 February to March 2016 March 2015 to March 2016 February to March 2016 March 2015 to March 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 443.5 443.8 ... 0.3 0.7 0.1 0.2
Labour force 269.6 266.0 2.0 -3.6 -6.3 -1.3 -2.3
Employment 231.5 231.1 2.1 -0.4 -4.8 -0.2 -2.0
Full-time 194.6 195.5 2.7 0.9 -6.7 0.5 -3.3
Part-time 36.9 35.6 2.1 -1.3 1.9 -3.5 5.6
Unemployment 38.1 34.8 2.1 -3.3 -1.6 -8.7 -4.4
Participation rate 60.8 59.9 0.5 -0.9 -1.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.1 13.1 0.7 -1.0 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 52.2 52.1 0.5 -0.1 -1.1 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.2 121.3 ... 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.4
Labour force 80.7 79.9 0.6 -0.8 -2.8 -1.0 -3.4
Employment 71.8 71.1 0.6 -0.7 -2.3 -1.0 -3.1
Full-time 61.0 59.5 0.9 -1.5 -1.9 -2.5 -3.1
Part-time 10.8 11.6 0.7 0.8 -0.5 7.4 -4.1
Unemployment 8.9 8.8 0.6 -0.1 -0.5 -1.1 -5.4
Participation rate 66.6 65.9 0.5 -0.7 -2.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.0 11.0 0.7 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.2 58.6 0.5 -0.6 -2.2 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 787.4 787.8 ... 0.4 3.4 0.1 0.4
Labour force 488.8 492.7 2.7 3.9 0.7 0.8 0.1
Employment 444.3 447.7 2.7 3.4 1.4 0.8 0.3
Full-time 364.8 369.8 3.8 5.0 7.7 1.4 2.1
Part-time 79.4 77.8 3.3 -1.6 -6.4 -2.0 -7.6
Unemployment 44.5 45.0 2.5 0.5 -0.7 1.1 -1.5
Participation rate 62.1 62.5 0.3 0.4 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.1 9.1 0.5 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.8 0.3 0.4 -0.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 622.6 623.1 ... 0.5 0.8 0.1 0.1
Labour force 383.9 384.8 2.2 0.9 -8.7 0.2 -2.2
Employment 346.0 345.4 2.3 -0.6 -8.4 -0.2 -2.4
Full-time 292.7 293.6 3.0 0.9 -4.3 0.3 -1.4
Part-time 53.3 51.8 2.6 -1.5 -4.0 -2.8 -7.2
Unemployment 37.9 39.4 2.1 1.5 -0.3 4.0 -0.8
Participation rate 61.7 61.8 0.4 0.1 -1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.9 10.2 0.5 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 55.6 55.4 0.4 -0.2 -1.5 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,869.3 6,873.6 ... 4.3 43.3 0.1 0.6
Labour force 4,447.4 4,430.1 15.6 -17.3 -1.5 -0.4 0.0
Employment 4,109.8 4,098.6 15.9 -11.2 0.3 -0.3 0.0
Full-time 3,326.0 3,303.5 22.5 -22.5 25.3 -0.7 0.8
Part-time 783.9 795.1 20.9 11.2 -25.0 1.4 -3.0
Unemployment 337.6 331.5 13.7 -6.1 -1.8 -1.8 -0.5
Participation rate 64.7 64.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.5 0.3 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 59.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,466.0 11,477.8 ... 11.8 130.3 0.1 1.1
Labour force 7,480.7 7,496.9 19.8 16.2 86.0 0.2 1.2
Employment 6,974.7 6,988.6 19.3 13.9 85.6 0.2 1.2
Full-time 5,651.4 5,677.7 28.0 26.3 115.8 0.5 2.1
Part-time 1,323.3 1,310.9 26.2 -12.4 -30.2 -0.9 -2.3
Unemployment 506.0 508.3 17.0 2.3 0.4 0.5 0.1
Participation rate 65.2 65.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.8 0.2 0.0 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 60.9 0.2 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 994.0 995.2 ... 1.2 11.2 0.1 1.1
Labour force 671.2 676.9 2.5 5.7 0.4 0.8 0.1
Employment 630.7 636.2 2.6 5.5 -3.4 0.9 -0.5
Full-time 508.5 515.0 3.8 6.5 -5.6 1.3 -1.1
Part-time 122.2 121.3 3.6 -0.9 2.2 -0.7 1.8
Unemployment 40.5 40.7 2.1 0.2 3.8 0.5 10.3
Participation rate 67.5 68.0 0.3 0.5 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.0 0.3 0.0 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 63.5 63.9 0.3 0.4 -1.1 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 865.8 866.6 ... 0.8 7.6 0.1 0.9
Labour force 601.1 606.0 2.6 4.9 5.5 0.8 0.9
Employment 565.5 568.3 2.7 2.8 -5.3 0.5 -0.9
Full-time 467.1 466.7 3.8 -0.4 -11.3 -0.1 -2.4
Part-time 98.4 101.6 3.5 3.2 6.0 3.3 6.3
Unemployment 35.6 37.7 2.1 2.1 10.9 5.9 40.7
Participation rate 69.4 69.9 0.3 0.5 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 6.2 0.3 0.3 1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 65.3 65.6 0.3 0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,385.6 3,389.6 ... 4.0 57.0 0.1 1.7
Labour force 2,471.9 2,471.1 9.8 -0.8 32.2 0.0 1.3
Employment 2,277.5 2,296.4 9.8 18.9 -5.6 0.8 -0.2
Full-time 1,869.0 1,883.5 14.1 14.5 -24.7 0.8 -1.3
Part-time 408.6 412.9 13.1 4.3 19.1 1.1 4.9
Unemployment 194.3 174.7 8.1 -19.6 37.9 -10.1 27.7
Participation rate 73.0 72.9 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 7.1 0.3 -0.8 1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 67.3 67.7 0.3 0.4 -1.4 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,910.0 3,913.9 ... 3.9 54.6 0.1 1.4
Labour force 2,518.0 2,524.1 10.5 6.1 93.7 0.2 3.9
Employment 2,351.0 2,360.0 10.6 9.0 72.1 0.4 3.2
Full-time 1,836.6 1,842.1 15.6 5.5 39.3 0.3 2.2
Part-time 514.4 517.9 14.8 3.5 32.8 0.7 6.8
Unemployment 167.0 164.1 8.5 -2.9 21.6 -1.7 15.2
Participation rate 64.4 64.5 0.3 0.1 1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.5 0.3 -0.1 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 60.1 60.3 0.3 0.2 1.0 ... ...
...
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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