Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  July
2016
August
2016
Standard error1 July to August 2016 August 2015 to August 2016 July to August 2016 August 2015 to August 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 444.6 444.6 ... 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.5
Labour force 266.0 269.1 2.1 3.1 -1.9 1.2 -0.7
Employment 232.0 235.9 2.1 3.9 -3.3 1.7 -1.4
Full-time 197.3 197.6 2.6 0.3 -6.1 0.2 -3.0
Part-time 34.8 38.3 2.1 3.5 2.8 10.1 7.9
Unemployment 34.0 33.2 2.1 -0.8 1.4 -2.4 4.4
Participation rate 59.8 60.5 0.5 0.7 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.8 12.3 0.7 -0.5 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 52.2 53.1 0.5 0.9 -1.0 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 122.1 122.1 ... 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.8
Labour force 79.0 81.0 0.6 2.0 0.1 2.5 0.1
Employment 71.4 71.2 0.7 -0.2 -1.1 -0.3 -1.5
Full-time 59.2 58.5 0.8 -0.7 -1.3 -1.2 -2.2
Part-time 12.2 12.7 0.7 0.5 0.2 4.1 1.6
Unemployment 7.6 9.8 0.6 2.2 1.3 28.9 15.3
Participation rate 64.7 66.3 0.5 1.6 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 12.1 0.7 2.5 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 58.5 58.3 0.5 -0.2 -1.4 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 788.9 789.3 ... 0.4 3.2 0.1 0.4
Labour force 486.1 486.6 2.6 0.5 -2.5 0.1 -0.5
Employment 445.3 445.2 2.7 -0.1 -2.9 0.0 -0.6
Full-time 361.1 365.0 3.6 3.9 -5.8 1.1 -1.6
Part-time 84.2 80.2 3.2 -4.0 2.9 -4.8 3.8
Unemployment 40.8 41.4 2.4 0.6 0.3 1.5 0.7
Participation rate 61.6 61.6 0.3 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.4 8.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.4 0.3 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 623.6 623.6 ... 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.3
Labour force 392.7 388.1 2.2 -4.6 -0.8 -1.2 -0.2
Employment 354.6 351.6 2.3 -3.0 0.9 -0.8 0.3
Full-time 300.2 294.7 2.8 -5.5 -1.5 -1.8 -0.5
Part-time 54.4 57.0 2.4 2.6 2.6 4.8 4.8
Unemployment 38.1 36.5 2.1 -1.6 -1.8 -4.2 -4.7
Participation rate 63.0 62.2 0.3 -0.8 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.7 9.4 0.5 -0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.9 56.4 0.4 -0.5 0.0 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,892.2 6,896.9 ... 4.7 48.3 0.1 0.7
Labour force 4,417.7 4,443.0 15.8 25.3 -6.8 0.6 -0.2
Employment 4,106.8 4,128.7 16.1 21.9 33.6 0.5 0.8
Full-time 3,318.0 3,325.1 21.8 7.1 31.2 0.2 0.9
Part-time 788.7 803.5 19.8 14.8 2.3 1.9 0.3
Unemployment 310.9 314.3 13.9 3.4 -40.4 1.1 -11.4
Participation rate 64.1 64.4 0.2 0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.1 0.3 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 59.9 0.2 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,531.4 11,545.9 ... 14.5 144.8 0.1 1.3
Labour force 7,447.0 7,477.4 20.5 30.4 29.1 0.4 0.4
Employment 6,966.6 6,977.1 19.5 10.5 37.2 0.2 0.5
Full-time 5,663.6 5,672.2 26.9 8.6 0.8 0.2 0.0
Part-time 1,303.1 1,304.8 25.5 1.7 36.4 0.1 2.9
Unemployment 480.3 500.3 16.7 20.0 -8.2 4.2 -1.6
Participation rate 64.6 64.8 0.2 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.7 0.2 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 60.4 60.4 0.2 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,000.1 1,001.3 ... 1.2 12.8 0.1 1.3
Labour force 678.0 674.0 2.6 -4.0 0.3 -0.6 0.0
Employment 636.3 633.9 2.6 -2.4 -1.7 -0.4 -0.3
Full-time 515.2 511.9 3.6 -3.3 0.0 -0.6 0.0
Part-time 121.1 122.0 3.3 0.9 -1.7 0.7 -1.4
Unemployment 41.7 40.1 2.1 -1.6 2.0 -3.8 5.2
Participation rate 67.8 67.3 0.3 -0.5 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 5.9 0.3 -0.3 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 63.6 63.3 0.3 -0.3 -1.0 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 869.7 870.7 ... 1.0 7.9 0.1 0.9
Labour force 607.5 607.4 2.6 -0.1 4.8 0.0 0.8
Employment 569.4 569.0 2.6 -0.4 -4.5 -0.1 -0.8
Full-time 464.8 462.7 3.5 -2.1 -4.6 -0.5 -1.0
Part-time 104.6 106.3 3.2 1.7 0.1 1.6 0.1
Unemployment 38.1 38.5 2.2 0.4 9.4 1.0 32.3
Participation rate 69.9 69.8 0.3 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 6.3 0.3 0.0 1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 65.5 65.3 0.3 -0.2 -1.2 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,402.8 3,405.2 ... 2.4 40.1 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,459.0 2,457.8 9.6 -1.2 2.7 0.0 0.1
Employment 2,248.2 2,250.9 9.7 2.7 -53.4 0.1 -2.3
Full-time 1,814.8 1,836.3 13.6 21.5 -90.9 1.2 -4.7
Part-time 433.3 414.6 12.6 -18.7 37.5 -4.3 9.9
Unemployment 210.8 206.9 8.2 -3.9 56.1 -1.9 37.2
Participation rate 72.3 72.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.6 8.4 0.3 -0.2 2.3 ... ...
Employment rate 66.1 66.1 0.3 0.0 -2.4 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,934.6 3,939.5 ... 4.9 55.4 0.1 1.4
Labour force 2,535.0 2,526.2 10.8 -8.8 60.0 -0.3 2.4
Employment 2,392.7 2,386.1 10.7 -6.6 72.6 -0.3 3.1
Full-time 1,859.3 1,881.7 15.1 22.4 42.6 1.2 2.3
Part-time 533.4 504.4 14.4 -29.0 30.0 -5.4 6.3
Unemployment 142.3 140.1 8.9 -2.2 -12.6 -1.5 -8.3
Participation rate 64.4 64.1 0.3 -0.3 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 60.6 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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