Table 1 
Percentage of population employed full time in their main job, by age, sex and province, (full-time students excluded) 

Percentage of population employed full time in their main job, by age, sex and province, (full-time students excluded)
  1976 to 1978 1987 to 1989 1997 to 1999 2005 to 2007 2014 to 2016 third quarter
  %%%%%
Men aged 17 to 24          
Newfoundland and Labrador 56.0 49.2 42.4 50.4 55.8
Prince Edward Island 71.0 64.4 65.5 65.2 61.5
Nova Scotia 69.3 65.0 55.8 62.5 56.6
New Brunswick 66.2 58.6 58.4 66.6 57.5
Quebec 70.5 69.3 59.9 63.1 56.1
Ontario 78.9 80.7 64.0 62.6 54.8
Manitoba 81.9 70.5 71.7 69.9 64.4
Saskatchewan 85.5 72.4 71.4 74.2 71.9
Alberta 86.2 73.6 74.4 79.1 69.0
British Columbia 75.6 68.9 57.9 68.6 57.7
All provinces 75.9 73.0 63.2 66.4 58.5
Men aged 25 to 34          
Newfoundland and Labrador 74.5 69.3 62.5 72.0 75.4
Prince Edward Island 85.8 78.4 74.4 79.9 80.0
Nova Scotia 85.7 81.7 76.6 80.0 78.2
New Brunswick 81.6 74.9 76.2 80.3 77.6
Quebec 86.7 81.8 78.8 81.6 79.9
Ontario 92.3 90.6 84.9 84.6 80.1
Manitoba 91.0 84.8 85.9 86.7 83.8
Saskatchewan 92.6 85.1 84.7 87.7 86.6
Alberta 93.8 87.3 88.7 91.2 86.0
British Columbia 89.3 83.9 79.1 84.4 80.5
All provinces 89.5 85.6 82.2 84.4 81.2
Men aged 35 to 54          
Newfoundland and Labrador 74.6 74.4 66.1 70.3 74.8
Prince Edward Island 81.8 80.4 74.4 78.7 80.5
Nova Scotia 83.1 81.1 75.7 78.3 77.7
New Brunswick 78.0 77.6 75.0 77.6 78.5
Quebec 85.6 83.0 79.1 81.0 81.4
Ontario 91.7 90.7 84.5 84.4 82.3
Manitoba 90.4 87.3 86.7 87.2 85.0
Saskatchewan 90.9 85.0 86.2 86.8 86.3
Alberta 93.3 87.6 87.8 89.7 85.9
British Columbia 89.0 84.6 79.7 82.3 81.0
All provinces 88.8 86.3 82.0 83.4 82.3
Men aged 55 to 64          
Newfoundland and Labrador 51.6 44.4 34.0 41.5 49.0
Prince Edward Island 61.5 55.7 45.3 54.7 60.0
Nova Scotia 60.7 50.4 38.8 47.2 53.1
New Brunswick 58.0 47.4 41.2 48.8 54.8
Quebec 66.4 51.5 45.3 49.8 54.8
Ontario 73.2 62.8 51.4 58.7 60.7
Manitoba 70.8 56.8 54.5 60.7 63.3
Saskatchewan 71.3 59.3 58.5 62.8 66.4
Alberta 74.8 60.0 60.5 69.0 66.8
British Columbia 63.6 52.4 50.8 58.1 57.4
All provinces 68.8 56.9 49.8 56.5 59.1
Women aged 17 to 24          
Newfoundland and Labrador 45.4 42.9 34.2 48.4 55.6
Prince Edward Island 53.4 56.7 58.6 64.5 57.8
Nova Scotia 52.7 55.1 44.7 56.2 52.6
New Brunswick 47.0 52.9 49.6 60.3 54.8
Quebec 57.7 57.8 45.5 53.8 49.3
Ontario 60.6 67.0 48.0 51.4 45.3
Manitoba 62.0 61.6 52.5 54.4 48.6
Saskatchewan 56.2 55.1 52.4 58.8 57.8
Alberta 63.2 61.2 56.5 65.0 55.0
British Columbia 55.7 55.6 45.8 55.5 48.2
All provinces 58.3 60.7 48.2 55.0 48.9
Women aged 25 to 34          
Newfoundland and Labrador 29.7 46.0 49.4 59.6 64.4
Prince Edward Island 41.1 53.7 61.6 70.8 69.9
Nova Scotia 38.1 50.2 55.6 66.0 68.4
New Brunswick 33.4 48.2 56.0 68.5 69.4
Quebec 39.9 53.4 58.1 67.4 69.0
Ontario 46.5 61.0 61.3 67.0 64.7
Manitoba 40.2 54.7 57.8 63.3 62.9
Saskatchewan 35.2 50.5 56.2 63.2 64.2
Alberta 41.3 56.0 58.2 64.8 62.0
British Columbia 40.2 51.2 56.7 62.3 62.5
All provinces 41.8 55.7 58.9 65.9 65.1
Women aged 35 to 54          
Newfoundland and Labrador 24.9 40.0 45.6 56.7 63.9
Prince Edward Island 33.8 48.6 56.8 67.2 71.0
Nova Scotia 32.3 43.7 50.3 61.5 65.6
New Brunswick 30.9 43.2 51.6 62.6 67.9
Quebec 33.1 46.1 54.0 62.9 68.6
Ontario 40.6 56.3 58.1 63.7 63.8
Manitoba 38.3 52.9 58.3 64.5 65.4
Saskatchewan 36.2 47.5 59.1 66.0 66.5
Alberta 39.0 53.2 59.0 63.0 62.0
British Columbia 35.6 48.1 53.2 57.3 57.8
All provinces 36.7 50.8 55.9 62.5 64.2
Women aged 55 to 64          
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.5 14.7 15.2 25.7 33.0
Prince Edward Island 22.0 20.4 24.0 36.3 45.1
Nova Scotia 19.9 17.4 20.2 29.9 39.4
New Brunswick 19.1 18.7 21.1 29.7 40.7
Quebec 17.8 16.5 19.1 28.2 37.8
Ontario 26.2 25.7 26.4 38.4 43.5
Manitoba 25.1 24.8 27.3 38.6 44.0
Saskatchewan 23.3 24.3 30.3 39.2 44.3
Alberta 25.2 24.6 29.8 43.7 45.6
British Columbia 19.5 20.3 26.8 33.5 39.5
All provinces 22.2 21.7 24.4 34.9 41.5
Source(s):
Labour Force Survey (3701).
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