Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  February
2017
March
2017
Standard error1 February to March 2017 March 2016 to March 2017 February to March 2017 March 2016 to March 2017
  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 445.4 445.6 ... 0.2 1.8 0.0 0.4
Labour force 262.8 264.9 2.1 2.1 -1.3 0.8 -0.5
Employment 225.5 225.5 2.2 0.0 -6.0 0.0 -2.6
Full-time 190.1 191.2 2.6 1.1 -4.3 0.6 -2.2
Part-time 35.4 34.3 2.2 -1.1 -1.7 -3.1 -4.7
Unemployment 37.3 39.4 2.1 2.1 4.7 5.6 13.5
Participation rate 59.0 59.4 0.5 0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.2 14.9 0.7 0.7 1.9 ... ...
Employment rate 50.6 50.6 0.5 0.0 -1.6 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 122.8 123.0 ... 0.2 1.7 0.2 1.4
Labour force 81.1 80.9 0.6 -0.2 1.2 -0.2 1.5
Employment 73.0 72.7 0.7 -0.3 1.7 -0.4 2.4
Full-time 62.2 62.0 0.8 -0.2 2.6 -0.3 4.4
Part-time 10.8 10.7 0.7 -0.1 -1.0 -0.9 -8.5
Unemployment 8.1 8.2 0.6 0.1 -0.5 1.2 -5.7
Participation rate 66.0 65.8 0.5 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.0 10.1 0.7 0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 59.4 59.1 0.5 -0.3 0.6 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 790.5 790.8 ... 0.3 3.0 0.0 0.4
Labour force 485.0 493.2 2.5 8.2 0.9 1.7 0.2
Employment 445.9 450.5 2.7 4.6 2.8 1.0 0.6
Full-time 362.3 364.2 3.5 1.9 -5.3 0.5 -1.4
Part-time 83.7 86.3 3.2 2.6 8.1 3.1 10.4
Unemployment 39.1 42.6 2.3 3.5 -1.9 9.0 -4.3
Participation rate 61.4 62.4 0.3 1.0 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 8.6 0.5 0.5 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 57.0 0.3 0.6 0.2 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 624.0 624.1 ... 0.1 1.0 0.0 0.2
Labour force 386.3 385.9 2.2 -0.4 1.2 -0.1 0.3
Employment 351.9 353.6 2.2 1.7 8.0 0.5 2.3
Full-time 301.3 301.4 2.8 0.1 8.0 0.0 2.7
Part-time 50.6 52.3 2.4 1.7 0.1 3.4 0.2
Unemployment 34.5 32.3 2.1 -2.2 -6.8 -6.4 -17.4
Participation rate 61.9 61.8 0.4 -0.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.9 8.4 0.5 -0.5 -1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.7 0.4 0.3 1.2 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,912.1 6,915.7 ... 3.6 42.1 0.1 0.6
Labour force 4,478.2 4,479.4 14.8 1.2 53.4 0.0 1.2
Employment 4,191.5 4,193.9 15.5 2.4 96.6 0.1 2.4
Full-time 3,380.0 3,362.2 21.6 -17.8 58.2 -0.5 1.8
Part-time 811.5 831.7 19.5 20.2 38.4 2.5 4.8
Unemployment 286.7 285.5 13.3 -1.2 -43.2 -0.4 -13.1
Participation rate 64.8 64.8 0.2 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.4 0.3 0.0 -1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.6 60.6 0.2 0.0 1.0 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,615.2 11,628.4 ... 13.2 150.6 0.1 1.3
Labour force 7,549.0 7,551.2 20.7 2.2 61.6 0.0 0.8
Employment 7,079.8 7,068.6 19.7 -11.2 86.3 -0.2 1.2
Full-time 5,748.6 5,759.9 26.6 11.3 88.4 0.2 1.6
Part-time 1,331.2 1,308.7 25.2 -22.5 -2.1 -1.7 -0.2
Unemployment 469.2 482.6 16.4 13.4 -24.7 2.9 -4.9
Participation rate 65.0 64.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.4 0.2 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 60.8 0.2 -0.2 0.0 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,007.4 1,008.8 ... 1.4 13.6 0.1 1.4
Labour force 677.2 678.0 2.6 0.8 1.4 0.1 0.2
Employment 637.7 640.5 2.6 2.8 4.6 0.4 0.7
Full-time 517.0 519.6 3.6 2.6 4.9 0.5 1.0
Part-time 120.7 120.9 3.3 0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.2
Unemployment 39.5 37.5 2.0 -2.0 -3.2 -5.1 -7.9
Participation rate 67.2 67.2 0.3 0.0 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 5.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 63.3 63.5 0.3 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 873.4 874.3 ... 0.9 7.7 0.1 0.9
Labour force 612.5 606.9 2.6 -5.6 1.2 -0.9 0.2
Employment 575.5 570.4 2.6 -5.1 2.2 -0.9 0.4
Full-time 469.9 470.9 3.4 1.0 5.4 0.2 1.2
Part-time 105.6 99.5 3.1 -6.1 -3.2 -5.8 -3.1
Unemployment 36.9 36.4 2.2 -0.5 -1.1 -1.4 -2.9
Participation rate 70.1 69.4 0.3 -0.7 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.0 0.3 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 65.9 65.2 0.3 -0.7 -0.4 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,414.2 3,417.6 ... 3.4 28.0 0.1 0.8
Labour force 2,473.7 2,498.6 9.4 24.9 30.6 1.0 1.2
Employment 2,268.9 2,289.3 10.1 20.4 -1.6 0.9 -0.1
Full-time 1,841.1 1,861.8 13.7 20.7 -16.5 1.1 -0.9
Part-time 427.8 427.5 12.4 -0.3 14.9 -0.1 3.6
Unemployment 204.8 209.3 8.8 4.5 32.2 2.2 18.2
Participation rate 72.5 73.1 0.3 0.6 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.3 8.4 0.3 0.1 1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 66.5 67.0 0.3 0.5 -0.6 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,959.4 3,963.7 ... 4.3 49.8 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,568.9 2,582.8 10.6 13.9 60.0 0.5 2.4
Employment 2,438.8 2,443.0 10.4 4.2 81.9 0.2 3.5
Full-time 1,926.2 1,924.0 14.6 -2.2 81.9 -0.1 4.4
Part-time 512.7 519.0 14.0 6.3 0.0 1.2 0.0
Unemployment 130.1 139.8 9.0 9.7 -21.9 7.5 -13.5
Participation rate 64.9 65.2 0.3 0.3 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.4 0.3 0.3 -1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 61.6 0.3 0.0 1.3 ... ...
...
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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