Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  September
2017
October
2017
Standard error1 September to October 2017 October 2016 to October 2017 September to October 2017 October 2016 to October 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 445.5 445.4 ... -0.1 0.6 0.0 0.1
Labour force 260.2 262.5 2.1 2.3 -7.4 0.9 -2.7
Employment 220.9 224.3 2.1 3.4 -4.7 1.5 -2.1
Full-time 189.6 192.0 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.3 1.1
Part-time 31.3 32.3 2.1 1.0 -6.7 3.2 -17.2
Unemployment 39.3 38.1 2.0 -1.2 -2.9 -3.1 -7.1
Participation rate 58.4 58.9 0.5 0.5 -1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.1 14.5 0.7 -0.6 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 49.6 50.4 0.5 0.8 -1.1 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 124.2 124.3 ... 0.1 2.1 0.1 1.7
Labour force 80.8 80.9 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
Employment 73.1 72.6 0.6 -0.5 1.2 -0.7 1.7
Full-time 60.3 60.3 0.8 0.0 2.5 0.0 4.3
Part-time 12.8 12.4 0.7 -0.4 -1.3 -3.1 -9.5
Unemployment 7.7 8.3 0.6 0.6 -1.0 7.8 -10.8
Participation rate 65.1 65.1 0.5 0.0 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 10.3 0.7 0.8 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 58.9 58.4 0.5 -0.5 0.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 793.7 794.4 ... 0.7 4.7 0.1 0.6
Labour force 491.2 490.2 2.5 -1.0 7.7 -0.2 1.6
Employment 446.9 447.6 2.7 0.7 2.2 0.2 0.5
Full-time 361.4 364.7 3.5 3.3 3.4 0.9 0.9
Part-time 85.5 82.9 3.3 -2.6 -1.3 -3.0 -1.5
Unemployment 44.3 42.6 2.3 -1.7 5.5 -3.8 14.8
Participation rate 61.9 61.7 0.3 -0.2 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 8.7 0.5 -0.3 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 56.3 56.3 0.3 0.0 -0.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 625.2 625.4 ... 0.2 1.6 0.0 0.3
Labour force 382.3 384.9 2.2 2.6 -7.9 0.7 -2.0
Employment 352.6 354.9 2.2 2.3 0.7 0.7 0.2
Full-time 301.5 302.9 2.8 1.4 5.2 0.5 1.7
Part-time 51.2 52.0 2.3 0.8 -4.5 1.6 -8.0
Unemployment 29.7 30.0 2.0 0.3 -8.6 1.0 -22.3
Participation rate 61.1 61.5 0.4 0.4 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.8 7.8 0.5 0.0 -2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.7 0.3 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,944.0 6,947.1 ... 3.1 45.1 0.0 0.7
Labour force 4,492.5 4,517.8 14.9 25.3 41.1 0.6 0.9
Employment 4,224.4 4,242.8 15.3 18.4 66.5 0.4 1.6
Full-time 3,410.1 3,443.1 21.0 33.0 79.4 1.0 2.4
Part-time 814.3 799.6 19.4 -14.7 -13.0 -1.8 -1.6
Unemployment 268.1 275.1 12.8 7.0 -25.3 2.6 -8.4
Participation rate 64.7 65.0 0.2 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.1 0.3 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 61.1 0.2 0.3 0.6 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,725.2 11,741.3 ... 16.1 171.5 0.1 1.5
Labour force 7,601.0 7,628.1 20.4 27.1 118.9 0.4 1.6
Employment 7,172.1 7,177.3 19.5 5.2 149.2 0.1 2.1
Full-time 5,814.0 5,836.0 26.7 22.0 165.3 0.4 2.9
Part-time 1,358.0 1,341.3 25.1 -16.7 -16.1 -1.2 -1.2
Unemployment 428.9 450.8 16.4 21.9 -30.3 5.1 -6.3
Participation rate 64.8 65.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.9 0.2 0.3 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 61.1 0.2 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,016.7 1,017.3 ... 0.6 14.5 0.1 1.4
Labour force 681.7 683.7 2.6 2.0 6.5 0.3 1.0
Employment 643.9 647.9 2.6 4.0 14.4 0.6 2.3
Full-time 520.2 521.2 3.6 1.0 13.8 0.2 2.7
Part-time 123.7 126.7 3.3 3.0 0.6 2.4 0.5
Unemployment 37.8 35.8 2.0 -2.0 -7.9 -5.3 -18.1
Participation rate 67.1 67.2 0.3 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.2 0.3 -0.3 -1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 63.3 63.7 0.3 0.4 0.5 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 878.8 879.2 ... 0.4 7.8 0.0 0.9
Labour force 605.7 599.3 2.5 -6.4 -9.4 -1.1 -1.5
Employment 568.1 564.1 2.5 -4.0 -2.2 -0.7 -0.4
Full-time 468.1 463.6 3.5 -4.5 0.5 -1.0 0.1
Part-time 100.1 100.5 3.2 0.4 -2.7 0.4 -2.6
Unemployment 37.6 35.1 2.1 -2.5 -7.3 -6.6 -17.2
Participation rate 68.9 68.2 0.3 -0.7 -1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 5.9 0.3 -0.3 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 64.6 64.2 0.3 -0.4 -0.8 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,436.7 3,439.1 ... 2.4 31.0 0.1 0.9
Labour force 2,473.1 2,483.2 9.3 10.1 -5.5 0.4 -0.2
Employment 2,278.7 2,290.6 10.2 11.9 16.5 0.5 0.7
Full-time 1,869.9 1,888.8 13.6 18.9 51.2 1.0 2.8
Part-time 408.9 401.8 12.4 -7.1 -34.7 -1.7 -7.9
Unemployment 194.4 192.6 9.0 -1.8 -22.0 -0.9 -10.3
Participation rate 72.0 72.2 0.3 0.2 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 7.8 0.4 -0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 66.3 66.6 0.3 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,991.7 3,994.8 ... 3.1 47.5 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,599.7 2,594.2 10.6 -5.5 34.4 -0.2 1.3
Employment 2,473.3 2,467.2 10.6 -6.1 64.2 -0.2 2.7
Full-time 1,935.0 1,946.0 15.0 11.0 73.2 0.6 3.9
Part-time 538.4 521.2 14.1 -17.2 -9.0 -3.2 -1.7
Unemployment 126.3 127.0 8.6 0.7 -29.8 0.6 -19.0
Participation rate 65.1 64.9 0.3 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 4.9 0.3 0.0 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 62.0 61.8 0.3 -0.2 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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