Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  December
2017
January
2018
Standard error1 December 2017 to January 2018 January 2017 to January 2018 December 2017 to January 2018 January 2017 to January 2018
  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 445.1 444.9 ... -0.2 -0.3 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 264.0 262.1 2.0 -1.9 -2.7 -0.7 -1.0
Employment 225.1 225.3 2.0 0.2 -2.8 0.1 -1.2
Full-time 191.0 191.3 2.5 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2
Part-time 34.2 34.0 1.9 -0.2 -3.3 -0.6 -8.8
Unemployment 38.9 36.8 2.0 -2.1 0.1 -5.4 0.3
Participation rate 59.3 58.9 0.4 -0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.7 14.0 0.7 -0.7 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 50.6 50.6 0.5 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 124.4 124.5 ... 0.1 1.9 0.1 1.5
Labour force 82.7 83.8 0.6 1.1 2.8 1.3 3.5
Employment 74.8 74.9 0.6 0.1 2.0 0.1 2.7
Full-time 63.3 62.2 0.8 -1.1 0.7 -1.7 1.1
Part-time 11.4 12.7 0.7 1.3 1.3 11.4 11.4
Unemployment 8.0 8.9 0.6 0.9 0.8 11.3 9.9
Participation rate 66.5 67.3 0.5 0.8 1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.7 10.6 0.7 0.9 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 60.1 60.2 0.5 0.1 0.7 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 795.3 795.8 ... 0.5 5.5 0.1 0.7
Labour force 493.8 494.0 2.7 0.2 4.4 0.0 0.9
Employment 454.2 453.5 2.7 -0.7 2.0 -0.2 0.4
Full-time 369.3 370.6 3.6 1.3 7.3 0.4 2.0
Part-time 84.9 82.8 3.3 -2.1 -5.5 -2.5 -6.2
Unemployment 39.6 40.5 2.5 0.9 2.4 2.3 6.3
Participation rate 62.1 62.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.2 0.5 0.2 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.1 57.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 625.7 626.0 ... 0.3 2.0 0.0 0.3
Labour force 386.6 385.6 2.2 -1.0 0.4 -0.3 0.1
Employment 356.5 350.7 2.2 -5.8 -0.5 -1.6 -0.1
Full-time 304.9 301.3 2.8 -3.6 1.6 -1.2 0.5
Part-time 51.5 49.4 2.3 -2.1 -2.0 -4.1 -3.9
Unemployment 30.1 34.9 1.9 4.8 0.8 15.9 2.3
Participation rate 61.8 61.6 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.8 9.1 0.5 1.3 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 56.0 0.4 -1.0 -0.3 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,953.5 6,958.2 ... 4.7 48.5 0.1 0.7
Labour force 4,510.1 4,508.6 15.2 -1.5 30.8 0.0 0.7
Employment 4,283.9 4,266.5 15.5 -17.4 70.5 -0.4 1.7
Full-time 3,475.9 3,489.6 20.6 13.7 113.5 0.4 3.4
Part-time 808.1 776.9 19.2 -31.2 -43.0 -3.9 -5.2
Unemployment 226.1 242.1 12.9 16.0 -39.8 7.1 -14.1
Participation rate 64.9 64.8 0.2 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 5.4 0.3 0.4 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 61.3 0.2 -0.3 0.6 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,771.9 11,793.7 ... 21.8 189.4 0.2 1.6
Labour force 7,648.3 7,593.5 20.1 -54.8 42.7 -0.7 0.6
Employment 7,223.8 7,172.9 19.6 -50.9 104.3 -0.7 1.5
Full-time 5,851.4 5,859.9 27.5 8.5 150.5 0.1 2.6
Part-time 1,372.4 1,313.1 25.7 -59.3 -46.1 -4.3 -3.4
Unemployment 424.5 420.6 16.8 -3.9 -61.6 -0.9 -12.8
Participation rate 65.0 64.4 0.2 -0.6 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 61.4 60.8 0.2 -0.6 -0.1 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,018.9 1,019.5 ... 0.6 13.4 0.1 1.3
Labour force 684.5 680.4 2.6 -4.1 5.0 -0.6 0.7
Employment 646.3 642.7 2.6 -3.6 7.1 -0.6 1.1
Full-time 520.0 512.3 3.6 -7.7 -2.7 -1.5 -0.5
Part-time 126.3 130.4 3.3 4.1 9.8 3.2 8.1
Unemployment 38.2 37.8 2.1 -0.4 -2.0 -1.0 -5.0
Participation rate 67.2 66.7 0.3 -0.5 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.6 0.3 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 63.4 63.0 0.3 -0.4 -0.2 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 879.9 880.9 ... 1.0 8.2 0.1 0.9
Labour force 608.1 602.3 2.5 -5.8 -4.8 -1.0 -0.8
Employment 568.3 569.4 2.5 1.1 0.7 0.2 0.1
Full-time 462.3 468.5 3.4 6.2 3.9 1.3 0.8
Part-time 106.0 100.9 3.2 -5.1 -3.2 -4.8 -3.1
Unemployment 39.8 32.8 2.1 -7.0 -5.6 -17.6 -14.6
Participation rate 69.1 68.4 0.3 -0.7 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.5 5.4 0.3 -1.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 64.6 64.6 0.3 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,443.7 3,447.3 ... 3.6 35.9 0.1 1.1
Labour force 2,494.2 2,489.2 9.8 -5.0 3.2 -0.2 0.1
Employment 2,320.4 2,314.5 10.1 -5.9 45.9 -0.3 2.0
Full-time 1,889.8 1,917.3 13.9 27.5 88.8 1.5 4.9
Part-time 430.6 397.2 12.9 -33.4 -42.9 -7.8 -9.7
Unemployment 173.8 174.8 9.0 1.0 -42.6 0.6 -19.6
Participation rate 72.4 72.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.0 0.4 0.0 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 67.4 67.1 0.3 -0.3 0.6 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,000.7 4,003.7 ... 3.0 48.0 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,612.0 2,610.9 10.4 -1.1 42.0 0.0 1.6
Employment 2,491.9 2,486.8 10.4 -5.1 59.5 -0.2 2.5
Full-time 1,946.7 1,950.8 15.7 4.1 50.0 0.2 2.6
Part-time 545.1 535.9 14.6 -9.2 9.4 -1.7 1.8
Unemployment 120.2 124.1 8.2 3.9 -17.5 3.2 -12.4
Participation rate 65.3 65.2 0.3 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 4.8 0.3 0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 62.3 62.1 0.3 -0.2 0.7 ... ...
...
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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