Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  January
2018
February
2018
Standard error1 January to February 2018 February 2017 to February 2018 January to February 2018 February 2017 to February 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 444.9 444.7 ... -0.2 -0.7 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 262.1 260.3 2.0 -1.8 -3.1 -0.7 -1.2
Employment 225.3 223.9 2.0 -1.4 -1.4 -0.6 -0.6
Full-time 191.3 190.1 2.5 -1.2 0.2 -0.6 0.1
Part-time 34.0 33.8 1.9 -0.2 -1.6 -0.6 -4.5
Unemployment 36.8 36.4 2.0 -0.4 -1.7 -1.1 -4.5
Participation rate 58.9 58.5 0.4 -0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.0 14.0 0.7 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 50.6 50.3 0.5 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 124.5 124.7 ... 0.2 1.9 0.2 1.5
Labour force 83.8 83.8 0.6 0.0 2.7 0.0 3.3
Employment 74.9 75.4 0.6 0.5 2.3 0.7 3.1
Full-time 62.2 62.8 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.0 1.1
Part-time 12.7 12.6 0.7 -0.1 1.6 -0.8 14.5
Unemployment 8.9 8.5 0.6 -0.4 0.5 -4.5 6.3
Participation rate 67.3 67.2 0.5 -0.1 1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.6 10.1 0.7 -0.5 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.2 60.5 0.5 0.3 1.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 795.8 796.2 ... 0.4 5.7 0.1 0.7
Labour force 494.0 495.3 2.7 1.3 10.1 0.3 2.1
Employment 453.5 456.3 2.7 2.8 10.3 0.6 2.3
Full-time 370.6 375.5 3.6 4.9 13.9 1.3 3.8
Part-time 82.8 80.8 3.3 -2.0 -3.6 -2.4 -4.3
Unemployment 40.5 39.0 2.5 -1.5 -0.2 -3.7 -0.5
Participation rate 62.1 62.2 0.3 0.1 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.2 7.9 0.5 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 57.3 0.3 0.3 0.9 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 626.0 626.1 ... 0.1 2.1 0.0 0.3
Labour force 385.6 387.7 2.2 2.1 1.2 0.5 0.3
Employment 350.7 355.8 2.2 5.1 3.1 1.5 0.9
Full-time 301.3 305.2 2.8 3.9 2.8 1.3 0.9
Part-time 49.4 50.6 2.3 1.2 0.4 2.4 0.8
Unemployment 34.9 31.9 1.9 -3.0 -1.9 -8.6 -5.6
Participation rate 61.6 61.9 0.3 0.3 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.1 8.2 0.5 -0.9 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 56.0 56.8 0.4 0.8 0.3 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,958.2 6,960.3 ... 2.1 48.2 0.0 0.7
Labour force 4,508.6 4,517.5 15.2 8.9 40.6 0.2 0.9
Employment 4,266.5 4,263.6 15.5 -2.9 73.8 -0.1 1.8
Full-time 3,489.6 3,486.4 20.6 -3.2 108.4 -0.1 3.2
Part-time 776.9 777.1 19.2 0.2 -34.7 0.0 -4.3
Unemployment 242.1 253.9 12.9 11.8 -33.2 4.9 -11.6
Participation rate 64.8 64.9 0.2 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.6 0.3 0.2 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 61.3 0.2 0.0 0.7 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,793.7 11,809.7 ... 16.0 194.5 0.1 1.7
Labour force 7,593.5 7,603.1 20.1 9.6 58.2 0.1 0.8
Employment 7,172.9 7,188.6 19.6 15.7 113.7 0.2 1.6
Full-time 5,859.9 5,857.4 27.5 -2.5 110.1 0.0 1.9
Part-time 1,313.1 1,331.2 25.7 18.1 3.6 1.4 0.3
Unemployment 420.6 414.5 16.8 -6.1 -55.4 -1.5 -11.8
Participation rate 64.4 64.4 0.2 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.5 0.2 0.0 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 60.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,019.5 1,020.4 ... 0.9 13.0 0.1 1.3
Labour force 680.4 682.2 2.6 1.8 4.7 0.3 0.7
Employment 642.7 642.2 2.6 -0.5 3.7 -0.1 0.6
Full-time 512.3 512.5 3.6 0.2 -5.8 0.0 -1.1
Part-time 130.4 129.7 3.3 -0.7 9.6 -0.5 8.0
Unemployment 37.8 40.1 2.1 2.3 1.0 6.1 2.6
Participation rate 66.7 66.9 0.3 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.9 0.3 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 63.0 62.9 0.3 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 880.9 881.6 ... 0.7 8.2 0.1 0.9
Labour force 602.3 600.1 2.5 -2.2 -10.6 -0.4 -1.7
Employment 569.4 566.5 2.5 -2.9 -8.2 -0.5 -1.4
Full-time 468.5 465.3 3.4 -3.2 -4.9 -0.7 -1.0
Part-time 100.9 101.2 3.2 0.3 -3.3 0.3 -3.2
Unemployment 32.8 33.6 2.1 0.8 -2.4 2.4 -6.7
Participation rate 68.4 68.1 0.3 -0.3 -1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.6 0.3 0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 64.6 64.3 0.3 -0.3 -1.5 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,447.3 3,450.5 ... 3.2 36.3 0.1 1.1
Labour force 2,489.2 2,482.1 9.8 -7.1 6.5 -0.3 0.3
Employment 2,314.5 2,316.8 10.1 2.3 45.0 0.1 2.0
Full-time 1,917.3 1,906.8 13.9 -10.5 62.7 -0.5 3.4
Part-time 397.2 410.0 12.9 12.8 -17.7 3.2 -4.1
Unemployment 174.8 165.3 9.0 -9.5 -38.5 -5.4 -18.9
Participation rate 72.2 71.9 0.3 -0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 6.7 0.4 -0.3 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 67.1 67.1 0.3 0.0 0.6 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,003.7 4,007.6 ... 3.9 48.2 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,610.9 2,604.7 10.4 -6.2 30.0 -0.2 1.2
Employment 2,486.8 2,483.4 10.4 -3.4 40.2 -0.1 1.6
Full-time 1,950.8 1,922.3 15.7 -28.5 -5.2 -1.5 -0.3
Part-time 535.9 561.1 14.6 25.2 45.4 4.7 8.8
Unemployment 124.1 121.2 8.2 -2.9 -10.2 -2.3 -7.8
Participation rate 65.2 65.0 0.3 -0.2 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 4.7 0.3 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 62.1 62.0 0.3 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
...
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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