Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  March
2018
April
2018
Standard error1 March to April 2018 April 2017 to April 2018 March to April 2018 April 2017 to April 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 444.5 444.2 ... -0.3 -1.5 -0.1 -0.3
Labour force 260.6 260.8 2.0 0.2 -2.5 0.1 -0.9
Employment 223.5 222.9 2.0 -0.6 -3.1 -0.3 -1.4
Full-time 191.0 191.2 2.5 0.2 -1.9 0.1 -1.0
Part-time 32.5 31.8 1.9 -0.7 -1.1 -2.2 -3.3
Unemployment 37.1 37.9 2.0 0.8 0.6 2.2 1.6
Participation rate 58.6 58.7 0.4 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.2 14.5 0.7 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 50.3 50.2 0.5 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 124.8 125.1 ... 0.3 1.8 0.2 1.5
Labour force 83.8 84.3 0.6 0.5 2.3 0.6 2.8
Employment 75.2 75.0 0.6 -0.2 1.2 -0.3 1.6
Full-time 62.5 63.0 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.8 1.0
Part-time 12.7 12.0 0.7 -0.7 0.6 -5.5 5.3
Unemployment 8.6 9.4 0.6 0.8 1.3 9.3 16.0
Participation rate 67.1 67.4 0.5 0.3 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.3 11.2 0.7 0.9 1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.3 60.0 0.5 -0.3 0.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 796.6 797.0 ... 0.4 5.8 0.1 0.7
Labour force 491.4 490.5 2.7 -0.9 -0.7 -0.2 -0.1
Employment 455.0 457.7 2.7 2.7 8.0 0.6 1.8
Full-time 375.1 376.2 3.6 1.1 10.3 0.3 2.8
Part-time 79.9 81.6 3.3 1.7 -2.2 2.1 -2.6
Unemployment 36.4 32.8 2.5 -3.6 -8.6 -9.9 -20.8
Participation rate 61.7 61.5 0.3 -0.2 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 6.7 0.5 -0.7 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 57.1 57.4 0.3 0.3 0.6 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 626.5 627.0 ... 0.5 2.8 0.1 0.4
Labour force 384.8 385.9 2.2 1.1 1.5 0.3 0.4
Employment 354.0 355.1 2.2 1.1 3.0 0.3 0.9
Full-time 302.5 304.6 2.8 2.1 2.2 0.7 0.7
Part-time 51.5 50.5 2.3 -1.0 0.8 -1.9 1.6
Unemployment 30.8 30.8 1.9 0.0 -1.5 0.0 -4.6
Participation rate 61.4 61.5 0.3 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.0 0.5 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.5 56.6 0.4 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,964.8 6,970.9 ... 6.1 50.7 0.1 0.7
Labour force 4,531.1 4,508.3 15.2 -22.8 28.0 -0.5 0.6
Employment 4,279.6 4,265.8 15.5 -13.8 72.8 -0.3 1.7
Full-time 3,515.0 3,493.5 20.6 -21.5 143.1 -0.6 4.3
Part-time 764.6 772.4 19.2 7.8 -70.3 1.0 -8.3
Unemployment 251.5 242.5 12.9 -9.0 -44.8 -3.6 -15.6
Participation rate 65.1 64.7 0.2 -0.4 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.4 0.3 -0.2 -1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.4 61.2 0.2 -0.2 0.6 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,827.4 11,850.3 ... 22.9 207.9 0.2 1.8
Labour force 7,619.2 7,632.5 20.1 13.3 114.6 0.2 1.5
Employment 7,199.2 7,208.5 19.6 9.3 133.4 0.1 1.9
Full-time 5,873.7 5,893.2 27.5 19.5 141.6 0.3 2.5
Part-time 1,325.5 1,315.2 25.7 -10.3 -8.3 -0.8 -0.6
Unemployment 420.0 424.1 16.8 4.1 -18.7 1.0 -4.2
Participation rate 64.4 64.4 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.6 0.2 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.9 60.8 0.2 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,021.5 1,022.7 ... 1.2 12.3 0.1 1.2
Labour force 685.8 689.5 2.6 3.7 12.2 0.5 1.8
Employment 643.1 647.2 2.6 4.1 5.9 0.6 0.9
Full-time 512.5 517.0 3.6 4.5 -1.3 0.9 -0.3
Part-time 130.6 130.3 3.3 -0.3 7.3 -0.2 5.9
Unemployment 42.6 42.3 2.1 -0.3 6.3 -0.7 17.5
Participation rate 67.1 67.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.1 0.3 -0.1 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 63.0 63.3 0.3 0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 882.6 883.4 ... 0.8 8.2 0.1 0.9
Labour force 606.1 603.9 2.5 -2.2 -2.8 -0.4 -0.5
Employment 570.7 565.8 2.5 -4.9 -2.3 -0.9 -0.4
Full-time 467.4 463.1 3.4 -4.3 -1.1 -0.9 -0.2
Part-time 103.3 102.8 3.2 -0.5 -1.1 -0.5 -1.1
Unemployment 35.4 38.0 2.1 2.6 -0.7 7.3 -1.8
Participation rate 68.7 68.4 0.3 -0.3 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 6.3 0.3 0.5 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 64.7 64.0 0.3 -0.7 -0.9 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,453.8 3,459.1 ... 5.3 37.7 0.2 1.1
Labour force 2,481.6 2,489.2 9.8 7.6 7.1 0.3 0.3
Employment 2,325.1 2,323.3 10.1 -1.8 36.5 -0.1 1.6
Full-time 1,906.8 1,915.7 13.9 8.9 48.6 0.5 2.6
Part-time 418.3 407.6 12.9 -10.7 -12.2 -2.6 -2.9
Unemployment 156.5 165.9 9.0 9.4 -29.3 6.0 -15.0
Participation rate 71.9 72.0 0.3 0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 6.7 0.4 0.4 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 67.3 67.2 0.3 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,012.3 4,018.4 ... 6.1 50.1 0.2 1.3
Labour force 2,602.6 2,613.6 10.4 11.0 13.9 0.4 0.5
Employment 2,479.5 2,482.4 10.4 2.9 23.0 0.1 0.9
Full-time 1,946.1 1,964.3 15.7 18.2 36.4 0.9 1.9
Part-time 533.4 518.1 14.6 -15.3 -13.4 -2.9 -2.5
Unemployment 123.1 131.3 8.2 8.2 -9.0 6.7 -6.4
Participation rate 64.9 65.0 0.3 0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 5.0 0.3 0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 61.8 61.8 0.3 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
...
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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