Table 4 
Labour force characteristics by province, age group and sex, seasonally adjusted (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick) 

Labour force characteristics by province, age group and sex, seasonally adjusted (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick)
  June
2018
July
2018
Standard error1 June to July 2018 July 2017 to July 2018 June to July 2018 July 2017 to July 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              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 443.9 443.5 ... -0.4 -2.3 -0.1 -0.5
Labour force 263.9 266.1 1.9 2.2 5.2 0.8 2.0
Employment 222.8 225.2 2.0 2.4 5.3 1.1 2.4
Full-time employment 186.7 185.0 2.5 -1.7 -3.1 -0.9 -1.6
Unemployment 41.0 40.9 1.9 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
Participation rate 59.5 60.0 0.4 0.5 1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.5 15.4 0.7 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 50.2 50.8 0.5 0.6 1.5 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 54.2 54.1 ... -0.1 -0.6 -0.2 -1.1
Labour force 33.0 32.8 0.9 -0.2 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3
Employment 26.7 27.2 0.9 0.5 0.3 1.9 1.1
Unemployment 6.3 5.6 0.9 -0.7 -0.4 -11.1 -6.7
Participation rate 60.9 60.6 1.7 -0.3 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 19.1 17.1 2.5 -2.0 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 49.3 50.3 1.6 1.0 1.1 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 189.7 189.5 ... -0.2 -1.1 -0.1 -0.6
Labour force 120.1 121.3 1.2 1.2 2.7 1.0 2.3
Employment 98.1 100.0 1.4 1.9 4.6 1.9 4.8
Unemployment 22.0 21.3 1.3 -0.7 -1.9 -3.2 -8.2
Participation rate 63.3 64.0 0.6 0.7 1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 18.3 17.6 1.1 -0.7 -2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 51.7 52.8 0.7 1.1 2.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 200.0 199.9 ... -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.3
Labour force 110.8 112.0 1.0 1.2 2.6 1.1 2.4
Employment 98.1 98.0 1.1 -0.1 0.5 -0.1 0.5
Unemployment 12.8 14.0 1.0 1.2 2.2 9.4 18.6
Participation rate 55.4 56.0 0.5 0.6 1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.6 12.5 0.8 0.9 1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 49.1 49.0 0.5 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 125.5 125.7 ... 0.2 1.7 0.2 1.4
Labour force 83.8 84.4 0.6 0.6 2.5 0.7 3.1
Employment 76.2 76.5 0.6 0.3 2.9 0.4 3.9
Full-time employment 63.7 63.9 0.8 0.2 3.0 0.3 4.9
Unemployment 7.5 8.0 0.6 0.5 -0.4 6.7 -4.8
Participation rate 66.8 67.1 0.5 0.3 1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.9 9.5 0.7 0.6 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 60.7 60.9 0.5 0.2 1.5 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 18.0 18.0 ... 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.7
Labour force 12.5 12.7 0.4 0.2 0.4 1.6 3.3
Employment 10.9 10.7 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -1.8 0.0
Unemployment 1.6 2.0 0.3 0.4 0.4 25.0 25.0
Participation rate 69.4 70.6 2.0 1.2 1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.8 15.7 2.4 2.9 2.7 ... ...
Employment rate 60.6 59.4 1.8 -1.2 -1.1 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 51.7 51.8 ... 0.1 0.8 0.2 1.6
Labour force 36.9 37.2 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.8 2.8
Employment 33.4 33.3 0.4 -0.1 1.2 -0.3 3.7
Unemployment 3.6 3.8 0.4 0.2 -0.3 5.6 -7.3
Participation rate 71.4 71.8 0.7 0.4 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.8 10.2 1.0 0.4 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 64.6 64.3 0.8 -0.3 1.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 55.7 55.8 ... 0.1 0.6 0.2 1.1
Labour force 34.4 34.6 0.3 0.2 1.2 0.6 3.6
Employment 32.0 32.4 0.4 0.4 1.6 1.3 5.2
Unemployment 2.4 2.1 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 -12.5 -19.2
Participation rate 61.8 62.0 0.6 0.2 1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 6.1 0.9 -0.9 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 58.1 0.7 0.6 2.3 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 797.9 798.7 ... 0.8 6.3 0.1 0.8
Labour force 491.1 492.6 2.7 1.5 4.0 0.3 0.8
Employment 452.4 453.4 2.7 1.0 4.1 0.2 0.9
Full-time employment 372.8 371.1 3.5 -1.7 6.9 -0.5 1.9
Unemployment 38.8 39.2 2.5 0.4 -0.1 1.0 -0.3
Participation rate 61.5 61.7 0.3 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 8.0 0.5 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 56.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 108.0 108.0 ... 0.0 -0.5 0.0 -0.5
Labour force 69.8 70.9 1.5 1.1 1.7 1.6 2.5
Employment 57.9 60.2 1.4 2.3 2.5 4.0 4.3
Unemployment 11.8 10.6 1.5 -1.2 -0.9 -10.2 -7.8
Participation rate 64.6 65.6 1.4 1.0 1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 16.9 15.0 1.9 -1.9 -1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 53.6 55.7 1.3 2.1 2.5 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 331.4 331.8 ... 0.4 3.7 0.1 1.1
Labour force 218.1 218.4 1.6 0.3 6.2 0.1 2.9
Employment 200.5 199.6 1.6 -0.9 6.3 -0.4 3.3
Unemployment 17.5 18.8 1.5 1.3 0.0 7.4 0.0
Participation rate 65.8 65.8 0.5 0.0 1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.6 0.7 0.6 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.5 60.2 0.5 -0.3 1.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 358.5 358.9 ... 0.4 3.1 0.1 0.9
Labour force 203.3 203.3 1.4 0.0 -4.0 0.0 -1.9
Employment 193.9 193.6 1.4 -0.3 -4.8 -0.2 -2.4
Unemployment 9.4 9.7 1.2 0.3 0.8 3.2 9.0
Participation rate 56.7 56.6 0.4 -0.1 -1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 4.8 0.6 0.2 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 54.1 53.9 0.4 -0.2 -1.9 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 627.4 627.6 ... 0.2 2.8 0.0 0.4
Labour force 384.8 383.1 2.2 -1.7 6.8 -0.4 1.8
Employment 355.8 354.1 2.3 -1.7 2.3 -0.5 0.7
Full-time employment 305.1 301.7 2.8 -3.4 1.7 -1.1 0.6
Unemployment 28.9 28.9 1.9 0.0 4.4 0.0 18.0
Participation rate 61.3 61.0 0.3 -0.3 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 56.4 0.4 -0.3 0.1 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 80.9 80.8 ... -0.1 -1.1 -0.1 -1.3
Labour force 56.0 53.7 1.2 -2.3 6.9 -4.1 14.7
Employment 49.5 47.1 1.1 -2.4 4.2 -4.8 9.8
Unemployment 6.5 6.6 1.0 0.1 2.8 1.5 73.7
Participation rate 69.2 66.5 1.4 -2.7 9.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.6 12.3 1.9 0.7 4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 58.3 1.4 -2.9 5.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 264.7 264.9 ... 0.2 2.3 0.1 0.9
Labour force 169.8 170.7 1.3 0.9 -1.0 0.5 -0.6
Employment 156.3 156.6 1.4 0.3 -1.1 0.2 -0.7
Unemployment 13.5 14.1 1.3 0.6 0.1 4.4 0.7
Participation rate 64.1 64.4 0.5 0.3 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.3 0.7 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 59.0 59.1 0.5 0.1 -1.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 281.8 282.0 ... 0.2 1.7 0.1 0.6
Labour force 158.9 158.6 1.2 -0.3 0.8 -0.2 0.5
Employment 150.0 150.4 1.2 0.4 -0.8 0.3 -0.5
Unemployment 8.9 8.3 1.0 -0.6 1.6 -6.7 23.9
Participation rate 56.4 56.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.2 0.6 -0.4 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 53.2 53.3 0.4 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0287-03 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0087).
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