Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  July
2018
August
2018
Standard error1 July to August 2018 August 2017 to August 2018 July to August 2018 August 2017 to August 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 443.5 443.2 ... -0.3 -2.6 -0.1 -0.6
Labour force 266.1 264.4 1.9 -1.7 5.0 -0.6 1.9
Employment 225.2 226.3 2.0 1.1 6.0 0.5 2.7
Full-time employment 185.0 186.4 2.5 1.4 -3.4 0.8 -1.8
Part-time employment 40.3 39.9 1.9 -0.4 9.5 -1.0 31.3
Unemployment 40.9 38.1 1.9 -2.8 -1.0 -6.8 -2.6
Participation rate 60.0 59.7 0.4 -0.3 1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.4 14.4 0.7 -1.0 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 50.8 51.1 0.5 0.3 1.7 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 125.7 125.9 ... 0.2 1.8 0.2 1.5
Labour force 84.4 84.0 0.6 -0.4 2.6 -0.5 3.2
Employment 76.5 76.2 0.6 -0.3 2.2 -0.4 3.0
Full-time employment 63.9 64.1 0.8 0.2 3.1 0.3 5.1
Part-time employment 12.6 12.1 0.7 -0.5 -0.9 -4.0 -6.9
Unemployment 8.0 7.8 0.6 -0.2 0.4 -2.5 5.4
Participation rate 67.1 66.7 0.5 -0.4 1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 9.3 0.7 -0.2 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.9 60.5 0.5 -0.4 0.9 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 798.7 799.7 ... 1.0 6.4 0.1 0.8
Labour force 492.6 496.1 2.7 3.5 7.4 0.7 1.5
Employment 453.4 454.6 2.7 1.2 9.2 0.3 2.1
Full-time employment 371.1 377.1 3.5 6.0 20.3 1.6 5.7
Part-time employment 82.3 77.5 3.1 -4.8 -11.2 -5.8 -12.6
Unemployment 39.2 41.5 2.5 2.3 -1.8 5.9 -4.2
Participation rate 61.7 62.0 0.3 0.3 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.4 0.5 0.4 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 56.8 56.8 0.3 0.0 0.7 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 627.6 627.8 ... 0.2 2.8 0.0 0.4
Labour force 383.1 385.1 2.2 2.0 2.8 0.5 0.7
Employment 354.1 353.0 2.3 -1.1 1.1 -0.3 0.3
Full-time employment 301.7 300.0 2.8 -1.7 0.6 -0.6 0.2
Part-time employment 52.4 53.1 2.4 0.7 0.6 1.3 1.1
Unemployment 28.9 32.1 1.9 3.2 1.7 11.1 5.6
Participation rate 61.0 61.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 8.3 0.5 0.8 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,989.4 6,994.3 ... 4.9 53.6 0.1 0.8
Labour force 4,505.7 4,504.5 15.0 -1.2 0.2 0.0 0.0
Employment 4,255.6 4,253.3 15.4 -2.3 19.9 -0.1 0.5
Full-time employment 3,446.6 3,463.1 21.2 16.5 56.6 0.5 1.7
Part-time employment 809.0 790.2 19.2 -18.8 -36.7 -2.3 -4.4
Unemployment 250.1 251.2 13.2 1.1 -19.6 0.4 -7.2
Participation rate 64.5 64.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.6 0.3 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.9 60.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,911.8 11,930.3 ... 18.5 220.5 0.2 1.9
Labour force 7,720.9 7,663.2 20.1 -57.7 97.6 -0.7 1.3
Employment 7,305.0 7,224.9 19.6 -80.1 78.6 -1.1 1.1
Full-time employment 5,916.9 5,917.3 27.9 0.4 171.9 0.0 3.0
Part-time employment 1,388.2 1,307.5 26.0 -80.7 -93.3 -5.8 -6.7
Unemployment 415.9 438.3 16.8 22.4 18.9 5.4 4.5
Participation rate 64.8 64.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 60.6 0.2 -0.7 -0.4 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,026.0 1,026.7 ... 0.7 10.8 0.1 1.1
Labour force 687.8 689.1 2.6 1.3 5.4 0.2 0.8
Employment 646.6 649.2 2.5 2.6 0.0 0.4 0.0
Full-time employment 524.5 522.2 3.6 -2.3 2.2 -0.4 0.4
Part-time employment 122.2 127.0 3.4 4.8 -2.3 3.9 -1.8
Unemployment 41.2 39.9 2.1 -1.3 5.5 -3.2 16.0
Participation rate 67.0 67.1 0.3 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 5.8 0.3 -0.2 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 63.0 63.2 0.3 0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 885.3 885.5 ... 0.2 7.5 0.0 0.9
Labour force 607.8 610.2 2.5 2.4 4.2 0.4 0.7
Employment 567.8 569.2 2.5 1.4 1.2 0.2 0.2
Full-time employment 465.8 467.9 3.3 2.1 3.2 0.5 0.7
Part-time employment 102.1 101.2 3.1 -0.9 -2.1 -0.9 -2.0
Unemployment 40.0 41.1 2.1 1.1 3.2 2.8 8.4
Participation rate 68.7 68.9 0.3 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.7 0.3 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 64.1 64.3 0.3 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,473.0 3,477.6 ... 4.6 43.1 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,491.3 2,508.2 9.9 16.9 19.7 0.7 0.8
Employment 2,324.6 2,340.8 9.9 16.2 53.2 0.7 2.3
Full-time employment 1,896.3 1,907.3 14.1 11.0 38.3 0.6 2.0
Part-time employment 428.3 433.6 13.0 5.3 15.1 1.2 3.6
Unemployment 166.7 167.4 8.6 0.7 -33.5 0.4 -16.7
Participation rate 71.7 72.1 0.3 0.4 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.7 6.7 0.3 0.0 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 66.9 67.3 0.3 0.4 0.7 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,036.3 4,041.3 ... 5.0 53.2 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,602.7 2,620.8 10.1 18.1 8.1 0.7 0.3
Employment 2,473.2 2,483.1 10.2 9.9 0.5 0.4 0.0
Full-time employment 1,960.0 1,966.6 15.9 6.6 33.3 0.3 1.7
Part-time employment 513.2 516.4 14.7 3.2 -33.0 0.6 -6.0
Unemployment 129.4 137.8 7.7 8.4 7.7 6.5 5.9
Participation rate 64.5 64.9 0.3 0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 5.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 61.4 0.3 0.1 -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):
Table 14-10-0287-03 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0087).
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