Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  November
2018
December
2018
Standard error1 November to December 2018 December 2017 to December 2018 November to December 2018 December 2017 to December 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 442.4 442.2 ... -0.2 -2.9 0.0 -0.7
Labour force 256.4 257.9 1.9 1.5 -6.1 0.6 -2.3
Employment 225.0 227.7 2.0 2.7 2.6 1.2 1.2
Full-time employment 187.3 189.7 2.5 2.4 -1.3 1.3 -0.7
Part-time employment 37.7 38.0 1.9 0.3 3.8 0.8 11.1
Unemployment 31.4 30.2 1.9 -1.2 -8.7 -3.8 -22.4
Participation rate 58.0 58.3 0.4 0.3 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.2 11.7 0.7 -0.5 -3.0 ... ...
Employment rate 50.9 51.5 0.5 0.6 0.9 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 126.6 126.7 ... 0.1 2.3 0.1 1.8
Labour force 83.8 83.6 0.6 -0.2 0.9 -0.2 1.1
Employment 76.7 75.5 0.6 -1.2 0.7 -1.6 0.9
Full-time employment 65.7 64.3 0.8 -1.4 1.0 -2.1 1.6
Part-time employment 11.0 11.2 0.7 0.2 -0.2 1.8 -1.8
Unemployment 7.1 8.0 0.6 0.9 0.0 12.7 0.0
Participation rate 66.2 66.0 0.5 -0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.5 9.6 0.7 1.1 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 60.6 59.6 0.5 -1.0 -0.5 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 801.7 802.3 ... 0.6 7.0 0.1 0.9
Labour force 492.5 494.0 2.7 1.5 0.2 0.3 0.0
Employment 457.7 459.1 2.7 1.4 4.9 0.3 1.1
Full-time employment 377.2 378.3 3.5 1.1 9.0 0.3 2.4
Part-time employment 80.5 80.8 3.1 0.3 -4.1 0.4 -4.8
Unemployment 34.7 34.9 2.5 0.2 -4.7 0.6 -11.9
Participation rate 61.4 61.6 0.3 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.1 0.5 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 57.1 57.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 628.3 628.5 ... 0.2 2.8 0.0 0.4
Labour force 385.0 383.8 2.2 -1.2 -2.8 -0.3 -0.7
Employment 354.5 351.4 2.3 -3.1 -5.1 -0.9 -1.4
Full-time employment 303.1 300.3 2.8 -2.8 -4.6 -0.9 -1.5
Part-time employment 51.3 51.1 2.4 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4 -0.8
Unemployment 30.6 32.4 1.9 1.8 2.3 5.9 7.6
Participation rate 61.3 61.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 8.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 55.9 0.4 -0.5 -1.1 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,011.6 7,017.7 ... 6.1 64.2 0.1 0.9
Labour force 4,523.5 4,534.1 15.0 10.6 24.0 0.2 0.5
Employment 4,279.9 4,283.6 15.4 3.7 -0.3 0.1 0.0
Full-time employment 3,477.6 3,476.2 21.2 -1.4 0.3 0.0 0.0
Part-time employment 802.3 807.4 19.2 5.1 -0.7 0.6 -0.1
Unemployment 243.6 250.5 13.2 6.9 24.4 2.8 10.8
Participation rate 64.5 64.6 0.2 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.5 0.3 0.1 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 61.0 0.2 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,981.9 11,998.7 ... 16.8 226.8 0.1 1.9
Labour force 7,713.4 7,717.8 20.1 4.4 69.5 0.1 0.9
Employment 7,283.7 7,301.3 19.6 17.6 77.5 0.2 1.1
Full-time employment 5,951.1 5,939.5 27.9 -11.6 88.1 -0.2 1.5
Part-time employment 1,332.5 1,361.8 26.0 29.3 -10.6 2.2 -0.8
Unemployment 429.7 416.5 16.8 -13.2 -8.0 -3.1 -1.9
Participation rate 64.4 64.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 60.9 0.2 0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,028.8 1,029.8 ... 1.0 10.9 0.1 1.1
Labour force 691.5 695.1 2.6 3.6 10.6 0.5 1.5
Employment 652.5 653.2 2.5 0.7 6.9 0.1 1.1
Full-time employment 526.5 532.7 3.6 6.2 12.7 1.2 2.4
Part-time employment 126.0 120.5 3.4 -5.5 -5.8 -4.4 -4.6
Unemployment 39.1 41.9 2.1 2.8 3.7 7.2 9.7
Participation rate 67.2 67.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 6.0 0.3 0.3 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 63.4 63.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 886.4 887.1 ... 0.7 7.2 0.1 0.8
Labour force 612.8 613.2 2.5 0.4 5.1 0.1 0.8
Employment 579.0 579.1 2.5 0.1 10.8 0.0 1.9
Full-time employment 472.5 474.8 3.3 2.3 12.5 0.5 2.7
Part-time employment 106.5 104.3 3.1 -2.2 -1.7 -2.1 -1.6
Unemployment 33.8 34.2 2.1 0.4 -5.6 1.2 -14.1
Participation rate 69.1 69.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.6 0.3 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 65.3 65.3 0.3 0.0 0.7 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,490.2 3,493.9 ... 3.7 50.2 0.1 1.5
Labour force 2,516.9 2,501.8 9.9 -15.1 7.6 -0.6 0.3
Employment 2,358.9 2,342.0 9.9 -16.9 21.6 -0.7 0.9
Full-time employment 1,956.2 1,920.0 14.1 -36.2 30.2 -1.9 1.6
Part-time employment 402.7 422.0 13.0 19.3 -8.6 4.8 -2.0
Unemployment 158.0 159.8 8.6 1.8 -14.0 1.1 -8.1
Participation rate 72.1 71.6 0.3 -0.5 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 6.4 0.3 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 67.6 67.0 0.3 -0.6 -0.4 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,054.6 4,058.5 ... 3.9 57.8 0.1 1.4
Labour force 2,648.1 2,652.3 10.1 4.2 40.3 0.2 1.5
Employment 2,531.2 2,535.6 10.2 4.4 43.7 0.2 1.8
Full-time employment 1,961.6 1,984.3 15.9 22.7 37.6 1.2 1.9
Part-time employment 569.6 551.3 14.7 -18.3 6.2 -3.2 1.1
Unemployment 116.8 116.7 7.7 -0.1 -3.5 -0.1 -2.9
Participation rate 65.3 65.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.4 0.3 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 62.4 62.5 0.3 0.1 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):
Table 14-10-0287-03 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0087).
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