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)
  February
2019
March
2019
Standard error1 February to March 2019 March 2018 to March 2019 February to March 2019 March 2018 to March 2019
  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 441.7 441.6 ... -0.1 -2.9 0.0 -0.7
Labour force 261.9 260.4 2.0 -1.5 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1
Employment 231.1 230.3 2.0 -0.8 7.0 -0.3 3.1
Full-time employment 196.4 194.4 2.5 -2.0 4.1 -1.0 2.2
Unemployment 30.8 30.0 1.9 -0.8 -7.3 -2.6 -19.6
Participation rate 59.3 59.0 0.4 -0.3 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.8 11.5 0.7 -0.3 -2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 52.3 52.2 0.4 -0.1 2.0 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 53.6 53.6 ... 0.0 -0.8 0.0 -1.5
Labour force 31.9 32.1 1.0 0.2 -0.1 0.6 -0.3
Employment 25.5 26.4 0.9 0.9 -0.6 3.5 -2.2
Unemployment 6.5 5.7 0.9 -0.8 0.5 -12.3 9.6
Participation rate 59.5 59.9 1.9 0.4 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 20.4 17.8 2.7 -2.6 1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 47.6 49.3 1.7 1.7 -0.3 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 188.8 188.7 ... -0.1 -1.3 -0.1 -0.7
Labour force 120.9 120.4 1.2 -0.5 3.2 -0.4 2.7
Employment 105.4 104.1 1.3 -1.3 7.1 -1.2 7.3
Unemployment 15.5 16.4 1.3 0.9 -3.8 5.8 -18.8
Participation rate 64.0 63.8 0.6 -0.2 2.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.8 13.6 1.1 0.8 -3.6 ... ...
Employment rate 55.8 55.2 0.7 -0.6 4.1 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 199.3 199.3 ... 0.0 -0.9 0.0 -0.4
Labour force 109.0 107.9 1.0 -1.1 -3.3 -1.0 -3.0
Employment 100.2 99.9 1.0 -0.3 0.6 -0.3 0.6
Unemployment 8.8 8.0 1.0 -0.8 -3.9 -9.1 -32.8
Participation rate 54.7 54.1 0.5 -0.6 -1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 7.4 0.9 -0.7 -3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 50.3 50.1 0.5 -0.2 0.5 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 127.2 127.4 ... 0.2 2.6 0.2 2.1
Labour force 83.6 84.5 0.6 0.9 0.6 1.1 0.7
Employment 75.0 77.0 0.6 2.0 1.7 2.7 2.3
Full-time employment 63.4 65.0 0.8 1.6 2.4 2.5 3.8
Unemployment 8.6 7.5 0.6 -1.1 -1.1 -12.8 -12.8
Participation rate 65.7 66.3 0.5 0.6 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.3 8.9 0.7 -1.4 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 59.0 60.4 0.5 1.4 0.1 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 18.2 18.3 ... 0.1 0.4 0.5 2.2
Labour force 12.5 12.8 0.3 0.3 0.4 2.4 3.2
Employment 10.8 11.4 0.3 0.6 0.8 5.6 7.5
Unemployment 1.7 1.4 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 -17.6 -26.3
Participation rate 68.7 69.9 1.9 1.2 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.6 10.9 2.4 -2.7 -4.4 ... ...
Employment rate 59.3 62.3 1.8 3.0 3.1 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 52.5 52.6 ... 0.1 1.2 0.2 2.3
Labour force 36.2 36.6 0.3 0.4 -0.4 1.1 -1.1
Employment 32.0 33.0 0.4 1.0 -0.5 3.1 -1.5
Unemployment 4.2 3.6 0.4 -0.6 0.1 -14.3 2.9
Participation rate 69.0 69.6 0.7 0.6 -2.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.6 9.8 0.9 -1.8 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 62.7 0.8 1.7 -2.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 56.4 56.5 ... 0.1 1.0 0.2 1.8
Labour force 35.0 35.1 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.3 2.0
Employment 32.2 32.6 0.4 0.4 1.4 1.2 4.5
Unemployment 2.8 2.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.6 -10.7 -19.4
Participation rate 62.1 62.1 0.6 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 7.1 0.9 -0.9 -1.9 ... ...
Employment rate 57.1 57.7 0.6 0.6 1.5 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 803.4 803.8 ... 0.4 7.2 0.0 0.9
Labour force 498.5 497.2 2.6 -1.3 6.1 -0.3 1.2
Employment 466.5 466.5 2.7 0.0 11.8 0.0 2.6
Full-time employment 382.7 378.9 3.4 -3.8 4.0 -1.0 1.1
Unemployment 32.1 30.7 2.4 -1.4 -5.7 -4.4 -15.7
Participation rate 62.0 61.9 0.3 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.2 0.5 -0.2 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 58.1 58.0 0.3 -0.1 0.9 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 108.0 107.9 ... -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3
Labour force 75.1 72.7 1.5 -2.4 3.1 -3.2 4.5
Employment 64.4 63.5 1.5 -0.9 5.0 -1.4 8.5
Unemployment 10.7 9.2 1.4 -1.5 -1.8 -14.0 -16.4
Participation rate 69.5 67.4 1.4 -2.1 3.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.2 12.7 1.9 -1.5 -3.1 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 58.9 1.4 -0.7 4.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 334.5 334.7 ... 0.2 4.1 0.1 1.2
Labour force 217.0 217.9 1.5 0.9 2.5 0.4 1.2
Employment 203.7 204.4 1.6 0.7 3.2 0.3 1.6
Unemployment 13.2 13.5 1.4 0.3 -0.7 2.3 -4.9
Participation rate 64.9 65.1 0.4 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.2 0.6 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.9 61.1 0.5 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 361.0 361.2 ... 0.2 3.4 0.1 1.0
Labour force 206.5 206.6 1.4 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.2
Employment 198.4 198.6 1.5 0.2 3.6 0.1 1.8
Unemployment 8.1 8.0 1.2 -0.1 -3.1 -1.2 -27.9
Participation rate 57.2 57.2 0.4 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.9 3.9 0.6 0.0 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 55.0 55.0 0.4 0.0 0.5 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 628.9 629.2 ... 0.3 2.7 0.0 0.4
Labour force 389.5 390.3 2.2 0.8 5.4 0.2 1.4
Employment 356.5 359.6 2.3 3.1 5.3 0.9 1.5
Full-time employment 303.3 305.0 2.8 1.7 2.1 0.6 0.7
Unemployment 33.0 30.7 2.0 -2.3 0.1 -7.0 0.3
Participation rate 61.9 62.0 0.3 0.1 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.5 7.9 0.5 -0.6 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 57.2 0.4 0.5 0.6 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 80.2 80.2 ... 0.0 -1.0 0.0 -1.2
Labour force 54.8 55.4 1.1 0.6 1.9 1.1 3.6
Employment 47.3 48.8 1.1 1.5 2.4 3.2 5.2
Unemployment 7.5 6.5 1.0 -1.0 -0.6 -13.3 -8.5
Participation rate 68.3 69.1 1.4 0.8 3.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.7 11.7 1.9 -2.0 -1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 59.0 60.8 1.4 1.8 3.7 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 266.0 266.2 ... 0.2 2.2 0.1 0.8
Labour force 171.1 172.3 1.3 1.2 0.6 0.7 0.3
Employment 157.1 157.0 1.4 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 0.4
Unemployment 14.1 15.2 1.3 1.1 -0.1 7.8 -0.7
Participation rate 64.3 64.7 0.5 0.4 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.2 8.8 0.7 0.6 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 59.1 59.0 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 282.8 282.8 ... 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.5
Labour force 163.6 162.7 1.2 -0.9 3.1 -0.6 1.9
Employment 152.1 153.7 1.2 1.6 2.3 1.1 1.5
Unemployment 11.5 8.9 1.0 -2.6 0.7 -22.6 8.5
Participation rate 57.9 57.5 0.4 -0.4 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 5.5 0.6 -1.5 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 53.8 54.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 ... ...
...
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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