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)
  March
2019
April
2019
Standard error1 March to April 2019 April 2018 to April 2019 March to April 2019 April 2018 to April 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 441.6 441.2 ... -0.4 -3.0 -0.1 -0.7
Labour force 260.4 259.2 2.0 -1.2 -1.6 -0.5 -0.6
Employment 230.3 228.8 2.0 -1.5 5.9 -0.7 2.6
Full-time employment 194.4 194.2 2.5 -0.2 4.2 -0.1 2.2
Unemployment 30.0 30.4 1.9 0.4 -7.5 1.3 -19.8
Participation rate 59.0 58.7 0.4 -0.3 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.5 11.7 0.7 0.2 -2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 52.2 51.9 0.4 -0.3 1.7 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 53.6 53.6 ... 0.0 -0.7 0.0 -1.3
Labour force 32.1 32.3 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.0
Employment 26.4 26.2 0.9 -0.2 -0.6 -0.8 -2.2
Unemployment 5.7 6.1 0.9 0.4 0.5 7.0 8.9
Participation rate 59.9 60.3 1.9 0.4 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.8 18.9 2.7 1.1 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 49.3 48.9 1.7 -0.4 -0.5 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 188.7 188.5 ... -0.2 -1.3 -0.1 -0.7
Labour force 120.4 120.2 1.2 -0.2 1.5 -0.2 1.3
Employment 104.1 104.1 1.3 0.0 6.5 0.0 6.7
Unemployment 16.4 16.1 1.3 -0.3 -4.9 -1.8 -23.3
Participation rate 63.8 63.8 0.6 0.0 1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.6 13.4 1.1 -0.2 -4.3 ... ...
Employment rate 55.2 55.2 0.7 0.0 3.8 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 199.3 199.2 ... -0.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.4
Labour force 107.9 106.7 1.0 -1.2 -3.1 -1.1 -2.8
Employment 99.9 98.5 1.0 -1.4 0.0 -1.4 0.0
Unemployment 8.0 8.2 1.0 0.2 -3.1 2.5 -27.4
Participation rate 54.1 53.6 0.5 -0.5 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.7 0.9 0.3 -2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 50.1 49.4 0.5 -0.7 0.2 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 127.4 127.8 ... 0.4 2.7 0.3 2.2
Labour force 84.5 85.1 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.9
Employment 77.0 77.8 0.6 0.8 2.6 1.0 3.5
Full-time employment 65.0 65.3 0.8 0.3 2.3 0.5 3.7
Unemployment 7.5 7.3 0.6 -0.2 -1.8 -2.7 -19.8
Participation rate 66.3 66.6 0.5 0.3 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.9 8.6 0.7 -0.3 -2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.4 60.9 0.5 0.5 0.8 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 18.3 18.4 ... 0.1 0.5 0.5 2.8
Labour force 12.8 12.4 0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -3.1 -2.4
Employment 11.4 11.2 0.3 -0.2 0.4 -1.8 3.7
Unemployment 1.4 1.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 -14.3 -36.8
Participation rate 69.9 67.4 1.9 -2.5 -3.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.9 9.7 2.4 -1.2 -5.3 ... ...
Employment rate 62.3 60.9 1.8 -1.4 0.6 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 52.6 52.8 ... 0.2 1.2 0.4 2.3
Labour force 36.6 37.5 0.3 0.9 0.4 2.5 1.1
Employment 33.0 33.8 0.4 0.8 0.4 2.4 1.2
Unemployment 3.6 3.7 0.4 0.1 0.0 2.8 0.0
Participation rate 69.6 71.0 0.7 1.4 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.8 9.9 0.9 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 62.7 64.0 0.8 1.3 -0.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 56.5 56.6 ... 0.1 1.0 0.2 1.8
Labour force 35.1 35.2 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.3 2.0
Employment 32.6 32.8 0.4 0.2 1.8 0.6 5.8
Unemployment 2.5 2.4 0.3 -0.1 -1.2 -4.0 -33.3
Participation rate 62.1 62.2 0.6 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 6.8 0.9 -0.3 -3.6 ... ...
Employment rate 57.7 58.0 0.6 0.3 2.2 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 803.8 804.5 ... 0.7 7.5 0.1 0.9
Labour force 497.2 498.8 2.6 1.6 8.2 0.3 1.7
Employment 466.5 464.4 2.7 -2.1 7.5 -0.5 1.6
Full-time employment 378.9 377.3 3.4 -1.6 1.9 -0.4 0.5
Unemployment 30.7 34.4 2.4 3.7 0.7 12.1 2.1
Participation rate 61.9 62.0 0.3 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.9 0.5 0.7 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 58.0 57.7 0.3 -0.3 0.4 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 107.9 107.9 ... 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 72.7 74.0 1.5 1.3 4.0 1.8 5.7
Employment 63.5 63.7 1.5 0.2 5.1 0.3 8.7
Unemployment 9.2 10.3 1.4 1.1 -1.1 12.0 -9.6
Participation rate 67.4 68.6 1.4 1.2 3.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.7 13.9 1.9 1.2 -2.4 ... ...
Employment rate 58.9 59.0 1.4 0.1 4.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 334.7 335.0 ... 0.3 4.2 0.1 1.3
Labour force 217.9 217.7 1.5 -0.2 0.4 -0.1 0.2
Employment 204.4 202.9 1.6 -1.5 1.1 -0.7 0.5
Unemployment 13.5 14.8 1.4 1.3 -0.7 9.6 -4.5
Participation rate 65.1 65.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.8 0.6 0.6 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 60.6 0.5 -0.5 -0.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 361.2 361.5 ... 0.3 3.4 0.1 0.9
Labour force 206.6 207.0 1.4 0.4 3.8 0.2 1.9
Employment 198.6 197.7 1.5 -0.9 1.2 -0.5 0.6
Unemployment 8.0 9.3 1.2 1.3 2.5 16.3 36.8
Participation rate 57.2 57.3 0.4 0.1 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.9 4.5 0.6 0.6 1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 55.0 54.7 0.4 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 629.2 629.9 ... 0.7 2.9 0.1 0.5
Labour force 390.3 386.6 2.2 -3.7 0.7 -0.9 0.2
Employment 359.6 355.7 2.3 -3.9 0.5 -1.1 0.1
Full-time employment 305.0 298.6 2.8 -6.4 -5.9 -2.1 -1.9
Unemployment 30.7 30.9 2.0 0.2 0.3 0.7 1.0
Participation rate 62.0 61.4 0.3 -0.6 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 8.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 57.2 56.5 0.4 -0.7 -0.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 80.2 80.2 ... 0.0 -1.0 0.0 -1.2
Labour force 55.4 53.9 1.1 -1.5 -0.8 -2.7 -1.5
Employment 48.8 47.6 1.1 -1.2 0.2 -2.5 0.4
Unemployment 6.5 6.3 1.0 -0.2 -1.0 -3.1 -13.7
Participation rate 69.1 67.2 1.4 -1.9 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.7 11.7 1.9 0.0 -1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 59.4 1.4 -1.4 1.0 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 266.2 266.5 ... 0.3 2.2 0.1 0.8
Labour force 172.3 172.1 1.3 -0.2 0.6 -0.1 0.3
Employment 157.0 157.4 1.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
Unemployment 15.2 14.7 1.3 -0.5 0.2 -3.3 1.4
Participation rate 64.7 64.6 0.5 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.5 0.7 -0.3 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 59.0 59.1 0.5 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 282.8 283.2 ... 0.4 1.7 0.1 0.6
Labour force 162.7 160.5 1.2 -2.2 0.8 -1.4 0.5
Employment 153.7 150.7 1.2 -3.0 -0.1 -2.0 -0.1
Unemployment 8.9 9.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 11.2 11.2
Participation rate 57.5 56.7 0.4 -0.8 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 6.2 0.6 0.7 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 54.3 53.2 0.4 -1.1 -0.4 ... ...
...
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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