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)
  September
2019
October
2019
Standard error1 September to October 2019 October 2018 to October 2019 September to October 2019 October 2018 to October 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 439.9 439.9 ... 0.0 -2.8 0.0 -0.6
Labour force 254.1 256.0 2.1 1.9 -2.5 0.7 -1.0
Employment 225.0 227.7 2.1 2.7 1.6 1.2 0.7
Full-time employment 192.3 192.0 2.5 -0.3 3.0 -0.2 1.6
Unemployment 29.1 28.4 1.9 -0.7 -3.9 -2.4 -12.1
Participation rate 57.8 58.2 0.5 0.4 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.5 11.1 0.7 -0.4 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 51.1 51.8 0.4 0.7 0.7 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 53.2 53.2 ... 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -1.1
Labour force 31.0 31.1 1.0 0.1 1.7 0.3 5.8
Employment 26.0 26.1 0.9 0.1 2.6 0.4 11.1
Unemployment 5.1 5.1 0.9 0.0 -0.8 0.0 -13.6
Participation rate 58.3 58.5 1.9 0.2 3.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 16.5 16.4 2.5 -0.1 -3.7 ... ...
Employment rate 48.9 49.1 1.6 0.2 5.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 187.8 187.8 ... 0.0 -1.4 0.0 -0.7
Labour force 117.1 116.9 1.2 -0.2 -2.6 -0.2 -2.2
Employment 102.5 104.1 1.3 1.6 0.9 1.6 0.9
Unemployment 14.6 12.8 1.3 -1.8 -3.4 -12.3 -21.0
Participation rate 62.4 62.2 0.6 -0.2 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.5 10.9 1.0 -1.6 -2.7 ... ...
Employment rate 54.6 55.4 0.7 0.8 0.9 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 198.9 198.9 ... 0.0 -0.7 0.0 -0.4
Labour force 106.0 108.0 1.1 2.0 -1.7 1.9 -1.5
Employment 96.5 97.5 1.1 1.0 -1.9 1.0 -1.9
Unemployment 9.5 10.5 1.0 1.0 0.2 10.5 1.9
Participation rate 53.3 54.3 0.5 1.0 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 9.7 0.9 0.7 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 48.5 49.0 0.5 0.5 -0.8 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 129.7 129.8 ... 0.1 3.4 0.1 2.7
Labour force 86.6 86.1 0.6 -0.5 3.3 -0.6 4.0
Employment 78.9 78.9 0.7 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.7
Full-time employment 67.2 67.7 0.8 0.5 2.6 0.7 4.0
Unemployment 7.6 7.2 0.6 -0.4 1.2 -5.3 20.0
Participation rate 66.8 66.3 0.5 -0.5 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.4 0.7 -0.4 1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 60.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 18.8 18.8 ... 0.0 0.7 0.0 3.9
Labour force 13.4 13.3 0.3 -0.1 1.3 -0.7 10.8
Employment 11.8 12.1 0.3 0.3 1.4 2.5 13.1
Unemployment 1.6 1.2 0.3 -0.4 -0.1 -25.0 -7.7
Participation rate 71.3 70.7 1.8 -0.6 4.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.9 9.0 2.2 -2.9 -1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 62.8 64.4 1.8 1.6 5.3 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 53.6 53.6 ... 0.0 1.4 0.0 2.7
Labour force 38.0 37.8 0.3 -0.2 2.1 -0.5 5.9
Employment 33.9 33.9 0.4 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.8
Unemployment 4.1 3.9 0.4 -0.2 1.6 -4.9 69.6
Participation rate 70.9 70.5 0.7 -0.4 2.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.8 10.3 1.0 -0.5 3.9 ... ...
Employment rate 63.2 63.2 0.8 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 57.3 57.3 ... 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.1
Labour force 35.2 35.0 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3
Employment 33.3 32.9 0.4 -0.4 0.2 -1.2 0.6
Unemployment 1.9 2.1 0.3 0.2 -0.3 10.5 -12.5
Participation rate 61.4 61.1 0.6 -0.3 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 6.0 0.9 0.6 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 58.1 57.4 0.7 -0.7 -0.9 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 809.8 810.7 ... 0.9 9.5 0.1 1.2
Labour force 503.0 508.3 2.7 5.3 13.0 1.1 2.6
Employment 466.9 467.5 2.7 0.6 9.8 0.1 2.1
Full-time employment 381.5 380.6 3.5 -0.9 6.7 -0.2 1.8
Unemployment 36.1 40.9 2.3 4.8 3.2 13.3 8.5
Participation rate 62.1 62.7 0.3 0.6 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 8.0 0.4 0.8 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.7 57.7 0.3 0.0 0.6 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 108.2 108.3 ... 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3
Labour force 75.7 76.6 1.5 0.9 3.1 1.2 4.2
Employment 65.4 65.8 1.5 0.4 3.8 0.6 6.1
Unemployment 10.3 10.8 1.3 0.5 -0.7 4.9 -6.1
Participation rate 70.0 70.7 1.4 0.7 2.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.6 14.1 1.7 0.5 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 60.4 60.8 1.4 0.4 3.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 337.5 338.0 ... 0.5 4.7 0.1 1.4
Labour force 217.5 219.8 1.5 2.3 3.1 1.1 1.4
Employment 201.9 201.9 1.6 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.7
Unemployment 15.6 17.9 1.4 2.3 1.7 14.7 10.5
Participation rate 64.4 65.0 0.4 0.6 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 8.1 0.6 0.9 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 59.7 0.5 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 364.0 364.5 ... 0.5 4.5 0.1 1.3
Labour force 209.9 211.9 1.5 2.0 6.7 1.0 3.3
Employment 199.6 199.8 1.5 0.2 4.6 0.1 2.4
Unemployment 10.3 12.1 1.2 1.8 2.1 17.5 21.0
Participation rate 57.7 58.1 0.4 0.4 1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 5.7 0.6 0.8 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 54.8 54.8 0.4 0.0 0.6 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 633.2 633.5 ... 0.3 5.4 0.0 0.9
Labour force 388.1 386.1 2.2 -2.0 5.3 -0.5 1.4
Employment 355.8 354.6 2.3 -1.2 1.7 -0.3 0.5
Full-time employment 300.7 301.6 2.8 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.2
Unemployment 32.3 31.4 1.9 -0.9 3.5 -2.8 12.5
Participation rate 61.3 60.9 0.4 -0.4 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.3 8.1 0.5 -0.2 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 56.2 56.0 0.4 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 80.1 80.2 ... 0.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.4
Labour force 53.7 52.7 1.2 -1.0 1.0 -1.9 1.9
Employment 45.2 44.4 1.2 -0.8 -2.2 -1.8 -4.7
Unemployment 8.4 8.2 1.0 -0.2 3.2 -2.4 64.0
Participation rate 67.0 65.7 1.5 -1.3 1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.6 15.6 1.7 0.0 5.9 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 55.4 1.4 -1.0 -2.5 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 268.3 268.5 ... 0.2 3.1 0.1 1.2
Labour force 170.6 171.0 1.3 0.4 2.6 0.2 1.5
Employment 156.6 156.9 1.4 0.3 1.2 0.2 0.8
Unemployment 14.0 14.1 1.2 0.1 1.3 0.7 10.2
Participation rate 63.6 63.7 0.5 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.2 8.2 0.7 0.0 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 58.4 0.5 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 284.7 284.9 ... 0.2 2.6 0.1 0.9
Labour force 163.8 162.4 1.2 -1.4 1.7 -0.9 1.1
Employment 154.0 153.3 1.2 -0.7 2.7 -0.5 1.8
Unemployment 9.8 9.1 1.1 -0.7 -0.9 -7.1 -9.0
Participation rate 57.5 57.0 0.4 -0.5 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 5.6 0.7 -0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 54.1 53.8 0.4 -0.3 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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