Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  December
2019
January
2020
Standard error1 December 2019 to January 2020 January 2019 to January 2020 December 2019 to January 2020 January 2019 to January 2020
  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 439.8 439.8 ... 0.0 -2.1 0.0 -0.5
Labour force 251.3 252.5 2.0 1.2 -9.7 0.5 -3.7
Employment 221.7 222.5 2.1 0.8 -9.8 0.4 -4.2
Full-time employment 185.9 187.7 2.5 1.8 -9.0 1.0 -4.6
Part-time employment 35.8 34.8 1.9 -1.0 -0.7 -2.8 -2.0
Unemployment 29.6 30.0 1.9 0.4 0.1 1.4 0.3
Participation rate 57.1 57.4 0.4 0.3 -1.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.8 11.9 0.7 0.1 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 50.4 50.6 0.5 0.2 -2.0 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 130.1 130.2 ... 0.1 3.3 0.1 2.6
Labour force 86.9 86.8 0.6 -0.1 3.2 -0.1 3.8
Employment 80.0 80.3 0.6 0.3 4.8 0.4 6.4
Full-time employment 68.2 68.4 0.8 0.2 4.1 0.3 6.4
Part-time employment 11.8 11.9 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.8 6.3
Unemployment 6.9 6.5 0.6 -0.4 -1.5 -5.8 -18.8
Participation rate 66.8 66.7 0.5 -0.1 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 7.5 0.7 -0.4 -2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.5 61.7 0.5 0.2 2.2 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 812.4 813.0 ... 0.6 10.0 0.1 1.2
Labour force 505.4 504.5 2.6 -0.9 5.3 -0.2 1.1
Employment 465.6 467.3 2.7 1.7 1.7 0.4 0.4
Full-time employment 382.6 382.3 3.5 -0.3 1.2 -0.1 0.3
Part-time employment 83.0 85.0 3.2 2.0 0.4 2.4 0.5
Unemployment 39.7 37.2 2.3 -2.5 3.6 -6.3 10.7
Participation rate 62.2 62.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 7.4 0.4 -0.5 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 57.3 57.5 0.3 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 634.4 634.6 ... 0.2 5.7 0.0 0.9
Labour force 385.0 390.1 2.2 5.1 3.1 1.3 0.8
Employment 356.3 360.9 2.3 4.6 5.3 1.3 1.5
Full-time employment 306.8 308.6 2.9 1.8 4.8 0.6 1.6
Part-time employment 49.5 52.3 2.4 2.8 0.5 5.7 1.0
Unemployment 28.7 29.2 2.0 0.5 -2.2 1.7 -7.0
Participation rate 60.7 61.5 0.4 0.8 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.5 0.5 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 56.2 56.9 0.4 0.7 0.4 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,083.0 7,089.1 ... 6.1 65.8 0.1 0.9
Labour force 4,586.4 4,597.2 15.4 10.8 50.1 0.2 1.1
Employment 4,345.4 4,364.5 15.6 19.1 60.3 0.4 1.4
Full-time employment 3,531.9 3,563.1 21.2 31.2 68.6 0.9 2.0
Part-time employment 813.6 801.4 19.2 -12.2 -8.3 -1.5 -1.0
Unemployment 240.9 232.7 12.6 -8.2 -10.2 -3.4 -4.2
Participation rate 64.8 64.8 0.2 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 61.6 0.2 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,239.1 12,253.3 ... 14.2 232.0 0.1 1.9
Labour force 7,965.8 7,973.6 21.3 7.8 175.9 0.1 2.3
Employment 7,542.4 7,558.3 21.0 15.9 209.2 0.2 2.8
Full-time employment 6,163.7 6,173.7 28.1 10.0 197.0 0.2 3.3
Part-time employment 1,378.6 1,384.6 26.9 6.0 12.2 0.4 0.9
Unemployment 423.5 415.3 17.9 -8.2 -33.3 -1.9 -7.4
Participation rate 65.1 65.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 61.7 0.2 0.1 0.6 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,043.7 1,044.2 ... 0.5 13.0 0.0 1.3
Labour force 688.9 696.7 2.9 7.8 0.6 1.1 0.1
Employment 654.5 661.0 2.8 6.5 3.5 1.0 0.5
Full-time employment 522.8 524.3 4.0 1.5 -2.6 0.3 -0.5
Part-time employment 131.7 136.6 3.8 4.9 6.0 3.7 4.6
Unemployment 34.4 35.7 2.2 1.3 -2.9 3.8 -7.5
Participation rate 66.0 66.7 0.3 0.7 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 5.1 0.3 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 62.7 63.3 0.3 0.6 -0.5 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 893.1 893.1 ... 0.0 5.6 0.0 0.6
Labour force 614.2 617.5 2.5 3.3 6.6 0.5 1.1
Employment 579.0 580.2 2.5 1.2 3.5 0.2 0.6
Full-time employment 477.7 477.0 3.6 -0.7 5.0 -0.1 1.1
Part-time employment 101.4 103.2 3.3 1.8 -1.6 1.8 -1.5
Unemployment 35.2 37.3 2.2 2.1 3.2 6.0 9.4
Participation rate 68.8 69.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 6.0 0.3 0.3 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 64.8 65.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,554.4 3,557.7 ... 3.3 58.8 0.1 1.7
Labour force 2,513.6 2,500.1 9.7 -13.5 2.5 -0.5 0.1
Employment 2,337.4 2,318.5 10.3 -18.9 -9.3 -0.8 -0.4
Full-time employment 1,898.6 1,895.0 14.3 -3.6 -12.2 -0.2 -0.6
Part-time employment 438.7 423.5 13.2 -15.2 2.9 -3.5 0.7
Unemployment 176.3 181.7 9.2 5.4 11.9 3.1 7.0
Participation rate 70.7 70.3 0.3 -0.4 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.3 0.4 0.3 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 65.8 65.2 0.3 -0.6 -1.3 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,134.7 4,140.3 ... 5.6 76.6 0.1 1.9
Labour force 2,670.2 2,664.5 11.0 -5.7 -8.0 -0.2 -0.3
Employment 2,542.2 2,545.6 10.9 3.4 -1.5 0.1 -0.1
Full-time employment 1,997.2 1,991.1 15.3 -6.1 18.8 -0.3 1.0
Part-time employment 545.0 554.5 14.4 9.5 -20.3 1.7 -3.5
Unemployment 128.0 118.8 8.5 -9.2 -6.5 -7.2 -5.2
Participation rate 64.6 64.4 0.3 -0.2 -1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 4.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.5 61.5 0.3 0.0 -1.2 ... ...
...
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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