Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  January
2020
February
2020
Standard error1 January to February 2020 February 2019 to February 2020 January to February 2020 February 2019 to February 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 439.8 439.7 ... -0.1 -2.0 0.0 -0.5
Labour force 252.5 253.5 2.0 1.0 -8.0 0.4 -3.1
Employment 222.5 223.2 2.1 0.7 -7.4 0.3 -3.2
Full-time employment 187.7 185.8 2.5 -1.9 -10.2 -1.0 -5.2
Part-time employment 34.8 37.4 1.9 2.6 2.8 7.5 8.1
Unemployment 30.0 30.3 1.9 0.3 -0.6 1.0 -1.9
Participation rate 57.4 57.7 0.4 0.3 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.9 12.0 0.7 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 50.6 50.8 0.5 0.2 -1.4 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 130.2 130.4 ... 0.2 3.2 0.2 2.5
Labour force 86.8 87.6 0.6 0.8 3.9 0.9 4.7
Employment 80.3 80.6 0.6 0.3 5.3 0.4 7.0
Full-time employment 68.4 68.5 0.8 0.1 4.9 0.1 7.7
Part-time employment 11.9 12.2 0.7 0.3 0.5 2.5 4.3
Unemployment 6.5 7.0 0.6 0.5 -1.4 7.7 -16.7
Participation rate 66.7 67.2 0.5 0.5 1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 8.0 0.7 0.5 -2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.7 61.8 0.5 0.1 2.6 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 813.0 813.6 ... 0.6 10.2 0.1 1.3
Labour force 504.5 510.9 2.6 6.4 12.2 1.3 2.4
Employment 467.3 471.0 2.7 3.7 4.1 0.8 0.9
Full-time employment 382.3 380.3 3.5 -2.0 -1.8 -0.5 -0.5
Part-time employment 85.0 90.7 3.2 5.7 6.0 6.7 7.1
Unemployment 37.2 39.8 2.3 2.6 7.9 7.0 24.8
Participation rate 62.1 62.8 0.3 0.7 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.8 0.4 0.4 1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 57.9 0.3 0.4 -0.2 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 634.6 635.0 ... 0.4 6.1 0.1 1.0
Labour force 390.1 387.9 2.2 -2.2 -1.6 -0.6 -0.4
Employment 360.9 361.0 2.3 0.1 4.1 0.0 1.1
Full-time employment 308.6 310.1 2.9 1.5 7.2 0.5 2.4
Part-time employment 52.3 50.9 2.4 -1.4 -3.0 -2.7 -5.6
Unemployment 29.2 26.9 2.0 -2.3 -5.7 -7.9 -17.5
Participation rate 61.5 61.1 0.4 -0.4 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 6.9 0.5 -0.6 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 56.9 56.9 0.4 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,089.1 7,095.0 ... 5.9 68.1 0.1 1.0
Labour force 4,597.2 4,589.2 15.4 -8.0 33.2 -0.2 0.7
Employment 4,364.5 4,384.5 15.6 20.0 66.1 0.5 1.5
Full-time employment 3,563.1 3,577.0 21.2 13.9 73.2 0.4 2.1
Part-time employment 801.4 807.5 19.2 6.1 -7.1 0.8 -0.9
Unemployment 232.7 204.7 12.6 -28.0 -32.9 -12.0 -13.8
Participation rate 64.8 64.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 4.5 0.3 -0.6 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 61.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,253.3 12,267.5 ... 14.2 231.7 0.1 1.9
Labour force 7,973.6 7,991.5 21.3 17.9 164.0 0.2 2.1
Employment 7,558.3 7,555.1 21.0 -3.2 171.3 0.0 2.3
Full-time employment 6,173.7 6,194.0 28.1 20.3 163.8 0.3 2.7
Part-time employment 1,384.6 1,361.1 26.9 -23.5 7.5 -1.7 0.6
Unemployment 415.3 436.4 17.9 21.1 -7.3 5.1 -1.6
Participation rate 65.1 65.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 5.5 0.2 0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.7 61.6 0.2 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,044.2 1,045.0 ... 0.8 12.9 0.1 1.2
Labour force 696.7 699.5 2.9 2.8 8.9 0.4 1.3
Employment 661.0 664.2 2.8 3.2 9.7 0.5 1.5
Full-time employment 524.3 525.0 4.0 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.1
Part-time employment 136.6 139.2 3.8 2.6 9.3 1.9 7.2
Unemployment 35.7 35.3 2.2 -0.4 -0.8 -1.1 -2.2
Participation rate 66.7 66.9 0.3 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 63.3 63.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 893.1 893.6 ... 0.5 5.8 0.1 0.7
Labour force 617.5 619.0 2.5 1.5 8.0 0.2 1.3
Employment 580.2 580.7 2.5 0.5 4.9 0.1 0.9
Full-time employment 477.0 475.3 3.6 -1.7 4.2 -0.4 0.9
Part-time employment 103.2 105.5 3.3 2.3 0.9 2.2 0.9
Unemployment 37.3 38.3 2.2 1.0 3.0 2.7 8.5
Participation rate 69.1 69.3 0.3 0.2 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.2 0.3 0.2 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 65.0 65.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,557.7 3,561.4 ... 3.7 59.8 0.1 1.7
Labour force 2,500.1 2,510.2 9.7 10.1 -3.0 0.4 -0.1
Employment 2,318.5 2,329.9 10.3 11.4 -1.6 0.5 -0.1
Full-time employment 1,895.0 1,898.3 14.3 3.3 -9.1 0.2 -0.5
Part-time employment 423.5 431.6 13.2 8.1 7.5 1.9 1.8
Unemployment 181.7 180.3 9.2 -1.4 -1.4 -0.8 -0.8
Participation rate 70.3 70.5 0.3 0.2 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.3 7.2 0.4 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 65.2 65.4 0.3 0.2 -1.2 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,140.3 4,146.5 ... 6.2 79.2 0.1 1.9
Labour force 2,664.5 2,673.8 11.0 9.3 1.4 0.3 0.1
Employment 2,545.6 2,539.1 10.9 -6.5 -11.4 -0.3 -0.4
Full-time employment 1,991.1 1,994.5 15.3 3.4 19.5 0.2 1.0
Part-time employment 554.5 544.6 14.4 -9.9 -30.9 -1.8 -5.4
Unemployment 118.8 134.7 8.5 15.9 12.9 13.4 10.6
Participation rate 64.4 64.5 0.3 0.1 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 5.0 0.3 0.5 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 61.5 61.2 0.3 -0.3 -1.5 ... ...
...
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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