Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  February
2020
March
2020
Standard error1 February to March 2020 March 2019 to March 2020 February to March 2020 March 2019 to March 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 439.7 439.8 ... 0.1 -1.8 0.0 -0.4
Labour force 253.5 246.3 2.0 -7.2 -13.8 -2.8 -5.3
Employment 223.2 217.4 2.1 -5.8 -12.5 -2.6 -5.4
Full-time employment 185.8 186.9 2.5 1.1 -7.2 0.6 -3.7
Part-time employment 37.4 30.4 1.9 -7.0 -5.4 -18.7 -15.1
Unemployment 30.3 28.9 1.9 -1.4 -1.3 -4.6 -4.3
Participation rate 57.7 56.0 0.4 -1.7 -2.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.0 11.7 0.7 -0.3 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 50.8 49.4 0.5 -1.4 -2.7 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 130.4 130.7 ... 0.3 3.3 0.2 2.6
Labour force 87.6 85.9 0.6 -1.7 1.3 -1.9 1.5
Employment 80.6 78.5 0.6 -2.1 1.3 -2.6 1.7
Full-time employment 68.5 67.3 0.8 -1.2 2.1 -1.8 3.2
Part-time employment 12.2 11.2 0.7 -1.0 -0.7 -8.2 -5.9
Unemployment 7.0 7.4 0.6 0.4 -0.1 5.7 -1.3
Participation rate 67.2 65.7 0.5 -1.5 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.6 0.7 0.6 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 61.8 60.1 0.5 -1.7 -0.5 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 813.6 814.3 ... 0.7 10.5 0.1 1.3
Labour force 510.9 490.2 2.6 -20.7 -7.5 -4.1 -1.5
Employment 471.0 446.2 2.7 -24.8 -20.6 -5.3 -4.4
Full-time employment 380.3 372.6 3.5 -7.7 -6.2 -2.0 -1.6
Part-time employment 90.7 73.6 3.2 -17.1 -14.5 -18.9 -16.5
Unemployment 39.8 44.1 2.3 4.3 13.2 10.8 42.7
Participation rate 62.8 60.2 0.3 -2.6 -1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.8 9.0 0.4 1.2 2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 57.9 54.8 0.3 -3.1 -3.3 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 635.0 635.3 ... 0.3 6.1 0.0 1.0
Labour force 387.9 379.2 2.2 -8.7 -10.6 -2.2 -2.7
Employment 361.0 345.8 2.3 -15.2 -13.4 -4.2 -3.7
Full-time employment 310.1 300.1 2.9 -10.0 -4.3 -3.2 -1.4
Part-time employment 50.9 45.7 2.4 -5.2 -9.1 -10.2 -16.6
Unemployment 26.9 33.3 2.0 6.4 2.7 23.8 8.8
Participation rate 61.1 59.7 0.4 -1.4 -2.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.9 8.8 0.5 1.9 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 56.9 54.4 0.4 -2.5 -2.7 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,095.0 7,102.4 ... 7.4 72.0 0.1 1.0
Labour force 4,589.2 4,483.3 15.4 -105.9 -59.6 -2.3 -1.3
Employment 4,384.5 4,120.5 15.6 -264.0 -187.9 -6.0 -4.4
Full-time employment 3,577.0 3,485.4 21.2 -91.6 -7.2 -2.6 -0.2
Part-time employment 807.5 635.1 19.2 -172.4 -180.7 -21.3 -22.2
Unemployment 204.7 362.8 12.6 158.1 128.3 77.2 54.7
Participation rate 64.7 63.1 0.2 -1.6 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 8.1 0.3 3.6 2.9 ... ...
Employment rate 61.8 58.0 0.2 -3.8 -3.3 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,267.5 12,289.1 ... 21.6 237.0 0.2 2.0
Labour force 7,991.5 7,737.9 21.3 -253.6 -101.3 -3.2 -1.3
Employment 7,555.1 7,152.3 21.0 -402.8 -227.6 -5.3 -3.1
Full-time employment 6,194.0 5,945.5 28.1 -248.5 -74.4 -4.0 -1.2
Part-time employment 1,361.1 1,206.8 26.9 -154.3 -153.3 -11.3 -11.3
Unemployment 436.4 585.6 17.9 149.2 126.3 34.2 27.5
Participation rate 65.1 63.0 0.2 -2.1 -2.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 7.6 0.2 2.1 1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 58.2 0.2 -3.4 -3.0 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,045.0 1,046.3 ... 1.3 13.1 0.1 1.3
Labour force 699.5 682.7 2.9 -16.8 -6.4 -2.4 -0.9
Employment 664.2 638.9 2.8 -25.3 -15.6 -3.8 -2.4
Full-time employment 525.0 515.3 4.0 -9.7 -7.8 -1.8 -1.5
Part-time employment 139.2 123.5 3.8 -15.7 -7.9 -11.3 -6.0
Unemployment 35.3 43.9 2.2 8.6 9.3 24.4 26.9
Participation rate 66.9 65.2 0.3 -1.7 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 6.4 0.3 1.4 1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 63.6 61.1 0.3 -2.5 -2.2 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 893.6 894.7 ... 1.1 6.6 0.1 0.7
Labour force 619.0 603.6 2.5 -15.4 -6.1 -2.5 -1.0
Employment 580.7 559.8 2.5 -20.9 -19.3 -3.6 -3.3
Full-time employment 475.3 469.2 3.6 -6.1 -5.2 -1.3 -1.1
Part-time employment 105.5 90.5 3.3 -15.0 -14.2 -14.2 -13.6
Unemployment 38.3 43.8 2.2 5.5 13.2 14.4 43.1
Participation rate 69.3 67.5 0.3 -1.8 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 7.3 0.3 1.1 2.3 ... ...
Employment rate 65.0 62.6 0.3 -2.4 -2.6 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,561.4 3,566.7 ... 5.3 61.4 0.1 1.8
Labour force 2,510.2 2,423.3 9.7 -86.9 -79.5 -3.5 -3.2
Employment 2,329.9 2,212.8 10.3 -117.1 -118.4 -5.0 -5.1
Full-time employment 1,898.3 1,854.8 14.3 -43.5 -71.1 -2.3 -3.7
Part-time employment 431.6 358.0 13.2 -73.6 -47.3 -17.1 -11.7
Unemployment 180.3 210.5 9.2 30.2 38.9 16.7 22.7
Participation rate 70.5 67.9 0.3 -2.6 -3.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 8.7 0.4 1.5 1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 65.4 62.0 0.3 -3.4 -4.5 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,146.5 4,154.4 ... 7.9 82.9 0.2 2.0
Labour force 2,673.8 2,593.4 11.0 -80.4 -90.1 -3.0 -3.4
Employment 2,539.1 2,406.7 10.9 -132.4 -151.0 -5.2 -5.9
Full-time employment 1,994.5 1,937.6 15.3 -56.9 -42.3 -2.9 -2.1
Part-time employment 544.6 469.1 14.4 -75.5 -108.6 -13.9 -18.8
Unemployment 134.7 186.7 8.5 52.0 60.8 38.6 48.3
Participation rate 64.5 62.4 0.3 -2.1 -3.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 7.2 0.3 2.2 2.5 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 57.9 0.3 -3.3 -4.9 ... ...
...
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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