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)
  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              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 53.2 53.3 ... 0.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.6
Labour force 31.7 27.7 0.9 -4.0 -4.6 -12.6 -14.2
Employment 26.1 22.9 0.8 -3.2 -3.6 -12.3 -13.6
Unemployment 5.6 4.8 0.8 -0.8 -1.0 -14.3 -17.2
Participation rate 59.6 52.0 1.7 -7.6 -8.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.7 17.3 2.4 -0.4 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 49.1 43.0 1.5 -6.1 -6.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 187.6 187.7 ... 0.1 -1.0 0.1 -0.5
Labour force 115.9 114.4 1.2 -1.5 -6.0 -1.3 -5.0
Employment 99.1 98.5 1.4 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6 -5.4
Unemployment 16.8 15.9 1.3 -0.9 -0.4 -5.4 -2.5
Participation rate 61.8 60.9 0.6 -0.9 -2.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.5 13.9 1.0 -0.6 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 52.8 52.5 0.7 -0.3 -2.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 198.9 198.9 ... 0.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 105.9 104.1 1.1 -1.8 -3.3 -1.7 -3.1
Employment 98.0 95.9 1.1 -2.1 -3.5 -2.1 -3.5
Unemployment 7.9 8.2 0.9 0.3 0.1 3.8 1.2
Participation rate 53.2 52.3 0.5 -0.9 -1.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.9 0.9 0.4 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 49.3 48.2 0.6 -1.1 -1.7 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 19.0 19.1 ... 0.1 0.8 0.5 4.4
Labour force 13.5 12.4 0.3 -1.1 -0.4 -8.1 -3.1
Employment 12.0 11.1 0.3 -0.9 -0.3 -7.5 -2.6
Unemployment 1.5 1.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0 -6.7 0.0
Participation rate 71.1 64.9 1.8 -6.2 -5.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.1 11.3 2.1 0.2 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 63.2 58.1 1.8 -5.1 -4.2 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 53.9 54.0 ... 0.1 1.4 0.2 2.7
Labour force 38.0 37.9 0.4 -0.1 1.2 -0.3 3.3
Employment 34.7 34.3 0.4 -0.4 1.2 -1.2 3.6
Unemployment 3.3 3.6 0.4 0.3 0.0 9.1 0.0
Participation rate 70.5 70.2 0.7 -0.3 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.7 9.5 1.0 0.8 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 64.4 63.5 0.7 -0.9 0.6 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 57.5 57.6 ... 0.1 1.1 0.2 1.9
Labour force 36.2 35.6 0.3 -0.6 0.5 -1.7 1.4
Employment 33.9 33.1 0.4 -0.8 0.5 -2.4 1.5
Unemployment 2.3 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 8.7 4.2
Participation rate 63.0 61.8 0.6 -1.2 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 7.0 0.9 0.6 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.0 57.5 0.6 -1.5 -0.2 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 108.6 108.7 ... 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.7
Labour force 79.3 68.0 1.5 -11.3 -4.9 -14.2 -6.7
Employment 68.4 56.3 1.4 -12.1 -7.7 -17.7 -12.0
Unemployment 10.9 11.7 1.3 0.8 2.8 7.3 31.5
Participation rate 73.0 62.6 1.4 -10.4 -5.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.7 17.2 1.7 3.5 5.0 ... ...
Employment rate 63.0 51.8 1.3 -11.2 -7.5 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 339.2 339.6 ... 0.4 4.9 0.1 1.5
Labour force 219.7 216.5 1.5 -3.2 -1.3 -1.5 -0.6
Employment 202.5 199.0 1.6 -3.5 -5.1 -1.7 -2.5
Unemployment 17.1 17.5 1.4 0.4 3.8 2.3 27.7
Participation rate 64.8 63.8 0.4 -1.0 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.8 8.1 0.6 0.3 1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 58.6 0.5 -1.1 -2.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 365.8 366.1 ... 0.3 4.9 0.1 1.4
Labour force 211.9 205.8 1.5 -6.1 -1.2 -2.9 -0.6
Employment 200.1 190.8 1.5 -9.3 -7.9 -4.6 -4.0
Unemployment 11.7 14.9 1.2 3.2 6.7 27.4 81.7
Participation rate 57.9 56.2 0.4 -1.7 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 7.2 0.6 1.7 3.2 ... ...
Employment rate 54.7 52.1 0.4 -2.6 -2.9 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 80.1 80.1 ... 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 52.0 50.5 1.2 -1.5 -4.5 -2.9 -8.2
Employment 46.8 42.6 1.2 -4.2 -5.9 -9.0 -12.2
Unemployment 5.3 8.0 1.0 2.7 1.5 50.9 23.1
Participation rate 64.9 63.0 1.5 -1.9 -5.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.2 15.8 1.8 5.6 4.0 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 53.2 1.5 -5.2 -7.3 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 269.2 269.4 ... 0.2 3.2 0.1 1.2
Labour force 172.8 171.4 1.3 -1.4 -1.0 -0.8 -0.6
Employment 159.4 157.2 1.5 -2.2 0.0 -1.4 0.0
Unemployment 13.3 14.2 1.3 0.9 -1.0 6.8 -6.6
Participation rate 64.2 63.6 0.5 -0.6 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 8.3 0.7 0.6 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 59.2 58.4 0.5 -0.8 -0.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 285.6 285.8 ... 0.2 3.0 0.1 1.1
Labour force 163.1 157.2 1.2 -5.9 -5.3 -3.6 -3.3
Employment 154.8 146.0 1.2 -8.8 -7.5 -5.7 -4.9
Unemployment 8.3 11.2 1.1 2.9 2.3 34.9 25.8
Participation rate 57.1 55.0 0.4 -2.1 -2.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 7.1 0.7 2.0 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 54.2 51.1 0.4 -3.1 -3.2 ... ...
...
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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