Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  March
2020
April
2020
Standard error1 March to April 2020 April 2019 to April 2020 March to April 2020 April 2019 to April 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 -1.5 0.0 -0.3
Labour force 246.3 224.1 2.0 -22.2 -35.0 -9.0 -13.5
Employment 217.4 188.2 2.1 -29.2 -40.3 -13.4 -17.6
Full-time employment 186.9 159.6 2.5 -27.3 -34.2 -14.6 -17.6
Part-time employment 30.4 28.7 1.9 -1.7 -6.0 -5.6 -17.3
Unemployment 28.9 35.8 1.9 6.9 5.2 23.9 17.0
Participation rate 56.0 51.0 0.4 -5.0 -7.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.7 16.0 0.7 4.3 4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 49.4 42.8 0.5 -6.6 -9.0 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 130.7 130.9 ... 0.2 3.1 0.2 2.4
Labour force 85.9 77.7 0.6 -8.2 -7.4 -9.5 -8.7
Employment 78.5 69.3 0.6 -9.2 -8.6 -11.7 -11.0
Full-time employment 67.3 60.2 0.8 -7.1 -5.4 -10.5 -8.2
Part-time employment 11.2 9.1 0.7 -2.1 -3.2 -18.8 -26.0
Unemployment 7.4 8.4 0.6 1.0 1.1 13.5 15.1
Participation rate 65.7 59.4 0.5 -6.3 -7.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.6 10.8 0.7 2.2 2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.1 52.9 0.5 -7.2 -8.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 814.3 814.8 ... 0.5 10.3 0.1 1.3
Labour force 490.2 449.6 2.6 -40.6 -50.3 -8.3 -10.1
Employment 446.2 395.6 2.7 -50.6 -69.6 -11.3 -15.0
Full-time employment 372.6 333.8 3.5 -38.8 -44.1 -10.4 -11.7
Part-time employment 73.6 61.8 3.2 -11.8 -25.5 -16.0 -29.2
Unemployment 44.1 54.0 2.3 9.9 19.3 22.4 55.6
Participation rate 60.2 55.2 0.3 -5.0 -6.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 12.0 0.4 3.0 5.1 ... ...
Employment rate 54.8 48.6 0.3 -6.2 -9.2 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 635.3 635.7 ... 0.4 5.8 0.1 0.9
Labour force 379.2 358.7 2.2 -20.5 -28.2 -5.4 -7.3
Employment 345.8 311.4 2.3 -34.4 -44.5 -9.9 -12.5
Full-time employment 300.1 272.2 2.9 -27.9 -26.7 -9.3 -8.9
Part-time employment 45.7 39.3 2.4 -6.4 -17.7 -14.0 -31.1
Unemployment 33.3 47.2 2.0 13.9 16.3 41.7 52.8
Participation rate 59.7 56.4 0.4 -3.3 -5.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 13.2 0.5 4.4 5.2 ... ...
Employment rate 54.4 49.0 0.4 -5.4 -7.5 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,102.4 7,106.8 ... 4.4 70.8 0.1 1.0
Labour force 4,483.3 4,293.3 15.4 -190.0 -274.0 -4.2 -6.0
Employment 4,120.5 3,564.0 15.6 -556.5 -778.3 -13.5 -17.9
Full-time employment 3,485.4 3,033.9 21.2 -451.5 -482.6 -13.0 -13.7
Part-time employment 635.1 530.1 19.2 -105.0 -295.7 -16.5 -35.8
Unemployment 362.8 729.4 12.6 366.6 504.4 101.0 224.2
Participation rate 63.1 60.4 0.2 -2.7 -4.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 17.0 0.3 8.9 12.1 ... ...
Employment rate 58.0 50.1 0.2 -7.9 -11.6 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,289.1 12,298.2 ... 9.1 223.3 0.1 1.8
Labour force 7,737.9 7,285.6 21.3 -452.3 -601.7 -5.8 -7.6
Employment 7,152.3 6,463.1 21.0 -689.2 -959.3 -9.6 -12.9
Full-time employment 5,945.5 5,481.1 28.1 -464.4 -550.3 -7.8 -9.1
Part-time employment 1,206.8 982.0 26.9 -224.8 -409.0 -18.6 -29.4
Unemployment 585.6 822.4 17.9 236.8 357.5 40.4 76.9
Participation rate 63.0 59.2 0.2 -3.8 -6.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 11.3 0.2 3.7 5.4 ... ...
Employment rate 58.2 52.6 0.2 -5.6 -8.9 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,046.3 1,046.2 ... -0.1 11.8 0.0 1.1
Labour force 682.7 648.4 2.9 -34.3 -41.4 -5.0 -6.0
Employment 638.9 574.7 2.8 -64.2 -79.6 -10.0 -12.2
Full-time employment 515.3 477.7 4.0 -37.6 -45.4 -7.3 -8.7
Part-time employment 123.5 97.0 3.8 -26.5 -34.2 -21.5 -26.1
Unemployment 43.9 73.7 2.2 29.8 38.2 67.9 107.6
Participation rate 65.2 62.0 0.3 -3.2 -4.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 11.4 0.3 5.0 6.3 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 54.9 0.3 -6.2 -8.4 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 894.7 894.6 ... -0.1 6.2 0.0 0.7
Labour force 603.6 571.6 2.5 -32.0 -42.6 -5.3 -6.9
Employment 559.8 506.9 2.5 -52.9 -73.7 -9.4 -12.7
Full-time employment 469.2 429.3 3.6 -39.9 -50.4 -8.5 -10.5
Part-time employment 90.5 77.6 3.3 -12.9 -23.3 -14.3 -23.1
Unemployment 43.8 64.7 2.2 20.9 31.1 47.7 92.6
Participation rate 67.5 63.9 0.3 -3.6 -5.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.3 11.3 0.3 4.0 5.8 ... ...
Employment rate 62.6 56.7 0.3 -5.9 -8.7 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,566.7 3,569.5 ... 2.8 58.6 0.1 1.7
Labour force 2,423.3 2,273.3 9.7 -150.0 -246.1 -6.2 -9.8
Employment 2,212.8 1,969.0 10.3 -243.8 -381.9 -11.0 -16.2
Full-time employment 1,854.8 1,672.3 14.3 -182.5 -261.7 -9.8 -13.5
Part-time employment 358.0 296.7 13.2 -61.3 -120.3 -17.1 -28.8
Unemployment 210.5 304.3 9.2 93.8 135.8 44.6 80.6
Participation rate 67.9 63.7 0.3 -4.2 -8.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.7 13.4 0.4 4.7 6.7 ... ...
Employment rate 62.0 55.2 0.3 -6.8 -11.8 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,154.4 4,158.3 ... 3.9 80.4 0.1 2.0
Labour force 2,593.4 2,421.0 11.0 -172.4 -266.2 -6.6 -9.9
Employment 2,406.7 2,142.6 10.9 -264.1 -420.9 -11.0 -16.4
Full-time employment 1,937.6 1,742.7 15.3 -194.9 -267.1 -10.1 -13.3
Part-time employment 469.1 399.9 14.4 -69.2 -153.8 -14.8 -27.8
Unemployment 186.7 278.4 8.5 91.7 154.7 49.1 125.1
Participation rate 62.4 58.2 0.3 -4.2 -7.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 11.5 0.3 4.3 6.9 ... ...
Employment rate 57.9 51.5 0.3 -6.4 -11.4 ... ...
...
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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