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)
  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              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 53.3 53.2 ... -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.7
Labour force 27.7 26.7 0.9 -1.0 -5.8 -3.6 -17.8
Employment 22.9 19.9 0.8 -3.0 -6.4 -13.1 -24.3
Unemployment 4.8 6.8 0.8 2.0 0.6 41.7 9.7
Participation rate 52.0 50.2 1.7 -1.8 -10.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.3 25.5 2.4 8.2 6.4 ... ...
Employment rate 43.0 37.4 1.5 -5.6 -11.7 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 187.7 187.6 ... -0.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.5
Labour force 114.4 103.0 1.2 -11.4 -17.1 -10.0 -14.2
Employment 98.5 83.0 1.4 -15.5 -21.0 -15.7 -20.2
Unemployment 15.9 19.9 1.3 4.0 3.8 25.2 23.6
Participation rate 60.9 54.9 0.6 -6.0 -8.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.9 19.3 1.0 5.4 5.9 ... ...
Employment rate 52.5 44.2 0.7 -8.3 -11.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 198.9 198.9 ... 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 104.1 94.4 1.1 -9.7 -12.1 -9.3 -11.4
Employment 95.9 85.3 1.1 -10.6 -12.9 -11.1 -13.1
Unemployment 8.2 9.1 0.9 0.9 0.8 11.0 9.6
Participation rate 52.3 47.5 0.5 -4.8 -6.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 9.6 0.9 1.7 1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 48.2 42.9 0.6 -5.3 -6.4 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 19.1 19.2 ... 0.1 0.8 0.5 4.3
Labour force 12.4 10.0 0.3 -2.4 -2.5 -19.4 -20.0
Employment 11.1 8.6 0.3 -2.5 -2.6 -22.5 -23.2
Unemployment 1.4 1.4 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 16.7
Participation rate 64.9 52.1 1.8 -12.8 -15.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.3 14.0 2.1 2.7 4.4 ... ...
Employment rate 58.1 44.8 1.8 -13.3 -16.1 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 54.0 54.0 ... 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.3
Labour force 37.9 35.2 0.4 -2.7 -2.3 -7.1 -6.1
Employment 34.3 31.8 0.4 -2.5 -2.0 -7.3 -5.9
Unemployment 3.6 3.3 0.4 -0.3 -0.4 -8.3 -10.8
Participation rate 70.2 65.2 0.7 -5.0 -5.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 9.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 63.5 58.9 0.7 -4.6 -5.1 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 57.6 57.6 ... 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.8
Labour force 35.6 32.5 0.3 -3.1 -2.6 -8.7 -7.4
Employment 33.1 28.8 0.4 -4.3 -4.0 -13.0 -12.2
Unemployment 2.5 3.7 0.3 1.2 1.4 48.0 60.9
Participation rate 61.8 56.4 0.6 -5.4 -5.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 11.4 0.9 4.4 4.8 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 50.0 0.6 -7.5 -8.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 108.7 108.7 ... 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.7
Labour force 68.0 58.6 1.5 -9.4 -15.9 -13.8 -21.3
Employment 56.3 43.1 1.4 -13.2 -21.3 -23.4 -33.1
Unemployment 11.7 15.5 1.3 3.8 5.5 32.5 55.0
Participation rate 62.6 53.9 1.4 -8.7 -15.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.2 26.5 1.7 9.3 13.1 ... ...
Employment rate 51.8 39.7 1.3 -12.1 -20.0 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 339.6 339.7 ... 0.1 4.7 0.0 1.4
Labour force 216.5 202.2 1.5 -14.3 -15.6 -6.6 -7.2
Employment 199.0 182.4 1.6 -16.6 -20.3 -8.3 -10.0
Unemployment 17.5 19.8 1.4 2.3 4.7 13.1 31.1
Participation rate 63.8 59.5 0.4 -4.3 -5.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 9.8 0.6 1.7 2.9 ... ...
Employment rate 58.6 53.7 0.5 -4.9 -6.8 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 366.1 366.4 ... 0.3 4.9 0.1 1.4
Labour force 205.8 188.8 1.5 -17.0 -18.8 -8.3 -9.1
Employment 190.8 170.0 1.5 -20.8 -28.1 -10.9 -14.2
Unemployment 14.9 18.7 1.2 3.8 9.2 25.5 96.8
Participation rate 56.2 51.5 0.4 -4.7 -5.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 9.9 0.6 2.7 5.3 ... ...
Employment rate 52.1 46.4 0.4 -5.7 -8.4 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 80.1 80.2 ... 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
Labour force 50.5 44.6 1.2 -5.9 -9.3 -11.7 -17.3
Employment 42.6 35.2 1.2 -7.4 -12.3 -17.4 -25.9
Unemployment 8.0 9.4 1.0 1.4 3.0 17.5 46.9
Participation rate 63.0 55.6 1.5 -7.4 -11.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.8 21.1 1.8 5.3 9.2 ... ...
Employment rate 53.2 43.9 1.5 -9.3 -15.3 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 269.4 269.5 ... 0.1 3.0 0.0 1.1
Labour force 171.4 161.8 1.3 -9.6 -10.4 -5.6 -6.0
Employment 157.2 141.5 1.5 -15.7 -16.1 -10.0 -10.2
Unemployment 14.2 20.3 1.3 6.1 5.6 43.0 38.1
Participation rate 63.6 60.0 0.5 -3.6 -4.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.3 12.5 0.7 4.2 4.0 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 52.5 0.5 -5.9 -6.6 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 285.8 286.0 ... 0.2 2.8 0.1 1.0
Labour force 157.2 152.3 1.2 -4.9 -8.4 -3.1 -5.2
Employment 146.0 134.7 1.2 -11.3 -16.2 -7.7 -10.7
Unemployment 11.2 17.6 1.1 6.4 7.7 57.1 77.8
Participation rate 55.0 53.3 0.4 -1.7 -3.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 11.6 0.7 4.5 5.4 ... ...
Employment rate 51.1 47.1 0.4 -4.0 -6.2 ... ...
...
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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