Table 9 
Labour force characteristics by province and economic region,1 three-month moving average ending in April 2019 and April 2020, unadjusted for seasonality 

Labour force characteristics by province and economic region, three-month moving average ending in April 2019 and April 2020, unadjusted for seasonality
  Population Labour force Employment Unemployment Participation rate Unemployment rate Employment rate
  thousandsthousandsthousandsthousands %%%
Canada              
2019 30,586.9 19,937.2 18,726.4 1,210.9 65.2 6.1 61.2
2020 31,065.5 19,367.6 17,595.0 1,772.6 62.3 9.2 56.6
Newfoundland and Labrador              
2019 441.5 254.1 220.9 33.3 57.6 13.1 50.0
2020 439.8 235.9 200.9 35.0 53.6 14.8 45.7
Avalon Peninsula              
2019 237.5 148.9 133.7 15.3 62.7 10.3 56.3
2020 237.8 140.3 123.5 16.8 59.0 12.0 51.9
South Coast–Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame–Central Bonavista Bay               
2019 119.1 59.1 47.5 11.6 49.6 19.6 39.9
2020 117.9 52.8 42.6 10.1 44.8 19.1 36.1
West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador              
2019 84.9 46.1 39.7 6.4 54.3 13.9 46.8
2020 84.0 42.8 34.7 8.1 51.0 18.9 41.3
Prince Edward Island              
2019 127.5 82.3 72.4 9.9 64.5 12.0 56.8
2020 130.7 81.1 71.4 9.7 62.1 12.0 54.6
Nova Scotia              
2019 803.9 491.3 454.9 36.5 61.1 7.4 56.6
2020 814.2 477.2 427.0 50.2 58.6 10.5 52.4
Cape Breton              
2019 104.1 55.6 47.1 8.5 53.4 15.3 45.2
2020 103.7 53.8 45.0 8.8 51.9 16.4 43.4
North Shore              
2019 127.7 72.2 66.5 5.6 56.5 7.8 52.1
2020 128.1 69.6 62.4 7.2 54.3 10.3 48.7
Annapolis Valley              
2019 103.3 61.8 57.3 4.5 59.8 7.3 55.5
2020 103.9 56.1 50.3 5.9 54.0 10.5 48.4
Southern              
2019 97.7 54.9 50.6 4.3 56.2 7.8 51.8
2020 98.2 52.2 46.5 5.7 53.2 10.9 47.4
Halifax              
2019 371.1 246.9 233.4 13.5 66.5 5.5 62.9
2020 380.3 245.5 222.9 22.6 64.6 9.2 58.6
New Brunswick              
2019 629.3 381.5 345.8 35.7 60.6 9.4 54.9
2020 635.3 368.3 327.2 41.1 58.0 11.2 51.5
Campbellton–Miramichi              
2019 126.9 66.2 55.9 10.2 52.2 15.4 44.1
2020 126.9 64.2 53.4 10.8 50.6 16.8 42.1
Moncton–Richibucto              
2019 183.0 116.6 106.2 10.4 63.7 8.9 58.0
2020 185.8 113.5 103.1 10.4 61.1 9.2 55.5
Saint John–St. Stephen              
2019 142.7 91.7 85.5 6.2 64.3 6.8 59.9
2020 144.1 87.0 77.7 9.3 60.4 10.7 53.9
Fredericton–Oromocto              
2019 113.9 70.0 64.2 5.8 61.5 8.3 56.4
2020 115.6 66.3 59.7 6.6 57.4 10.0 51.6
Edmundston–Woodstock              
2019 62.8 37.0 33.9 3.1 58.9 8.4 54.0
2020 63.0 37.2 33.2 4.0 59.0 10.8 52.7
Quebec              
2019 7,031.1 4,514.6 4,253.4 261.2 64.2 5.8 60.5
2020 7,101.4 4,420.8 3,954.3 466.5 62.3 10.6 55.7
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine              
2019 75.8 36.4 30.0 6.4 48.0 17.6 39.6
2020 75.2 34.8 28.1 6.7 46.3 19.3 37.4
Bas-Saint-Laurent              
2019 167.8 97.6 89.4 8.2 58.2 8.4 53.3
2020 167.4 90.7 80.2 10.6 54.2 11.7 47.9
Capitale-Nationale              
2019 630.1 430.6 411.4 19.2 68.3 4.5 65.3
2020 633.2 391.8 351.8 40.0 61.9 10.2 55.6
Chaudière-Appalaches              
2019 353.5 220.9 211.5 9.4 62.5 4.3 59.8
2020 354.9 227.6 207.8 19.8 64.1 8.7 58.6
Estrie              
2019 276.5 165.4 158.5 6.9 59.8 4.2 57.3
2020 279.3 167.6 151.9 15.7 60.0 9.4 54.4
Centre-du-Québec              
2019 203.8 130.5 121.3 9.2 64.0 7.0 59.5
2020 204.9 132.1 121.2 11.0 64.5 8.3 59.2
Montérégie              
2019 1,285.7 835.7 791.6 44.1 65.0 5.3 61.6
2020 1,297.1 836.2 752.1 84.0 64.5 10.0 58.0
Montréal              
2019 1,743.0 1,137.8 1,059.7 78.1 65.3 6.9 60.8
2020 1,778.3 1,138.7 1,018.7 119.9 64.0 10.5 57.3
Laval              
2019 366.1 243.0 229.6 13.4 66.4 5.5 62.7
2020 371.4 218.1 193.7 24.4 58.7 11.2 52.2
Lanaudière              
2019 422.8 262.1 249.0 13.1 62.0 5.0 58.9
2020 425.8 292.0 260.7 31.3 68.6 10.7 61.2
Laurentides              
2019 514.9 341.7 326.3 15.4 66.4 4.5 63.4
2020 521.5 290.2 254.8 35.4 55.6 12.2 48.9
Outaouais              
2019 327.0 219.9 205.8 14.1 67.2 6.4 62.9
2020 330.1 207.2 186.7 20.5 62.8 9.9 56.6
Abitibi-Témiscamingue              
2019 120.0 80.9 77.3 3.6 67.4 4.4 64.4
2020 119.7 72.9 66.0 6.9 60.9 9.5 55.1
Mauricie              
2019 225.5 127.5 119.5 8.0 56.5 6.3 53.0
2020 225.8 135.3 120.3 15.0 59.9 11.1 53.3
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean              
2019 229.5 130.4 121.5 8.9 56.8 6.8 52.9
2020 228.5 131.0 111.7 19.4 57.3 14.8 48.9
Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec              
2019 89.3 54.2 51.1 3.1 60.7 5.7 57.2
2020 88.2 54.7 48.7 6.0 62.0 11.0 55.2
Ontario              
2019 12,054.2 7,768.2 7,304.3 463.8 64.4 6.0 60.6
2020 12,284.9 7,590.2 6,968.7 621.5 61.8 8.2 56.7
Ottawa              
2019 1,155.4 758.4 718.2 40.2 65.6 5.3 62.2
2020 1,176.2 743.8 696.6 47.2 63.2 6.3 59.2
Kingston–Pembroke              
2019 386.2 233.6 221.0 12.6 60.5 5.4 57.2
2020 389.8 220.7 198.7 22.0 56.6 10.0 51.0
Muskoka–Kawarthas              
2019 337.4 181.6 170.3 11.3 53.8 6.2 50.5
2020 341.7 178.2 160.6 17.7 52.2 9.9 47.0
Toronto              
2019 5,775.9 3,834.2 3,587.1 247.2 66.4 6.4 62.1
2020 5,917.3 3,721.0 3,420.8 300.2 62.9 8.1 57.8
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie              
2019 1,149.2 777.4 734.0 43.4 67.6 5.6 63.9
2020 1,174.3 786.3 725.0 61.2 67.0 7.8 61.7
Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula              
2019 1,257.2 782.3 744.6 37.7 62.2 4.8 59.2
2020 1,276.4 769.6 702.3 67.4 60.3 8.8 55.0
London              
2019 580.2 349.5 331.6 18.0 60.2 5.2 57.2
2020 589.9 355.0 325.4 29.6 60.2 8.3 55.2
Windsor–Sarnia              
2019 537.0 324.2 303.4 20.9 60.4 6.4 56.5
2020 542.5 293.3 259.0 34.3 54.1 11.7 47.7
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula              
2019 249.5 151.6 142.6 8.9 60.8 5.9 57.2
2020 251.2 163.4 150.2 13.3 65.0 8.1 59.8
Northeast              
2019 454.6 268.0 250.5 17.5 59.0 6.5 55.1
2020 454.0 259.8 240.0 19.9 57.2 7.7 52.9
Northwest              
2019 171.7 107.4 101.2 6.2 62.6 5.8 58.9
2020 171.6 99.0 90.2 8.8 57.7 8.9 52.6
Manitoba              
2019 1,033.2 682.9 646.9 36.0 66.1 5.3 62.6
2020 1,045.8 670.4 619.0 51.4 64.1 7.7 59.2
Southeast              
2019 95.2 62.5 60.1 2.4 65.7 3.8 63.1
2020 96.6 60.5 56.7 3.8 62.6 6.3 58.7
South Central and North Central              
2019 87.7 58.2 55.6 2.6 66.4 4.5 63.4
2020 88.5 56.6 53.3 3.3 64.0 5.8 60.2
Southwest              
2019 90.3 60.7 57.6 3.1 67.2 5.1 63.8
2020 90.8 57.0 52.3 4.7 62.8 8.2 57.6
Winnipeg              
2019 631.0 421.8 398.7 23.1 66.8 5.5 63.2
2020 642.0 418.3 384.6 33.7 65.2 8.1 59.9
Interlake              
2019 76.2 45.8 43.3 2.5 60.1 5.5 56.8
2020 76.5 46.5 42.5 4.0 60.8 8.6 55.6
Parklands and North              
2019 52.8 34.0 31.8 2.3 64.4 6.8 60.2
2020 51.4 31.6 29.6 2.0 61.5 6.3 57.6
Saskatchewan              
2019 888.1 604.3 569.9 34.4 68.0 5.7 64.2
2020 894.3 591.7 540.0 51.7 66.2 8.7 60.4
Regina–Moose Mountain              
2019 274.6 197.5 188.3 9.2 71.9 4.7 68.6
2020 277.8 185.2 169.2 15.9 66.7 8.6 60.9
Swift Current–Moose Jaw              
2019 80.7 52.2 49.3 2.9 64.7 5.6 61.1
2020 80.2 53.9 49.5 4.5 67.2 8.3 61.7
Saskatoon–Biggar              
2019 314.9 213.9 201.1 12.8 67.9 6.0 63.9
2020 320.6 214.5 193.0 21.5 66.9 10.0 60.2
Yorkton–Melville              
2019 59.5 37.4 35.2 2.3 62.9 6.1 59.2
2020 58.6 37.7 35.1 2.6 64.3 6.9 59.9
Prince Albert and Northern              
2019 158.4 103.3 96.1 7.2 65.2 7.0 60.7
2020 157.0 100.4 93.2 7.2 63.9 7.2 59.4
Alberta              
2019 3,505.9 2,497.0 2,320.1 176.9 71.2 7.1 66.2
2020 3,565.9 2,389.9 2,148.0 241.9 67.0 10.1 60.2
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat              
2019 232.0 146.2 136.9 9.3 63.0 6.4 59.0
2020 234.3 141.2 131.6 9.6 60.3 6.8 56.2
Camrose–Drumheller              
2019 158.7 95.9 87.0 8.9 60.4 9.3 54.8
2020 158.5 105.9 96.2 9.8 66.8 9.3 60.7
Calgary              
2019 1,352.2 981.5 907.6 74.0 72.6 7.5 67.1
2020 1,385.3 939.5 838.0 101.5 67.8 10.8 60.5
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House and Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River               
2019 273.4 198.9 188.1 10.8 72.8 5.4 68.8
2020 272.4 191.3 171.9 19.4 70.2 10.1 63.1
Red Deer              
2019 175.1 119.0 111.4 7.7 68.0 6.5 63.6
2020 176.7 119.0 105.8 13.2 67.3 11.1 59.9
Edmonton              
2019 1,201.4 865.8 805.2 60.6 72.1 7.0 67.0
2020 1,228.4 812.0 729.9 82.1 66.1 10.1 59.4
Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake              
2019 113.0 89.6 84.0 5.6 79.3 6.3 74.3
2020 110.4 81.0 74.6 6.4 73.4 7.9 67.6
British Columbia              
2019 4,072.2 2,661.0 2,537.8 123.2 65.3 4.6 62.3
2020 4,153.1 2,542.1 2,338.5 203.6 61.2 8.0 56.3
Vancouver Island and Coast              
2019 682.8 398.5 383.7 14.8 58.4 3.7 56.2
2020 694.9 389.8 357.1 32.7 56.1 8.4 51.4
Lower Mainland–Southwest              
2019 2,566.0 1,732.4 1,654.8 77.6 67.5 4.5 64.5
2020 2,626.6 1,642.0 1,518.7 123.3 62.5 7.5 57.8
Thompson–Okanagan              
2019 450.7 280.5 265.5 15.0 62.2 5.3 58.9
2020 458.4 277.2 252.2 25.0 60.5 9.0 55.0
Kootenay              
2019 123.2 78.3 73.2 5.0 63.6 6.4 59.4
2020 123.7 72.9 64.7 8.3 58.9 11.4 52.3
Cariboo              
2019 127.9 85.2 79.8 5.3 66.6 6.2 62.4
2020 128.4 79.0 71.2 7.7 61.5 9.7 55.5
North Coast and Nechako              
2019 66.1 45.1 43.4 1.7 68.2 3.8 65.7
2020 66.0 41.8 38.1 3.7 63.3 8.9 57.7
Northeast              
2019 55.5 41.1 37.5 3.7 74.1 9.0 67.6
2020 55.0 39.4 36.5 2.9 71.6 7.4 66.4
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0293-02 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0122).
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