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)
  April
2020
May
2020
Standard error1 April to May 2020 May 2019 to May 2020 April to May 2020 May 2019 to May 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 439.7 439.4 ... -0.3 -1.5 -0.1 -0.3
Labour force 224.1 236.9 2.0 12.8 -21.5 5.7 -8.3
Employment 188.2 198.2 2.1 10.0 -28.0 5.3 -12.4
Full-time employment 159.6 168.7 2.5 9.1 -25.8 5.7 -13.3
Unemployment 35.8 38.7 1.9 2.9 6.5 8.1 20.2
Participation rate 51.0 53.9 0.4 2.9 -4.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 16.0 16.3 0.7 0.3 3.8 ... ...
Employment rate 42.8 45.1 0.5 2.3 -6.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 53.2 53.2 ... 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.6
Labour force 26.7 27.9 0.9 1.2 -4.2 4.5 -13.1
Employment 19.9 21.3 0.8 1.4 -4.8 7.0 -18.4
Unemployment 6.8 6.6 0.8 -0.2 0.6 -2.9 10.0
Participation rate 50.2 52.4 1.7 2.2 -7.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 25.5 23.7 2.4 -1.8 5.0 ... ...
Employment rate 37.4 40.0 1.5 2.6 -8.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 187.6 187.5 ... -0.1 -0.8 -0.1 -0.4
Labour force 103.0 108.3 1.2 5.3 -10.3 5.1 -8.7
Employment 83.0 85.3 1.4 2.3 -17.1 2.8 -16.7
Unemployment 19.9 23.0 1.3 3.1 6.8 15.6 42.0
Participation rate 54.9 57.8 0.6 2.9 -5.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 19.3 21.2 1.0 1.9 7.5 ... ...
Employment rate 44.2 45.5 0.7 1.3 -8.9 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 198.9 198.8 ... -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1
Labour force 94.4 100.8 1.1 6.4 -6.9 6.8 -6.4
Employment 85.3 91.6 1.1 6.3 -6.1 7.4 -6.2
Unemployment 9.1 9.2 0.9 0.1 -0.8 1.1 -8.0
Participation rate 47.5 50.7 0.5 3.2 -3.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 9.1 0.9 -0.5 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 42.9 46.1 0.6 3.2 -3.0 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 130.9 131.1 ... 0.2 3.0 0.2 2.3
Labour force 77.7 83.5 0.6 5.8 -1.4 7.5 -1.6
Employment 69.3 71.9 0.6 2.6 -5.4 3.8 -7.0
Full-time employment 60.2 62.1 0.8 1.9 -3.4 3.2 -5.2
Unemployment 8.4 11.6 0.6 3.2 4.0 38.1 52.6
Participation rate 59.4 63.7 0.5 4.3 -2.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.8 13.9 0.7 3.1 4.9 ... ...
Employment rate 52.9 54.8 0.5 1.9 -5.5 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 19.2 19.2 ... 0.0 0.7 0.0 3.8
Labour force 10.0 12.2 0.3 2.2 -0.6 22.0 -4.7
Employment 8.6 10.1 0.3 1.5 -1.0 17.4 -9.0
Unemployment 1.4 2.1 0.3 0.7 0.4 50.0 23.5
Participation rate 52.1 63.5 1.8 11.4 -5.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.0 17.2 2.1 3.2 3.9 ... ...
Employment rate 44.8 52.6 1.8 7.8 -7.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 54.0 54.1 ... 0.1 1.2 0.2 2.3
Labour force 35.2 37.1 0.4 1.9 -0.5 5.4 -1.3
Employment 31.8 33.0 0.4 1.2 -0.6 3.8 -1.8
Unemployment 3.3 4.2 0.4 0.9 0.2 27.3 5.0
Participation rate 65.2 68.6 0.7 3.4 -2.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.4 11.3 1.0 1.9 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 58.9 61.0 0.7 2.1 -2.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 57.6 57.7 ... 0.1 1.0 0.2 1.8
Labour force 32.5 34.2 0.3 1.7 -0.3 5.2 -0.9
Employment 28.8 28.9 0.4 0.1 -3.6 0.3 -11.1
Unemployment 3.7 5.3 0.3 1.6 3.4 43.2 178.9
Participation rate 56.4 59.3 0.6 2.9 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.4 15.5 0.9 4.1 10.0 ... ...
Employment rate 50.0 50.1 0.6 0.1 -7.2 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 814.8 815.2 ... 0.4 10.1 0.0 1.3
Labour force 449.6 467.5 2.6 17.9 -34.8 4.0 -6.9
Employment 395.6 404.2 2.7 8.6 -64.6 2.2 -13.8
Full-time employment 333.8 334.2 3.5 0.4 -46.9 0.1 -12.3
Unemployment 54.0 63.4 2.3 9.4 29.9 17.4 89.3
Participation rate 55.2 57.3 0.3 2.1 -5.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.0 13.6 0.4 1.6 6.9 ... ...
Employment rate 48.6 49.6 0.3 1.0 -8.6 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 108.7 108.7 ... 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.7
Labour force 58.6 61.2 1.5 2.6 -12.9 4.4 -17.4
Employment 43.1 46.6 1.4 3.5 -19.3 8.1 -29.3
Unemployment 15.5 14.6 1.3 -0.9 6.3 -5.8 75.9
Participation rate 53.9 56.3 1.4 2.4 -12.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 26.5 23.9 1.7 -2.6 12.7 ... ...
Employment rate 39.7 42.9 1.3 3.2 -18.2 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 339.7 339.9 ... 0.2 4.6 0.1 1.4
Labour force 202.2 207.0 1.5 4.8 -12.4 2.4 -5.7
Employment 182.4 184.2 1.6 1.8 -19.2 1.0 -9.4
Unemployment 19.8 22.8 1.4 3.0 6.8 15.2 42.5
Participation rate 59.5 60.9 0.4 1.4 -4.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.8 11.0 0.6 1.2 3.7 ... ...
Employment rate 53.7 54.2 0.5 0.5 -6.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 366.4 366.6 ... 0.2 4.7 0.1 1.3
Labour force 188.8 199.4 1.5 10.6 -9.3 5.6 -4.5
Employment 170.0 173.4 1.5 3.4 -26.1 2.0 -13.1
Unemployment 18.7 26.0 1.2 7.3 16.8 39.0 182.6
Participation rate 51.5 54.4 0.4 2.9 -3.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.9 13.0 0.6 3.1 8.6 ... ...
Employment rate 46.4 47.3 0.4 0.9 -7.8 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 635.7 636.0 ... 0.3 5.7 0.0 0.9
Labour force 358.7 376.3 2.2 17.6 -10.6 4.9 -2.7
Employment 311.4 328.2 2.3 16.8 -30.2 5.4 -8.4
Full-time employment 272.2 282.9 2.9 10.7 -20.9 3.9 -6.9
Unemployment 47.2 48.2 2.0 1.0 19.6 2.1 68.5
Participation rate 56.4 59.2 0.4 2.8 -2.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.2 12.8 0.5 -0.4 5.4 ... ...
Employment rate 49.0 51.6 0.4 2.6 -5.3 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 80.2 80.2 ... 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Labour force 44.6 48.9 1.2 4.3 -4.5 9.6 -8.4
Employment 35.2 35.9 1.2 0.7 -11.4 2.0 -24.1
Unemployment 9.4 13.0 1.0 3.6 6.9 38.3 113.1
Participation rate 55.6 61.0 1.5 5.4 -5.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 21.1 26.6 1.8 5.5 15.2 ... ...
Employment rate 43.9 44.8 1.5 0.9 -14.2 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 269.5 269.7 ... 0.2 3.0 0.1 1.1
Labour force 161.8 170.3 1.3 8.5 -2.0 5.3 -1.2
Employment 141.5 151.6 1.5 10.1 -7.1 7.1 -4.5
Unemployment 20.3 18.8 1.3 -1.5 5.2 -7.4 38.2
Participation rate 60.0 63.1 0.5 3.1 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.5 11.0 0.7 -1.5 3.1 ... ...
Employment rate 52.5 56.2 0.5 3.7 -3.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 286.0 286.1 ... 0.1 2.7 0.0 1.0
Labour force 152.3 157.1 1.2 4.8 -4.1 3.2 -2.5
Employment 134.7 140.6 1.2 5.9 -11.8 4.4 -7.7
Unemployment 17.6 16.5 1.1 -1.1 7.6 -6.3 85.4
Participation rate 53.3 54.9 0.4 1.6 -2.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.6 10.5 0.7 -1.1 5.0 ... ...
Employment rate 47.1 49.1 0.4 2.0 -4.7 ... ...
...
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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