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)
  June
2020
July
2020
Standard error1 June to July 2020 July 2019 to July 2020 June to July 2020 July 2019 to July 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 439.3 439.3 ... 0.0 -0.8 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 244.3 247.1 2.2 2.8 -10.8 1.1 -4.2
Employment 204.2 208.5 2.2 4.3 -16.8 2.1 -7.5
Full-time employment 168.5 173.6 2.7 5.1 -20.3 3.0 -10.5
Unemployment 40.2 38.6 2.0 -1.6 6.0 -4.0 18.4
Participation rate 55.6 56.2 0.5 0.6 -2.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 16.5 15.6 0.8 -0.9 3.0 ... ...
Employment rate 46.5 47.5 0.5 1.0 -3.7 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 53.2 53.1 ... -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4
Labour force 34.8 31.0 1.0 -3.8 -1.9 -10.9 -5.8
Employment 23.3 23.4 1.0 0.1 -3.4 0.4 -12.7
Unemployment 11.5 7.6 1.0 -3.9 1.4 -33.9 22.6
Participation rate 65.4 58.4 1.9 -7.0 -3.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 33.0 24.5 2.9 -8.5 5.7 ... ...
Employment rate 43.8 44.1 1.8 0.3 -6.2 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 187.4 187.4 ... 0.0 -0.5 0.0 -0.3
Labour force 111.0 112.5 1.3 1.5 -7.0 1.4 -5.9
Employment 91.8 93.1 1.4 1.3 -9.9 1.4 -9.6
Unemployment 19.1 19.4 1.4 0.3 2.9 1.6 17.6
Participation rate 59.2 60.0 0.7 0.8 -3.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.2 17.2 1.1 0.0 3.4 ... ...
Employment rate 49.0 49.7 0.7 0.7 -5.1 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 198.7 198.8 ... 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
Labour force 98.5 103.6 1.2 5.1 -1.9 5.2 -1.8
Employment 89.0 92.1 1.3 3.1 -3.5 3.5 -3.7
Unemployment 9.5 11.6 1.0 2.1 1.7 22.1 17.2
Participation rate 49.6 52.1 0.6 2.5 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 11.2 1.0 1.6 1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 44.8 46.3 0.7 1.5 -1.8 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 131.3 131.6 ... 0.3 2.6 0.2 2.0
Labour force 86.7 84.7 0.7 -2.0 -1.2 -2.3 -1.4
Employment 73.6 74.7 0.7 1.1 -4.0 1.5 -5.1
Full-time employment 63.1 61.8 0.9 -1.3 -4.4 -2.1 -6.6
Unemployment 13.2 9.9 0.7 -3.3 2.7 -25.0 37.5
Participation rate 66.0 64.4 0.5 -1.6 -2.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.2 11.7 0.7 -3.5 3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 56.1 56.8 0.6 0.7 -4.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 19.3 19.4 ... 0.1 0.7 0.5 3.7
Labour force 13.7 12.7 0.4 -1.0 -0.1 -7.3 -0.8
Employment 9.6 10.1 0.4 0.5 -1.6 5.2 -13.7
Unemployment 4.0 2.6 0.3 -1.4 1.4 -35.0 116.7
Participation rate 71.0 65.5 2.1 -5.5 -2.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 29.2 20.5 2.6 -8.7 11.1 ... ...
Employment rate 49.7 52.1 2.0 2.4 -10.5 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 54.2 54.3 ... 0.1 1.0 0.2 1.9
Labour force 36.9 37.1 0.4 0.2 -0.7 0.5 -1.9
Employment 33.4 33.7 0.4 0.3 -0.3 0.9 -0.9
Unemployment 3.5 3.4 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -2.9 -10.5
Participation rate 68.1 68.3 0.8 0.2 -2.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 9.2 1.1 -0.3 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 62.1 0.8 0.5 -1.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 57.8 57.9 ... 0.1 0.9 0.2 1.6
Labour force 36.1 34.9 0.4 -1.2 -0.4 -3.3 -1.1
Employment 30.5 31.0 0.4 0.5 -2.1 1.6 -6.3
Unemployment 5.6 3.9 0.4 -1.7 1.7 -30.4 77.3
Participation rate 62.5 60.3 0.7 -2.2 -1.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.5 11.2 1.0 -4.3 5.0 ... ...
Employment rate 52.8 53.5 0.7 0.7 -4.6 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 816.1 816.9 ... 0.8 9.5 0.1 1.2
Labour force 497.7 489.2 3.1 -8.5 -10.7 -1.7 -2.1
Employment 433.1 436.5 3.2 3.4 -26.1 0.8 -5.6
Full-time employment 358.2 357.5 3.9 -0.7 -20.3 -0.2 -5.4
Unemployment 64.6 52.8 2.8 -11.8 15.5 -18.3 41.6
Participation rate 61.0 59.9 0.4 -1.1 -2.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.0 10.8 0.6 -2.2 3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 53.1 53.4 0.4 0.3 -3.9 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 108.7 108.8 ... 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.7
Labour force 72.9 70.6 1.7 -2.3 -3.0 -3.2 -4.1
Employment 53.8 55.8 1.7 2.0 -6.8 3.7 -10.9
Unemployment 19.1 14.7 1.6 -4.4 3.7 -23.0 33.6
Participation rate 67.1 64.9 1.6 -2.2 -3.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 26.2 20.8 2.0 -5.4 5.9 ... ...
Employment rate 49.5 51.3 1.6 1.8 -6.7 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 340.3 340.7 ... 0.4 4.3 0.1 1.3
Labour force 216.8 213.3 1.8 -3.5 -3.5 -1.6 -1.6
Employment 193.6 194.1 1.9 0.5 -6.8 0.3 -3.4
Unemployment 23.3 19.2 1.7 -4.1 3.3 -17.6 20.8
Participation rate 63.7 62.6 0.5 -1.1 -1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.7 9.0 0.7 -1.7 1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 56.9 57.0 0.6 0.1 -2.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 367.1 367.5 ... 0.4 4.5 0.1 1.2
Labour force 207.9 205.4 1.8 -2.5 -4.1 -1.2 -2.0
Employment 185.7 186.5 1.8 0.8 -12.6 0.4 -6.3
Unemployment 22.2 18.8 1.6 -3.4 8.4 -15.3 80.8
Participation rate 56.6 55.9 0.5 -0.7 -1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.7 9.2 0.8 -1.5 4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 50.6 50.7 0.5 0.1 -4.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 636.4 636.7 ... 0.3 5.0 0.0 0.8
Labour force 389.1 386.6 2.5 -2.5 -1.5 -0.6 -0.4
Employment 350.4 348.6 2.7 -1.8 -6.5 -0.5 -1.8
Full-time employment 296.4 292.7 3.2 -3.7 -6.7 -1.2 -2.2
Unemployment 38.7 38.0 2.4 -0.7 5.0 -1.8 15.2
Participation rate 61.1 60.7 0.4 -0.4 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.9 9.8 0.6 -0.1 1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 55.1 54.8 0.4 -0.3 -1.4 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 80.2 80.2 ... 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Labour force 53.7 50.8 1.3 -2.9 -3.9 -5.4 -7.1
Employment 43.2 40.9 1.4 -2.3 -6.0 -5.3 -12.8
Unemployment 10.5 9.9 1.3 -0.6 2.1 -5.7 26.9
Participation rate 67.0 63.3 1.6 -3.7 -5.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 19.6 19.5 2.4 -0.1 5.2 ... ...
Employment rate 53.9 51.0 1.7 -2.9 -7.6 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 269.9 270.0 ... 0.1 2.5 0.0 0.9
Labour force 173.9 174.1 1.5 0.2 2.0 0.1 1.2
Employment 156.2 155.6 1.6 -0.6 -1.0 -0.4 -0.6
Unemployment 17.7 18.4 1.5 0.7 2.9 4.0 18.7
Participation rate 64.4 64.5 0.6 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.2 10.6 0.9 0.4 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 57.9 57.6 0.6 -0.3 -0.9 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 286.3 286.5 ... 0.2 2.4 0.1 0.8
Labour force 161.5 161.8 1.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2
Employment 151.0 152.0 1.4 1.0 0.4 0.7 0.3
Unemployment 10.4 9.8 1.3 -0.6 0.1 -5.8 1.0
Participation rate 56.4 56.5 0.5 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.1 0.8 -0.3 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 52.7 53.1 0.5 0.4 -0.3 ... ...
...
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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