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)
  July
2020
August
2020
Standard error1 July to August 2020 August 2019 to August 2020 July to August 2020 August 2019 to August 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 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 247.1 244.6 2.2 -2.5 -13.6 -1.0 -5.3
Employment 208.5 212.5 2.2 4.0 -12.4 1.9 -5.5
Full-time employment 173.6 175.8 2.7 2.2 -14.3 1.3 -7.5
Unemployment 38.6 32.1 2.0 -6.5 -1.2 -16.8 -3.6
Participation rate 56.2 55.7 0.5 -0.5 -3.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.6 13.1 0.8 -2.5 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 47.5 48.4 0.5 0.9 -2.7 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 53.1 53.1 ... 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.4
Labour force 31.0 31.4 1.0 0.4 -2.3 1.3 -6.8
Employment 23.4 25.8 1.0 2.4 -0.4 10.3 -1.5
Unemployment 7.6 5.6 1.0 -2.0 -1.9 -26.3 -25.3
Participation rate 58.4 59.1 1.9 0.7 -4.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 24.5 17.8 2.9 -6.7 -4.5 ... ...
Employment rate 44.1 48.6 1.8 4.5 -0.6 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 187.4 187.4 ... 0.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 112.5 110.7 1.3 -1.8 -7.7 -1.6 -6.5
Employment 93.1 93.0 1.4 -0.1 -10.3 -0.1 -10.0
Unemployment 19.4 17.7 1.4 -1.7 2.7 -8.8 18.0
Participation rate 60.0 59.1 0.7 -0.9 -3.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.2 16.0 1.1 -1.2 3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 49.7 49.6 0.7 -0.1 -5.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 198.8 198.8 ... 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Labour force 103.6 102.5 1.2 -1.1 -3.6 -1.1 -3.4
Employment 92.1 93.8 1.3 1.7 -1.5 1.8 -1.6
Unemployment 11.6 8.8 1.0 -2.8 -2.0 -24.1 -18.5
Participation rate 52.1 51.6 0.6 -0.5 -1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.2 8.6 1.0 -2.6 -1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 46.3 47.2 0.7 0.9 -0.7 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 131.6 131.7 ... 0.1 2.4 0.1 1.9
Labour force 84.7 85.3 0.7 0.6 -0.9 0.7 -1.0
Employment 74.7 76.3 0.7 1.6 -2.3 2.1 -2.9
Full-time employment 61.8 63.7 0.9 1.9 -2.9 3.1 -4.4
Unemployment 9.9 9.1 0.7 -0.8 1.5 -8.1 19.7
Participation rate 64.4 64.8 0.5 0.4 -1.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.7 10.7 0.7 -1.0 1.9 ... ...
Employment rate 56.8 57.9 0.6 1.1 -2.9 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 19.4 19.4 ... 0.0 0.7 0.0 3.7
Labour force 12.7 12.9 0.4 0.2 -0.1 1.6 -0.8
Employment 10.1 10.4 0.4 0.3 -1.5 3.0 -12.6
Unemployment 2.6 2.5 0.3 -0.1 1.4 -3.8 127.3
Participation rate 65.5 66.5 2.1 1.0 -3.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 20.5 19.4 2.6 -1.1 10.9 ... ...
Employment rate 52.1 53.6 2.0 1.5 -10.0 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 54.3 54.3 ... 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.7
Labour force 37.1 37.8 0.4 0.7 0.0 1.9 0.0
Employment 33.7 34.2 0.4 0.5 0.3 1.5 0.9
Unemployment 3.4 3.6 0.4 0.2 -0.4 5.9 -10.0
Participation rate 68.3 69.6 0.8 1.3 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.2 9.5 1.1 0.3 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 62.1 63.0 0.8 0.9 -0.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 57.9 58.0 ... 0.1 0.8 0.2 1.4
Labour force 34.9 34.6 0.4 -0.3 -0.8 -0.9 -2.3
Employment 31.0 31.6 0.4 0.6 -1.3 1.9 -4.0
Unemployment 3.9 3.0 0.4 -0.9 0.5 -23.1 20.0
Participation rate 60.3 59.7 0.7 -0.6 -2.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.2 8.7 1.0 -2.5 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 53.5 54.5 0.7 1.0 -3.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 816.9 817.7 ... 0.8 9.1 0.1 1.1
Labour force 489.2 494.5 3.1 5.3 -9.5 1.1 -1.9
Employment 436.5 443.7 3.2 7.2 -20.4 1.6 -4.4
Full-time employment 357.5 355.9 3.9 -1.6 -21.6 -0.4 -5.7
Unemployment 52.8 50.8 2.8 -2.0 10.9 -3.8 27.3
Participation rate 59.9 60.5 0.4 0.6 -1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.8 10.3 0.6 -0.5 2.4 ... ...
Employment rate 53.4 54.3 0.4 0.9 -3.1 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 108.8 108.8 ... 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.6
Labour force 70.6 67.3 1.7 -3.3 -7.7 -4.7 -10.3
Employment 55.8 54.6 1.7 -1.2 -8.8 -2.2 -13.9
Unemployment 14.7 12.7 1.6 -2.0 1.2 -13.6 10.4
Participation rate 64.9 61.9 1.6 -3.0 -7.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 20.8 18.9 2.0 -1.9 3.6 ... ...
Employment rate 51.3 50.2 1.6 -1.1 -8.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 340.7 341.0 ... 0.3 4.0 0.1 1.2
Labour force 213.3 217.4 1.8 4.1 -0.8 1.9 -0.4
Employment 194.1 195.1 1.9 1.0 -6.2 0.5 -3.1
Unemployment 19.2 22.3 1.7 3.1 5.4 16.1 32.0
Participation rate 62.6 63.8 0.5 1.2 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 10.3 0.7 1.3 2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 57.2 0.6 0.2 -2.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 367.5 367.9 ... 0.4 4.4 0.1 1.2
Labour force 205.4 209.9 1.8 4.5 -0.9 2.2 -0.4
Employment 186.5 194.0 1.8 7.5 -5.4 4.0 -2.7
Unemployment 18.8 15.8 1.6 -3.0 4.4 -16.0 38.6
Participation rate 55.9 57.1 0.5 1.2 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.2 7.5 0.8 -1.7 2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 50.7 52.7 0.5 2.0 -2.2 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 636.7 637.0 ... 0.3 4.6 0.0 0.7
Labour force 386.6 384.1 2.5 -2.5 -6.0 -0.6 -1.5
Employment 348.6 347.9 2.7 -0.7 -9.0 -0.2 -2.5
Full-time employment 292.7 293.1 3.2 0.4 -10.3 0.1 -3.4
Unemployment 38.0 36.2 2.4 -1.8 3.0 -4.7 9.0
Participation rate 60.7 60.3 0.4 -0.4 -1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.8 9.4 0.6 -0.4 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 54.8 54.6 0.4 -0.2 -1.8 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 80.2 80.0 ... -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
Labour force 50.8 49.3 1.3 -1.5 -5.5 -3.0 -10.0
Employment 40.9 41.8 1.4 0.9 -5.3 2.2 -11.3
Unemployment 9.9 7.6 1.3 -2.3 -0.2 -23.2 -2.6
Participation rate 63.3 61.6 1.6 -1.7 -6.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 19.5 15.4 2.4 -4.1 1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 51.0 52.3 1.7 1.3 -6.5 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 270.0 270.2 ... 0.2 2.3 0.1 0.9
Labour force 174.1 173.8 1.5 -0.3 1.8 -0.2 1.0
Employment 155.6 154.9 1.6 -0.7 -1.7 -0.4 -1.1
Unemployment 18.4 18.9 1.5 0.5 3.5 2.7 22.7
Participation rate 64.5 64.3 0.6 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.6 10.9 0.9 0.3 1.9 ... ...
Employment rate 57.6 57.3 0.6 -0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 286.5 286.7 ... 0.2 2.3 0.1 0.8
Labour force 161.8 160.9 1.3 -0.9 -2.4 -0.6 -1.5
Employment 152.0 151.2 1.4 -0.8 -2.1 -0.5 -1.4
Unemployment 9.8 9.7 1.3 -0.1 -0.3 -1.0 -3.0
Participation rate 56.5 56.1 0.5 -0.4 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.0 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 53.1 52.7 0.5 -0.4 -1.2 ... ...
...
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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