Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  August
2020
September
2020
Standard error1 August to September 2020 September 2019 to September 2020 August to September 2020 September 2019 to September 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              
Population 439.3 439.3 ... 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 244.6 253.9 2.2 9.3 0.4 3.8 0.2
Employment 212.5 216.2 2.2 3.7 -8.5 1.7 -3.8
Full-time employment 175.8 181.8 2.7 6.0 -9.7 3.4 -5.1
Part-time employment 36.7 34.3 2.1 -2.4 1.1 -6.5 3.3
Unemployment 32.1 37.7 2.0 5.6 8.9 17.4 30.9
Participation rate 55.7 57.8 0.5 2.1 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.1 14.8 0.8 1.7 3.4 ... ...
Employment rate 48.4 49.2 0.5 0.8 -1.9 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 131.7 131.9 ... 0.2 2.2 0.2 1.7
Labour force 85.3 84.0 0.7 -1.3 -2.4 -1.5 -2.8
Employment 76.3 75.5 0.7 -0.8 -3.5 -1.0 -4.4
Full-time employment 63.7 62.9 0.9 -0.8 -4.4 -1.3 -6.5
Part-time employment 12.6 12.6 0.7 0.0 0.8 0.0 6.8
Unemployment 9.1 8.5 0.7 -0.6 1.1 -6.6 14.9
Participation rate 64.8 63.7 0.5 -1.1 -2.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.7 10.1 0.7 -0.6 1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 57.9 57.2 0.6 -0.7 -3.7 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 817.7 818.7 ... 1.0 8.9 0.1 1.1
Labour force 494.5 494.5 3.1 0.0 -8.7 0.0 -1.7
Employment 443.7 455.7 3.2 12.0 -11.1 2.7 -2.4
Full-time employment 355.9 363.8 3.9 7.9 -17.9 2.2 -4.7
Part-time employment 87.8 91.9 3.5 4.1 6.8 4.7 8.0
Unemployment 50.8 38.9 2.8 -11.9 2.5 -23.4 6.9
Participation rate 60.5 60.4 0.4 -0.1 -1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.3 7.9 0.6 -2.4 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 54.3 55.7 0.4 1.4 -1.9 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 637.0 637.5 ... 0.5 4.3 0.1 0.7
Labour force 384.1 390.7 2.5 6.6 3.6 1.7 0.9
Employment 347.9 350.1 2.7 2.2 -5.5 0.6 -1.5
Full-time employment 293.1 297.2 3.2 4.1 -3.6 1.4 -1.2
Part-time employment 54.7 52.9 2.6 -1.8 -1.9 -3.3 -3.5
Unemployment 36.2 40.6 2.4 4.4 9.1 12.2 28.9
Participation rate 60.3 61.3 0.4 1.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.4 10.4 0.6 1.0 2.3 ... ...
Employment rate 54.6 54.9 0.4 0.3 -1.3 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,125.1 7,132.4 ... 7.3 66.4 0.1 0.9
Labour force 4,592.6 4,612.8 17.3 20.2 12.6 0.4 0.3
Employment 4,194.2 4,270.9 19.0 76.7 -104.7 1.8 -2.4
Full-time employment 3,430.9 3,476.2 23.4 45.3 -81.1 1.3 -2.3
Part-time employment 763.3 794.7 20.3 31.4 -23.6 4.1 -2.9
Unemployment 398.4 341.9 16.1 -56.5 117.3 -14.2 52.2
Participation rate 64.5 64.7 0.2 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.7 7.4 0.3 -1.3 2.5 ... ...
Employment rate 58.9 59.9 0.3 1.0 -2.0 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,341.6 12,356.4 ... 14.8 169.1 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,910.4 7,993.9 25.7 83.5 54.3 1.1 0.7
Employment 7,069.0 7,236.6 25.0 167.6 -282.7 2.4 -3.8
Full-time employment 5,760.6 5,943.0 31.0 182.4 -170.2 3.2 -2.8
Part-time employment 1,308.3 1,293.6 27.9 -14.7 -112.5 -1.1 -8.0
Unemployment 841.4 757.4 22.1 -84.0 337.1 -10.0 80.2
Participation rate 64.1 64.7 0.2 0.6 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.6 9.5 0.3 -1.1 4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.3 58.6 0.2 1.3 -3.1 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,047.2 1,047.5 ... 0.3 6.5 0.0 0.6
Labour force 693.1 701.6 3.3 8.5 14.6 1.2 2.1
Employment 637.2 652.3 3.3 15.1 -1.8 2.4 -0.3
Full-time employment 507.5 518.3 4.4 10.8 -14.8 2.1 -2.8
Part-time employment 129.7 134.0 4.1 4.3 13.0 3.3 10.7
Unemployment 56.0 49.3 2.7 -6.7 16.4 -12.0 49.8
Participation rate 66.2 67.0 0.3 0.8 1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 7.0 0.4 -1.1 2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 62.3 0.3 1.5 -0.5 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 893.9 893.9 ... 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.3
Labour force 603.4 605.8 2.9 2.4 -9.5 0.4 -1.5
Employment 555.8 564.5 3.0 8.7 -18.1 1.6 -3.1
Full-time employment 456.6 461.8 3.9 5.2 -11.5 1.1 -2.4
Part-time employment 99.2 102.7 3.5 3.5 -6.6 3.5 -6.0
Unemployment 47.7 41.4 2.6 -6.3 8.7 -13.2 26.6
Participation rate 67.5 67.8 0.3 0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 6.8 0.4 -1.1 1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 62.2 63.2 0.3 1.0 -2.2 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,580.1 3,583.0 ... 2.9 42.5 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,456.2 2,497.3 12.3 41.1 -14.3 1.7 -0.6
Employment 2,165.8 2,204.0 12.6 38.2 -142.7 1.8 -6.1
Full-time employment 1,756.1 1,790.6 15.5 34.5 -128.0 2.0 -6.7
Part-time employment 409.7 413.4 14.0 3.7 -14.7 0.9 -3.4
Unemployment 290.4 293.2 11.6 2.8 128.2 1.0 77.7
Participation rate 68.6 69.7 0.3 1.1 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.8 11.7 0.5 -0.1 5.1 ... ...
Employment rate 60.5 61.5 0.4 1.0 -4.8 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,179.9 4,185.4 ... 5.5 69.1 0.1 1.7
Labour force 2,674.3 2,668.0 13.2 -6.3 -11.4 -0.2 -0.4
Employment 2,389.5 2,444.3 13.1 54.8 -106.3 2.3 -4.2
Full-time employment 1,849.2 1,887.7 17.3 38.5 -117.4 2.1 -5.9
Part-time employment 540.3 556.6 15.5 16.3 11.1 3.0 2.0
Unemployment 284.9 223.7 11.0 -61.2 94.9 -21.5 73.7
Participation rate 64.0 63.7 0.3 -0.3 -1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.7 8.4 0.4 -2.3 3.6 ... ...
Employment rate 57.2 58.4 0.3 1.2 -3.6 ... ...
...
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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