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)
  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              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 53.1 53.1 ... 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 31.4 32.6 1.0 1.2 1.6 3.8 5.2
Employment 25.8 27.2 1.0 1.4 1.2 5.4 4.6
Unemployment 5.6 5.4 1.0 -0.2 0.3 -3.6 5.9
Participation rate 59.1 61.4 1.9 2.3 3.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.8 16.6 2.9 -1.2 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 48.6 51.2 1.8 2.6 2.3 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 187.4 187.4 ... 0.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 110.7 116.1 1.3 5.4 -0.5 4.9 -0.4
Employment 93.0 94.7 1.4 1.7 -7.6 1.8 -7.4
Unemployment 17.7 21.4 1.4 3.7 7.1 20.9 49.7
Participation rate 59.1 62.0 0.7 2.9 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 16.0 18.4 1.1 2.4 6.1 ... ...
Employment rate 49.6 50.5 0.7 0.9 -4.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 198.8 198.8 ... 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 102.5 105.2 1.2 2.7 -0.7 2.6 -0.7
Employment 93.8 94.3 1.3 0.5 -2.1 0.5 -2.2
Unemployment 8.8 11.0 1.0 2.2 1.6 25.0 17.0
Participation rate 51.6 52.9 0.6 1.3 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.6 10.5 1.0 1.9 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 47.2 47.4 0.7 0.2 -1.1 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 19.4 19.5 ... 0.1 0.7 0.5 3.7
Labour force 12.9 11.0 0.4 -1.9 -2.3 -14.7 -17.3
Employment 10.4 9.4 0.4 -1.0 -2.4 -9.6 -20.3
Unemployment 2.5 1.6 0.3 -0.9 0.1 -36.0 6.7
Participation rate 66.5 56.4 2.1 -10.1 -14.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 19.4 14.5 2.6 -4.9 3.2 ... ...
Employment rate 53.6 48.2 2.0 -5.4 -14.6 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 54.3 54.4 ... 0.1 0.8 0.2 1.5
Labour force 37.8 37.9 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.0
Employment 34.2 34.3 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.9
Unemployment 3.6 3.6 0.4 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -7.7
Participation rate 69.6 69.7 0.8 0.1 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 9.5 1.1 0.0 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 63.0 63.1 0.8 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 58.0 58.0 ... 0.0 0.7 0.0 1.2
Labour force 34.6 35.1 0.4 0.5 -0.1 1.4 -0.3
Employment 31.6 31.7 0.4 0.1 -1.5 0.3 -4.5
Unemployment 3.0 3.4 0.4 0.4 1.5 13.3 78.9
Participation rate 59.7 60.5 0.7 0.8 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.7 9.7 1.0 1.0 4.3 ... ...
Employment rate 54.5 54.7 0.7 0.2 -3.2 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 108.8 108.8 ... 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.6
Labour force 67.3 68.2 1.7 0.9 -7.9 1.3 -10.4
Employment 54.6 60.2 1.7 5.6 -5.8 10.3 -8.8
Unemployment 12.7 8.1 1.6 -4.6 -2.0 -36.2 -19.8
Participation rate 61.9 62.7 1.6 0.8 -7.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 18.9 11.9 2.0 -7.0 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 50.2 55.3 1.6 5.1 -5.7 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 341.0 341.5 ... 0.5 4.0 0.1 1.2
Labour force 217.4 216.1 1.8 -1.3 -1.1 -0.6 -0.5
Employment 195.1 201.7 1.9 6.6 0.0 3.4 0.0
Unemployment 22.3 14.3 1.7 -8.0 -1.2 -35.9 -7.7
Participation rate 63.8 63.3 0.5 -0.5 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.3 6.6 0.7 -3.7 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 57.2 59.1 0.6 1.9 -0.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 367.9 368.4 ... 0.5 4.4 0.1 1.2
Labour force 209.9 210.3 1.8 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.2
Employment 194.0 193.8 1.8 -0.2 -5.3 -0.1 -2.7
Unemployment 15.8 16.5 1.6 0.7 5.7 4.4 52.8
Participation rate 57.1 57.1 0.5 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.8 0.8 0.3 2.7 ... ...
Employment rate 52.7 52.6 0.5 -0.1 -2.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 80.0 80.0 ... 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 49.3 51.9 1.3 2.6 -1.4 5.3 -2.6
Employment 41.8 43.1 1.4 1.3 -2.1 3.1 -4.6
Unemployment 7.6 8.8 1.3 1.2 0.6 15.8 7.3
Participation rate 61.6 64.9 1.6 3.3 -1.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.4 17.0 2.4 1.6 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 52.3 53.9 1.7 1.6 -2.5 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 270.2 270.5 ... 0.3 2.2 0.1 0.8
Labour force 173.8 177.3 1.5 3.5 6.9 2.0 4.0
Employment 154.9 155.3 1.6 0.4 -1.3 0.3 -0.8
Unemployment 18.9 22.0 1.5 3.1 8.3 16.4 60.6
Participation rate 64.3 65.5 0.6 1.2 2.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.9 12.4 0.9 1.5 4.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.3 57.4 0.6 0.1 -1.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 286.7 287.0 ... 0.3 2.3 0.1 0.8
Labour force 160.9 161.5 1.3 0.6 -1.9 0.4 -1.2
Employment 151.2 151.8 1.4 0.6 -1.9 0.4 -1.2
Unemployment 9.7 9.7 1.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0
Participation rate 56.1 56.3 0.5 0.2 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.0 0.8 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 52.7 52.9 0.5 0.2 -1.1 ... ...
...
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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