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)
  December
2020
January
2021
Standard error1 December 2020 to January 2021 January 2020 to January 2021 December 2020 to January 2021 January 2020 to January 2021
  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 445.4 445.3 ... -0.1 -0.4 -0.0 -0.1
Labour force 257.2 254.5 2.6 -2.7 -0.7 -1.0 -0.3
Employment 224.8 222.1 2.6 -2.7 -1.5 -1.2 -0.7
Full-time employment 188.5 185.4 3.0 -3.1 -3.4 -1.6 -1.8
Unemployment 32.4 32.5 2.4 0.1 0.9 0.3 2.8
Participation rate 57.7 57.2 0.6 -0.5 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.6 12.8 0.9 0.2 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 50.5 49.9 0.6 -0.6 -0.3 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 55.0 55.0 ... 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.5
Labour force 35.3 34.7 1.2 -0.6 2.4 -1.7 7.4
Employment 30.3 28.1 1.2 -2.2 1.9 -7.3 7.3
Unemployment 5.0 6.7 1.2 1.7 0.6 34.0 9.8
Participation rate 64.2 63.1 2.2 -1.1 4.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.2 19.3 3.3 5.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 55.1 51.1 2.1 -4.0 3.7 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 190.0 190.0 ... 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 115.3 113.3 1.6 -2.0 -3.7 -1.7 -3.2
Employment 97.5 98.3 1.6 0.8 -1.6 0.8 -1.6
Unemployment 17.9 15.0 1.6 -2.9 -2.1 -16.2 -12.3
Participation rate 60.7 59.6 0.8 -1.1 -1.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.5 13.2 1.3 -2.3 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 51.3 51.7 0.8 0.4 -0.8 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 200.3 200.3 ... 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Labour force 106.6 106.5 1.4 -0.1 0.5 -0.1 0.5
Employment 97.0 95.7 1.4 -1.3 -1.8 -1.3 -1.8
Unemployment 9.6 10.8 1.2 1.2 2.4 12.5 28.6
Participation rate 53.2 53.2 0.7 0.0 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 10.1 1.2 1.1 2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 48.4 47.8 0.7 -0.6 -0.9 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 133.1 133.1 ... 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.1
Labour force 86.0 85.1 0.8 -0.9 -3.1 -1.0 -3.5
Employment 77.5 78.4 0.8 0.9 -3.2 1.2 -3.9
Full-time employment 66.2 66.6 1.0 0.4 -2.8 0.6 -4.0
Unemployment 8.5 6.7 0.8 -1.8 0.0 -21.2 0.0
Participation rate 64.6 63.9 0.6 -0.7 -3.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.9 7.9 0.8 -2.0 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 58.2 58.9 0.6 0.7 -3.1 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 20.7 20.7 ... 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.0
Labour force 13.6 13.2 0.5 -0.4 -1.2 -2.9 -8.3
Employment 11.1 11.5 0.5 0.4 -1.7 3.6 -12.9
Unemployment 2.5 1.7 0.5 -0.8 0.5 -32.0 41.7
Participation rate 65.7 63.8 2.3 -1.9 -6.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 18.4 12.9 3.2 -5.5 4.6 ... ...
Employment rate 53.6 55.6 2.3 2.0 -8.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 54.3 54.4 ... 0.1 0.6 0.2 1.1
Labour force 37.8 37.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5
Employment 34.4 35.2 0.5 0.8 0.5 2.3 1.4
Unemployment 3.4 2.5 0.4 -0.9 -0.7 -26.5 -21.9
Participation rate 69.6 69.3 0.8 -0.3 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 6.6 1.1 -2.4 -1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 63.4 64.7 0.9 1.3 0.2 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 58.0 58.0 ... 0.0 0.7 0.0 1.2
Labour force 34.7 34.2 0.4 -0.5 -1.7 -1.4 -4.7
Employment 32.0 31.7 0.5 -0.3 -2.0 -0.9 -5.9
Unemployment 2.7 2.5 0.4 -0.2 0.3 -7.4 13.6
Participation rate 59.8 59.0 0.7 -0.8 -3.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.8 7.3 1.1 -0.5 1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 55.2 54.7 0.8 -0.5 -4.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 817.0 817.2 ... 0.2 5.7 0.0 0.7
Labour force 498.7 504.8 3.5 6.1 2.8 1.2 0.6
Employment 454.9 462.7 3.5 7.8 -1.2 1.7 -0.3
Full-time employment 377.4 381.1 4.3 3.7 2.7 1.0 0.7
Unemployment 43.8 42.1 3.2 -1.7 4.0 -3.9 10.5
Participation rate 61.0 61.8 0.4 0.8 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.3 0.6 -0.5 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 55.7 56.6 0.4 0.9 -0.6 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 109.5 109.3 ... -0.2 -1.0 -0.2 -0.9
Labour force 69.5 76.5 2.0 7.0 -2.2 10.1 -2.8
Employment 60.7 63.2 2.0 2.5 -5.7 4.1 -8.3
Unemployment 8.8 13.3 1.8 4.5 3.5 51.1 35.7
Participation rate 63.5 70.0 1.8 6.5 -1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.7 17.4 2.4 4.7 4.9 ... ...
Employment rate 55.4 57.8 1.8 2.4 -4.7 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 338.3 338.5 ... 0.2 3.2 0.1 1.0
Labour force 215.4 216.5 2.0 1.1 2.8 0.5 1.3
Employment 194.8 198.3 2.1 3.5 0.5 1.8 0.3
Unemployment 20.6 18.2 1.9 -2.4 2.4 -11.7 15.2
Participation rate 63.7 64.0 0.6 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 8.4 0.9 -1.2 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 57.6 58.6 0.6 1.0 -0.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 369.1 369.4 ... 0.3 3.5 0.1 1.0
Labour force 213.7 211.8 1.9 -1.9 2.1 -0.9 1.0
Employment 199.3 201.3 2.0 2.0 4.0 1.0 2.0
Unemployment 14.4 10.5 1.8 -3.9 -1.9 -27.1 -15.3
Participation rate 57.9 57.3 0.5 -0.6 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.7 5.0 0.8 -1.7 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 54.0 54.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 648.2 648.4 ... 0.2 2.7 0.0 0.4
Labour force 398.9 396.5 2.7 -2.4 1.3 -0.6 0.3
Employment 360.7 361.8 2.8 1.1 -3.1 0.3 -0.8
Full-time employment 303.1 300.7 3.3 -2.4 -11.7 -0.8 -3.7
Unemployment 38.2 34.7 2.6 -3.5 4.4 -9.2 14.5
Participation rate 61.5 61.2 0.4 -0.3 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 8.8 0.6 -0.8 1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 55.6 55.8 0.4 0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 82.1 82.1 ... 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 57.6 57.8 1.3 0.2 3.7 0.3 6.8
Employment 49.0 49.4 1.4 0.4 0.7 0.8 1.4
Unemployment 8.6 8.4 1.4 -0.2 3.0 -2.3 55.6
Participation rate 70.2 70.4 1.6 0.2 4.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.9 14.5 2.5 -0.4 4.5 ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 60.2 1.7 0.5 1.0 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 275.4 275.6 ... 0.2 1.6 0.1 0.6
Labour force 177.0 174.3 1.6 -2.7 -2.9 -1.5 -1.6
Employment 158.4 159.1 1.7 0.7 -1.8 0.4 -1.1
Unemployment 18.5 15.2 1.6 -3.3 -1.1 -17.8 -6.7
Participation rate 64.3 63.2 0.6 -1.1 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.5 8.7 0.9 -1.8 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 57.7 0.6 0.2 -1.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 290.6 290.7 ... 0.1 1.3 0.0 0.4
Labour force 164.3 164.4 1.5 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.3
Employment 153.3 153.3 1.5 0.0 -2.0 0.0 -1.3
Unemployment 11.0 11.1 1.3 0.1 2.5 0.9 29.1
Participation rate 56.5 56.6 0.5 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.7 6.8 0.8 0.1 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 52.8 52.7 0.5 -0.1 -1.0 ... ...
...
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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