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)
  March
2021
April
2021
Standard error1 March to April 2021 April 2020 to April 2021 March to April 2021 April 2020 to April 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 445.1 445.0 ... -0.1 -0.7 -0.0 -0.2
Labour force 251.6 254.6 2.6 3.0 28.2 1.2 12.5
Employment 220.5 219.3 2.6 -1.2 29.8 -0.5 15.7
Full-time employment 186.4 184.4 3.0 -2.0 23.3 -1.1 14.5
Unemployment 31.2 35.3 2.4 4.1 -1.6 13.1 -4.3
Participation rate 56.5 57.2 0.6 0.7 6.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.4 13.9 0.9 1.5 -2.4 ... ...
Employment rate 49.5 49.3 0.6 -0.2 6.8 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 54.9 54.9 ... 0.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.7
Labour force 35.3 36.3 1.2 1.0 8.6 2.8 31.0
Employment 29.4 29.2 1.2 -0.2 8.5 -0.7 41.1
Unemployment 5.9 7.1 1.2 1.2 0.1 20.3 1.4
Participation rate 64.3 66.1 2.2 1.8 16.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 16.7 19.6 3.3 2.9 -5.7 ... ...
Employment rate 53.6 53.2 2.1 -0.4 15.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 189.9 189.8 ... -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2
Labour force 112.4 114.0 1.6 1.6 10.5 1.4 10.1
Employment 96.6 95.3 1.6 -1.3 12.2 -1.3 14.7
Unemployment 15.8 18.7 1.6 2.9 -1.7 18.4 -8.3
Participation rate 59.2 60.1 0.8 0.9 5.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.1 16.4 1.3 2.3 -3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 50.9 50.2 0.8 -0.7 6.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 200.3 200.3 ... 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Labour force 103.9 104.3 1.4 0.4 9.1 0.4 9.6
Employment 94.5 94.8 1.4 0.3 9.1 0.3 10.6
Unemployment 9.4 9.5 1.2 0.1 0.0 1.1 0.0
Participation rate 51.9 52.1 0.7 0.2 4.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 9.1 1.2 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 47.2 47.3 0.7 0.1 4.5 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 133.4 133.5 ... 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.1
Labour force 86.2 85.8 0.8 -0.4 7.4 -0.5 9.4
Employment 79.2 78.9 0.8 -0.3 9.0 -0.4 12.9
Full-time employment 65.8 66.3 1.0 0.5 5.5 0.8 9.0
Unemployment 7.0 7.0 0.8 0.0 -1.5 0.0 -17.6
Participation rate 64.6 64.3 0.6 -0.3 5.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 8.2 0.8 0.1 -2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 59.4 59.1 0.6 -0.3 6.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 20.7 20.7 ... 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.5
Labour force 13.1 13.2 0.5 0.1 2.3 0.8 21.1
Employment 11.5 11.7 0.5 0.2 2.4 1.7 25.8
Unemployment 1.7 1.5 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -11.8 -6.3
Participation rate 63.3 63.8 2.3 0.5 10.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.0 11.4 3.2 -1.6 -3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 55.6 56.5 2.3 0.9 11.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 54.6 54.6 ... 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.1
Labour force 38.8 38.6 0.4 -0.2 3.7 -0.5 10.6
Employment 35.5 35.3 0.5 -0.2 3.6 -0.6 11.4
Unemployment 3.2 3.2 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 3.2
Participation rate 71.1 70.7 0.8 -0.4 6.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.2 8.3 1.1 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 65.0 64.7 0.9 -0.3 6.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 58.1 58.2 ... 0.1 0.7 0.2 1.2
Labour force 34.3 34.0 0.4 -0.3 1.4 -0.9 4.3
Employment 32.2 31.8 0.5 -0.4 2.9 -1.2 10.0
Unemployment 2.1 2.2 0.4 0.1 -1.5 4.8 -40.5
Participation rate 59.0 58.4 0.7 -0.6 1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.5 1.1 0.4 -4.8 ... ...
Employment rate 55.4 54.6 0.8 -0.8 4.3 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 817.7 818.0 ... 0.3 5.8 0.0 0.7
Labour force 510.7 507.2 3.5 -3.5 60.1 -0.7 13.4
Employment 466.8 465.9 3.5 -0.9 73.9 -0.2 18.9
Full-time employment 382.1 379.7 4.3 -2.4 48.8 -0.6 14.7
Unemployment 43.9 41.2 3.2 -2.7 -13.9 -6.2 -25.2
Participation rate 62.5 62.0 0.4 -0.5 7.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.6 8.1 0.6 -0.5 -4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.1 57.0 0.4 -0.1 8.7 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 109.0 108.9 ... -0.1 -1.0 -0.1 -0.9
Labour force 76.8 75.4 2.0 -1.4 15.4 -1.8 25.7
Employment 66.2 65.9 2.0 -0.3 22.3 -0.5 51.1
Unemployment 10.6 9.4 1.8 -1.2 -7.1 -11.3 -43.0
Participation rate 70.5 69.2 1.8 -1.3 14.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.8 12.5 2.4 -1.3 -15.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.7 60.5 1.8 -0.2 20.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 338.9 339.1 ... 0.2 3.3 0.1 1.0
Labour force 220.9 219.4 2.0 -1.5 21.7 -0.7 11.0
Employment 201.3 200.6 2.1 -0.7 22.3 -0.3 12.5
Unemployment 19.6 18.8 1.9 -0.8 -0.5 -4.1 -2.6
Participation rate 65.2 64.7 0.6 -0.5 5.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.9 8.6 0.9 -0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.4 59.2 0.6 -0.2 6.1 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 369.8 370.0 ... 0.2 3.5 0.1 1.0
Labour force 212.9 212.4 1.9 -0.5 23.0 -0.2 12.1
Employment 199.2 199.4 2.0 0.2 29.2 0.1 17.2
Unemployment 13.7 13.0 1.8 -0.7 -6.2 -5.1 -32.3
Participation rate 57.6 57.4 0.5 -0.2 5.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.1 0.8 -0.3 -4.0 ... ...
Employment rate 53.9 53.9 0.5 0.0 7.5 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 648.7 648.9 ... 0.2 2.6 0.0 0.4
Labour force 396.2 397.6 2.7 1.4 34.0 0.4 9.4
Employment 359.6 363.7 2.8 4.1 48.4 1.1 15.4
Full-time employment 301.2 308.3 3.3 7.1 32.9 2.4 11.9
Unemployment 36.6 33.9 2.6 -2.7 -14.4 -7.4 -29.8
Participation rate 61.1 61.3 0.4 0.2 5.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.2 8.5 0.6 -0.7 -4.8 ... ...
Employment rate 55.4 56.0 0.4 0.6 7.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 82.0 82.0 ... 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.4
Labour force 59.2 57.6 1.3 -1.6 11.8 -2.7 25.8
Employment 49.5 52.3 1.4 2.8 16.5 5.7 46.1
Unemployment 9.7 5.3 1.4 -4.4 -4.6 -45.4 -46.5
Participation rate 72.2 70.2 1.6 -2.0 14.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 16.4 9.2 2.5 -7.2 -12.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.4 63.8 1.7 3.4 20.3 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 275.8 275.9 ... 0.1 1.6 0.0 0.6
Labour force 173.0 174.6 1.6 1.6 10.9 0.9 6.7
Employment 157.2 157.1 1.7 -0.1 13.3 -0.1 9.2
Unemployment 15.8 17.5 1.6 1.7 -2.5 10.8 -12.5
Participation rate 62.7 63.3 0.6 0.6 3.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.1 10.0 0.9 0.9 -2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 56.9 0.6 -0.1 4.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 290.8 290.9 ... 0.1 1.2 0.0 0.4
Labour force 164.0 165.4 1.5 1.4 11.3 0.9 7.3
Employment 152.9 154.3 1.5 1.4 18.5 0.9 13.6
Unemployment 11.1 11.1 1.3 0.0 -7.3 0.0 -39.7
Participation rate 56.4 56.9 0.5 0.5 3.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.7 0.8 -0.1 -5.2 ... ...
Employment rate 52.6 53.0 0.5 0.4 6.1 ... ...
...
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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