Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  April
2021
May
2021
Standard error1 April to May 2021 May 2020 to May 2021 April to May 2021 May 2020 to May 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              
Population 445.0 445.0 ... 0.0 -0.5 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 254.6 250.9 2.6 -3.7 12.6 -1.5 5.3
Employment 219.3 217.2 2.6 -2.1 20.1 -1.0 10.2
Full-time employment 184.4 183.6 3.0 -0.8 15.2 -0.4 9.0
Part-time employment 34.9 33.5 2.5 -1.4 4.8 -4.0 16.7
Unemployment 35.3 33.7 2.4 -1.6 -7.5 -4.5 -18.2
Participation rate 57.2 56.4 0.6 -0.8 2.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.9 13.4 0.9 -0.5 -3.9 ... ...
Employment rate 49.3 48.8 0.6 -0.5 4.6 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 133.5 133.6 ... 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.1
Labour force 85.8 87.6 0.8 1.8 3.4 2.1 4.0
Employment 78.9 79.2 0.8 0.3 6.9 0.4 9.5
Full-time employment 66.3 65.9 1.0 -0.4 3.2 -0.6 5.1
Part-time employment 12.6 13.3 0.8 0.7 3.8 5.6 40.0
Unemployment 7.0 8.4 0.8 1.4 -3.5 20.0 -29.4
Participation rate 64.3 65.6 0.6 1.3 1.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.2 9.6 0.8 1.4 -4.5 ... ...
Employment rate 59.1 59.3 0.6 0.2 4.6 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 818.0 818.7 ... 0.7 6.1 0.1 0.8
Labour force 507.2 492.1 3.5 -15.1 29.3 -3.0 6.3
Employment 465.9 443.7 3.5 -22.2 43.3 -4.8 10.8
Full-time employment 379.7 367.0 4.3 -12.7 34.4 -3.3 10.3
Part-time employment 86.3 76.7 3.8 -9.6 9.0 -11.1 13.3
Unemployment 41.2 48.4 3.2 7.2 -14.0 17.5 -22.4
Participation rate 62.0 60.1 0.4 -1.9 3.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 9.8 0.6 1.7 -3.7 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 54.2 0.4 -2.8 4.9 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 648.9 649.3 ... 0.4 2.8 0.1 0.4
Labour force 397.6 396.8 2.7 -0.8 14.9 -0.2 3.9
Employment 363.7 361.0 2.8 -2.7 29.5 -0.7 8.9
Full-time employment 308.3 303.1 3.3 -5.2 17.3 -1.7 6.1
Part-time employment 55.4 57.9 2.7 2.5 12.2 4.5 26.7
Unemployment 33.9 35.8 2.6 1.9 -14.6 5.6 -29.0
Participation rate 61.3 61.1 0.4 -0.2 2.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.5 9.0 0.6 0.5 -4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 56.0 55.6 0.4 -0.4 4.3 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,090.2 7,091.5 ... 1.3 46.5 0.0 0.7
Labour force 4,523.7 4,515.3 19.0 -8.4 155.6 -0.2 3.6
Employment 4,227.3 4,219.3 21.2 -8.0 454.2 -0.2 12.1
Full-time employment 3,510.9 3,503.7 25.2 -7.2 274.9 -0.2 8.5
Part-time employment 716.5 715.6 21.7 -0.9 179.3 -0.1 33.4
Unemployment 296.4 296.0 19.1 -0.4 -298.6 -0.1 -50.2
Participation rate 63.8 63.7 0.3 -0.1 1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.6 0.4 0.0 -7.0 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 59.5 0.3 -0.1 6.1 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,311.3 12,317.2 ... 5.9 118.6 0.0 1.0
Labour force 7,932.2 7,916.8 29.0 -15.4 567.8 -0.2 7.7
Employment 7,215.4 7,183.8 28.2 -31.6 827.4 -0.4 13.0
Full-time employment 5,976.2 5,967.1 33.6 -9.1 577.5 -0.2 10.7
Part-time employment 1,239.2 1,216.7 29.4 -22.5 249.9 -1.8 25.8
Unemployment 716.8 733.0 26.9 16.2 -259.6 2.3 -26.2
Participation rate 64.4 64.3 0.2 -0.1 4.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 9.3 0.3 0.3 -4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 58.6 58.3 0.2 -0.3 6.2 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,050.8 1,050.6 ... -0.2 3.5 -0.0 0.3
Labour force 709.3 704.7 3.4 -4.6 41.8 -0.6 6.3
Employment 656.7 653.8 3.4 -2.9 66.4 -0.4 11.3
Full-time employment 531.2 530.0 4.6 -1.2 48.1 -0.2 10.0
Part-time employment 125.5 123.8 4.3 -1.7 18.2 -1.4 17.2
Unemployment 52.7 50.8 3.1 -1.9 -24.6 -3.6 -32.6
Participation rate 67.5 67.1 0.3 -0.4 3.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.2 0.4 -0.2 -4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 62.5 62.2 0.3 -0.3 6.1 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 889.4 889.4 ... 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.2
Labour force 598.6 601.3 3.2 2.7 28.0 0.5 4.9
Employment 559.2 563.3 3.3 4.1 61.2 0.7 12.2
Full-time employment 449.0 451.0 4.3 2.0 29.4 0.4 7.0
Part-time employment 110.2 112.3 3.9 2.1 31.8 1.9 39.5
Unemployment 39.4 37.9 3.0 -1.5 -33.3 -3.8 -46.8
Participation rate 67.3 67.6 0.4 0.3 3.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.3 0.5 -0.3 -6.1 ... ...
Employment rate 62.9 63.3 0.4 0.4 6.8 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,535.3 3,536.3 ... 1.0 34.2 0.0 1.0
Labour force 2,441.5 2,433.5 13.8 -8.0 116.3 -0.3 5.0
Employment 2,222.7 2,221.7 13.8 -1.0 262.6 -0.0 13.4
Full-time employment 1,818.8 1,818.1 16.5 -0.7 202.8 -0.0 12.6
Part-time employment 404.0 403.6 14.7 -0.4 59.8 -0.1 17.4
Unemployment 218.8 211.7 13.4 -7.1 -146.4 -3.2 -40.9
Participation rate 69.1 68.8 0.4 -0.3 2.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 8.7 0.5 -0.3 -6.8 ... ...
Employment rate 62.9 62.8 0.4 -0.1 6.9 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,329.2 4,334.5 ... 5.3 43.0 0.1 1.0
Labour force 2,817.0 2,812.9 15.7 -4.1 188.3 -0.1 7.2
Employment 2,618.1 2,616.2 15.8 -1.9 343.6 -0.1 15.1
Full-time employment 2,041.9 2,063.2 20.3 21.3 188.3 1.0 10.0
Part-time employment 576.2 553.0 18.5 -23.2 155.3 -4.0 39.0
Unemployment 198.9 196.7 14.1 -2.2 -155.3 -1.1 -44.1
Participation rate 65.1 64.9 0.4 -0.2 3.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 7.0 0.5 -0.1 -6.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.5 60.4 0.4 -0.1 7.4 ... ...
...
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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