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)
  October
2021
November
2021
Standard error1 October to November 2021 November 2020 to November 2021 October to November 2021 November 2020 to November 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 445.5 445.7 ... 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1
Labour force 255.2 255.5 2.5 0.3 -3.1 0.1 -1.2
Employment 219.8 228.9 2.6 9.1 2.4 4.1 1.1
Full-time employment 186.4 195.0 3.0 8.6 6.2 4.6 3.3
Unemployment 35.4 26.6 2.5 -8.8 -5.6 -24.9 -17.4
Participation rate 57.3 57.3 0.6 0.0 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.9 10.4 0.9 -3.5 -2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 49.3 51.4 0.6 2.1 0.5 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 54.7 54.7 ... 0.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.7
Labour force 35.0 33.8 1.3 -1.2 -1.6 -3.4 -4.5
Employment 28.4 28.9 1.3 0.5 -1.3 1.8 -4.3
Unemployment 6.7 4.9 1.2 -1.8 -0.3 -26.9 -5.8
Participation rate 64.0 61.8 2.3 -2.2 -2.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 19.1 14.5 3.2 -4.6 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 51.9 52.8 2.3 0.9 -2.0 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 190.0 190.2 ... 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
Labour force 115.9 115.0 1.5 -0.9 -0.6 -0.8 -0.5
Employment 95.6 100.6 1.6 5.0 1.5 5.2 1.5
Unemployment 20.2 14.3 1.6 -5.9 -2.2 -29.2 -13.3
Participation rate 61.0 60.5 0.8 -0.5 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.4 12.4 1.3 -5.0 -1.9 ... ...
Employment rate 50.3 52.9 0.8 2.6 0.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 200.8 200.9 ... 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.3
Labour force 104.3 106.7 1.3 2.4 -0.9 2.3 -0.8
Employment 95.8 99.4 1.4 3.6 2.2 3.8 2.3
Unemployment 8.5 7.3 1.3 -1.2 -3.2 -14.1 -30.5
Participation rate 51.9 53.1 0.7 1.2 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 6.8 1.2 -1.3 -3.0 ... ...
Employment rate 47.7 49.5 0.7 1.8 1.0 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 135.6 135.9 ... 0.3 2.9 0.2 2.2
Labour force 88.1 90.2 0.8 2.1 3.1 2.4 3.6
Employment 80.0 82.9 0.7 2.9 4.7 3.6 6.0
Full-time employment 68.3 68.4 1.0 0.1 3.5 0.1 5.4
Unemployment 8.0 7.2 0.7 -0.8 -1.7 -10.0 -19.1
Participation rate 65.0 66.4 0.6 1.4 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.1 8.0 0.8 -1.1 -2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.0 61.0 0.6 2.0 2.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 21.2 21.3 ... 0.1 0.5 0.5 2.4
Labour force 14.8 15.1 0.5 0.3 1.4 2.0 10.2
Employment 12.2 13.5 0.4 1.3 2.0 10.7 17.4
Unemployment 2.6 1.5 0.4 -1.1 -0.7 -42.3 -31.8
Participation rate 69.8 70.9 2.3 1.1 5.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.6 9.9 3.0 -7.7 -6.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 63.4 2.0 5.9 8.1 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 55.4 55.6 ... 0.2 1.3 0.4 2.4
Labour force 39.0 40.1 0.4 1.1 1.6 2.8 4.2
Employment 35.2 36.5 0.4 1.3 1.4 3.7 4.0
Unemployment 3.8 3.6 0.4 -0.2 0.2 -5.3 5.9
Participation rate 70.4 72.1 0.7 1.7 1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.7 9.0 1.1 -0.7 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 63.5 65.6 0.8 2.1 1.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 58.9 59.1 ... 0.2 1.2 0.3 2.1
Labour force 34.3 35.0 0.4 0.7 0.1 2.0 0.3
Employment 32.6 32.9 0.4 0.3 1.3 0.9 4.1
Unemployment 1.6 2.1 0.4 0.5 -1.2 31.3 -36.4
Participation rate 58.2 59.2 0.7 1.0 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 6.0 1.1 1.3 -3.5 ... ...
Employment rate 55.3 55.7 0.7 0.4 1.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 825.3 826.6 ... 1.3 9.7 0.2 1.2
Labour force 508.8 512.1 3.2 3.3 16.4 0.6 3.3
Employment 466.7 470.4 3.2 3.7 7.7 0.8 1.7
Full-time employment 374.9 382.6 4.2 7.7 5.4 2.1 1.4
Unemployment 42.1 41.6 3.0 -0.5 8.5 -1.2 25.7
Participation rate 61.7 62.0 0.4 0.3 1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.3 8.1 0.6 -0.2 1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.5 56.9 0.4 0.4 0.3 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 108.8 108.9 ... 0.1 -0.8 0.1 -0.7
Labour force 72.9 76.1 1.8 3.2 4.0 4.4 5.5
Employment 65.9 65.5 1.8 -0.4 1.1 -0.6 1.7
Unemployment 7.0 10.6 1.7 3.6 2.9 51.4 37.7
Participation rate 67.0 69.9 1.7 2.9 4.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 13.9 2.2 4.3 3.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.6 60.1 1.6 -0.5 1.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 342.7 343.3 ... 0.6 5.1 0.2 1.5
Labour force 222.1 220.9 1.9 -1.2 7.5 -0.5 3.5
Employment 201.6 204.1 2.0 2.5 5.0 1.2 2.5
Unemployment 20.5 16.8 2.0 -3.7 2.4 -18.0 16.7
Participation rate 64.8 64.3 0.6 -0.5 1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.2 7.6 0.9 -1.6 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 58.8 59.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 373.8 374.4 ... 0.6 5.4 0.2 1.5
Labour force 213.8 215.1 1.7 1.3 4.9 0.6 2.3
Employment 199.3 200.8 1.9 1.5 1.6 0.8 0.8
Unemployment 14.6 14.2 1.6 -0.4 3.2 -2.7 29.1
Participation rate 57.2 57.5 0.5 0.3 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.6 0.7 -0.2 1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 53.3 53.6 0.5 0.3 -0.4 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 653.1 653.9 ... 0.8 5.9 0.1 0.9
Labour force 401.1 399.9 2.6 -1.2 -1.2 -0.3 -0.3
Employment 364.7 365.7 2.6 1.0 4.2 0.3 1.2
Full-time employment 310.7 312.0 3.2 1.3 4.1 0.4 1.3
Unemployment 36.4 34.1 2.4 -2.3 -5.5 -6.3 -13.9
Participation rate 61.4 61.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.1 8.5 0.6 -0.6 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 55.8 55.9 0.4 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 82.4 82.5 ... 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.5
Labour force 56.4 56.9 1.3 0.5 -0.5 0.9 -0.9
Employment 48.9 47.6 1.3 -1.3 1.0 -2.7 2.1
Unemployment 7.5 9.3 1.3 1.8 -1.6 24.0 -14.7
Participation rate 68.4 69.0 1.6 0.6 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.3 16.3 2.1 3.0 -2.7 ... ...
Employment rate 59.3 57.7 1.6 -1.6 0.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 278.0 278.4 ... 0.4 3.0 0.1 1.1
Labour force 178.6 177.5 1.5 -1.1 -1.6 -0.6 -0.9
Employment 161.6 162.6 1.6 1.0 2.8 0.6 1.8
Unemployment 17.0 14.9 1.6 -2.1 -4.4 -12.4 -22.8
Participation rate 64.2 63.8 0.5 -0.4 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 8.4 0.9 -1.1 -2.4 ... ...
Employment rate 58.1 58.4 0.6 0.3 0.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 292.7 293.0 ... 0.3 2.4 0.1 0.8
Labour force 166.1 165.5 1.4 -0.6 0.9 -0.4 0.5
Employment 154.2 155.6 1.4 1.4 0.5 0.9 0.3
Unemployment 11.9 9.9 1.2 -2.0 0.4 -16.8 4.2
Participation rate 56.7 56.5 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 6.0 0.7 -1.2 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 52.7 53.1 0.5 0.4 -0.3 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
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