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
2021
January
2022
Standard error1 December 2021 to January 2022 January 2021 to January 2022 December 2021 to January 2022 January 2021 to January 2022
  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 446.0 446.4 ... 0.4 1.1 0.1 0.2
Labour force 253.1 251.4 2.4 -1.7 -2.3 -0.7 -0.9
Employment 223.1 219.2 2.4 -3.9 -1.5 -1.7 -0.7
Full-time employment 189.8 190.4 2.9 0.6 6.6 0.3 3.6
Unemployment 30.0 32.2 2.3 2.2 -0.8 7.3 -2.4
Participation rate 56.7 56.3 0.5 -0.4 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.9 12.8 0.9 0.9 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 50.0 49.1 0.5 -0.9 -0.5 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 54.7 54.8 ... 0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.4
Labour force 33.3 33.0 1.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.9 -6.3
Employment 27.6 27.2 1.2 -0.4 -1.4 -1.4 -4.9
Unemployment 5.7 5.8 1.0 0.1 -0.8 1.8 -12.1
Participation rate 60.9 60.2 2.2 -0.7 -3.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.1 17.6 2.9 0.5 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 50.5 49.6 2.2 -0.9 -2.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 190.3 190.4 ... 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.2
Labour force 114.8 113.6 1.4 -1.2 0.8 -1.0 0.7
Employment 99.1 95.9 1.5 -3.2 -1.5 -3.2 -1.5
Unemployment 15.8 17.8 1.5 2.0 2.4 12.7 15.6
Participation rate 60.3 59.7 0.7 -0.6 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.8 15.7 1.3 1.9 2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 52.1 50.4 0.8 -1.7 -0.9 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 201.0 201.2 ... 0.2 0.9 0.1 0.4
Labour force 105.0 104.7 1.3 -0.3 -1.0 -0.3 -0.9
Employment 96.4 96.1 1.2 -0.3 1.4 -0.3 1.5
Unemployment 8.6 8.7 1.2 0.1 -2.3 1.2 -20.9
Participation rate 52.2 52.0 0.6 -0.2 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.2 8.3 1.1 0.1 -2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 48.0 47.8 0.6 -0.2 0.5 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 136.4 136.7 ... 0.3 3.6 0.2 2.7
Labour force 90.5 89.2 0.8 -1.3 4.0 -1.4 4.7
Employment 83.5 80.6 0.8 -2.9 2.4 -3.5 3.1
Full-time employment 68.2 68.1 1.0 -0.1 1.9 -0.1 2.9
Unemployment 7.0 8.6 0.7 1.6 1.6 22.9 22.9
Participation rate 66.3 65.3 0.6 -1.0 1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 9.6 0.8 1.9 1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 59.0 0.6 -2.2 0.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 21.4 21.5 ... 0.1 0.8 0.5 3.9
Labour force 15.3 14.1 0.5 -1.2 0.9 -7.8 6.8
Employment 14.4 12.8 0.4 -1.6 1.4 -11.1 12.3
Unemployment 0.9 1.3 0.4 0.4 -0.5 44.4 -27.8
Participation rate 71.5 65.6 2.2 -5.9 1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 9.2 2.7 3.3 -4.4 ... ...
Employment rate 67.3 59.5 2.0 -7.8 4.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 55.8 55.9 ... 0.1 1.5 0.2 2.8
Labour force 40.1 39.7 0.4 -0.4 2.2 -1.0 5.9
Employment 36.2 35.9 0.4 -0.3 0.9 -0.8 2.6
Unemployment 3.9 3.8 0.4 -0.1 1.3 -2.6 52.0
Participation rate 71.9 71.0 0.7 -0.9 2.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.7 9.6 1.1 -0.1 2.9 ... ...
Employment rate 64.9 64.2 0.8 -0.7 -0.1 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 59.3 59.3 ... 0.0 1.3 0.0 2.2
Labour force 35.1 35.4 0.4 0.3 0.9 0.9 2.6
Employment 32.8 31.9 0.4 -0.9 0.1 -2.7 0.3
Unemployment 2.2 3.5 0.4 1.3 0.8 59.1 29.6
Participation rate 59.2 59.7 0.7 0.5 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 9.9 1.0 3.6 2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 55.3 53.8 0.7 -1.5 -1.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 828.3 830.1 ... 1.8 12.9 0.2 1.6
Labour force 511.4 508.4 3.1 -3.0 4.3 -0.6 0.9
Employment 469.9 472.6 3.0 2.7 10.9 0.6 2.4
Full-time employment 382.9 393.7 4.0 10.8 14.3 2.8 3.8
Unemployment 41.5 35.8 2.7 -5.7 -6.7 -13.7 -15.8
Participation rate 61.7 61.2 0.4 -0.5 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 7.0 0.5 -1.1 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 56.9 0.4 0.2 0.4 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 109.1 109.2 ... 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
Labour force 76.8 73.8 1.7 -3.0 -2.5 -3.9 -3.3
Employment 65.0 66.8 1.7 1.8 3.9 2.8 6.2
Unemployment 11.8 6.9 1.6 -4.9 -6.5 -41.5 -48.5
Participation rate 70.4 67.6 1.6 -2.8 -2.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.4 9.3 2.0 -6.1 -8.3 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 61.2 1.5 1.6 3.7 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 344.1 344.9 ... 0.8 6.4 0.2 1.9
Labour force 218.3 219.9 1.7 1.6 3.2 0.7 1.5
Employment 203.0 204.7 1.8 1.7 6.4 0.8 3.2
Unemployment 15.3 15.2 1.8 -0.1 -3.2 -0.7 -17.4
Participation rate 63.4 63.8 0.5 0.4 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 6.9 0.8 -0.1 -1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 59.0 59.4 0.5 0.4 0.8 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 375.1 375.9 ... 0.8 6.5 0.2 1.8
Labour force 216.3 214.8 1.7 -1.5 3.7 -0.7 1.8
Employment 202.0 201.1 1.8 -0.9 0.6 -0.4 0.3
Unemployment 14.3 13.7 1.5 -0.6 3.0 -4.2 28.0
Participation rate 57.7 57.1 0.5 -0.6 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.4 0.7 -0.2 1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 53.9 53.5 0.5 -0.4 -0.8 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 654.9 656.2 ... 1.3 7.8 0.2 1.2
Labour force 395.0 393.1 2.6 -1.9 -3.4 -0.5 -0.9
Employment 362.8 359.7 2.6 -3.1 -0.9 -0.9 -0.2
Full-time employment 308.9 307.4 3.3 -1.5 7.3 -0.5 2.4
Unemployment 32.2 33.4 2.3 1.2 -2.5 3.7 -7.0
Participation rate 60.3 59.9 0.4 -0.4 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.2 8.5 0.6 0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 55.4 54.8 0.4 -0.6 -0.8 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 82.6 82.9 ... 0.3 0.8 0.4 1.0
Labour force 54.9 54.0 1.4 -0.9 -3.5 -1.6 -6.1
Employment 45.5 43.4 1.4 -2.1 -5.6 -4.6 -11.4
Unemployment 9.4 10.6 1.2 1.2 2.0 12.8 23.3
Participation rate 66.5 65.1 1.7 -1.4 -4.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 17.1 19.6 2.1 2.5 4.6 ... ...
Employment rate 55.1 52.4 1.7 -2.7 -7.3 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 278.8 279.4 ... 0.6 3.8 0.2 1.4
Labour force 175.3 174.4 1.5 -0.9 0.1 -0.5 0.1
Employment 162.8 163.1 1.5 0.3 4.8 0.2 3.0
Unemployment 12.5 11.2 1.5 -1.3 -4.8 -10.4 -30.0
Participation rate 62.9 62.4 0.5 -0.5 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 6.4 0.8 -0.7 -2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 58.4 0.5 0.0 1.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 293.4 293.9 ... 0.5 3.2 0.2 1.1
Labour force 164.8 164.7 1.4 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1
Employment 154.5 153.2 1.4 -1.3 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
Unemployment 10.3 11.5 1.2 1.2 0.1 11.7 0.9
Participation rate 56.2 56.0 0.5 -0.2 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 7.0 0.7 0.7 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 52.7 52.1 0.5 -0.6 -0.6 ... ...
...
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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