Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  January
2022
February
2022
Standard error1 January to February 2022 February 2021 to February 2022 January to February 2022 February 2021 to February 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              
Population 446.4 446.7 ... 0.3 1.6 0.1 0.4
Labour force 251.4 260.9 2.4 9.5 15.8 3.8 6.4
Employment 219.2 228.7 2.4 9.5 21.7 4.3 10.5
Full-time employment 190.4 191.5 2.9 1.1 16.5 0.6 9.4
Part-time employment 28.7 37.2 2.4 8.5 5.1 29.6 15.9
Unemployment 32.2 32.2 2.3 0.0 -5.9 0.0 -15.5
Participation rate 56.3 58.4 0.5 2.1 3.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.8 12.3 0.9 -0.5 -3.2 ... ...
Employment rate 49.1 51.2 0.5 2.1 4.7 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 136.7 137.2 ... 0.5 4.0 0.4 3.0
Labour force 89.2 92.2 0.8 3.0 6.2 3.4 7.2
Employment 80.6 83.9 0.8 3.3 6.0 4.1 7.7
Full-time employment 68.1 70.4 1.0 2.3 4.9 3.4 7.5
Part-time employment 12.4 13.5 0.9 1.1 1.1 8.9 8.9
Unemployment 8.6 8.3 0.7 -0.3 0.2 -3.5 2.5
Participation rate 65.3 67.2 0.6 1.9 2.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 9.0 0.8 -0.6 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 59.0 61.2 0.6 2.2 2.7 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 830.1 831.7 ... 1.6 14.3 0.2 1.7
Labour force 508.4 509.8 3.1 1.4 2.4 0.3 0.5
Employment 472.6 476.3 3.0 3.7 11.7 0.8 2.5
Full-time employment 393.7 392.7 4.0 -1.0 13.6 -0.3 3.6
Part-time employment 78.9 83.6 3.8 4.7 -1.9 6.0 -2.2
Unemployment 35.8 33.6 2.7 -2.2 -9.2 -6.1 -21.5
Participation rate 61.2 61.3 0.4 0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 6.6 0.5 -0.4 -1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 56.9 57.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 656.2 657.7 ... 1.5 9.3 0.2 1.4
Labour force 393.1 391.9 2.6 -1.2 -2.4 -0.3 -0.6
Employment 359.7 360.9 2.6 1.2 3.3 0.3 0.9
Full-time employment 307.4 309.5 3.3 2.1 8.5 0.7 2.8
Part-time employment 52.3 51.3 2.8 -1.0 -5.3 -1.9 -9.4
Unemployment 33.4 31.1 2.3 -2.3 -5.6 -6.9 -15.3
Participation rate 59.9 59.6 0.4 -0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.5 7.9 0.6 -0.6 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 54.8 54.9 0.4 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,123.6 7,127.1 ... 3.5 41.5 0.0 0.6
Labour force 4,544.8 4,586.1 17.9 41.3 67.2 0.9 1.5
Employment 4,297.4 4,378.9 18.4 81.5 157.3 1.9 3.7
Full-time employment 3,547.1 3,573.7 24.1 26.6 90.2 0.7 2.6
Part-time employment 750.4 805.2 22.1 54.8 67.1 7.3 9.1
Unemployment 247.3 207.2 15.8 -40.1 -90.0 -16.2 -30.3
Participation rate 63.8 64.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 4.5 0.3 -0.9 -2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 60.3 61.4 0.3 1.1 1.8 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,436.1 12,454.6 ... 18.5 162.2 0.1 1.3
Labour force 8,084.9 8,139.2 26.7 54.3 216.0 0.7 2.7
Employment 7,493.5 7,687.8 26.7 194.3 490.3 2.6 6.8
Full-time employment 6,217.7 6,274.0 33.2 56.3 267.0 0.9 4.4
Part-time employment 1,275.8 1,413.8 30.4 138.0 223.4 10.8 18.8
Unemployment 591.4 451.4 24.3 -140.0 -274.3 -23.7 -37.8
Participation rate 65.0 65.4 0.2 0.4 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.3 5.5 0.3 -1.8 -3.7 ... ...
Employment rate 60.3 61.7 0.2 1.4 3.1 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,055.7 1,057.0 ... 1.3 6.6 0.1 0.6
Labour force 701.0 706.0 3.1 5.0 10.6 0.7 1.5
Employment 665.5 671.9 3.1 6.4 24.7 1.0 3.8
Full-time employment 541.9 538.9 4.4 -3.0 9.6 -0.6 1.8
Part-time employment 123.6 133.1 4.1 9.5 15.1 7.7 12.8
Unemployment 35.5 34.1 2.7 -1.4 -14.1 -3.9 -29.3
Participation rate 66.4 66.8 0.3 0.4 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 4.8 0.4 -0.3 -2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 63.0 63.6 0.3 0.6 2.0 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 891.8 892.9 ... 1.1 3.8 0.1 0.4
Labour force 607.9 610.7 3.2 2.8 15.4 0.5 2.6
Employment 574.6 582.0 3.1 7.4 30.0 1.3 5.4
Full-time employment 470.7 471.1 4.4 0.4 19.7 0.1 4.4
Part-time employment 103.9 110.8 4.0 6.9 10.2 6.6 10.1
Unemployment 33.3 28.7 2.6 -4.6 -14.6 -13.8 -33.7
Participation rate 68.2 68.4 0.4 0.2 1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 4.7 0.4 -0.8 -2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 64.4 65.2 0.3 0.8 3.1 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,573.9 3,580.2 ... 6.3 48.9 0.2 1.4
Labour force 2,486.7 2,484.0 12.2 -2.7 36.9 -0.1 1.5
Employment 2,306.8 2,315.0 12.3 8.2 111.8 0.4 5.1
Full-time employment 1,864.3 1,854.7 16.5 -9.6 72.0 -0.5 4.0
Part-time employment 442.5 460.2 15.0 17.7 39.7 4.0 9.4
Unemployment 179.9 169.0 10.9 -10.9 -74.9 -6.1 -30.7
Participation rate 69.6 69.4 0.3 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 6.8 0.4 -0.4 -3.2 ... ...
Employment rate 64.5 64.7 0.3 0.2 2.3 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,396.4 4,403.7 ... 7.3 80.4 0.2 1.9
Labour force 2,850.6 2,867.3 14.0 16.7 37.6 0.6 1.3
Employment 2,706.3 2,727.3 13.3 21.0 97.9 0.8 3.7
Full-time employment 2,113.3 2,159.4 20.1 46.1 109.1 2.2 5.3
Part-time employment 592.9 567.9 19.4 -25.0 -11.2 -4.2 -1.9
Unemployment 144.3 140.0 11.8 -4.3 -60.3 -3.0 -30.1
Participation rate 64.8 65.1 0.3 0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 4.9 0.4 -0.2 -2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 61.9 0.3 0.3 1.1 ... ...
...
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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