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)
  July
2022
August
2022
Standard error1 July to August 2022 August 2021 to August 2022 July to August 2022 August 2021 to August 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 448.6 449.2 ... 0.6 4.0 0.1 0.9
Labour force 252.8 255.7 2.1 2.9 3.0 1.1 1.2
Employment 227.0 228.8 2.2 1.8 7.0 0.8 3.2
Full-time employment 190.1 195.0 2.7 4.9 8.7 2.6 4.7
Unemployment 25.8 26.9 2.0 1.1 -4.0 4.3 -12.9
Participation rate 56.4 56.9 0.5 0.5 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.2 10.5 0.8 0.3 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 50.6 50.9 0.5 0.3 1.1 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 55.1 55.2 ... 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.9
Labour force 34.5 35.2 1.1 0.7 1.1 2.0 3.2
Employment 30.4 30.5 1.1 0.1 2.0 0.3 7.0
Unemployment 4.2 4.7 0.9 0.5 -0.9 11.9 -16.1
Participation rate 62.6 63.8 2.0 1.2 1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.2 13.4 2.4 1.2 -3.0 ... ...
Employment rate 55.2 55.3 1.9 0.1 3.2 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 191.4 191.6 ... 0.2 1.7 0.1 0.9
Labour force 111.2 112.7 1.3 1.5 -0.6 1.3 -0.5
Employment 98.2 99.4 1.4 1.2 2.8 1.2 2.9
Unemployment 13.0 13.3 1.4 0.3 -3.5 2.3 -20.8
Participation rate 58.1 58.8 0.7 0.7 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.7 11.8 1.2 0.1 -3.0 ... ...
Employment rate 51.3 51.9 0.7 0.6 1.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 202.1 202.4 ... 0.3 1.8 0.1 0.9
Labour force 107.0 107.7 1.2 0.7 2.3 0.7 2.2
Employment 98.4 98.9 1.2 0.5 2.1 0.5 2.2
Unemployment 8.6 8.9 1.1 0.3 0.3 3.5 3.5
Participation rate 52.9 53.2 0.6 0.3 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.3 0.9 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 48.7 48.9 0.6 0.2 0.6 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 139.7 140.1 ... 0.4 5.5 0.3 4.1
Labour force 90.1 92.4 0.9 2.3 4.3 2.6 4.9
Employment 84.9 85.7 0.9 0.8 6.7 0.9 8.5
Full-time employment 72.3 71.7 1.2 -0.6 5.0 -0.8 7.5
Unemployment 5.1 6.7 0.7 1.6 -2.4 31.4 -26.4
Participation rate 64.5 66.0 0.6 1.5 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 7.3 0.8 1.6 -3.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 61.2 0.6 0.4 2.5 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 22.2 22.3 ... 0.1 1.3 0.5 6.2
Labour force 14.6 14.7 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.7
Employment 13.4 13.6 0.5 0.2 1.4 1.5 11.5
Unemployment 1.2 1.0 0.4 -0.2 -1.3 -16.7 -56.5
Participation rate 65.8 65.9 2.2 0.1 -3.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.2 6.8 2.5 -1.4 -9.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.4 61.0 2.4 0.6 2.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 57.1 57.2 ... 0.1 2.1 0.2 3.8
Labour force 38.9 40.1 0.4 1.2 0.9 3.1 2.3
Employment 36.4 36.8 0.5 0.4 2.1 1.1 6.1
Unemployment 2.4 3.3 0.4 0.9 -1.2 37.5 -26.7
Participation rate 68.1 70.1 0.7 2.0 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 8.2 1.0 2.0 -3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 63.7 64.3 0.8 0.6 1.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 60.4 60.6 ... 0.2 2.0 0.3 3.4
Labour force 36.6 37.6 0.4 1.0 3.2 2.7 9.3
Employment 35.1 35.2 0.5 0.1 3.2 0.3 10.0
Unemployment 1.5 2.4 0.4 0.9 0.1 60.0 4.3
Participation rate 60.6 62.0 0.7 1.4 3.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.1 6.4 1.0 2.3 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 58.1 58.1 0.8 0.0 3.5 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 840.8 844.0 ... 3.2 21.7 0.4 2.6
Labour force 511.1 514.9 2.9 3.8 10.2 0.7 2.0
Employment 481.1 475.9 2.9 -5.2 10.5 -1.1 2.3
Full-time employment 392.5 399.2 4.0 6.7 27.7 1.7 7.5
Unemployment 30.0 39.0 2.5 9.0 -0.3 30.0 -0.8
Participation rate 60.8 61.0 0.4 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 7.6 0.5 1.7 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.2 56.4 0.4 -0.8 -0.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 110.3 110.8 ... 0.5 2.1 0.5 1.9
Labour force 73.1 75.9 1.6 2.8 1.9 3.8 2.6
Employment 67.8 65.8 1.5 -2.0 0.0 -2.9 0.0
Unemployment 5.4 10.2 1.4 4.8 2.0 88.9 24.4
Participation rate 66.3 68.5 1.5 2.2 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 13.4 1.8 6.0 2.3 ... ...
Employment rate 61.5 59.4 1.4 -2.1 -1.1 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 349.9 351.2 ... 1.3 10.0 0.4 2.9
Labour force 222.6 224.5 1.6 1.9 6.2 0.9 2.8
Employment 208.4 206.9 1.7 -1.5 4.8 -0.7 2.4
Unemployment 14.2 17.6 1.5 3.4 1.4 23.9 8.6
Participation rate 63.6 63.9 0.5 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 7.8 0.7 1.4 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 58.9 0.5 -0.7 -0.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 380.7 382.0 ... 1.3 9.6 0.3 2.6
Labour force 215.3 214.5 1.6 -0.8 2.1 -0.4 1.0
Employment 205.0 203.3 1.6 -1.7 5.8 -0.8 2.9
Unemployment 10.3 11.2 1.4 0.9 -3.6 8.7 -24.3
Participation rate 56.6 56.2 0.4 -0.4 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 5.2 0.6 0.4 -1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 53.8 53.2 0.4 -0.6 0.2 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 664.4 666.6 ... 2.2 15.4 0.3 2.4
Labour force 396.6 400.8 2.5 4.2 6.3 1.1 1.6
Employment 368.3 370.2 2.5 1.9 12.6 0.5 3.5
Full-time employment 323.2 320.6 3.2 -2.6 16.8 -0.8 5.5
Unemployment 28.3 30.6 2.1 2.3 -6.3 8.1 -17.1
Participation rate 59.7 60.1 0.4 0.4 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 7.6 0.5 0.5 -1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 55.4 55.5 0.4 0.1 0.6 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 84.1 84.5 ... 0.4 2.4 0.5 2.9
Labour force 55.6 57.8 1.3 2.2 3.4 4.0 6.3
Employment 49.8 50.7 1.3 0.9 3.0 1.8 6.3
Unemployment 5.8 7.1 1.1 1.3 0.4 22.4 6.0
Participation rate 66.1 68.4 1.5 2.3 2.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.4 12.3 2.0 1.9 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 59.2 60.0 1.5 0.8 1.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 283.2 284.2 ... 1.0 7.1 0.4 2.6
Labour force 176.6 177.7 1.4 1.1 3.0 0.6 1.7
Employment 163.3 164.1 1.5 0.8 6.3 0.5 4.0
Unemployment 13.3 13.6 1.3 0.3 -3.3 2.3 -19.5
Participation rate 62.4 62.5 0.5 0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.7 0.7 0.2 -2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 57.7 57.7 0.5 0.0 0.8 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 297.1 297.9 ... 0.8 6.0 0.3 2.1
Labour force 164.4 165.3 1.3 0.9 -0.1 0.5 -0.1
Employment 155.2 155.4 1.3 0.2 3.3 0.1 2.2
Unemployment 9.2 9.9 1.1 0.7 -3.4 7.6 -25.6
Participation rate 55.3 55.5 0.4 0.2 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 6.0 0.7 0.4 -2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 52.2 52.2 0.4 0.0 0.1 ... ...
...
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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