Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  September
2022
October
2022
Standard error1 September to October 2022 October 2021 to October 2022 September to October 2022 October 2021 to October 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 449.6 449.9 ... 0.3 4.4 0.1 1.0
Labour force 253.5 259.4 2.1 5.9 2.7 2.3 1.1
Employment 229.3 232.6 2.2 3.3 12.5 1.4 5.7
Full-time employment 193.4 194.9 2.7 1.5 8.1 0.8 4.3
Part-time employment 35.9 37.7 2.2 1.8 4.4 5.0 13.2
Unemployment 24.2 26.8 2.0 2.6 -9.8 10.7 -26.8
Participation rate 56.4 57.7 0.5 1.3 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 10.3 0.8 0.8 -4.0 ... ...
Employment rate 51.0 51.7 0.5 0.7 2.3 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 140.4 140.7 ... 0.3 5.1 0.2 3.8
Labour force 89.3 91.1 0.9 1.8 2.7 2.0 3.1
Employment 81.9 86.2 0.9 4.3 6.2 5.3 7.8
Full-time employment 67.2 72.3 1.2 5.1 4.1 7.6 6.0
Part-time employment 14.7 13.8 1.0 -0.9 2.0 -6.1 16.9
Unemployment 7.4 4.9 0.7 -2.5 -3.5 -33.8 -41.7
Participation rate 63.6 64.7 0.6 1.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.3 5.4 0.8 -2.9 -4.1 ... ...
Employment rate 58.3 61.3 0.6 3.0 2.3 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 846.2 848.1 ... 1.9 22.8 0.2 2.8
Labour force 512.0 515.7 2.9 3.7 5.6 0.7 1.1
Employment 480.2 480.9 2.9 0.7 13.7 0.1 2.9
Full-time employment 396.0 402.5 4.0 6.5 26.6 1.6 7.1
Part-time employment 84.2 78.4 3.8 -5.8 -12.9 -6.9 -14.1
Unemployment 31.9 34.8 2.5 2.9 -8.1 9.1 -18.9
Participation rate 60.5 60.8 0.4 0.3 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.7 0.5 0.5 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 56.7 0.4 0.0 0.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 668.4 670.1 ... 1.7 17.0 0.3 2.6
Labour force 399.9 402.2 2.5 2.3 1.8 0.6 0.4
Employment 373.1 375.0 2.5 1.9 10.6 0.5 2.9
Full-time employment 323.0 320.9 3.2 -2.1 11.1 -0.7 3.6
Part-time employment 50.1 54.1 2.6 4.0 -0.4 8.0 -0.7
Unemployment 26.8 27.1 2.1 0.3 -8.9 1.1 -24.7
Participation rate 59.8 60.0 0.4 0.2 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.7 6.7 0.5 0.0 -2.3 ... ...
Employment rate 55.8 56.0 0.4 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,173.6 7,181.5 ... 7.9 69.2 0.1 1.0
Labour force 4,579.9 4,596.8 16.5 16.9 34.2 0.4 0.7
Employment 4,380.5 4,408.3 16.8 27.8 99.5 0.6 2.3
Full-time employment 3,558.7 3,623.3 22.6 64.6 74.9 1.8 2.1
Part-time employment 821.7 785.0 20.7 -36.7 24.6 -4.5 3.2
Unemployment 199.5 188.5 13.9 -11.0 -65.2 -5.5 -25.7
Participation rate 63.8 64.0 0.2 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.1 0.3 -0.3 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.4 0.2 0.3 0.8 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,549.6 12,569.7 ... 20.1 186.0 0.2 1.5
Labour force 8,102.6 8,157.6 22.9 55.0 42.4 0.7 0.5
Employment 7,636.3 7,679.0 23.3 42.7 149.7 0.6 2.0
Full-time employment 6,309.6 6,314.9 30.6 5.3 159.7 0.1 2.6
Part-time employment 1,326.7 1,364.1 28.4 37.4 -10.0 2.8 -0.7
Unemployment 466.3 478.6 19.9 12.3 -107.3 2.6 -18.3
Participation rate 64.6 64.9 0.2 0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 5.9 0.2 0.1 -1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 61.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,067.1 1,069.2 ... 2.1 16.4 0.2 1.6
Labour force 701.9 707.1 3.1 5.2 10.6 0.7 1.5
Employment 670.1 674.7 3.2 4.6 16.5 0.7 2.5
Full-time employment 541.3 551.2 4.4 9.9 18.3 1.8 3.4
Part-time employment 128.8 123.4 4.2 -5.4 -2.0 -4.2 -1.6
Unemployment 31.8 32.4 2.5 0.6 -5.9 1.9 -15.4
Participation rate 65.8 66.1 0.3 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.6 0.3 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 62.8 63.1 0.3 0.3 0.6 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 904.4 906.4 ... 2.0 16.4 0.2 1.8
Labour force 596.2 606.1 3.2 9.9 10.3 1.7 1.7
Employment 572.0 578.1 3.2 6.1 19.8 1.1 3.5
Full-time employment 464.9 475.2 4.6 10.3 22.5 2.2 5.0
Part-time employment 107.1 102.9 4.1 -4.2 -2.7 -3.9 -2.6
Unemployment 24.2 28.0 2.5 3.8 -9.5 15.7 -25.3
Participation rate 65.9 66.9 0.4 1.0 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.1 4.6 0.4 0.5 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 63.2 63.8 0.4 0.6 1.1 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,637.8 3,648.8 ... 11.0 92.7 0.3 2.6
Labour force 2,509.4 2,509.1 11.4 -0.3 55.6 -0.0 2.3
Employment 2,372.3 2,379.2 11.4 6.9 117.1 0.3 5.2
Full-time employment 1,916.7 1,930.7 16.3 14.0 80.3 0.7 4.3
Part-time employment 455.7 448.5 15.2 -7.2 36.8 -1.6 8.9
Unemployment 137.0 129.9 10.2 -7.1 -61.5 -5.2 -32.1
Participation rate 69.0 68.8 0.3 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.2 0.4 -0.3 -2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 65.2 65.2 0.3 0.0 1.6 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,438.3 4,442.8 ... 4.5 67.1 0.1 1.5
Labour force 2,874.8 2,884.6 12.2 9.8 26.3 0.3 0.9
Employment 2,752.3 2,762.1 12.1 9.8 68.7 0.4 2.6
Full-time employment 2,173.1 2,177.2 18.1 4.1 66.5 0.2 3.2
Part-time employment 579.2 585.0 17.4 5.8 2.4 1.0 0.4
Unemployment 122.5 122.5 10.1 0.0 -42.4 0.0 -25.7
Participation rate 64.8 64.9 0.3 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.2 0.3 -0.1 -1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 62.0 62.2 0.3 0.2 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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