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)
  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              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 55.2 55.3 ... 0.1 0.6 0.2 1.1
Labour force 31.9 36.6 1.1 4.7 1.3 14.7 3.7
Employment 28.4 31.2 1.1 2.8 2.8 9.9 9.9
Unemployment 3.5 5.5 0.9 2.0 -1.4 57.1 -20.3
Participation rate 57.8 66.2 2.0 8.4 1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.0 15.0 2.4 4.0 -4.5 ... ...
Employment rate 51.4 56.4 1.9 5.0 4.5 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 191.8 191.9 ... 0.1 1.9 0.1 1.0
Labour force 114.0 114.1 1.3 0.1 -2.5 0.1 -2.1
Employment 101.2 100.5 1.4 -0.7 4.9 -0.7 5.1
Unemployment 12.8 13.5 1.4 0.7 -7.5 5.5 -35.7
Participation rate 59.4 59.5 0.7 0.1 -1.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.2 11.8 1.2 0.6 -6.2 ... ...
Employment rate 52.8 52.4 0.7 -0.4 2.1 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 202.5 202.6 ... 0.1 1.8 0.0 0.9
Labour force 107.6 108.7 1.2 1.1 3.9 1.0 3.7
Employment 99.7 100.9 1.2 1.2 4.8 1.2 5.0
Unemployment 8.0 7.8 1.1 -0.2 -0.9 -2.5 -10.3
Participation rate 53.1 53.7 0.6 0.6 1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.2 0.9 -0.2 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 49.2 49.8 0.6 0.6 1.9 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 22.4 22.4 ... 0.0 1.2 0.0 5.7
Labour force 12.2 14.5 0.5 2.3 -0.5 18.9 -3.3
Employment 10.8 12.8 0.5 2.0 0.5 18.5 4.1
Unemployment 1.4 1.7 0.4 0.3 -1.0 21.4 -37.0
Participation rate 54.5 64.7 2.2 10.2 -6.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.5 11.7 2.5 0.2 -6.3 ... ...
Employment rate 48.2 57.1 2.4 8.9 -0.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 57.4 57.5 ... 0.1 2.1 0.2 3.8
Labour force 40.1 39.0 0.4 -1.1 -0.2 -2.7 -0.5
Employment 36.5 37.4 0.5 0.9 2.2 2.5 6.3
Unemployment 3.6 1.6 0.4 -2.0 -2.4 -55.6 -60.0
Participation rate 69.9 67.8 0.7 -2.1 -3.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 4.1 1.0 -4.9 -6.1 ... ...
Employment rate 63.6 65.0 0.8 1.4 1.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 60.7 60.8 ... 0.1 1.9 0.2 3.2
Labour force 37.0 37.6 0.4 0.6 3.4 1.6 9.9
Employment 34.6 36.0 0.5 1.4 3.5 4.0 10.8
Unemployment 2.4 1.6 0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -33.3 -5.9
Participation rate 61.0 61.8 0.7 0.8 3.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.5 4.3 1.0 -2.2 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 59.2 0.8 2.2 4.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 111.1 111.4 ... 0.3 2.6 0.3 2.4
Labour force 73.3 73.5 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1
Employment 64.3 63.5 1.5 -0.8 -2.4 -1.2 -3.6
Unemployment 9.0 10.0 1.4 1.0 2.5 11.1 33.3
Participation rate 66.0 66.0 1.5 0.0 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.3 13.6 1.8 1.3 3.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.9 57.0 1.4 -0.9 -3.6 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 352.2 353.1 ... 0.9 10.4 0.3 3.0
Labour force 221.7 225.4 1.6 3.7 3.2 1.7 1.4
Employment 208.4 210.4 1.7 2.0 8.7 1.0 4.3
Unemployment 13.4 15.0 1.5 1.6 -5.5 11.9 -26.8
Participation rate 62.9 63.8 0.5 0.9 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.7 0.7 0.7 -2.5 ... ...
Employment rate 59.2 59.6 0.5 0.4 0.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 382.9 383.6 ... 0.7 9.8 0.2 2.6
Labour force 217.0 216.7 1.6 -0.3 2.1 -0.1 1.0
Employment 207.5 207.0 1.6 -0.5 7.4 -0.2 3.7
Unemployment 9.5 9.8 1.4 0.3 -5.1 3.2 -34.2
Participation rate 56.7 56.5 0.4 -0.2 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.5 0.6 0.1 -2.4 ... ...
Employment rate 54.2 54.0 0.4 -0.2 0.6 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 84.8 85.1 ... 0.3 2.7 0.4 3.3
Labour force 57.3 58.3 1.3 1.0 2.1 1.7 3.7
Employment 51.8 50.4 1.3 -1.4 1.3 -2.7 2.6
Unemployment 5.5 7.9 1.1 2.4 0.9 43.6 12.9
Participation rate 67.6 68.5 1.5 0.9 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 13.6 2.0 4.0 1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 59.2 1.5 -1.9 -0.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 284.9 285.7 ... 0.8 7.7 0.3 2.8
Labour force 176.8 177.3 1.4 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.0
Employment 164.5 164.9 1.5 0.4 3.9 0.2 2.4
Unemployment 12.3 12.4 1.3 0.1 -3.9 0.8 -23.9
Participation rate 62.1 62.1 0.5 0.0 -1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.0 0.7 0.0 -2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.7 57.7 0.5 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 298.6 299.2 ... 0.6 6.5 0.2 2.2
Labour force 165.8 166.6 1.3 0.8 -0.3 0.5 -0.2
Employment 156.8 159.7 1.3 2.9 5.4 1.8 3.5
Unemployment 9.0 6.9 1.1 -2.1 -5.7 -23.3 -45.2
Participation rate 55.5 55.7 0.4 0.2 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 4.1 0.7 -1.3 -3.4 ... ...
Employment rate 52.5 53.4 0.4 0.9 0.7 ... ...
...
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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