Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  January
2023
February
2023
Standard error1 January to February 2023 February 2022 to February 2023 January to February 2023 February 2022 to February 2023
  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 451.4 452.1 ... 0.7 5.4 0.2 1.2
Labour force 265.9 264.6 2.1 -1.3 -1.7 -0.5 -0.6
Employment 234.5 238.3 2.3 3.8 5.7 1.6 2.5
Full-time employment 198.8 202.8 2.5 4.0 5.0 2.0 2.5
Part-time employment 35.7 35.5 1.9 -0.2 0.7 -0.6 2.0
Unemployment 31.4 26.3 2.0 -5.1 -7.4 -16.2 -22.0
Participation rate 58.9 58.5 0.5 -0.4 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.8 9.9 0.7 -1.9 -2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 51.9 52.7 0.5 0.8 0.6 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 141.5 142.1 ... 0.6 4.9 0.4 3.6
Labour force 90.8 92.3 1.0 1.5 -0.1 1.7 -0.1
Employment 83.9 85.6 1.1 1.7 2.1 2.0 2.5
Full-time employment 70.1 72.5 1.2 2.4 1.2 3.4 1.7
Part-time employment 13.8 13.2 1.0 -0.6 1.0 -4.3 8.2
Unemployment 7.0 6.7 0.8 -0.3 -2.2 -4.3 -24.7
Participation rate 64.2 65.0 0.6 0.8 -2.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 7.3 0.8 -0.4 -2.3 ... ...
Employment rate 59.3 60.2 0.6 0.9 -0.7 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 851.7 853.5 ... 1.8 21.9 0.2 2.6
Labour force 528.1 527.1 3.0 -1.0 13.1 -0.2 2.5
Employment 501.6 496.9 3.1 -4.7 15.5 -0.9 3.2
Full-time employment 413.8 410.1 3.9 -3.7 12.7 -0.9 3.2
Part-time employment 87.7 86.7 3.4 -1.0 2.7 -1.1 3.2
Unemployment 26.5 30.2 2.5 3.7 -2.4 14.0 -7.4
Participation rate 62.0 61.8 0.4 -0.2 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 5.7 0.5 0.7 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 58.9 58.2 0.4 -0.7 0.3 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 674.3 675.6 ... 1.3 18.0 0.2 2.7
Labour force 409.4 409.6 2.3 0.2 13.5 0.0 3.4
Employment 378.5 383.6 2.4 5.1 17.1 1.3 4.7
Full-time employment 321.0 320.4 2.9 -0.6 6.0 -0.2 1.9
Part-time employment 57.5 63.2 2.4 5.7 11.0 9.9 21.1
Unemployment 30.8 26.0 2.0 -4.8 -3.6 -15.6 -12.2
Participation rate 60.7 60.6 0.3 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 6.3 0.5 -1.2 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 56.1 56.8 0.4 0.7 1.1 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,204.5 7,211.7 ... 7.2 84.7 0.1 1.2
Labour force 4,696.9 4,690.4 15.9 -6.5 91.6 -0.1 2.0
Employment 4,511.6 4,496.1 16.0 -15.5 97.9 -0.3 2.2
Full-time employment 3,694.3 3,663.9 20.2 -30.4 52.0 -0.8 1.4
Part-time employment 817.3 832.2 18.9 14.9 46.0 1.8 5.9
Unemployment 185.3 194.4 12.0 9.1 -6.2 4.9 -3.1
Participation rate 65.2 65.0 0.2 -0.2 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.9 4.1 0.3 0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 62.6 62.3 0.2 -0.3 0.6 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,628.2 12,653.8 ... 25.6 198.9 0.2 1.6
Labour force 8,276.3 8,288.9 20.7 12.6 105.2 0.2 1.3
Employment 7,849.7 7,865.3 20.7 15.6 144.0 0.2 1.9
Full-time employment 6,507.2 6,536.1 26.9 28.9 202.1 0.4 3.2
Part-time employment 1,342.5 1,329.2 24.6 -13.3 -58.2 -1.0 -4.2
Unemployment 426.6 423.6 17.1 -3.0 -38.8 -0.7 -8.4
Participation rate 65.5 65.5 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 5.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 62.2 62.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,073.3 1,075.4 ... 2.1 18.3 0.2 1.7
Labour force 712.8 721.7 3.3 8.9 9.8 1.2 1.4
Employment 683.2 688.1 3.3 4.9 7.9 0.7 1.2
Full-time employment 559.3 571.4 4.3 12.1 25.1 2.2 4.6
Part-time employment 123.9 116.6 4.0 -7.3 -17.3 -5.9 -12.9
Unemployment 29.6 33.6 2.5 4.0 1.9 13.5 6.0
Participation rate 66.4 67.1 0.3 0.7 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.7 0.3 0.5 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 63.7 64.0 0.3 0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 912.0 913.7 ... 1.7 20.7 0.2 2.3
Labour force 615.5 618.0 3.0 2.5 6.2 0.4 1.0
Employment 589.0 591.6 3.1 2.6 8.1 0.4 1.4
Full-time employment 479.0 482.2 4.1 3.2 6.8 0.7 1.4
Part-time employment 110.0 109.4 3.7 -0.6 1.3 -0.5 1.2
Unemployment 26.5 26.5 2.4 0.0 -1.8 0.0 -6.4
Participation rate 67.5 67.6 0.3 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.3 0.4 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 64.6 64.7 0.3 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,678.4 3,689.2 ... 10.8 109.0 0.3 3.0
Labour force 2,585.6 2,582.2 11.1 -3.4 66.4 -0.1 2.6
Employment 2,429.7 2,431.3 11.0 1.6 76.9 0.1 3.3
Full-time employment 1,977.4 1,988.3 15.0 10.9 90.8 0.6 4.8
Part-time employment 452.3 443.0 13.7 -9.3 -13.9 -2.1 -3.0
Unemployment 155.9 150.8 9.4 -5.1 -10.6 -3.3 -6.6
Participation rate 70.3 70.0 0.3 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 5.8 0.4 -0.2 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 66.1 65.9 0.3 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,455.2 4,463.4 ... 8.2 59.9 0.2 1.4
Labour force 2,897.1 2,925.7 10.6 28.6 46.9 1.0 1.6
Employment 2,770.7 2,777.4 10.6 6.7 35.3 0.2 1.3
Full-time employment 2,216.0 2,220.4 14.3 4.4 43.3 0.2 2.0
Part-time employment 554.7 557.1 13.5 2.4 -7.9 0.4 -1.4
Unemployment 126.4 148.3 8.1 21.9 11.6 17.3 8.5
Participation rate 65.0 65.5 0.2 0.5 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 5.1 0.3 0.7 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 62.2 62.2 0.2 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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