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)
  June
2023
July
2023
Standard error1 June to July 2023 July 2022 to July 2023 June to July 2023 July 2022 to July 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              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 455.0 455.7 ... 0.7 7.1 0.2 1.6
Labour force 259.0 259.6 2.0 0.6 -0.2 0.2 -0.1
Employment 236.1 236.9 2.2 0.8 3.7 0.3 1.6
Full-time employment 197.8 200.4 2.4 2.6 1.9 1.3 1.0
Unemployment 22.8 22.7 1.9 -0.1 -3.9 -0.4 -14.7
Participation rate 56.9 57.0 0.4 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.7 0.7 -0.1 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 51.9 52.0 0.5 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 56.4 56.6 ... 0.2 1.5 0.4 2.7
Labour force 34.4 33.9 0.9 -0.5 -0.5 -1.5 -1.5
Employment 29.2 28.9 0.9 -0.3 -1.0 -1.0 -3.3
Unemployment 5.2 5.0 0.8 -0.2 0.5 -3.8 11.1
Participation rate 61.0 59.9 1.7 -1.1 -2.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.1 14.7 2.3 -0.4 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 51.8 51.1 1.7 -0.7 -3.2 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 194.0 194.3 ... 0.3 2.9 0.2 1.5
Labour force 114.3 115.4 1.2 1.1 -0.3 1.0 -0.3
Employment 102.3 105.4 1.4 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.2
Unemployment 12.0 10.0 1.2 -2.0 -3.6 -16.7 -26.5
Participation rate 58.9 59.4 0.6 0.5 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.5 8.7 1.0 -1.8 -3.1 ... ...
Employment rate 52.7 54.2 0.7 1.5 0.9 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 204.5 204.7 ... 0.2 2.6 0.1 1.3
Labour force 110.2 110.3 1.1 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5
Employment 104.6 102.6 1.2 -2.0 1.4 -1.9 1.4
Unemployment 5.6 7.7 1.0 2.1 -0.9 37.5 -10.5
Participation rate 53.9 53.9 0.6 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 7.0 0.9 1.9 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 51.1 50.1 0.6 -1.0 0.0 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 144.5 145.0 ... 0.5 5.3 0.3 3.8
Labour force 94.3 95.9 1.1 1.6 5.6 1.7 6.2
Employment 86.6 88.1 1.1 1.5 3.5 1.7 4.1
Full-time employment 74.3 74.4 1.3 0.1 3.0 0.1 4.2
Unemployment 7.7 7.8 0.8 0.1 2.1 1.3 36.8
Participation rate 65.3 66.1 0.7 0.8 1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.2 8.1 0.9 -0.1 1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 59.9 60.8 0.7 0.9 0.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 23.4 23.6 ... 0.2 1.4 0.9 6.3
Labour force 15.2 15.0 0.7 -0.2 0.5 -1.3 3.4
Employment 12.9 13.3 0.7 0.4 0.4 3.1 3.1
Unemployment 2.3 1.7 0.5 -0.6 0.1 -26.1 6.3
Participation rate 65.0 63.6 2.8 -1.4 -1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.1 11.3 3.3 -3.8 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 55.1 56.4 2.7 1.3 -1.7 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 58.9 59.1 ... 0.2 2.0 0.3 3.5
Labour force 41.7 42.5 0.5 0.8 3.4 1.9 8.7
Employment 38.2 39.0 0.5 0.8 2.4 2.1 6.6
Unemployment 3.5 3.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 40.0
Participation rate 70.8 71.9 0.8 1.1 3.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.4 8.2 1.2 -0.2 1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 64.9 66.0 0.9 1.1 1.9 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 62.1 62.3 ... 0.2 1.9 0.3 3.1
Labour force 37.4 38.4 0.5 1.0 1.7 2.7 4.6
Employment 35.5 35.8 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.8 2.3
Unemployment 1.9 2.6 0.4 0.7 1.0 36.8 62.5
Participation rate 60.2 61.6 0.7 1.4 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 6.8 1.0 1.7 2.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.2 57.5 0.8 0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 862.6 865.4 ... 2.8 24.4 0.3 2.9
Labour force 529.8 536.8 2.9 7.0 19.6 1.3 3.8
Employment 495.7 495.2 3.0 -0.5 11.8 -0.1 2.4
Full-time employment 406.3 408.8 4.0 2.5 10.2 0.6 2.6
Unemployment 34.1 41.6 2.5 7.5 7.7 22.0 22.7
Participation rate 61.4 62.0 0.3 0.6 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 7.7 0.5 1.3 1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 57.2 0.4 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 114.2 114.9 ... 0.7 4.6 0.6 4.2
Labour force 75.9 76.3 1.8 0.4 0.9 0.5 1.2
Employment 66.5 67.5 1.7 1.0 -0.4 1.5 -0.6
Unemployment 9.4 8.8 1.5 -0.6 1.3 -6.4 17.3
Participation rate 66.5 66.4 1.6 -0.1 -2.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.4 11.5 1.9 -0.9 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 58.2 58.7 1.5 0.5 -2.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 359.2 360.2 ... 1.0 10.3 0.3 2.9
Labour force 231.5 233.9 1.7 2.4 6.9 1.0 3.0
Employment 217.9 216.6 1.7 -1.3 5.6 -0.6 2.7
Unemployment 13.6 17.3 1.5 3.7 1.3 27.2 8.1
Participation rate 64.4 64.9 0.5 0.5 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 7.4 0.7 1.5 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.7 60.1 0.5 -0.6 -0.2 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 389.3 390.3 ... 1.0 9.5 0.3 2.5
Labour force 222.5 226.6 1.6 4.1 11.8 1.8 5.5
Employment 211.4 211.1 1.6 -0.3 6.6 -0.1 3.2
Unemployment 11.1 15.5 1.3 4.4 5.2 39.6 50.5
Participation rate 57.2 58.1 0.4 0.9 1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 6.8 0.6 1.8 2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 54.3 54.1 0.4 -0.2 0.4 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 682.4 684.5 ... 2.1 20.2 0.3 3.0
Labour force 409.4 413.2 2.4 3.8 8.7 0.9 2.2
Employment 383.3 387.5 2.4 4.2 12.7 1.1 3.4
Full-time employment 329.4 334.4 3.1 5.0 7.7 1.5 2.4
Unemployment 26.1 25.7 2.1 -0.4 -4.1 -1.5 -13.8
Participation rate 60.0 60.4 0.4 0.4 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.2 0.5 -0.2 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 56.2 56.6 0.4 0.4 0.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 87.8 88.3 ... 0.5 4.2 0.6 5.0
Labour force 57.1 58.2 1.2 1.1 0.3 1.9 0.5
Employment 51.7 53.2 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.9 3.5
Unemployment 5.4 5.0 1.2 -0.4 -1.6 -7.4 -24.2
Participation rate 65.0 65.9 1.4 0.9 -2.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 8.6 1.9 -0.9 -2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 58.9 60.2 1.4 1.3 -0.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 291.0 291.8 ... 0.8 8.7 0.3 3.1
Labour force 183.3 184.7 1.4 1.4 5.5 0.8 3.1
Employment 169.9 171.4 1.5 1.5 5.6 0.9 3.4
Unemployment 13.3 13.3 1.3 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -1.5
Participation rate 63.0 63.3 0.5 0.3 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.3 7.2 0.7 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 58.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 303.6 304.4 ... 0.8 7.4 0.3 2.5
Labour force 169.1 170.3 1.3 1.2 2.9 0.7 1.7
Employment 161.7 162.8 1.3 1.1 5.2 0.7 3.3
Unemployment 7.4 7.4 1.0 0.0 -2.4 0.0 -24.5
Participation rate 55.7 55.9 0.4 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.3 0.6 -0.1 -1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 53.3 53.5 0.4 0.2 0.4 ... ...
...
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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