Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  August
2023
September
2023
Standard error1 August to September 2023 September 2022 to September 2023 August to September 2023 September 2022 to September 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 456.5 456.8 ... 0.3 7.3 0.1 1.6
Labour force 260.4 262.1 2.0 1.7 2.5 0.7 1.0
Employment 237.3 236.7 2.2 -0.6 3.0 -0.3 1.3
Full-time employment 200.0 199.5 2.4 -0.5 2.4 -0.3 1.2
Part-time employment 37.3 37.2 1.8 -0.1 0.5 -0.3 1.4
Unemployment 23.1 25.4 1.9 2.3 -0.5 10.0 -1.9
Participation rate 57.0 57.4 0.4 0.4 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.9 9.7 0.7 0.8 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 52.0 51.8 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 145.6 146.0 ... 0.4 5.6 0.3 4.0
Labour force 97.4 98.8 1.1 1.4 9.1 1.4 10.1
Employment 89.9 92.6 1.1 2.7 10.1 3.0 12.2
Full-time employment 77.4 79.6 1.3 2.2 11.2 2.8 16.4
Part-time employment 12.6 13.0 1.0 0.4 -1.0 3.2 -7.1
Unemployment 7.4 6.2 0.8 -1.2 -1.0 -16.2 -13.9
Participation rate 66.9 67.7 0.7 0.8 3.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 6.3 0.9 -1.3 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 61.7 63.4 0.7 1.7 4.6 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 867.7 869.7 ... 2.0 23.5 0.2 2.8
Labour force 528.8 531.5 2.9 2.7 13.1 0.5 2.5
Employment 491.6 494.8 3.0 3.2 9.0 0.7 1.9
Full-time employment 405.3 413.4 4.0 8.1 14.2 2.0 3.6
Part-time employment 86.3 81.3 3.5 -5.0 -5.3 -5.8 -6.1
Unemployment 37.2 36.7 2.5 -0.5 4.1 -1.3 12.6
Participation rate 60.9 61.1 0.3 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 6.9 0.5 -0.1 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 56.9 0.4 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 686.8 688.2 ... 1.4 19.7 0.2 2.9
Labour force 421.4 416.3 2.4 -5.1 10.9 -1.2 2.7
Employment 389.1 386.4 2.4 -2.7 8.1 -0.7 2.1
Full-time employment 334.3 334.1 3.1 -0.2 9.5 -0.1 2.9
Part-time employment 54.7 52.2 2.5 -2.5 -1.5 -4.6 -2.8
Unemployment 32.3 29.9 2.1 -2.4 2.8 -7.4 10.3
Participation rate 61.4 60.5 0.4 -0.9 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.7 7.2 0.5 -0.5 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 56.7 56.1 0.4 -0.6 -0.5 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,273.6 7,287.3 ... 13.7 113.8 0.2 1.6
Labour force 4,705.8 4,753.2 16.0 47.4 130.8 1.0 2.8
Employment 4,504.5 4,543.2 16.2 38.7 125.4 0.9 2.8
Full-time employment 3,661.5 3,685.0 20.4 23.5 92.1 0.6 2.6
Part-time employment 843.0 858.1 19.0 15.1 33.2 1.8 4.0
Unemployment 201.3 210.0 12.2 8.7 5.4 4.3 2.6
Participation rate 64.7 65.2 0.2 0.5 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.9 62.3 0.2 0.4 0.7 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,863.5 12,899.7 ... 36.2 349.9 0.3 2.8
Labour force 8,442.2 8,465.1 20.8 22.9 294.3 0.3 3.6
Employment 7,940.3 7,960.2 20.0 19.9 245.3 0.3 3.2
Full-time employment 6,583.1 6,595.4 26.7 12.3 198.9 0.2 3.1
Part-time employment 1,357.2 1,364.8 24.1 7.6 46.4 0.6 3.5
Unemployment 501.8 504.9 16.6 3.1 49.0 0.6 10.7
Participation rate 65.6 65.6 0.2 0.0 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 6.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 61.7 61.7 0.2 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,093.2 1,095.7 ... 2.5 28.4 0.2 2.7
Labour force 733.2 737.2 3.2 4.0 26.1 0.5 3.7
Employment 691.3 700.1 3.2 8.8 21.8 1.3 3.2
Full-time employment 571.3 574.5 4.3 3.2 21.8 0.6 3.9
Part-time employment 120.0 125.6 3.9 5.6 0.0 4.7 0.0
Unemployment 41.8 37.1 2.6 -4.7 4.3 -11.2 13.1
Participation rate 67.1 67.3 0.3 0.2 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.0 0.4 -0.7 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 63.2 63.9 0.3 0.7 0.3 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 928.5 930.3 ... 1.8 25.9 0.2 2.9
Labour force 620.1 623.2 3.0 3.1 18.7 0.5 3.1
Employment 586.6 592.6 3.0 6.0 13.9 1.0 2.4
Full-time employment 486.1 492.4 3.9 6.3 19.1 1.3 4.0
Part-time employment 100.5 100.3 3.6 -0.2 -5.1 -0.2 -4.8
Unemployment 33.6 30.6 2.2 -3.0 4.8 -8.9 18.6
Participation rate 66.8 67.0 0.3 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 4.9 0.4 -0.5 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 63.2 63.7 0.3 0.5 -0.3 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,781.4 3,794.5 ... 13.1 156.8 0.3 4.3
Labour force 2,636.1 2,596.2 11.5 -39.9 77.1 -1.5 3.1
Employment 2,487.1 2,449.3 11.4 -37.8 67.2 -1.5 2.8
Full-time employment 2,070.1 2,007.5 15.5 -62.6 64.2 -3.0 3.3
Part-time employment 417.0 441.8 14.0 24.8 3.0 5.9 0.7
Unemployment 149.0 147.0 9.4 -2.0 10.0 -1.3 7.3
Participation rate 69.7 68.4 0.3 -1.3 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.7 0.4 0.0 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 65.8 64.5 0.3 -1.3 -1.0 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,537.4 4,548.0 ... 10.6 109.7 0.2 2.5
Labour force 2,942.1 2,975.7 11.0 33.6 85.4 1.1 3.0
Employment 2,788.6 2,814.3 10.6 25.7 48.3 0.9 1.7
Full-time employment 2,202.3 2,225.9 14.6 23.6 40.8 1.1 1.9
Part-time employment 586.3 588.4 13.8 2.1 7.5 0.4 1.3
Unemployment 153.4 161.4 8.4 8.0 37.1 5.2 29.8
Participation rate 64.8 65.4 0.2 0.6 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 5.4 0.3 0.2 1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.5 61.9 0.2 0.4 -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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