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)
  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              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 56.8 56.9 ... 0.1 1.7 0.2 3.1
Labour force 35.4 34.7 0.9 -0.7 1.4 -2.0 4.2
Employment 29.8 29.9 0.9 0.1 1.2 0.3 4.2
Unemployment 5.6 4.8 0.8 -0.8 0.2 -14.3 4.3
Participation rate 62.3 61.0 1.7 -1.3 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.8 13.8 2.3 -2.0 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 52.5 52.5 1.7 0.0 0.5 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 194.7 194.8 ... 0.1 3.0 0.1 1.6
Labour force 115.5 116.5 1.2 1.0 0.6 0.9 0.5
Employment 105.3 104.1 1.4 -1.2 1.2 -1.1 1.2
Unemployment 10.3 12.4 1.2 2.1 -0.6 20.4 -4.6
Participation rate 59.3 59.8 0.6 0.5 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.9 10.6 1.0 1.7 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 54.1 53.4 0.7 -0.7 -0.2 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 205.0 205.1 ... 0.1 2.6 0.0 1.3
Labour force 109.5 111.0 1.1 1.5 0.6 1.4 0.5
Employment 102.3 102.8 1.2 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.7
Unemployment 7.2 8.2 1.0 1.0 -0.1 13.9 -1.2
Participation rate 53.4 54.1 0.6 0.7 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 7.4 0.9 0.8 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 49.9 50.1 0.6 0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 23.8 23.9 ... 0.1 1.5 0.4 6.7
Labour force 16.6 17.2 0.7 0.6 4.2 3.6 32.3
Employment 14.5 15.4 0.7 0.9 4.6 6.2 42.6
Unemployment 2.1 1.7 0.5 -0.4 -0.5 -19.0 -22.7
Participation rate 69.7 72.0 2.8 2.3 14.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.7 9.9 3.3 -2.8 -7.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.9 64.4 2.7 3.5 16.2 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 59.4 59.5 ... 0.1 2.1 0.2 3.7
Labour force 42.2 42.5 0.5 0.3 2.5 0.7 6.3
Employment 39.5 40.0 0.5 0.5 3.0 1.3 8.1
Unemployment 2.7 2.4 0.5 -0.3 -0.6 -11.1 -20.0
Participation rate 71.0 71.4 0.8 0.4 1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 5.6 1.2 -0.8 -1.9 ... ...
Employment rate 66.5 67.2 0.9 0.7 2.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 62.5 62.6 ... 0.1 1.9 0.2 3.1
Labour force 38.6 39.1 0.5 0.5 2.4 1.3 6.5
Employment 35.9 37.1 0.5 1.2 2.4 3.3 6.9
Unemployment 2.7 2.0 0.4 -0.7 0.0 -25.9 0.0
Participation rate 61.8 62.5 0.7 0.7 2.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 5.1 1.0 -1.9 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 57.4 59.3 0.8 1.9 2.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 115.5 116.1 ... 0.6 5.0 0.5 4.5
Labour force 75.9 75.4 1.8 -0.5 0.1 -0.7 0.1
Employment 67.6 65.6 1.7 -2.0 -0.4 -3.0 -0.6
Unemployment 8.3 9.9 1.5 1.6 0.6 19.3 6.5
Participation rate 65.7 64.9 1.6 -0.8 -2.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.9 13.1 1.9 2.2 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 58.5 56.5 1.5 -2.0 -2.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 361.1 361.9 ... 0.8 9.7 0.2 2.8
Labour force 231.8 231.6 1.7 -0.2 5.6 -0.1 2.5
Employment 217.8 216.3 1.7 -1.5 4.6 -0.7 2.2
Unemployment 14.0 15.3 1.5 1.3 1.0 9.3 7.0
Participation rate 64.2 64.0 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.6 0.7 0.6 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.3 59.8 0.5 -0.5 -0.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 391.1 391.7 ... 0.6 8.8 0.2 2.3
Labour force 221.1 224.5 1.6 3.4 7.4 1.5 3.4
Employment 206.2 212.9 1.6 6.7 4.8 3.2 2.3
Unemployment 14.9 11.5 1.3 -3.4 2.4 -22.8 26.4
Participation rate 56.5 57.3 0.4 0.8 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.7 5.1 0.6 -1.6 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 52.7 54.4 0.4 1.7 0.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 88.8 89.2 ... 0.4 4.4 0.5 5.2
Labour force 61.1 59.6 1.2 -1.5 0.2 -2.5 0.3
Employment 52.6 51.1 1.2 -1.5 -2.1 -2.9 -3.9
Unemployment 8.6 8.5 1.2 -0.1 2.3 -1.2 37.1
Participation rate 68.8 66.8 1.4 -2.0 -3.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.1 14.3 1.9 0.2 3.9 ... ...
Employment rate 59.2 57.3 1.4 -1.9 -5.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 292.8 293.4 ... 0.6 8.4 0.2 2.9
Labour force 186.0 185.3 1.4 -0.7 4.7 -0.4 2.6
Employment 172.3 171.3 1.5 -1.0 3.6 -0.6 2.1
Unemployment 13.7 14.1 1.3 0.4 1.2 2.9 9.3
Participation rate 63.5 63.2 0.5 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.6 0.7 0.2 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 58.8 58.4 0.5 -0.4 -0.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 305.2 305.6 ... 0.4 6.9 0.1 2.3
Labour force 174.3 171.4 1.3 -2.9 6.1 -1.7 3.7
Employment 164.2 164.0 1.3 -0.2 6.6 -0.1 4.2
Unemployment 10.0 7.4 1.0 -2.6 -0.6 -26.0 -7.5
Participation rate 57.1 56.1 0.4 -1.0 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 4.3 0.6 -1.4 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 53.8 53.7 0.4 -0.1 1.0 ... ...
...
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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