Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted
  September
2023
October
2023
Standard error1 September to October 2023 October 2022 to October 2023 September to October 2023 October 2022 to October 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 456.8 457.3 ... 0.5 7.4 0.1 1.6
Labour force 262.1 262.5 2.0 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.3
Employment 236.7 236.3 2.2 -0.4 2.6 -0.2 1.1
Full-time employment 199.5 199.3 2.4 -0.2 4.4 -0.1 2.3
Part-time employment 37.2 37.0 1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.5 -4.6
Unemployment 25.4 26.2 1.9 0.8 -1.8 3.1 -6.4
Participation rate 57.4 57.4 0.4 0.0 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.7 10.0 0.7 0.3 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 51.8 51.7 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 146.0 146.4 ... 0.4 5.7 0.3 4.1
Labour force 98.8 98.4 1.1 -0.4 6.9 -0.4 7.5
Employment 92.6 92.3 1.1 -0.3 6.5 -0.3 7.6
Full-time employment 79.6 78.7 1.3 -0.9 5.9 -1.1 8.1
Part-time employment 13.0 13.7 1.0 0.7 0.7 5.4 5.4
Unemployment 6.2 6.1 0.8 -0.1 0.5 -1.6 8.9
Participation rate 67.7 67.2 0.7 -0.5 2.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 6.2 0.9 -0.1 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 63.4 63.0 0.7 -0.4 2.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 869.7 871.6 ... 1.9 23.6 0.2 2.8
Labour force 531.5 538.8 2.9 7.3 15.8 1.4 3.0
Employment 494.8 503.0 3.0 8.2 16.2 1.7 3.3
Full-time employment 413.4 415.9 4.0 2.5 9.8 0.6 2.4
Part-time employment 81.3 87.0 3.5 5.7 6.4 7.0 7.9
Unemployment 36.7 35.8 2.5 -0.9 -0.4 -2.5 -1.1
Participation rate 61.1 61.8 0.3 0.7 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.9 6.6 0.5 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 56.9 57.7 0.4 0.8 0.3 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 688.2 689.8 ... 1.6 19.8 0.2 3.0
Labour force 416.3 416.4 2.4 0.1 7.2 0.0 1.8
Employment 386.4 388.8 2.4 2.4 10.0 0.6 2.6
Full-time employment 334.1 333.1 3.1 -1.0 9.3 -0.3 2.9
Part-time employment 52.2 55.8 2.5 3.6 0.8 6.9 1.5
Unemployment 29.9 27.6 2.1 -2.3 -2.7 -7.7 -8.9
Participation rate 60.5 60.4 0.4 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 6.6 0.5 -0.6 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 56.1 56.4 0.4 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 7,287.3 7,303.2 ... 15.9 121.6 0.2 1.7
Labour force 4,753.2 4,752.2 16.0 -1.0 129.7 -0.0 2.8
Employment 4,543.2 4,521.1 16.2 -22.1 86.0 -0.5 1.9
Full-time employment 3,685.0 3,650.5 20.4 -34.5 24.0 -0.9 0.7
Part-time employment 858.1 870.6 19.0 12.5 62.0 1.5 7.7
Unemployment 210.0 231.1 12.2 21.1 43.7 10.0 23.3
Participation rate 65.2 65.1 0.2 -0.1 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.9 0.3 0.5 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 62.3 61.9 0.2 -0.4 0.1 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 12,899.7 12,936.5 ... 36.8 366.8 0.3 2.9
Labour force 8,465.1 8,470.3 20.8 5.2 258.3 0.1 3.1
Employment 7,960.2 7,945.9 20.0 -14.3 200.6 -0.2 2.6
Full-time employment 6,595.4 6,568.5 26.7 -26.9 213.0 -0.4 3.4
Part-time employment 1,364.8 1,377.4 24.1 12.6 -12.4 0.9 -0.9
Unemployment 504.9 524.5 16.6 19.6 57.8 3.9 12.4
Participation rate 65.6 65.5 0.2 -0.1 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 61.7 61.4 0.2 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,095.7 1,098.3 ... 2.6 29.2 0.2 2.7
Labour force 737.2 739.6 3.2 2.4 22.7 0.3 3.2
Employment 700.1 701.3 3.2 1.2 18.3 0.2 2.7
Full-time employment 574.5 573.6 4.3 -0.9 13.3 -0.2 2.4
Part-time employment 125.6 127.8 3.9 2.2 5.1 1.8 4.2
Unemployment 37.1 38.3 2.6 1.2 4.4 3.2 13.0
Participation rate 67.3 67.3 0.3 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 5.2 0.4 0.2 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 63.9 63.9 0.3 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 930.3 932.4 ... 2.1 26.0 0.2 2.9
Labour force 623.2 629.3 3.0 6.1 16.0 1.0 2.6
Employment 592.6 601.7 3.0 9.1 18.7 1.5 3.2
Full-time employment 492.4 496.2 3.9 3.8 17.6 0.8 3.7
Part-time employment 100.3 105.5 3.6 5.2 1.0 5.2 1.0
Unemployment 30.6 27.6 2.2 -3.0 -2.7 -9.8 -8.9
Participation rate 67.0 67.5 0.3 0.5 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 4.4 0.4 -0.5 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 63.7 64.5 0.3 0.8 0.2 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,794.5 3,808.2 ... 13.7 159.4 0.4 4.4
Labour force 2,596.2 2,639.1 11.5 42.9 108.4 1.7 4.3
Employment 2,449.3 2,487.0 11.4 37.7 92.0 1.5 3.8
Full-time employment 2,007.5 2,039.0 15.5 31.5 81.7 1.6 4.2
Part-time employment 441.8 448.0 14.0 6.2 10.3 1.4 2.4
Unemployment 147.0 152.1 9.4 5.1 16.4 3.5 12.1
Participation rate 68.4 69.3 0.3 0.9 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.8 0.4 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 64.5 65.3 0.3 0.8 -0.3 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 4,548.0 4,557.3 ... 9.3 114.5 0.2 2.6
Labour force 2,975.7 2,970.4 11.0 -5.3 78.8 -0.2 2.7
Employment 2,814.3 2,810.3 10.6 -4.0 50.5 -0.1 1.8
Full-time employment 2,225.9 2,249.3 14.6 23.4 71.0 1.1 3.3
Part-time employment 588.4 560.9 13.8 -27.5 -20.6 -4.7 -3.5
Unemployment 161.4 160.1 8.4 -1.3 28.3 -0.8 21.5
Participation rate 65.4 65.2 0.2 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.4 0.3 0.0 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 61.9 61.7 0.2 -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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