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)
  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              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 56.9 57.1 ... 0.2 1.8 0.4 3.3
Labour force 34.7 33.7 0.9 -1.0 -2.1 -2.9 -5.9
Employment 29.9 30.0 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.3 1.0
Unemployment 4.8 3.6 0.8 -1.2 -2.4 -25.0 -40.0
Participation rate 61.0 59.0 1.7 -2.0 -5.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.8 10.7 2.3 -3.1 -6.1 ... ...
Employment rate 52.5 52.5 1.7 0.0 -1.2 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 194.8 194.9 ... 0.1 3.0 0.1 1.6
Labour force 116.5 117.5 1.2 1.0 1.9 0.9 1.6
Employment 104.1 103.7 1.4 -0.4 1.6 -0.4 1.6
Unemployment 12.4 13.8 1.2 1.4 0.2 11.3 1.5
Participation rate 59.8 60.3 0.6 0.5 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.6 11.7 1.0 1.1 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 53.4 53.2 0.7 -0.2 0.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 205.1 205.2 ... 0.1 2.6 0.0 1.3
Labour force 111.0 111.3 1.1 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.9
Employment 102.8 102.5 1.2 -0.3 0.6 -0.3 0.6
Unemployment 8.2 8.8 1.0 0.6 0.4 7.3 4.8
Participation rate 54.1 54.2 0.6 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.9 0.9 0.5 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 50.1 50.0 0.6 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 23.9 24.1 ... 0.2 1.7 0.8 7.6
Labour force 17.2 16.4 0.7 -0.8 2.0 -4.7 13.9
Employment 15.4 15.2 0.7 -0.2 3.4 -1.3 28.8
Unemployment 1.7 1.1 0.5 -0.6 -1.5 -35.3 -57.7
Participation rate 72.0 68.0 2.8 -4.0 3.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.9 6.7 3.3 -3.2 -11.4 ... ...
Employment rate 64.4 63.1 2.7 -1.3 10.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 59.5 59.6 ... 0.1 2.1 0.2 3.7
Labour force 42.5 43.0 0.5 0.5 3.2 1.2 8.0
Employment 40.0 39.8 0.5 -0.2 1.7 -0.5 4.5
Unemployment 2.4 3.2 0.5 0.8 1.4 33.3 77.8
Participation rate 71.4 72.1 0.8 0.7 2.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 7.4 1.2 1.8 2.9 ... ...
Employment rate 67.2 66.8 0.9 -0.4 0.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 62.6 62.7 ... 0.1 1.9 0.2 3.1
Labour force 39.1 39.0 0.5 -0.1 1.8 -0.3 4.8
Employment 37.1 37.3 0.5 0.2 1.4 0.5 3.9
Unemployment 2.0 1.7 0.4 -0.3 0.4 -15.0 30.8
Participation rate 62.5 62.2 0.7 -0.3 1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 4.4 1.0 -0.7 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 59.3 59.5 0.8 0.2 0.5 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 116.1 117.0 ... 0.9 5.7 0.8 5.1
Labour force 75.4 79.6 1.8 4.2 4.0 5.6 5.3
Employment 65.6 68.9 1.7 3.3 2.9 5.0 4.4
Unemployment 9.9 10.7 1.5 0.8 1.1 8.1 11.5
Participation rate 64.9 68.0 1.6 3.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.1 13.4 1.9 0.3 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 56.5 58.9 1.5 2.4 -0.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 361.9 362.5 ... 0.6 9.5 0.2 2.7
Labour force 231.6 233.0 1.7 1.4 4.0 0.6 1.7
Employment 216.3 219.3 1.7 3.0 7.3 1.4 3.4
Unemployment 15.3 13.7 1.5 -1.6 -3.3 -10.5 -19.4
Participation rate 64.0 64.3 0.5 0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 5.9 0.7 -0.7 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 60.5 0.5 0.7 0.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 391.7 392.1 ... 0.4 8.4 0.1 2.2
Labour force 224.5 226.2 1.6 1.7 7.8 0.8 3.6
Employment 212.9 214.8 1.6 1.9 6.0 0.9 2.9
Unemployment 11.5 11.5 1.3 0.0 1.9 0.0 19.8
Participation rate 57.3 57.7 0.4 0.4 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.1 0.6 0.0 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 54.4 54.8 0.4 0.4 0.4 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
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
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 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 89.2 89.8 ... 0.6 4.7 0.7 5.5
Labour force 59.6 59.6 1.2 0.0 -0.7 0.0 -1.2
Employment 51.1 52.4 1.2 1.3 1.1 2.5 2.1
Unemployment 8.5 7.3 1.2 -1.2 -1.6 -14.1 -18.0
Participation rate 66.8 66.4 1.4 -0.4 -4.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.3 12.2 1.9 -2.1 -2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 57.3 58.4 1.4 1.1 -1.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 293.4 293.9 ... 0.5 8.2 0.2 2.9
Labour force 185.3 185.9 1.4 0.6 4.8 0.3 2.7
Employment 171.3 172.8 1.5 1.5 4.9 0.9 2.9
Unemployment 14.1 13.1 1.3 -1.0 -0.1 -7.1 -0.8
Participation rate 63.2 63.3 0.5 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.0 0.7 -0.6 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 58.8 0.5 0.4 0.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 305.6 306.0 ... 0.4 6.8 0.1 2.3
Labour force 171.4 170.9 1.3 -0.5 3.1 -0.3 1.8
Employment 164.0 163.7 1.3 -0.3 4.1 -0.2 2.6
Unemployment 7.4 7.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -1.4 -11.0
Participation rate 56.1 55.8 0.4 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.3 0.6 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 53.7 53.5 0.4 -0.2 0.2 ... ...
...
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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