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)
  November
2023
December
2023
Standard error1 November to December 2023 December 2022 to December 2023 November to December 2023 December 2022 to December 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 457.7 458.1 ... 0.4 7.3 0.1 1.6
Labour force 261.5 266.2 2.0 4.7 2.9 1.8 1.1
Employment 235.4 237.8 2.2 2.4 1.0 1.0 0.4
Full-time employment 199.5 202.0 2.4 2.5 1.5 1.3 0.7
Unemployment 26.1 28.4 1.9 2.3 1.9 8.8 7.2
Participation rate 57.1 58.1 0.4 1.0 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.0 10.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 51.4 51.9 0.5 0.5 -0.6 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 57.2 57.3 ... 0.1 1.8 0.2 3.2
Labour force 33.5 34.4 0.9 0.9 0.1 2.7 0.3
Employment 29.4 29.2 0.9 -0.2 -0.1 -0.7 -0.3
Unemployment 4.0 5.2 0.8 1.2 0.1 30.0 2.0
Participation rate 58.6 60.0 1.7 1.4 -1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.9 15.1 2.3 3.2 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 51.4 51.0 1.7 -0.4 -1.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 195.1 195.3 ... 0.2 3.0 0.1 1.6
Labour force 117.4 119.9 1.2 2.5 2.9 2.1 2.5
Employment 104.3 105.6 1.4 1.3 0.6 1.2 0.6
Unemployment 13.1 14.3 1.2 1.2 2.3 9.2 19.2
Participation rate 60.2 61.4 0.6 1.2 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.2 11.9 1.0 0.7 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 53.5 54.1 0.7 0.6 -0.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 205.4 205.5 ... 0.1 2.5 0.0 1.2
Labour force 110.6 111.8 1.1 1.2 -0.1 1.1 -0.1
Employment 101.7 102.9 1.2 1.2 0.4 1.2 0.4
Unemployment 8.9 8.9 1.0 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -6.3
Participation rate 53.8 54.4 0.6 0.6 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.0 0.9 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 49.5 50.1 0.6 0.6 -0.4 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 146.8 147.0 ... 0.2 6.0 0.1 4.3
Labour force 99.0 99.1 1.1 0.1 9.7 0.1 10.9
Employment 91.0 91.1 1.1 0.1 6.8 0.1 8.1
Full-time employment 78.2 78.6 1.3 0.4 8.0 0.5 11.3
Unemployment 8.0 8.0 0.8 0.0 2.9 0.0 56.9
Participation rate 67.4 67.4 0.7 0.0 4.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 8.1 0.9 0.0 2.4 ... ...
Employment rate 62.0 62.0 0.7 0.0 2.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 24.1 24.1 ... 0.0 1.6 0.0 7.1
Labour force 16.3 16.7 0.7 0.4 3.5 2.5 26.5
Employment 14.5 14.8 0.7 0.3 3.0 2.1 25.4
Unemployment 1.8 1.8 0.5 0.0 0.4 0.0 28.6
Participation rate 67.6 69.3 2.8 1.7 10.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.0 10.8 3.3 -0.2 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.2 61.4 2.7 1.2 9.0 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 59.8 59.9 ... 0.1 2.3 0.2 4.0
Labour force 43.1 42.7 0.5 -0.4 2.9 -0.9 7.3
Employment 39.2 39.1 0.5 -0.1 1.5 -0.3 4.0
Unemployment 3.9 3.6 0.5 -0.3 1.3 -7.7 56.5
Participation rate 72.1 71.3 0.8 -0.8 2.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 8.4 1.2 -0.6 2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 65.6 65.3 0.9 -0.3 0.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 62.9 63.0 ... 0.1 2.1 0.2 3.4
Labour force 39.6 39.7 0.5 0.1 3.3 0.3 9.1
Employment 37.3 37.2 0.5 -0.1 2.3 -0.3 6.6
Unemployment 2.2 2.5 0.4 0.3 1.0 13.6 66.7
Participation rate 63.0 63.0 0.7 0.0 3.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 6.3 1.0 0.7 2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.3 59.0 0.8 -0.3 1.7 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 873.4 875.1 ... 1.7 25.0 0.2 2.9
Labour force 538.7 541.3 2.9 2.6 16.7 0.5 3.2
Employment 502.3 508.6 3.0 6.3 16.4 1.3 3.3
Full-time employment 417.2 415.5 4.0 -1.7 6.2 -0.4 1.5
Unemployment 36.5 32.7 2.5 -3.8 0.3 -10.4 0.9
Participation rate 61.7 61.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.0 0.5 -0.8 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 58.1 0.4 0.6 0.2 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 117.3 117.9 ... 0.6 6.3 0.5 5.6
Labour force 78.4 77.9 1.8 -0.5 1.1 -0.6 1.4
Employment 67.6 68.4 1.7 0.8 1.1 1.2 1.6
Unemployment 10.8 9.4 1.5 -1.4 -0.2 -13.0 -2.1
Participation rate 66.8 66.1 1.6 -0.7 -2.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.8 12.1 1.9 -1.7 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.6 58.0 1.5 0.4 -2.3 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 363.2 363.9 ... 0.7 9.9 0.2 2.8
Labour force 233.6 233.8 1.7 0.2 6.7 0.1 3.0
Employment 220.2 221.5 1.7 1.3 7.6 0.6 3.6
Unemployment 13.4 12.3 1.5 -1.1 -0.9 -8.2 -6.8
Participation rate 64.3 64.2 0.5 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.3 0.7 -0.4 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 60.6 60.9 0.5 0.3 0.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 392.8 393.3 ... 0.5 8.8 0.1 2.3
Labour force 226.8 229.6 1.6 2.8 8.9 1.2 4.0
Employment 214.5 218.7 1.6 4.2 7.7 2.0 3.6
Unemployment 12.3 10.9 1.3 -1.4 1.3 -11.4 13.5
Participation rate 57.7 58.4 0.4 0.7 1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 4.7 0.6 -0.7 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 54.6 55.6 0.4 1.0 0.7 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 690.8 692.3 ... 1.5 19.8 0.2 2.9
Labour force 417.8 418.3 2.4 0.5 7.1 0.1 1.7
Employment 391.2 390.9 2.4 -0.3 11.8 -0.1 3.1
Full-time employment 336.5 335.4 3.1 -1.1 14.7 -0.3 4.6
Unemployment 26.6 27.4 2.1 0.8 -4.7 3.0 -14.6
Participation rate 60.5 60.4 0.4 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.6 0.5 0.2 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 56.6 56.5 0.4 -0.1 0.1 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 89.9 90.3 ... 0.4 4.7 0.4 5.5
Labour force 59.4 60.1 1.2 0.7 -0.4 1.2 -0.7
Employment 53.6 54.1 1.2 0.5 2.7 0.9 5.3
Unemployment 5.8 6.1 1.2 0.3 -3.0 5.2 -33.0
Participation rate 66.1 66.6 1.4 0.5 -4.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.8 10.1 1.9 0.3 -4.9 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 59.9 1.4 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 294.4 295.0 ... 0.6 8.2 0.2 2.9
Labour force 186.8 186.6 1.4 -0.2 5.1 -0.1 2.8
Employment 173.0 172.8 1.5 -0.2 5.0 -0.1 3.0
Unemployment 13.8 13.8 1.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.7
Participation rate 63.5 63.3 0.5 -0.2 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.4 0.7 0.0 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 58.8 58.6 0.5 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 306.5 306.9 ... 0.4 6.8 0.1 2.3
Labour force 171.5 171.5 1.3 0.0 2.2 0.0 1.3
Employment 164.6 164.0 1.3 -0.6 4.1 -0.4 2.6
Unemployment 6.9 7.5 1.0 0.6 -1.9 8.7 -20.2
Participation rate 56.0 55.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.0 4.4 0.6 0.4 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 53.7 53.4 0.4 -0.3 0.1 ... ...
...
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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