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)
  December
2023
January
2024
Standard error1 December 2023 to January 2024 January 2023 to January 2024 December 2023 to January 2024 January 2023 to January 2024
  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 458.1 458.9 ... 0.8 7.5 0.2 1.7
Labour force 265.9 273.5 2.0 7.6 8.4 2.9 3.2
Employment 238.0 245.5 2.1 7.5 10.6 3.2 4.5
Full-time employment 202.3 208.0 2.4 5.7 9.7 2.8 4.9
Unemployment 27.9 28.0 1.8 0.1 -2.1 0.4 -7.0
Participation rate 58.0 59.6 0.4 1.6 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.5 10.2 0.7 -0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 52.0 53.5 0.5 1.5 1.5 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 57.3 57.5 ... 0.2 1.9 0.3 3.4
Labour force 34.2 37.1 1.0 2.9 3.6 8.5 10.7
Employment 29.4 32.6 1.0 3.2 4.4 10.9 15.6
Unemployment 4.8 4.5 0.8 -0.3 -0.9 -6.3 -16.7
Participation rate 59.7 64.5 1.7 4.8 4.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.0 12.1 2.3 -1.9 -4.0 ... ...
Employment rate 51.3 56.7 1.7 5.4 6.0 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 195.3 195.6 ... 0.3 3.1 0.2 1.6
Labour force 119.7 121.8 1.2 2.1 2.5 1.8 2.1
Employment 105.5 108.8 1.3 3.3 5.2 3.1 5.0
Unemployment 14.3 13.0 1.2 -1.3 -2.8 -9.1 -17.7
Participation rate 61.3 62.3 0.6 1.0 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.9 10.7 1.0 -1.2 -2.5 ... ...
Employment rate 54.0 55.6 0.7 1.6 1.8 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 205.5 205.8 ... 0.3 2.6 0.1 1.3
Labour force 112.0 114.6 1.1 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.1
Employment 103.1 104.1 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.9
Unemployment 8.8 10.5 1.0 1.7 1.5 19.3 16.7
Participation rate 54.5 55.7 0.5 1.2 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 9.2 0.8 1.3 1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 50.2 50.6 0.6 0.4 -0.2 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 147.0 147.7 ... 0.7 6.2 0.5 4.4
Labour force 99.9 99.4 0.9 -0.5 8.2 -0.5 9.0
Employment 91.9 92.0 0.9 0.1 7.5 0.1 8.9
Full-time employment 79.2 79.3 1.1 0.1 8.7 0.1 12.3
Unemployment 8.1 7.4 0.8 -0.7 0.6 -8.6 8.8
Participation rate 68.0 67.3 0.6 -0.7 2.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 7.4 0.8 -0.7 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 62.5 62.3 0.6 -0.2 2.6 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 24.1 24.3 ... 0.2 1.7 0.8 7.5
Labour force 17.3 17.7 0.6 0.4 4.0 2.3 29.2
Employment 15.5 15.9 0.5 0.4 4.5 2.6 39.5
Unemployment 1.8 1.8 0.4 0.0 -0.5 0.0 -21.7
Participation rate 71.8 72.8 2.5 1.0 12.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.4 10.2 2.8 -0.2 -6.6 ... ...
Employment rate 64.3 65.4 2.3 1.1 15.0 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 59.9 60.2 ... 0.3 2.4 0.5 4.2
Labour force 42.8 42.3 0.4 -0.5 1.7 -1.2 4.2
Employment 39.1 39.1 0.5 0.0 1.3 0.0 3.4
Unemployment 3.7 3.1 0.5 -0.6 0.3 -16.2 10.7
Participation rate 71.5 70.3 0.8 -1.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.6 7.3 1.1 -1.3 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 65.3 65.0 0.8 -0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 63.0 63.2 ... 0.2 2.1 0.3 3.4
Labour force 39.8 39.4 0.4 -0.4 2.4 -1.0 6.5
Employment 37.2 37.0 0.5 -0.2 1.7 -0.5 4.8
Unemployment 2.6 2.5 0.4 -0.1 0.8 -3.8 47.1
Participation rate 63.2 62.3 0.7 -0.9 1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.5 6.3 0.9 -0.2 1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 59.0 58.5 0.7 -0.5 0.7 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 875.1 878.2 ... 3.1 26.5 0.4 3.1
Labour force 539.6 549.9 3.1 10.3 22.8 1.9 4.3
Employment 507.9 511.6 3.0 3.7 12.9 0.7 2.6
Full-time employment 415.2 414.7 4.1 -0.5 3.9 -0.1 0.9
Unemployment 31.7 38.3 2.6 6.6 9.9 20.8 34.9
Participation rate 61.7 62.6 0.4 0.9 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 7.0 0.5 1.1 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 58.0 58.3 0.4 0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 117.9 118.9 ... 1.0 7.0 0.8 6.3
Labour force 77.1 82.2 1.8 5.1 5.6 6.6 7.3
Employment 67.8 71.3 1.8 3.5 4.6 5.2 6.9
Unemployment 9.3 10.9 1.5 1.6 1.0 17.2 10.1
Participation rate 65.4 69.1 1.6 3.7 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.1 13.3 1.9 1.2 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 60.0 1.5 2.5 0.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 363.9 365.0 ... 1.1 10.3 0.3 2.9
Labour force 234.0 235.9 1.6 1.9 8.2 0.8 3.6
Employment 221.6 222.2 1.7 0.6 4.2 0.3 1.9
Unemployment 12.4 13.6 1.5 1.2 3.9 9.7 40.2
Participation rate 64.3 64.6 0.5 0.3 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.8 0.7 0.5 1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 60.9 60.9 0.5 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 393.3 394.3 ... 1.0 9.2 0.3 2.4
Labour force 228.5 231.8 1.7 3.3 9.0 1.4 4.0
Employment 218.5 218.1 1.8 -0.4 4.1 -0.2 1.9
Unemployment 10.0 13.8 1.4 3.8 5.0 38.0 56.8
Participation rate 58.1 58.8 0.4 0.7 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 6.0 0.6 1.6 2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 55.6 55.3 0.5 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 692.3 694.7 ... 2.4 20.4 0.3 3.0
Labour force 416.8 419.9 2.4 3.1 11.7 0.7 2.9
Employment 390.8 392.1 2.4 1.3 12.4 0.3 3.3
Full-time employment 335.4 333.2 3.1 -2.2 11.4 -0.7 3.5
Unemployment 26.1 27.9 2.1 1.8 -0.6 6.9 -2.1
Participation rate 60.2 60.4 0.3 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 6.6 0.5 0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.4 0.4 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 90.3 91.0 ... 0.7 4.9 0.8 5.7
Labour force 59.4 57.9 1.3 -1.5 -1.5 -2.5 -2.5
Employment 54.0 51.9 1.2 -2.1 0.4 -3.9 0.8
Unemployment 5.4 6.0 1.2 0.6 -1.9 11.1 -24.1
Participation rate 65.8 63.6 1.5 -2.2 -5.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.1 10.4 1.9 1.3 -2.9 ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 57.0 1.4 -2.8 -2.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 295.0 296.0 ... 1.0 8.5 0.3 3.0
Labour force 186.0 189.0 1.4 3.0 7.4 1.6 4.1
Employment 172.7 175.3 1.5 2.6 7.7 1.5 4.6
Unemployment 13.2 13.7 1.3 0.5 -0.3 3.8 -2.1
Participation rate 63.1 63.9 0.5 0.8 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 7.2 0.7 0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 58.5 59.2 0.5 0.7 0.9 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 306.9 307.7 ... 0.8 7.0 0.3 2.3
Labour force 171.5 173.0 1.3 1.5 5.8 0.9 3.5
Employment 164.0 164.9 1.3 0.9 4.4 0.5 2.7
Unemployment 7.5 8.2 1.0 0.7 1.5 9.3 22.4
Participation rate 55.9 56.2 0.4 0.3 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.7 0.6 0.3 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 53.4 53.6 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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