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)
  March
2024
April
2024
Standard error1 March to April 2024 April 2023 to April 2024 March to April 2024 April 2023 to April 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 459.8 460.2 ... 0.4 6.6 0.1 1.5
Labour force 271.0 268.6 2.0 -2.4 5.4 -0.9 2.1
Employment 243.7 244.1 2.1 0.4 6.6 0.2 2.8
Full-time employment 206.4 206.1 2.4 -0.3 6.5 -0.1 3.3
Unemployment 27.4 24.5 1.8 -2.9 -1.2 -10.6 -4.7
Participation rate 58.9 58.4 0.4 -0.5 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.1 9.1 0.7 -1.0 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 53.0 53.0 0.5 0.0 0.6 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 57.8 58.0 ... 0.2 1.8 0.3 3.2
Labour force 36.9 37.5 1.0 0.6 4.0 1.6 11.9
Employment 31.1 32.4 1.0 1.3 3.6 4.2 12.5
Unemployment 5.8 5.1 0.8 -0.7 0.3 -12.1 6.3
Participation rate 63.8 64.7 1.7 0.9 5.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.7 13.6 2.3 -2.1 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 53.8 55.9 1.7 2.1 4.7 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 195.9 196.0 ... 0.1 2.5 0.1 1.3
Labour force 121.0 118.5 1.2 -2.5 0.3 -2.1 0.3
Employment 107.7 105.5 1.3 -2.2 0.2 -2.0 0.2
Unemployment 13.3 13.0 1.2 -0.3 0.1 -2.3 0.8
Participation rate 61.8 60.5 0.6 -1.3 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.0 11.0 1.0 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 55.0 53.8 0.7 -1.2 -0.6 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 206.0 206.2 ... 0.2 2.2 0.1 1.1
Labour force 113.2 112.6 1.1 -0.6 1.1 -0.5 1.0
Employment 104.8 106.2 1.2 1.4 2.7 1.3 2.6
Unemployment 8.3 6.3 1.0 -2.0 -1.7 -24.1 -21.3
Participation rate 55.0 54.6 0.5 -0.4 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.3 5.6 0.8 -1.7 -1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 50.9 51.5 0.6 0.6 0.8 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 148.8 149.4 ... 0.6 6.1 0.4 4.3
Labour force 99.2 99.4 0.9 0.2 3.7 0.2 3.9
Employment 91.9 92.6 0.9 0.7 3.8 0.8 4.3
Full-time employment 79.4 79.6 1.1 0.2 4.8 0.3 6.4
Unemployment 7.3 6.8 0.8 -0.5 -0.1 -6.8 -1.4
Participation rate 66.7 66.5 0.6 -0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 6.8 0.8 -0.6 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 61.8 62.0 0.6 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 24.6 24.8 ... 0.2 1.7 0.8 7.4
Labour force 16.6 16.4 0.6 -0.2 0.6 -1.2 3.8
Employment 14.8 15.0 0.5 0.2 1.2 1.4 8.7
Unemployment 1.7 1.4 0.4 -0.3 -0.5 -17.6 -26.3
Participation rate 67.5 66.1 2.5 -1.4 -2.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.2 8.5 2.8 -1.7 -3.5 ... ...
Employment rate 60.2 60.5 2.3 0.3 0.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 60.6 60.9 ... 0.3 2.4 0.5 4.1
Labour force 43.2 43.6 0.4 0.4 2.1 0.9 5.1
Employment 39.8 40.3 0.5 0.5 2.0 1.3 5.2
Unemployment 3.4 3.3 0.5 -0.1 0.1 -2.9 3.1
Participation rate 71.3 71.6 0.8 0.3 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 7.6 1.1 -0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 65.7 66.2 0.8 0.5 0.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 63.6 63.8 ... 0.2 2.1 0.3 3.4
Labour force 39.4 39.4 0.4 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.6
Employment 37.2 37.3 0.5 0.1 0.6 0.3 1.6
Unemployment 2.2 2.1 0.4 -0.1 0.4 -4.5 23.5
Participation rate 61.9 61.8 0.7 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.3 0.9 -0.3 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 58.5 58.5 0.7 0.0 -1.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 882.4 884.4 ... 2.0 27.1 0.2 3.2
Labour force 550.4 549.3 3.1 -1.1 19.7 -0.2 3.7
Employment 516.4 515.5 3.0 -0.9 19.8 -0.2 4.0
Full-time employment 423.7 426.7 4.1 3.0 19.3 0.7 4.7
Unemployment 34.0 33.7 2.6 -0.3 -0.2 -0.9 -0.6
Participation rate 62.4 62.1 0.4 -0.3 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 58.5 58.3 0.4 -0.2 0.5 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 120.1 120.8 ... 0.7 7.8 0.6 6.9
Labour force 81.0 82.9 1.8 1.9 7.9 2.3 10.5
Employment 73.4 73.3 1.8 -0.1 6.9 -0.1 10.4
Unemployment 7.6 9.6 1.5 2.0 1.0 26.3 11.6
Participation rate 67.4 68.6 1.6 1.2 2.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.4 11.6 1.9 2.2 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 60.7 1.5 -0.4 1.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 366.6 367.4 ... 0.8 10.3 0.2 2.9
Labour force 238.3 235.5 1.6 -2.8 6.5 -1.2 2.8
Employment 223.3 223.2 1.7 -0.1 9.0 -0.0 4.2
Unemployment 14.9 12.3 1.5 -2.6 -2.5 -17.4 -16.9
Participation rate 65.0 64.1 0.5 -0.9 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 5.2 0.7 -1.1 -1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.9 60.8 0.5 -0.1 0.8 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 395.7 396.3 ... 0.6 9.1 0.2 2.4
Labour force 231.2 230.8 1.7 -0.4 5.2 -0.2 2.3
Employment 219.7 219.0 1.8 -0.7 3.9 -0.3 1.8
Unemployment 11.5 11.8 1.4 0.3 1.3 2.6 12.4
Participation rate 58.4 58.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 5.1 0.6 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 55.5 55.3 0.5 -0.2 -0.3 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 698.5 700.9 ... 2.4 22.5 0.3 3.3
Labour force 424.0 428.7 2.4 4.7 19.1 1.1 4.7
Employment 390.9 398.7 2.4 7.8 15.3 2.0 4.0
Full-time employment 332.3 337.2 3.1 4.9 11.2 1.5 3.4
Unemployment 33.0 30.0 2.1 -3.0 3.8 -9.1 14.5
Participation rate 60.7 61.2 0.3 0.5 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.8 7.0 0.5 -0.8 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 56.0 56.9 0.4 0.9 0.4 ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years               
Population 92.0 92.7 ... 0.7 5.7 0.8 6.6
Labour force 59.2 60.9 1.3 1.7 2.8 2.9 4.8
Employment 51.6 53.1 1.2 1.5 1.6 2.9 3.1
Unemployment 7.7 7.8 1.2 0.1 1.2 1.3 18.2
Participation rate 64.3 65.7 1.5 1.4 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.0 12.8 1.9 -0.2 1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.1 57.3 1.4 1.2 -1.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 297.5 298.5 ... 1.0 9.2 0.3 3.2
Labour force 190.8 191.1 1.4 0.3 7.0 0.2 3.8
Employment 173.7 177.3 1.5 3.6 6.2 2.1 3.6
Unemployment 17.1 13.8 1.3 -3.3 0.7 -19.3 5.3
Participation rate 64.1 64.0 0.5 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 7.2 0.7 -1.8 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 59.4 0.5 1.0 0.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 308.9 309.7 ... 0.8 7.5 0.3 2.5
Labour force 173.9 176.6 1.3 2.7 9.2 1.6 5.5
Employment 165.7 168.3 1.3 2.6 7.4 1.6 4.6
Unemployment 8.2 8.3 1.0 0.1 1.8 1.2 27.7
Participation rate 56.3 57.0 0.4 0.7 1.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.7 0.6 0.0 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 53.6 54.3 0.4 0.7 1.1 ... ...
...
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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