Table 3
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted

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Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted


Table summary
This table displays the results of labour force characteristics by province july 2012, august 2012, s.e., change from, percent change from and last month, calculated using last month, last december, twelve months ago and in thousands (except rates) units of measure (appearing as column headers).

July 2012 August 2012 S.E.Note 1 Change from Percent change from
last month last December twelve months ago last month last December twelve months ago
in thousands (except rates)
Newfoundland and Labrador
Population 427.0 427.0 Note ...: not applicable 0.0 -1.6 -1.5 0.0 -0.4 -0.4
Labour force 260.5 262.4 2.1 1.9 1.9 5.0 0.7 0.7 1.9
Employment 227.2 228.9 2.1 1.7 1.7 6.9 0.7 0.7 3.1
Employment full-time 196.9 195.0 2.4 -1.9 -0.4 10.0 -1.0 -0.2 5.4
Employment part-time 30.3 33.9 1.9 3.6 2.1 -3.1 11.9 6.6 -8.4
Unemployment 33.3 33.4 2.0 0.1 0.2 -2.0 0.3 0.6 -5.6
Participation rate 61.0 61.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 1.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 12.8 12.7 0.7 -0.1 0.0 -1.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 53.2 53.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 1.8 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Prince Edward Island
Population 120.6 120.7 Note ...: not applicable 0.1 0.9 1.0 0.1 0.8 0.8
Labour force 82.0 81.8 0.6 -0.2 -1.0 0.3 -0.2 -1.2 0.4
Employment 73.6 72.2 0.7 -1.4 -1.2 0.0 -1.9 -1.6 0.0
Employment full-time 60.7 60.0 0.8 -0.7 -1.5 -0.2 -1.2 -2.4 -0.3
Employment part-time 12.8 12.2 0.7 -0.6 0.3 0.3 -4.7 2.5 2.5
Unemployment 8.4 9.6 0.7 1.2 0.3 0.3 14.3 3.2 3.2
Participation rate 68.0 67.8 0.5 -0.2 -1.3 -0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 10.2 11.7 0.8 1.5 0.5 0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 61.0 59.8 0.6 -1.2 -1.5 -0.5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Nova Scotia
Population 780.6 780.7 Note ...: not applicable 0.1 1.1 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.2
Labour force 503.0 506.0 2.7 3.0 8.7 7.5 0.6 1.7 1.5
Employment 455.5 456.8 2.8 1.3 -1.6 1.3 0.3 -0.3 0.3
Employment full-time 361.5 364.1 3.5 2.6 -5.4 -4.5 0.7 -1.5 -1.2
Employment part-time 94.1 92.7 3.1 -1.4 3.8 5.7 -1.5 4.3 6.6
Unemployment 47.5 49.2 2.4 1.7 10.3 6.3 3.6 26.5 14.7
Participation rate 64.4 64.8 0.3 0.4 1.0 0.8 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 9.4 9.7 0.5 0.3 1.9 1.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 58.4 58.5 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
New Brunswick
Population 620.5 620.5 Note ...: not applicable 0.0 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.1
Labour force 392.9 392.6 2.3 -0.3 1.5 5.7 -0.1 0.4 1.5
Employment 353.7 351.9 2.4 -1.8 -2.6 0.8 -0.5 -0.7 0.2
Employment full-time 296.0 294.3 2.8 -1.7 -3.6 1.4 -0.6 -1.2 0.5
Employment part-time 57.8 57.7 2.4 -0.1 1.1 -0.5 -0.2 1.9 -0.9
Unemployment 39.2 40.7 2.1 1.5 4.1 4.9 3.8 11.2 13.7
Participation rate 63.3 63.3 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.9 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 10.0 10.4 0.5 0.4 1.0 1.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 57.0 56.7 0.4 -0.3 -0.5 0.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Quebec
Population 6,642.0 6,646.4 Note ...: not applicable 4.4 41.2 60.8 0.1 0.6 0.9
Labour force 4,281.4 4,318.4 15.1 37.0 41.6 28.8 0.9 1.0 0.7
Employment 3,956.8 3,989.3 15.3 32.5 83.3 24.5 0.8 2.1 0.6
Employment full-time 3,233.4 3,224.1 19.5 -9.3 58.8 6.5 -0.3 1.9 0.2
Employment part-time 723.3 765.2 18.2 41.9 24.5 18.0 5.8 3.3 2.4
Unemployment 324.6 329.1 13.6 4.5 -41.7 4.3 1.4 -11.2 1.3
Participation rate 64.5 65.0 0.2 0.5 0.3 -0.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.6 0.3 0.0 -1.1 0.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 59.6 60.0 0.2 0.4 0.9 -0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Ontario
Population 11,080.4 11,090.7 Note ...: not applicable 10.3 99.2 146.9 0.1 0.9 1.3
Labour force 7,374.7 7,352.7 19.9 -22.0 34.6 60.3 -0.3 0.5 0.8
Employment 6,792.6 6,767.7 19.0 -24.9 14.2 24.3 -0.4 0.2 0.4
Employment full-time 5,508.5 5,493.5 25.5 -15.0 37.3 11.4 -0.3 0.7 0.2
Employment part-time 1,284.0 1,274.1 23.2 -9.9 -23.2 12.7 -0.8 -1.8 1.0
Unemployment 582.1 585.1 17.4 3.0 20.5 36.1 0.5 3.6 6.6
Participation rate 66.6 66.3 0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 7.9 8.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 61.3 61.0 0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Manitoba
Population 963.6 964.3 Note ...: not applicable 0.7 6.3 9.0 0.1 0.7 0.9
Labour force 662.9 664.3 2.7 1.4 1.8 5.8 0.2 0.3 0.9
Employment 625.0 628.4 2.7 3.4 1.9 5.3 0.5 0.3 0.9
Employment full-time 502.1 509.4 3.7 7.3 1.3 8.5 1.5 0.3 1.7
Employment part-time 122.9 118.9 3.6 -4.0 0.4 -3.2 -3.3 0.3 -2.6
Unemployment 37.9 35.9 2.2 -2.0 -0.1 0.5 -5.3 -0.3 1.4
Participation rate 68.8 68.9 0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.4 0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 64.9 65.2 0.3 0.3 -0.2 0.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Saskatchewan
Population 811.9 812.8 Note ...: not applicable 0.9 8.5 11.5 0.1 1.1 1.4
Labour force 565.9 567.2 2.5 1.3 10.0 19.1 0.2 1.8 3.5
Employment 537.4 542.0 2.5 4.6 14.0 18.6 0.9 2.7 3.6
Employment full-time 444.8 448.9 3.4 4.1 13.6 12.2 0.9 3.1 2.8
Employment part-time 92.6 93.1 3.0 0.5 0.5 6.4 0.5 0.5 7.4
Unemployment 28.5 25.2 1.9 -3.3 -4.0 0.5 -11.6 -13.7 2.0
Participation rate 69.7 69.8 0.3 0.1 0.5 1.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 5.0 4.4 0.3 -0.6 -0.8 -0.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 66.2 66.7 0.3 0.5 1.1 1.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Alberta
Population 3,073.9 3,079.6 Note ...: not applicable 5.7 50.8 65.0 0.2 1.7 2.2
Labour force 2,253.0 2,253.2 8.6 0.2 10.4 17.8 0.0 0.5 0.8
Employment 2,150.0 2,153.9 9.1 3.9 20.7 43.3 0.2 1.0 2.1
Employment full-time 1,799.3 1,805.0 11.8 5.7 27.9 56.4 0.3 1.6 3.2
Employment part-time 350.6 348.9 10.7 -1.7 -7.1 -13.2 -0.5 -2.0 -3.6
Unemployment 103.0 99.3 6.8 -3.7 -10.4 -25.5 -3.6 -9.5 -20.4
Participation rate 73.3 73.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.8 -1.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 4.6 4.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.5 -1.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 69.9 69.9 0.3 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
British Columbia
Population 3,817.7 3,820.2 Note ...: not applicable 2.5 25.4 35.1 0.1 0.7 0.9
Labour force 2,480.1 2,488.3 10.5 8.2 22.8 34.6 0.3 0.9 1.4
Employment 2,307.7 2,322.6 10.4 14.9 28.7 51.7 0.6 1.3 2.3
Employment full-time 1,820.7 1,817.0 14.4 -3.7 30.9 70.3 -0.2 1.7 4.0
Employment part-time 487.0 505.6 14.0 18.6 -2.2 -18.6 3.8 -0.4 -3.5
Unemployment 172.4 165.7 8.6 -6.7 -5.9 -17.1 -3.9 -3.4 -9.4
Participation rate 65.0 65.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 7.0 6.7 0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.7 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 60.4 60.8 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.8 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
1.
Average standard error of change in two consecutive months (see "Sampling Errors" in Data Quality for further explanations).
Note(s):
Related CANSIM Table 282-0087.