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 labour force characteristics by province. The data in this table is seasonally adjusted. The row headers provide information for the labour force characteristics for each province. The column headers provide information on the current and last month in thousands, the standard error, as well as the number change (in thousands) and the percentage change from last month, from last December and from twelve months ago.
  November 2014 December  2014 S.E. 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 426.8 426.8 ... 0.0 -2.8 -2.8 0.0 -0.7 -0.7
Labour force 257.8 258.0 1.8 0.2 -4.4 -4.4 0.1 -1.7 -1.7
Employment 230.3 228.9 2.0 -1.4 -5.1 -5.1 -0.6 -2.2 -2.2
Employment full-time 193.3 195.0 2.4 1.7 -3.8 -3.8 0.9 -1.9 -1.9
Employment part-time 36.9 33.9 1.9 -3.0 -1.2 -1.2 -8.1 -3.4 -3.4
Unemployment 27.5 29.1 1.8 1.6 0.7 0.7 5.8 2.5 2.5
Participation rate 60.4 60.4 0.4 0.0 -0.7 -0.7 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.7 11.3 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 ... ... ...
Employment rate 54.0 53.6 0.5 -0.4 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Prince Edward Island  
Population 121.8 121.9 ... 0.1 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.7 0.7
Labour force 83.8 83.0 0.6 -0.8 -0.3 -0.3 -1.0 -0.4 -0.4
Employment 75.0 74.0 0.7 -1.0 0.4 0.4 -1.3 0.5 0.5
Employment full-time 63.3 62.7 0.9 -0.6 0.9 0.9 -0.9 1.5 1.5
Employment part-time 11.7 11.3 0.7 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5 -3.4 -4.2 -4.2
Unemployment 8.8 9.1 0.7 0.3 -0.6 -0.6 3.4 -6.2 -6.2
Participation rate 68.8 68.1 0.5 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.5 11.0 0.8 0.5 -0.6 -0.6 ... ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 60.7 0.6 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Nova Scotia  
Population 781.1 781.4 ... 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Labour force 492.6 487.8 2.6 -4.8 -7.1 -7.1 -1.0 -1.4 -1.4
Employment 449.1 447.5 2.7 -1.6 -2.0 -2.0 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4
Employment full-time 366.8 365.3 3.5 -1.5 5.4 5.4 -0.4 1.5 1.5
Employment part-time 82.3 82.2 3.3 -0.1 -7.4 -7.4 -0.1 -8.3 -8.3
Unemployment 43.5 40.4 2.3 -3.1 -5.0 -5.0 -7.1 -11.0 -11.0
Participation rate 63.1 62.4 0.3 -0.7 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.3 0.5 -0.5 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 57.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 ... ... ...
New Brunswick  
Population 620.2 620.5 ... 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.1
Labour force 387.1 389.0 2.2 1.9 -2.7 -2.7 0.5 -0.7 -0.7
Employment 349.9 349.4 2.3 -0.5 -4.3 -4.3 -0.1 -1.2 -1.2
Employment full-time 294.1 294.5 3.0 0.4 -1.6 -1.6 0.1 -0.5 -0.5
Employment part-time 55.8 55.0 2.5 -0.8 -2.6 -2.6 -1.4 -4.5 -4.5
Unemployment 37.1 39.6 2.2 2.5 1.6 1.6 6.7 4.2 4.2
Participation rate 62.4 62.7 0.4 0.3 -0.5 -0.5 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.6 10.2 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 ... ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.3 0.4 -0.1 -0.8 -0.8 ... ... ...
Quebec  
Population 6,762.1 6,764.8 ... 2.7 50.8 50.8 0.0 0.8 0.8
Labour force 4,369.3 4,354.8 15.0 -14.5 -29.2 -29.2 -0.3 -0.7 -0.7
Employment 4,036.4 4,029.7 14.9 -6.7 -15.8 -15.8 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4
Employment full-time 3,213.3 3,230.2 19.8 16.9 -9.7 -9.7 0.5 -0.3 -0.3
Employment part-time 823.1 799.5 18.5 -23.6 -6.0 -6.0 -2.9 -0.7 -0.7
Unemployment 332.9 325.1 12.9 -7.8 -13.5 -13.5 -2.3 -4.0 -4.0
Participation rate 64.6 64.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 59.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 -0.7 ... ... ...
Ontario  
Population 11,384.2 11,395.1 ... 10.9 127.5 127.5 0.1 1.1 1.1
Labour force 7,481.2 7,480.6 19.8 -0.6 14.3 14.3 0.0 0.2 0.2
Employment 6,960.2 6,956.7 18.7 -3.5 79.9 79.9 -0.1 1.2 1.2
Employment full-time 5,622.1 5,625.3 26.0 3.2 47.8 47.8 0.1 0.9 0.9
Employment part-time 1,338.0 1,331.4 24.2 -6.6 32.2 32.2 -0.5 2.5 2.5
Unemployment 521.0 523.9 17.1 2.9 -65.6 -65.6 0.6 -11.1 -11.1
Participation rate 65.7 65.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 -0.7 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.0 0.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ... ...
Manitoba  
Population 990.3 991.7 ... 1.4 12.8 12.8 0.1 1.3 1.3
Labour force 676.3 679.2 2.7 2.9 11.7 11.7 0.4 1.8 1.8
Employment 642.0 643.9 2.7 1.9 13.4 13.4 0.3 2.1 2.1
Employment full-time 523.1 522.5 3.8 -0.6 12.2 12.2 -0.1 2.4 2.4
Employment part-time 119.0 121.4 3.5 2.4 1.3 1.3 2.0 1.1 1.1
Unemployment 34.3 35.3 2.1 1.0 -1.7 -1.7 2.9 -4.6 -4.6
Participation rate 68.3 68.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.2 0.3 0.1 -0.3 -0.3 ... ... ...
Employment rate 64.8 64.9 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.5 ... ... ...
Saskatchewan  
Population 846.8 847.8 ... 1.0 13.6 13.6 0.1 1.6 1.6
Labour force 592.5 594.0 2.5 1.5 13.6 13.6 0.3 2.3 2.3
Employment 572.1 572.8 2.6 0.7 14.8 14.8 0.1 2.7 2.7
Employment full-time 472.1 475.3 3.5 3.2 17.8 17.8 0.7 3.9 3.9
Employment part-time 99.9 97.5 3.2 -2.4 -3.0 -3.0 -2.4 -3.0 -3.0
Unemployment 20.4 21.2 1.8 0.8 -1.2 -1.2 3.9 -5.4 -5.4
Participation rate 70.0 70.1 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.5 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.4 3.6 0.3 0.2 -0.3 -0.3 ... ... ...
Employment rate 67.6 67.6 0.3 0.0 0.7 0.7 ... ... ...
Alberta  
Population 3,312.5 3,317.4 ... 4.9 95.1 95.1 0.1 3.0 3.0
Labour force 2,404.6 2,416.7 9.4 12.1 67.7 67.7 0.5 2.9 2.9
Employment 2,296.9 2,302.6 10.0 5.7 65.9 65.9 0.2 2.9 2.9
Employment full-time 1,915.3 1,923.7 12.8 8.4 50.1 50.1 0.4 2.7 2.7
Employment part-time 381.7 378.9 11.5 -2.8 15.8 15.8 -0.7 4.4 4.4
Unemployment 107.6 114.0 7.4 6.4 1.8 1.8 5.9 1.6 1.6
Participation rate 72.6 72.8 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.7 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Employment rate 69.3 69.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ... ...
British Columbia  
Population 3,920.1 3,922.7 ... 2.6 47.9 47.9 0.1 1.2 1.2
Labour force 2,491.5 2,482.4 10.3 -9.1 10.4 10.4 -0.4 0.4 0.4
Employment 2,346.0 2,348.2 10.3 2.2 38.5 38.5 0.1 1.7 1.7
Employment full-time 1,847.7 1,870.0 14.7 22.3 71.4 71.4 1.2 4.0 4.0
Employment part-time 498.4 478.2 13.8 -20.2 -32.9 -32.9 -4.1 -6.4 -6.4
Unemployment 145.5 134.2 8.3 -11.3 -28.1 -28.1 -7.8 -17.3 -17.3
Participation rate 63.6 63.3 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 -0.5 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 5.4 0.3 -0.4 -1.2 -1.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 59.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 ... ... ...
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. The sum of individual categories may not always add to the total due to rounding.
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