Table 4-2
Selected labour force characteristics (seasonally adjusted) — Prince Edward Island

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Selected labour force characteristics (seasonally adjusted) — Prince Edward Island
Table summary
This table displays the selected labour force characteristics for Prince Edward Island. The data in this table is seasonally adjusted. The row headers provide information for the selected labour force characteristics for each selected age group and sex, as well as the selected industries. 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)      
Both sexes, 15 years and over  
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
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 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 15.6 15.3 1.0 -0.3 -0.8 -0.8 ... ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years  
Population 19.2 19.2 ... 0.0 -0.4 -0.4 0.0 -2.0 -2.0
Labour force 13.4 13.0 0.4 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5 -3.0 -3.7 -3.7
Employment 10.9 10.6 0.4 -0.3 -0.7 -0.7 -2.8 -6.2 -6.2
Unemployment 2.5 2.4 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -4.0 4.3 4.3
Participation rate 69.8 67.7 1.9 -2.1 -1.2 -1.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 18.7 18.5 2.4 -0.2 1.5 1.5 ... ... ...
Employment rate 56.8 55.2 1.8 -1.6 -2.5 -2.5 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 41.3 43.4 3.7 2.1 4.5 4.5 ... ... ...
Men, 25 years and over  
Population 49.3 49.4 ... 0.1 0.8 0.8 0.2 1.6 1.6
Labour force 36.2 36.1 0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.4 -0.3 1.1 1.1
Employment 32.9 32.5 0.4 -0.4 1.0 1.0 -1.2 3.2 3.2
Unemployment 3.3 3.6 0.4 0.3 -0.6 -0.6 9.1 -14.3 -14.3
Participation rate 73.4 73.1 0.7 -0.3 -0.4 -0.4 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.1 10.0 1.1 0.9 -1.8 -1.8 ... ... ...
Employment rate 66.7 65.8 0.9 -0.9 1.0 1.0 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 5.5 5.2 1.0 -0.2 -3.0 -3.0 ... ... ...
Women, 25 years and over  
Population 53.3 53.4 ... 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.2 1.1 1.1
Labour force 34.1 34.0 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0
Employment 31.1 30.9 0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.6 0.3 0.3
Unemployment 3.0 3.1 0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 3.3 -3.1 -3.1
Participation rate 64.0 63.7 0.6 -0.3 -0.7 -0.7 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 9.1 1.0 0.3 -0.3 -0.3 ... ... ...
Employment rate 58.3 57.9 0.7 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 17.7 15.9 1.5 -1.8 0.6 0.6 ... ... ...
Industry 75.0 74.0 0.7 -1.0 0.4 0.4 -1.3 0.5 0.5
Goods-producing sector 18.3 16.3 0.6 -2.0 -0.1 -0.1 -10.9 -0.6 -0.6
Agriculture 3.7 2.5 0.3 -1.2 -0.5 -0.5 -32.4 -16.7 -16.7
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction 2 2.4 2.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.5 -0.5 -8.3 -18.5 -18.5
Utilities 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 33.3 0.0 0.0
Construction 6.0 5.2 0.3 -0.8 -0.2 -0.2 -13.3 -3.7 -3.7
Manufacturing 5.9 6.0 0.4 0.1 1.1 1.1 1.7 22.4 22.4
Services-producing sector 56.7 57.6 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.4 1.6 0.7 0.7
Trade 11.6 11.7 0.5 0.1 0.7 0.7 0.9 6.4 6.4
Transportation and warehousing 3.0 2.9 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -3.3 3.6 3.6
Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 2.6 2.7 0.2 0.1 -0.5 -0.5 3.8 -15.6 -15.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 3.2 3.0 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -6.2 -3.2 -3.2
Business, building and other support services 2.5 3.0 0.3 0.5 0.9 0.9 20.0 42.9 42.9
Educational services 5.5 5.6 0.4 0.1 -0.6 -0.6 1.8 -9.7 -9.7
Health care and social assistance 8.5 9.0 0.4 0.5 -1.0 -1.0 5.9 -10.0 -10.0
Information, culture and recreation 2.4 2.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 -4.2 -11.5 -11.5
Accommodation and food services 5.5 5.5 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 5.8 5.8
Other services 4.2 4.0 0.3 -0.2 0.2 0.2 -4.8 5.3 5.3
Public administration 7.7 7.9 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.7 2.6 9.7 9.7
Average standard error of change in two consecutive months (see "Sampling Errors" in Data Quality for further explanations).
Also referred to as Natural resources.
Note(s):
Related CANSIM Tables 282-0087, 282-0088. The sum of individual categories may not always add to the total due to rounding.
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