Table 6-1
Labour force characteristics — by province and economic region,1 unadjusted for seasonality, 3 month moving average ending in December 2013 and December 2014

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Labour force characteristics — by province and economic region,1 unadjusted for seasonality, 3 month moving average ending in December 2013 and December 2014
Table summary
This table displays the labour force characteristics by province and economic region. The data in this table is unadjusted for seasonality, three-month moving average. The row headers provide information for Canada, the provinces and the economic regions for the current month and the same month last year. The column headers provide information for the labour force characteristics in thousands.
  Population Labour force Participation rate Unemployment rate Employment rate
Labour force Employment Unemployment
         in thousands      
Canada  
2013 28,817.3 19,014.4 17,770.2 1,244.2 66.0 6.5 61.7
2014 29,168.0 19,115.8 17,951.3 1,164.6 65.5 6.1 61.5
Newfoundland and Labrador  
2013 429.7 259.3 230.3 29.0 60.3 11.2 53.6
2014 426.8 254.5 226.8 27.7 59.6 10.9 53.1
Avalon Peninsula [1010]  
2013 225.3 146.4 134.7 11.7 65.0 8.0 59.8
2014 225.5 146.7 136.0 10.7 65.1 7.3 60.3
South Coast-Burin Peninsula [1020]  
2013 29.5 17.0 14.7 2.3 57.6 13.5 49.8
2014 28.8 16.1 12.9 3.2 55.9 19.9 44.8
West Coast-Northern Peninsula-Labrador [1030]  
2013 85.6 48.1 41.1 7.0 56.2 14.6 48.0
2014 84.7 48.3 42.3 6.0 57.0 12.4 49.9
Notre Dame-Central Bonavista Bay [1040]  
2013 89.2 47.8 39.9 7.9 53.6 16.5 44.7
2014 87.8 43.4 35.6 7.8 49.4 18.0 40.5
Prince Edward Island  
2013 121.0 82.3 72.4 9.8 68.0 11.9 59.8
2014 121.8 82.0 73.2 8.8 67.3 10.7 60.1
Nova Scotia  
2013 781.6 490.6 449.0 41.6 62.8 8.5 57.4
2014 781.2 486.9 448.0 39.0 62.3 8.0 57.3
Cape Breton [1210]  
2013 109.1 59.5 51.9 7.6 54.5 12.8 47.6
2014 107.6 59.4 50.2 9.2 55.2 15.5 46.7
North Shore [1220]  
2013 128.4 75.5 67.7 7.8 58.8 10.3 52.7
2014 127.7 70.1 63.3 6.8 54.9 9.7 49.6
Annapolis Valley [1230]  
2013 99.1 59.5 54.1 5.4 60.0 9.1 54.6
2014 98.6 56.6 52.5 4.0 57.4 7.1 53.2
Southern [1240]  
2013 95.9 52.3 47.0 5.3 54.5 10.1 49.0
2014 94.8 54.7 49.9 4.8 57.7 8.8 52.6
Halifax [1250]  
2013 349.1 243.8 228.2 15.6 69.8 6.4 65.4
2014 352.5 246.1 232.0 14.0 69.8 5.7 65.8
New Brunswick  
2013 619.9 386.4 351.1 35.4 62.3 9.2 56.6
2014 620.3 383.7 348.7 35.1 61.9 9.1 56.2
Campbellton-Miramichi [1310]  
2013 125.5 69.8 58.1 11.8 55.6 16.9 46.3
2014 124.0 67.2 56.2 11.0 54.2 16.4 45.3
Moncton-Richibucto [1320]  
2013 175.3 113.2 104.4 8.8 64.6 7.8 59.6
2014 176.8 113.3 104.9 8.4 64.1 7.4 59.3
Saint John-St. Stephen [1330]  
2013 144.4 93.0 86.3 6.6 64.4 7.1 59.8
2014 144.3 91.9 85.2 6.7 63.7 7.3 59.0
Fredericton-Oromocto [1340]  
2013 111.4 71.7 67.1 4.5 64.4 6.3 60.2
2014 112.4 72.8 67.4 5.5 64.8 7.6 60.0
Edmundston-Woodstock [1350]  
2013 63.3 38.8 35.1 3.6 61.3 9.3 55.5
2014 62.7 38.4 35.0 3.4 61.2 8.9 55.8
Quebec  
2013 6,710.3 4,354.1 4,050.1 304.0 64.9 7.0 60.4
2014 6,762.2 4,334.3 4,029.7 304.6 64.1 7.0 59.6
Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine [2410]  
2013 78.1 41.0 34.1 6.9 52.5 16.8 43.7
2014 77.6 41.6 34.2 7.4 53.6 17.8 44.1
Bas-Saint-Laurent [2415]  
2013 165.4 92.5 83.4 9.1 55.9 9.8 50.4
2014 164.6 86.6 81.2 5.4 52.6 6.2 49.3
Capitale-Nationale [2420]  
2013 600.7 406.4 388.0 18.4 67.7 4.5 64.6
2014 605.6 392.8 372.3 20.6 64.9 5.2 61.5
Chaudière-Appalaches [2425]  
2013 336.9 226.1 217.6 8.5 67.1 3.8 64.6
2014 337.6 224.2 214.6 9.6 66.4 4.3 63.6
Estrie [2430]  
2013 263.5 164.1 154.6 9.5 62.3 5.8 58.7
2014 265.7 169.5 160.1 9.4 63.8 5.5 60.3
Centre-du-Québec [2433]  
2013 193.5 112.3 103.7 8.7 58.0 7.7 53.6
2014 194.5 114.0 104.9 9.1 58.6 8.0 53.9
Montérégie [2435]  
2013 1,218.2 802.4 752.9 49.5 65.9 6.2 61.8
2014 1,228.8 819.0 777.1 41.8 66.7 5.1 63.2
Montréal [2440]  
2013 1,653.6 1,065.7 972.8 92.9 64.4 8.7 58.8
2014 1,669.1 1,063.1 961.8 101.4 63.7 9.5 57.6
Laval [2445]  
2013 345.8 243.5 230.0 13.5 70.4 5.5 66.5
2014 350.7 244.0 230.2 13.8 69.6 5.7 65.6
Lanaudière [2450]  
2013 404.2 271.6 251.5 20.1 67.2 7.4 62.2
2014 408.8 273.4 255.0 18.3 66.9 6.7 62.4
Laurentides [2455]  
2013 478.8 326.0 300.3 25.7 68.1 7.9 62.7
2014 484.5 312.1 288.5 23.6 64.4 7.6 59.5
Outaouais [2460]  
2013 315.9 210.3 196.0 14.4 66.6 6.8 62.0
2014 319.7 208.5 192.5 16.0 65.2 7.7 60.2
Abitibi-Témiscamingue [2465]  
2013 118.0 80.7 76.5 4.2 68.4 5.2 64.8
2014 118.0 77.1 71.8 5.3 65.3 6.9 60.8
Mauricie [2470]  
2013 222.0 122.7 113.8 8.8 55.3 7.2 51.3
2014 221.9 118.4 111.6 6.9 53.4 5.8 50.3
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean [2475]  
2013 224.7 131.9 121.8 10.2 58.7 7.7 54.2
2014 223.9 136.1 124.7 11.4 60.8 8.4 55.7
Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec [2480, 2490]  
2013 91.0 56.7 53.0 3.6 62.3 6.3 58.2
2014 91.1 53.9 49.3 4.5 59.2 8.3 54.1
Ontario  
2013 11,257.2 7,408.8 6,892.9 515.9 65.8 7.0 61.2
2014 11,385.3 7,434.7 6,969.0 465.7 65.3 6.3 61.2
Ottawa [3510]  
2013 1,079.5 730.8 689.3 41.6 67.7 5.7 63.9
2014 1,090.5 739.3 698.8 40.5 67.8 5.5 64.1
Kingston-Pembroke [3515]  
2013 373.7 225.8 208.8 17.0 60.4 7.5 55.9
2014 375.1 226.5 210.9 15.6 60.4 6.9 56.2
Muskoka-Kawarthas [3520]  
2013 321.8 176.5 166.8 9.7 54.8 5.5 51.8
2014 323.0 199.4 188.6 10.8 61.7 5.4 58.4
Toronto [3530]  
2013 5,273.7 3,565.6 3,288.1 277.5 67.6 7.8 62.3
2014 5,362.6 3,547.9 3,296.1 251.8 66.2 7.1 61.5
Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie [3540]  
2013 1,070.6 745.9 704.7 41.3 69.7 5.5 65.8
2014 1,084.9 757.6 721.7 35.9 69.8 4.7 66.5
Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula [3550]  
2013 1,192.3 752.5 702.3 50.1 63.1 6.7 58.9
2014 1,200.9 749.9 708.6 41.3 62.4 5.5 59.0
London [3560]  
2013 551.2 348.5 326.8 21.6 63.2 6.2 59.3
2014 555.7 347.1 327.5 19.6 62.5 5.6 58.9
Windsor-Sarnia [3570]  
2013 519.2 322.3 301.5 20.9 62.1 6.5 58.1
2014 519.2 324.8 301.0 23.8 62.6 7.3 58.0
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula [3580]  
2013 245.6 161.3 151.6 9.7 65.7 6.0 61.7
2014 245.5 161.8 154.9 6.9 65.9 4.3 63.1
Northeast [3590]  
2013 456.7 271.1 252.9 18.2 59.4 6.7 55.4
2014 455.0 273.1 259.8 13.3 60.0 4.9 57.1
Northwest [3595]  
2013 172.9 108.6 100.2 8.4 62.8 7.7 58.0
2014 172.9 107.2 101.0 6.2 62.0 5.8 58.4
Manitoba  
2013 978.0 663.6 628.9 34.7 67.9 5.2 64.3
2014 990.5 674.0 642.2 31.8 68.0 4.7 64.8
Southeast [4610]  
2013 85.8 60.0 56.8 3.1 69.9 5.2 66.2
2014 87.1 60.4 57.5 2.9 69.3 4.8 66.0
South Central [4620]  
2013 49.2 32.6 31.4 1.2 66.3 3.7 63.8
2014 50.0 36.6 35.3 1.3 73.2 3.6 70.6
Southwest [4630]  
2013 84.4 58.8 56.5 2.3 69.7 3.9 66.9
2014 84.7 58.7 57.3 1.5 69.3 2.6 67.7
North Central [4640]  
2013 37.0 25.5 24.4 1.1 68.9 4.3 65.9
2014 37.3 25.0 24.7 x 67.0 x 66.2
Winnipeg [4650]  
2013 589.9 400.4 378.4 22.1 67.9 5.5 64.1
2014 599.9 404.9 383.5 21.4 67.5 5.3 63.9
Interlake [4660]  
2013 73.8 49.4 46.9 2.5 66.9 5.1 63.6
2014 74.5 51.0 48.5 2.4 68.5 4.7 65.1
Parklands and North [4670, 4680]  
2013 57.8 36.9 34.6 2.4 63.8 6.5 59.9
2014 57.0 37.4 35.4 1.9 65.6 5.1 62.1
Saskatchewan  
2013 832.9 574.1 554.2 20.0 68.9 3.5 66.5
2014 846.9 588.9 570.5 18.4 69.5 3.1 67.4
Regina-Moose Mountain [4710]  
2013 249.7 180.1 174.2 5.9 72.1 3.3 69.8
2014 254.9 185.2 180.3 4.9 72.7 2.6 70.7
Swift Current-Moose Jaw [4720]  
2013 81.5 52.6 51.6 1.0 64.5 1.9 63.3
2014 81.5 53.0 52.4 0.7 65.0 1.3 64.3
Saskatoon-Biggar [4730]  
2013 283.1 200.0 193.2 6.8 70.6 3.4 68.2
2014 291.2 206.3 199.4 6.8 70.8 3.3 68.5
Yorkton-Melville [4740]  
2013 62.4 39.2 37.7 1.4 62.8 3.6 60.4
2014 62.1 40.4 38.9 1.5 65.1 3.7 62.6
Prince Albert and Northern [4750, 4760]  
2013 156.2 102.3 97.5 4.8 65.5 4.7 62.4
2014 157.2 104.0 99.5 4.5 66.2 4.3 63.3
Alberta  
2013 3,215.2 2,339.1 2,238.3 100.8 72.8 4.3 69.6
2014 3,312.6 2,398.5 2,298.5 100.0 72.4 4.2 69.4
Lethbridge-Medicine Hat [4810]  
2013 229.3 142.8 138.7 4.1 62.3 2.9 60.5
2014 233.2 153.9 149.5 4.3 66.0 2.8 64.1
Camrose-Drumheller [4820]  
2013 161.1 110.7 105.7 4.9 68.7 4.4 65.6
2014 163.3 112.7 109.1 3.5 69.0 3.1 66.8
Calgary [4830]  
2013 1,197.6 885.9 846.7 39.2 74.0 4.4 70.7
2014 1,239.7 901.1 862.4 38.7 72.7 4.3 69.6
Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House [4840]  
2013 75.0 54.9 52.8 2.2 73.2 4.0 70.4
2014 77.0 59.6 57.2 2.4 77.4 4.0 74.3
Red Deer [4850]  
2013 163.7 120.3 117.0 3.2 73.5 2.7 71.5
2014 167.8 126.6 120.9 5.7 75.4 4.5 72.1
Edmonton [4860]  
2013 1,079.8 794.9 756.5 38.4 73.6 4.8 70.1
2014 1,115.2 808.3 772.1 36.1 72.5 4.5 69.2
Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River [4870]  
2013 197.1 142.4 136.9 5.5 72.2 3.9 69.5
2014 200.2 146.2 140.7 5.5 73.0 3.8 70.3
Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake [4880]  
2013 111.7 87.3 83.9 3.3 78.2 3.8 75.1
2014 116.2 90.1 86.4 3.7 77.5 4.1 74.4
British Columbia  
2013 3,871.4 2,456.0 2,303.1 153.0 63.4 6.2 59.5
2014 3,920.3 2,478.4 2,344.7 133.7 63.2 5.4 59.8
Vancouver Island and Coast [5910]  
2013 662.5 387.9 365.9 22.0 58.6 5.7 55.2
2014 666.8 384.5 364.4 20.1 57.7 5.2 54.6
Lower Mainland-Southwest [5920]  
2013 2,405.9 1,542.5 1,446.7 95.8 64.1 6.2 60.1
2014 2,450.6 1,585.1 1,497.5 87.6 64.7 5.5 61.1
Thompson-Okanagan [5930]  
2013 434.4 275.0 253.2 21.7 63.3 7.9 58.3
2014 435.5 263.7 249.6 14.1 60.6 5.3 57.3
Kootenay [5940]  
2013 126.0 79.2 74.4 4.9 62.9 6.2 59.0
2014 125.7 76.4 71.4 5.0 60.8 6.5 56.8
Cariboo [5950]  
2013 125.5 88.0 84.0 4.0 70.1 4.5 66.9
2014 124.9 87.6 83.5 4.0 70.1 4.6 66.9
North Coast and Nechako [5960, 5970]  
2013 64.6 40.9 38.4 2.5 63.3 6.1 59.4
2014 63.6 42.2 40.3 1.9 66.4 4.5 63.4
Northeast [5980]  
2013 52.5 42.4 40.4 2.0 80.8 4.7 77.0
2014 53.1 38.9 38.0 x 73.3 x 71.6
For geographic descriptions of economic regions, refer to the Guide to the Labour Force Survey (catalogue number  71-543-GIE).
Note(s):
Related CANSIM table 282-0054.
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