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 on the labour force characteristics for each province. The column headers provide information on the current and last month (in thousands, except rates), the standard error, as well as the change (in thousands and in percent) from last month, from last December and from twelve months ago.
  January 2016 February 2016 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 443.3 443.5 ... 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1
Labour force 269.2 269.6 2.0 0.4 -2.5 -0.3 0.1 -0.9 -0.1
Employment 230.4 231.5 2.1 1.1 -1.3 -4.2 0.5 -0.6 -1.8
Employment full-time 193.8 194.6 2.7 0.8 -0.1 -6.6 0.4 -0.1 -3.3
Employment part-time 36.7 36.9 2.1 0.2 -1.2 2.4 0.5 -3.1 7.0
Unemployment 38.8 38.1 2.1 -0.7 -1.2 3.9 -1.8 -3.1 11.4
Participation rate 60.7 60.8 0.5 0.1 -0.6 -0.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.4 14.1 0.7 -0.3 -0.3 1.4 ... ... ...
Employment rate 52.0 52.2 0.5 0.2 -0.4 -1.0 ... ... ...
Prince Edward Island  
Population 121.2 121.2 ... 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.4
Labour force 80.1 80.7 0.6 0.6 0.1 -1.7 0.7 0.1 -2.1
Employment 72.4 71.8 0.6 -0.6 -1.0 -2.2 -0.8 -1.4 -3.0
Employment full-time 60.6 61.0 0.9 0.4 0.3 -0.5 0.7 0.5 -0.8
Employment part-time 11.8 10.8 0.7 -1.0 -1.3 -1.8 -8.5 -10.7 -14.3
Unemployment 7.6 8.9 0.6 1.3 1.0 0.5 17.1 12.7 6.0
Participation rate 66.1 66.6 0.5 0.5 0.1 -1.7 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 11.0 0.7 1.5 1.2 0.8 ... ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 59.2 0.5 -0.5 -0.9 -2.1 ... ... ...
Nova Scotia  
Population 787.1 787.4 ... 0.3 0.4 3.2 0.0 0.1 0.4
Labour force 484.8 488.8 2.7 4.0 0.7 -2.6 0.8 0.1 -0.5
Employment 443.5 444.3 2.7 0.8 -1.6 -2.7 0.2 -0.4 -0.6
Employment full-time 365.5 364.8 3.8 -0.7 -3.6 -2.3 -0.2 -1.0 -0.6
Employment part-time 78.0 79.4 3.3 1.4 1.9 -0.5 1.8 2.5 -0.6
Unemployment 41.4 44.5 2.5 3.1 2.3 0.1 7.5 5.5 0.2
Participation rate 61.6 62.1 0.3 0.5 0.1 -0.6 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.5 9.1 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.1 ... ... ...
Employment rate 56.3 56.4 0.3 0.1 -0.3 -0.6 ... ... ...
New Brunswick  
Population 622.2 622.6 ... 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1
Labour force 387.5 383.9 2.2 -3.6 -3.4 -9.3 -0.9 -0.9 -2.4
Employment 351.7 346.0 2.3 -5.7 -6.8 -6.0 -1.6 -1.9 -1.7
Employment full-time 296.7 292.7 3.0 -4.0 -8.6 -3.9 -1.3 -2.9 -1.3
Employment part-time 55.0 53.3 2.6 -1.7 1.8 -2.2 -3.1 3.5 -4.0
Unemployment 35.9 37.9 2.1 2.0 3.4 -3.3 5.6 9.9 -8.0
Participation rate 62.3 61.7 0.4 -0.6 -0.6 -1.5 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.3 9.9 0.5 0.6 1.0 -0.6 ... ... ...
Employment rate 56.5 55.6 0.4 -0.9 -1.1 -1.0 ... ... ...
Quebec  
Population 6,865.9 6,869.3 ... 3.4 7.1 41.8 0.0 0.1 0.6
Labour force 4,445.2 4,447.4 15.6 2.2 -12.4 25.6 0.0 -0.3 0.6
Employment 4,106.4 4,109.8 15.9 3.4 0.2 16.6 0.1 0.0 0.4
Employment full-time 3,324.4 3,326.0 22.5 1.6 15.5 69.5 0.0 0.5 2.1
Employment part-time 781.9 783.9 20.9 2.0 -15.2 -52.8 0.3 -1.9 -6.3
Unemployment 338.8 337.6 13.7 -1.2 -12.6 9.0 -0.4 -3.6 2.7
Participation rate 64.7 64.7 0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.6 0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 59.8 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 ... ... ...
Ontario  
Population 11,454.5 11,466.0 ... 11.5 21.5 127.9 0.1 0.2 1.1
Labour force 7,491.4 7,480.7 19.8 -10.7 14.5 67.6 -0.1 0.2 0.9
Employment 6,985.9 6,974.7 19.3 -11.2 8.6 74.1 -0.2 0.1 1.1
Employment full-time 5,700.3 5,651.4 28.0 -48.9 -32.6 66.4 -0.9 -0.6 1.2
Employment part-time 1,285.6 1,323.3 26.2 37.7 41.3 7.7 2.9 3.2 0.6
Unemployment 505.6 506.0 17.0 0.4 5.9 -6.5 0.1 1.2 -1.3
Participation rate 65.4 65.2 0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.7 6.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 60.8 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Manitoba  
Population 992.8 994.0 ... 1.2 2.1 10.9 0.1 0.2 1.1
Labour force 669.5 671.2 2.5 1.7 -3.0 -0.8 0.3 -0.4 -0.1
Employment 628.7 630.7 2.6 2.0 -3.3 -4.3 0.3 -0.5 -0.7
Employment full-time 507.6 508.5 3.8 0.9 2.0 -10.5 0.2 0.4 -2.0
Employment part-time 121.1 122.2 3.6 1.1 -5.4 6.2 0.9 -4.2 5.3
Unemployment 40.8 40.5 2.1 -0.3 0.4 3.5 -0.7 1.0 9.5
Participation rate 67.4 67.5 0.3 0.1 -0.5 -0.9 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.0 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.5 ... ... ...
Employment rate 63.3 63.5 0.3 0.2 -0.4 -1.1 ... ... ...
Saskatchewan  
Population 865.2 865.8 ... 0.6 0.8 7.4 0.1 0.1 0.9
Labour force 607.0 601.1 2.6 -5.9 -7.5 4.1 -1.0 -1.2 0.7
Employment 573.3 565.5 2.7 -7.8 -9.6 -1.1 -1.4 -1.7 -0.2
Employment full-time 472.9 467.1 3.8 -5.8 -11.8 -2.4 -1.2 -2.5 -0.5
Employment part-time 100.4 98.4 3.5 -2.0 2.2 1.3 -2.0 2.3 1.3
Unemployment 33.7 35.6 2.1 1.9 2.0 5.2 5.6 6.0 17.1
Participation rate 70.2 69.4 0.3 -0.8 -1.0 -0.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.9 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.8 ... ... ...
Employment rate 66.3 65.3 0.3 -1.0 -1.2 -0.7 ... ... ...
Alberta  
Population 3,381.7 3,385.6 ... 3.9 6.6 57.8 0.1 0.2 1.7
Labour force 2,457.8 2,471.9 9.8 14.1 14.8 41.5 0.6 0.6 1.7
Employment 2,276.1 2,277.5 9.8 1.4 -8.6 -21.2 0.1 -0.4 -0.9
Employment full-time 1,859.0 1,869.0 14.1 10.0 -11.9 -56.3 0.5 -0.6 -2.9
Employment part-time 417.1 408.6 13.1 -8.5 3.4 35.2 -2.0 0.8 9.4
Unemployment 181.7 194.3 8.1 12.6 23.3 62.6 6.9 13.6 47.5
Participation rate 72.7 73.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.9 0.3 0.5 0.9 2.5 ... ... ...
Employment rate 67.3 67.3 0.3 0.0 -0.4 -1.8 ... ... ...
British Columbia  
Population 3,905.9 3,910.0 ... 4.1 6.8 54.5 0.1 0.2 1.4
Labour force 2,503.0 2,518.0 10.5 15.0 14.8 88.5 0.6 0.6 3.6
Employment 2,336.9 2,351.0 10.6 14.1 15.3 68.8 0.6 0.7 3.0
Employment full-time 1,842.6 1,836.6 15.6 -6.0 4.7 28.2 -0.3 0.3 1.6
Employment part-time 494.3 514.4 14.8 20.1 10.6 40.6 4.1 2.1 8.6
Unemployment 166.0 167.0 8.5 1.0 -0.5 19.7 0.6 -0.3 13.4
Participation rate 64.1 64.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.4 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.6 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.5 ... ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 60.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.9 ... ... ...
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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