Labour Market Indicators
By province, territory and economic region, unadjusted for seasonality

Release date: March 9, 2018 Updated on:
Important Notes


This application is based on estimates from two surveys: the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS). All national, provincial and economic region (ER) estimates used in this application are unadjusted. The LFS data are presented as three-month moving averages, while estimates from the JVWS are available on a quarterly basis.

The shading applied to the map of Canada illustrates the year-over-year change for the selected indicator, as presented in the table below the map.

LFS seasonally adjusted estimates at the national and provincial level are published each month in The Daily.

Territorial LFS estimates are not included in the national estimates, but are published separately as three-month moving averages in table 14-10-0292-01 (formerly CANSIM 282-0100).


Sampling variability and data quality

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates are based on a sample and are therefore subject to sampling variability. As a result, monthly estimates will show more variability than trends observed over longer time periods. For more information, see "Interpreting Monthly Changes in Employment from the Labour Force Survey." Estimates for smaller geographic areas or industries also have more variability. For an explanation of the sampling variability of estimates and how to use standard errors to assess this variability, consult the "Data quality" section of the publication Labour Force Information (71-001-X).

Data quality indicators for Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) estimates are based on the coefficient of variation (CV). Comparisons of data from the first quarter of 2015 with data from subsequent quarters should be made with caution.

For more information, consult the Guide to the Labour Force Survey (71-543-G) or the Guide to the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (75-514-G).

Date modified: