Table 3
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

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Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  November 2012 December 2012 November to December 2012 December 2011 to December 2012 November to December 2012 December 2011 to December 2012
  thousands (except rates) change in thousands
(except rates)
% change
Newfoundland and Labrador            
Population 427.8 428.1 0.3 -0.5 0.1 -0.1
Labour force 266.3 266.4 0.1 5.9 0.0 2.3
Employment 233.0 235.7 2.7 8.5 1.2 3.7
Full-time 201.9 200.7 -1.2 5.3 -0.6 2.7
Part-time 31.1 35.0 3.9 3.2 12.5 10.1
Unemployment 33.2 30.6 -2.6 -2.6 -7.8 -7.8
Participation rate 62.2 62.2 0.0 1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.5 11.5 -1.0 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 54.5 55.1 0.6 2.1 ... ...
Prince Edward Island            
Population 120.6 120.6 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.7
Labour force 82.5 83.6 1.1 0.8 1.3 1.0
Employment 73.1 74.4 1.3 1.0 1.8 1.4
Full-time 60.5 60.7 0.2 -0.8 0.3 -1.3
Part-time 12.6 13.7 1.1 1.8 8.7 15.1
Unemployment 9.4 9.2 -0.2 -0.1 -2.1 -1.1
Participation rate 68.4 69.3 0.9 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.4 11.0 -0.4 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 60.6 61.7 1.1 0.4 ... ...
Nova Scotia            
Population 780.7 780.8 0.1 1.2 0.0 0.2
Labour force 498.4 495.8 -2.6 -1.5 -0.5 -0.3
Employment 454.8 449.8 -5.0 -8.6 -1.1 -1.9
Full-time 366.0 363.2 -2.8 -6.3 -0.8 -1.7
Part-time 88.8 86.5 -2.3 -2.4 -2.6 -2.7
Unemployment 43.7 46.1 2.4 7.2 5.5 18.5
Participation rate 63.8 63.5 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 9.3 0.5 1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 58.3 57.6 -0.7 -1.2 ... ...
New Brunswick            
Population 620.2 620.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0
Labour force 393.4 389.8 -3.6 -1.3 -0.9 -0.3
Employment 349.4 347.8 -1.6 -6.7 -0.5 -1.9
Full-time 294.1 293.5 -0.6 -4.4 -0.2 -1.5
Part-time 55.3 54.4 -0.9 -2.2 -1.6 -3.9
Unemployment 44.0 42.0 -2.0 5.4 -4.5 14.8
Participation rate 63.4 62.9 -0.5 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.2 10.8 -0.4 1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.3 56.1 -0.2 -1.1 ... ...
Quebec            
Population 6,659.9 6,664.3 4.4 59.1 0.1 0.9
Labour force 4,372.1 4,363.4 -8.7 86.6 -0.2 2.0
Employment 4,038.2 4,044.0 5.8 138.0 0.1 3.5
Full-time 3,276.2 3,288.2 12.0 122.9 0.4 3.9
Part-time 762.0 755.9 -6.1 15.2 -0.8 2.1
Unemployment 333.9 319.4 -14.5 -51.4 -4.3 -13.9
Participation rate 65.6 65.5 -0.1 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.3 -0.3 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.6 60.7 0.1 1.6 ... ...
Ontario            
Population 11,119.1 11,128.1 9.0 136.6 0.1 1.2
Labour force 7,403.0 7,439.2 36.2 121.1 0.5 1.7
Employment 6,820.9 6,853.8 32.9 100.3 0.5 1.5
Full-time 5,539.1 5,545.4 6.3 89.2 0.1 1.6
Part-time 1,281.8 1,308.3 26.5 11.0 2.1 0.8
Unemployment 582.1 585.4 3.3 20.8 0.6 3.7
Participation rate 66.6 66.9 0.3 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 7.9 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 61.6 0.3 0.2 ... ...
Manitoba            
Population 966.3 967.3 1.0 9.3 0.1 1.0
Labour force 668.3 673.4 5.1 10.9 0.8 1.6
Employment 633.2 638.4 5.2 11.9 0.8 1.9
Full-time 512.8 515.9 3.1 7.8 0.6 1.5
Part-time 120.4 122.4 2.0 3.9 1.7 3.3
Unemployment 35.1 35.1 0.0 -0.9 0.0 -2.5
Participation rate 69.2 69.6 0.4 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.2 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 65.5 66.0 0.5 0.6 ... ...
Saskatchewan            
Population 816.5 817.6 1.1 13.3 0.1 1.7
Labour force 565.7 570.7 5.0 13.5 0.9 2.4
Employment 540.4 544.4 4.0 16.4 0.7 3.1
Full-time 445.0 447.2 2.2 11.9 0.5 2.7
Part-time 95.5 97.2 1.7 4.6 1.8 5.0
Unemployment 25.3 26.3 1.0 -2.9 4.0 -9.9
Participation rate 69.3 69.8 0.5 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.6 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 66.2 66.6 0.4 1.0 ... ...
Alberta            
Population 3,104.0 3,111.5 7.5 82.7 0.2 2.7
Labour force 2,266.5 2,267.2 0.7 24.4 0.0 1.1
Employment 2,171.1 2,165.0 -6.1 31.8 -0.3 1.5
Full-time 1,809.9 1,827.5 17.6 50.4 1.0 2.8
Part-time 361.2 337.5 -23.7 -18.5 -6.6 -5.2
Unemployment 95.4 102.1 6.7 -7.6 7.0 -6.9
Participation rate 73.0 72.9 -0.1 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.5 0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 69.9 69.6 -0.3 -0.8 ... ...
British Columbia            
Population 3,827.8 3,830.3 2.5 35.5 0.1 0.9
Labour force 2,480.2 2,474.3 -5.9 8.8 -0.2 0.4
Employment 2,312.7 2,313.3 0.6 19.4 0.0 0.8
Full-time 1,812.6 1,816.9 4.3 30.8 0.2 1.7
Part-time 500.1 496.4 -3.7 -11.4 -0.7 -2.2
Unemployment 167.5 161.0 -6.5 -10.6 -3.9 -6.2
Participation rate 64.8 64.6 -0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.5 -0.3 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 60.4 60.4 0.0 0.0 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.