Table 3
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  November 2013 December 2013 Standard error1 November to December 2013 December 2012 to December 2013 November to December 2013 December 2012 to December 2013
  thousands (except rates) change in thousands
(except rates)
% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Population 429.7 429.6 ... -0.1 1.5 0.0 0.4
Labour force 264.8 262.4 1.9 -2.4 -4.4 -0.9 -1.6
Employment 232.1 234.0 1.9 1.9 -1.7 0.8 -0.7
Full-time 199.2 198.8 2.3 -0.4 -1.7 -0.2 -0.8
Part-time 32.9 35.2 1.8 2.3 0.0 7.0 0.0
Unemployment 32.7 28.4 1.7 -4.3 -2.6 -13.1 -8.4
Participation rate 61.6 61.1 0.4 -0.5 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.3 10.8 0.6 -1.5 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 54.0 54.5 0.4 0.5 -0.6 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 120.9 121.0 ... 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.3
Labour force 83.4 83.2 0.7 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2 -0.7
Employment 73.9 73.6 0.7 -0.3 -0.9 -0.4 -1.2
Full-time 61.1 61.8 0.8 0.7 1.1 1.1 1.8
Part-time 12.8 11.8 0.7 -1.0 -2.0 -7.8 -14.5
Unemployment 9.5 9.6 0.7 0.1 0.4 1.1 4.3
Participation rate 69.0 68.8 0.5 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.4 11.5 0.8 0.1 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 60.8 0.5 -0.3 -1.0 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 781.6 781.5 ... -0.1 0.7 0.0 0.1
Labour force 495.2 494.9 2.6 -0.3 -1.0 -0.1 -0.2
Employment 451.5 449.6 2.7 -1.9 -0.2 -0.4 0.0
Full-time 363.3 359.9 3.7 -3.4 -3.3 -0.9 -0.9
Part-time 88.1 89.7 3.2 1.6 3.1 1.8 3.6
Unemployment 43.7 45.3 2.5 1.6 -0.8 3.7 -1.7
Participation rate 63.4 63.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 9.2 0.5 0.4 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 57.8 57.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 619.8 619.9 ... 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0
Labour force 390.0 392.1 2.2 2.1 2.3 0.5 0.6
Employment 352.3 354.1 2.3 1.8 6.4 0.5 1.8
Full-time 296.1 296.5 2.9 0.4 3.1 0.1 1.1
Part-time 56.2 57.6 2.5 1.4 3.3 2.5 6.1
Unemployment 37.8 38.0 2.2 0.2 -4.1 0.5 -9.7
Participation rate 62.9 63.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.7 9.7 0.5 0.0 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 56.8 57.1 0.4 0.3 1.0 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,710.2 6,714.0 ... 3.8 49.7 0.1 0.7
Labour force 4,372.2 4,384.3 15.1 12.1 19.8 0.3 0.5
Employment 4,056.5 4,046.3 15.4 -10.2 2.1 -0.3 0.1
Full-time 3,254.5 3,244.4 20.3 -10.1 -43.8 -0.3 -1.3
Part-time 802.0 801.9 18.0 -0.1 45.8 0.0 6.1
Unemployment 315.7 338.0 13.2 22.3 17.7 7.1 5.5
Participation rate 65.2 65.3 0.2 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 7.7 0.3 0.5 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.5 60.3 0.2 -0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,257.1 11,267.6 ... 10.5 139.5 0.1 1.3
Labour force 7,457.3 7,466.8 20.1 9.5 24.8 0.1 0.3
Employment 6,917.5 6,878.2 19.3 -39.3 24.0 -0.6 0.4
Full-time 5,603.5 5,576.8 26.3 -26.7 29.6 -0.5 0.5
Part-time 1,313.9 1,301.4 24.5 -12.5 -5.7 -1.0 -0.4
Unemployment 539.8 588.5 17.5 48.7 0.8 9.0 0.1
Participation rate 66.2 66.3 0.2 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 7.9 0.2 0.7 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.5 61.0 0.2 -0.5 -0.6 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 978.0 978.9 ... 0.9 11.6 0.1 1.2
Labour force 669.1 667.5 2.6 -1.6 -6.0 -0.2 -0.9
Employment 631.6 630.6 2.7 -1.0 -7.8 -0.2 -1.2
Full-time 508.8 509.5 3.6 0.7 -6.4 0.1 -1.2
Part-time 122.8 121.1 3.5 -1.7 -1.4 -1.4 -1.1
Unemployment 37.5 37.0 2.2 -0.5 1.8 -1.3 5.1
Participation rate 68.4 68.2 0.3 -0.2 -1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.5 0.3 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 64.6 64.4 0.3 -0.2 -1.6 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 833.0 834.2 ... 1.2 16.6 0.1 2.0
Labour force 580.2 580.6 2.5 0.4 10.0 0.1 1.8
Employment 556.2 558.1 2.6 1.9 13.8 0.3 2.5
Full-time 459.7 458.0 3.3 -1.7 10.9 -0.4 2.4
Part-time 96.5 100.1 3.1 3.6 2.9 3.7 3.0
Unemployment 24.0 22.4 1.9 -1.6 -3.9 -6.7 -14.8
Participation rate 69.7 69.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.1 3.9 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 66.8 66.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,215.2 3,222.3 ... 7.1 110.8 0.2 3.6
Labour force 2,359.1 2,348.0 8.8 -11.1 80.4 -0.5 3.5
Employment 2,247.7 2,236.0 9.2 -11.7 70.7 -0.5 3.3
Full-time 1,884.5 1,875.1 12.3 -9.4 48.4 -0.5 2.6
Part-time 363.3 360.8 11.1 -2.5 22.3 -0.7 6.6
Unemployment 111.3 112.0 7.0 0.7 9.7 0.6 9.5
Participation rate 73.4 72.9 0.3 -0.5 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.8 0.3 0.1 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 69.9 69.4 0.3 -0.5 -0.2 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,871.2 3,874.8 ... 3.6 44.5 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,460.0 2,472.5 10.6 12.5 0.9 0.5 0.0
Employment 2,296.3 2,309.1 10.4 12.8 -4.4 0.6 -0.2
Full-time 1,808.5 1,798.2 14.5 -10.3 -18.9 -0.6 -1.0
Part-time 487.8 510.9 13.5 23.1 14.5 4.7 2.9
Unemployment 163.7 163.4 8.6 -0.3 5.3 -0.2 3.4
Participation rate 63.5 63.8 0.3 0.3 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.7 6.6 0.3 -0.1 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.3 59.6 0.3 0.3 -0.8 ... ...
...
not applicable
Average standard error for change in two consecutive months. See "Sampling variability of estimates" in the section "About the Labour Force Survey" at the end of the publication Labour Force Information (Catalogue number71-001-X) for further explanations.
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087. The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.