Table 3
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  March 2014 April 2014 Standard error1 March to April 2014 April 2013 to April 2014 March to April 2014 April 2013 to April 2014
  thousands (except rates) change in thousands
(except rates)
% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Population 429.1 428.7 ... -0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2
Labour force 262.1 259.9 1.9 -2.2 -4.2 -0.8 -1.6
Employment 231.8 228.5 2.0 -3.3 -3.2 -1.4 -1.4
Full-time 197.3 193.2 2.4 -4.1 -5.0 -2.1 -2.5
Part-time 34.5 35.3 1.9 0.8 1.8 2.3 5.4
Unemployment 30.3 31.4 1.8 1.1 -1.0 3.6 -3.1
Participation rate 61.1 60.6 0.4 -0.5 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.6 12.1 0.6 0.5 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 54.0 53.3 0.5 -0.7 -0.6 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.3 121.4 ... 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.6
Labour force 83.9 82.6 0.6 -1.3 -2.0 -1.5 -2.4
Employment 74.1 72.9 0.7 -1.2 -2.1 -1.6 -2.8
Full-time 62.4 60.9 0.9 -1.5 -0.9 -2.4 -1.5
Part-time 11.7 12.0 0.7 0.3 -1.2 2.6 -9.1
Unemployment 9.9 9.7 0.7 -0.2 0.1 -2.0 1.0
Participation rate 69.2 68.0 0.5 -1.2 -2.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.8 11.7 0.8 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 60.0 0.6 -1.1 -2.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 781.2 780.8 ... -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 0.0
Labour force 492.9 492.3 2.6 -0.6 -9.2 -0.1 -1.8
Employment 447.3 448.4 2.6 1.1 -7.9 0.2 -1.7
Full-time 360.1 363.3 3.5 3.2 -9.3 0.9 -2.5
Part-time 87.2 85.1 3.2 -2.1 1.3 -2.4 1.6
Unemployment 45.6 43.9 2.4 -1.7 -1.3 -3.7 -2.9
Participation rate 63.1 63.1 0.3 0.0 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.3 8.9 0.5 -0.4 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 57.3 57.4 0.3 0.1 -1.0 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 620.3 620.3 ... 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.1
Labour force 394.8 392.2 2.2 -2.6 1.3 -0.7 0.3
Employment 356.3 350.9 2.4 -5.4 2.6 -1.5 0.7
Full-time 296.3 295.7 3.0 -0.6 3.2 -0.2 1.1
Part-time 60.0 55.2 2.6 -4.8 -0.6 -8.0 -1.1
Unemployment 38.4 41.3 2.3 2.9 -1.2 7.6 -2.8
Participation rate 63.6 63.2 0.4 -0.4 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.7 10.5 0.6 0.8 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.4 56.6 0.4 -0.8 0.4 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,724.1 6,730.2 ... 6.1 50.0 0.1 0.7
Labour force 4,379.1 4,347.4 15.1 -31.7 -16.3 -0.7 -0.4
Employment 4,047.8 4,015.8 15.2 -32.0 -4.8 -0.8 -0.1
Full-time 3,266.1 3,243.2 20.0 -22.9 -17.5 -0.7 -0.5
Part-time 781.7 772.6 18.3 -9.1 12.7 -1.2 1.7
Unemployment 331.3 331.6 13.2 0.3 -11.5 0.1 -3.4
Participation rate 65.1 64.6 0.2 -0.5 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.6 0.3 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.2 59.7 0.2 -0.5 -0.5 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,298.6 11,313.9 ... 15.3 140.1 0.1 1.3
Labour force 7,449.7 7,475.5 19.8 25.8 62.1 0.3 0.8
Employment 6,902.3 6,919.9 19.0 17.6 73.5 0.3 1.1
Full-time 5,599.4 5,625.2 26.6 25.8 92.3 0.5 1.7
Part-time 1,302.9 1,294.7 24.6 -8.2 -18.8 -0.6 -1.4
Unemployment 547.4 555.6 17.2 8.2 -11.4 1.5 -2.0
Participation rate 65.9 66.1 0.2 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.3 7.4 0.2 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.2 0.2 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 982.1 983.6 ... 1.5 12.5 0.2 1.3
Labour force 667.1 666.7 2.7 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.2
Employment 629.3 627.4 2.7 -1.9 -0.2 -0.3 0.0
Full-time 508.9 505.0 3.7 -3.9 0.6 -0.8 0.1
Part-time 120.5 122.3 3.5 1.8 -0.9 1.5 -0.7
Unemployment 37.8 39.4 2.1 1.6 1.3 4.2 3.4
Participation rate 67.9 67.8 0.3 -0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 64.1 63.8 0.3 -0.3 -0.8 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 837.9 839.7 ... 1.8 17.8 0.2 2.2
Labour force 584.4 580.7 2.5 -3.7 4.9 -0.6 0.9
Employment 558.3 561.3 2.6 3.0 8.3 0.5 1.5
Full-time 457.7 459.1 3.4 1.4 6.5 0.3 1.4
Part-time 100.6 102.2 3.1 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.8
Unemployment 26.1 19.5 1.8 -6.6 -3.3 -25.3 -14.5
Participation rate 69.7 69.2 0.3 -0.5 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 3.4 0.3 -1.1 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 66.6 66.8 0.3 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,243.9 3,254.9 ... 11.0 109.2 0.3 3.5
Labour force 2,377.7 2,370.7 9.3 -7.0 84.7 -0.3 3.7
Employment 2,261.2 2,258.3 9.9 -2.9 72.3 -0.1 3.3
Full-time 1,895.2 1,871.9 12.6 -23.3 10.4 -1.2 0.6
Part-time 366.0 386.4 11.2 20.4 62.0 5.6 19.1
Unemployment 116.5 112.4 7.1 -4.1 12.3 -3.5 12.3
Participation rate 73.3 72.8 0.3 -0.5 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 4.7 0.3 -0.2 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 69.7 69.4 0.3 -0.3 -0.1 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,885.6 3,891.6 ... 6.0 46.9 0.2 1.2
Labour force 2,466.8 2,464.9 10.5 -1.9 -4.3 -0.1 -0.2
Employment 2,324.7 2,321.0 10.4 -3.7 10.9 -0.2 0.5
Full-time 1,813.0 1,808.0 14.6 -5.0 -10.2 -0.3 -0.6
Part-time 511.7 513.0 13.8 1.3 21.1 0.3 4.3
Unemployment 142.1 143.8 8.6 1.7 -15.3 1.2 -9.6
Participation rate 63.5 63.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 5.8 0.3 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 59.8 59.6 0.3 -0.2 -0.5 ... ...
...
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.