Table 3
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  April 2014 May 2014 Standard error1 April to May 2014 May 2013 to May 2014 April to May 2014 May 2013 to May 2014
  thousands (except rates) change in thousands
(except rates)
% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Population 428.7 428.1 ... -0.6 -1.4 -0.1 -0.3
Labour force 259.9 256.9 1.9 -3.0 -6.7 -1.2 -2.5
Employment 228.5 224.4 2.0 -4.1 -8.9 -1.8 -3.8
Full-time 193.2 188.5 2.4 -4.7 -12.1 -2.4 -6.0
Part-time 35.3 35.9 1.9 0.6 3.2 1.7 9.8
Unemployment 31.4 32.6 1.8 1.2 2.2 3.8 7.2
Participation rate 60.6 60.0 0.4 -0.6 -1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.1 12.7 0.6 0.6 1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 53.3 52.4 0.5 -0.9 -1.9 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 121.4 121.5 ... 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.7
Labour force 82.6 83.7 0.6 1.1 -0.2 1.3 -0.2
Employment 72.9 73.5 0.7 0.6 -1.0 0.8 -1.3
Full-time 60.9 61.7 0.9 0.8 0.2 1.3 0.3
Part-time 12.0 11.8 0.7 -0.2 -1.2 -1.7 -9.2
Unemployment 9.7 10.2 0.7 0.5 0.8 5.2 8.5
Participation rate 68.0 68.9 0.5 0.9 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.7 12.2 0.8 0.5 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.0 60.5 0.6 0.5 -1.2 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 780.8 780.5 ... -0.3 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 492.3 490.9 2.6 -1.4 -7.9 -0.3 -1.6
Employment 448.4 447.1 2.6 -1.3 -8.5 -0.3 -1.9
Full-time 363.3 358.2 3.5 -5.1 -11.6 -1.4 -3.1
Part-time 85.1 88.9 3.2 3.8 3.1 4.5 3.6
Unemployment 43.9 43.8 2.4 -0.1 0.7 -0.2 1.6
Participation rate 63.1 62.9 0.3 -0.2 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.9 8.9 0.5 0.0 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 57.4 57.3 0.3 -0.1 -1.0 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 620.3 620.3 ... 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.1
Labour force 392.2 389.8 2.2 -2.4 -3.2 -0.6 -0.8
Employment 350.9 350.1 2.4 -0.8 -1.8 -0.2 -0.5
Full-time 295.7 295.0 3.0 -0.7 1.4 -0.2 0.5
Part-time 55.2 55.1 2.6 -0.1 -3.2 -0.2 -5.5
Unemployment 41.3 39.8 2.3 -1.5 -1.3 -3.6 -3.2
Participation rate 63.2 62.8 0.4 -0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.5 10.2 0.6 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 56.6 56.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,730.2 6,735.5 ... 5.3 50.9 0.1 0.8
Labour force 4,347.4 4,364.9 15.1 17.5 -12.0 0.4 -0.3
Employment 4,015.8 4,015.0 15.2 -0.8 -24.7 0.0 -0.6
Full-time 3,243.2 3,216.5 20.0 -26.7 -46.3 -0.8 -1.4
Part-time 772.6 798.5 18.3 25.9 21.5 3.4 2.8
Unemployment 331.6 349.9 13.2 18.3 12.7 5.5 3.8
Participation rate 64.6 64.8 0.2 0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.6 8.0 0.3 0.4 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 59.7 59.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,313.9 11,323.3 ... 9.4 138.8 0.1 1.2
Labour force 7,475.5 7,483.6 19.8 8.1 44.6 0.1 0.6
Employment 6,919.9 6,934.7 19.0 14.8 39.4 0.2 0.6
Full-time 5,625.2 5,594.8 26.6 -30.4 -18.4 -0.5 -0.3
Part-time 1,294.7 1,339.9 24.6 45.2 57.8 3.5 4.5
Unemployment 555.6 548.8 17.2 -6.8 5.1 -1.2 0.9
Participation rate 66.1 66.1 0.2 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.3 0.2 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 61.2 0.2 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 983.6 984.6 ... 1.0 12.7 0.1 1.3
Labour force 666.7 665.0 2.7 -1.7 -3.5 -0.3 -0.5
Employment 627.4 628.3 2.7 0.9 -2.3 0.1 -0.4
Full-time 505.0 508.0 3.7 3.0 -0.5 0.6 -0.1
Part-time 122.3 120.3 3.5 -2.0 -1.8 -1.6 -1.5
Unemployment 39.4 36.6 2.1 -2.8 -1.3 -7.1 -3.4
Participation rate 67.8 67.5 0.3 -0.3 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 5.5 0.3 -0.4 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 63.8 63.8 0.3 0.0 -1.1 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 839.7 841.0 ... 1.3 17.8 0.2 2.2
Labour force 580.7 584.8 2.5 4.1 7.7 0.7 1.3
Employment 561.3 563.1 2.6 1.8 11.8 0.3 2.1
Full-time 459.1 465.3 3.4 6.2 9.7 1.4 2.1
Part-time 102.2 97.8 3.1 -4.4 2.0 -4.3 2.1
Unemployment 19.5 21.6 1.8 2.1 -4.2 10.8 -16.3
Participation rate 69.2 69.5 0.3 0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 3.4 3.7 0.3 0.3 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 66.8 67.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,254.9 3,265.5 ... 10.6 109.4 0.3 3.5
Labour force 2,370.7 2,383.6 9.3 12.9 68.2 0.5 2.9
Employment 2,258.3 2,274.7 9.9 16.4 71.2 0.7 3.2
Full-time 1,871.9 1,891.1 12.6 19.2 35.6 1.0 1.9
Part-time 386.4 383.6 11.2 -2.8 35.6 -0.7 10.2
Unemployment 112.4 108.8 7.1 -3.6 -3.1 -3.2 -2.8
Participation rate 72.8 73.0 0.3 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 69.4 69.7 0.3 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,891.6 3,896.1 ... 4.5 48.0 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,464.9 2,470.8 10.5 5.9 -4.6 0.2 -0.2
Employment 2,321.0 2,319.1 10.4 -1.9 10.3 -0.1 0.4
Full-time 1,808.0 1,817.2 14.6 9.2 15.2 0.5 0.8
Part-time 513.0 501.9 13.8 -11.1 -4.9 -2.2 -1.0
Unemployment 143.8 151.7 8.6 7.9 -14.9 5.5 -8.9
Participation rate 63.3 63.4 0.3 0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 6.1 0.3 0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 59.5 0.3 -0.1 -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.