Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  June
2017
July
2017
Standard error1 June to July 2017 July 2016 to July 2017 June to July 2017 July 2016 to July 2017
  thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates)change in thousands (except rates) % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Population 445.8 445.8 ... 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.3
Labour force 263.5 259.7 2.1 -3.8 -6.0 -1.4 -2.3
Employment 224.3 219.0 2.1 -5.3 -12.5 -2.4 -5.4
Full-time 192.9 187.2 2.6 -5.7 -9.3 -3.0 -4.7
Part-time 31.4 31.8 2.1 0.4 -3.2 1.3 -9.1
Unemployment 39.2 40.8 2.0 1.6 6.6 4.1 19.3
Participation rate 59.1 58.3 0.5 -0.8 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.9 15.7 0.7 0.8 2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 50.3 49.1 0.5 -1.2 -3.0 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 123.8 124.0 ... 0.2 1.9 0.2 1.6
Labour force 83.0 81.8 0.6 -1.2 2.7 -1.4 3.4
Employment 74.5 73.5 0.6 -1.0 2.1 -1.3 2.9
Full-time 62.7 60.9 0.8 -1.8 1.9 -2.9 3.2
Part-time 11.8 12.6 0.7 0.8 0.2 6.8 1.6
Unemployment 8.5 8.2 0.6 -0.3 0.5 -3.5 6.5
Participation rate 67.0 66.0 0.5 -1.0 1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.2 10.0 0.7 -0.2 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 60.2 59.3 0.5 -0.9 0.8 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 792.0 792.4 ... 0.4 3.5 0.1 0.4
Labour force 491.8 488.7 2.5 -3.1 3.0 -0.6 0.6
Employment 448.3 450.2 2.7 1.9 4.8 0.4 1.1
Full-time 365.4 364.5 3.5 -0.9 4.0 -0.2 1.1
Part-time 83.0 85.7 3.3 2.7 0.9 3.3 1.1
Unemployment 43.5 38.6 2.3 -4.9 -1.7 -11.3 -4.2
Participation rate 62.1 61.7 0.3 -0.4 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 7.9 0.5 -0.9 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.6 56.8 0.3 0.2 0.3 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 624.5 624.8 ... 0.3 1.2 0.0 0.2
Labour force 383.2 377.1 2.2 -6.1 -15.6 -1.6 -4.0
Employment 352.2 352.4 2.2 0.2 -2.5 0.1 -0.7
Full-time 302.9 300.6 2.8 -2.3 0.7 -0.8 0.2
Part-time 49.3 51.8 2.3 2.5 -3.2 5.1 -5.8
Unemployment 31.0 24.7 2.0 -6.3 -13.1 -20.3 -34.7
Participation rate 61.4 60.4 0.4 -1.0 -2.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 6.5 0.5 -1.6 -3.1 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.4 0.3 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,929.6 6,935.0 ... 5.4 42.8 0.1 0.6
Labour force 4,504.4 4,500.6 14.9 -3.8 76.5 -0.1 1.7
Employment 4,233.3 4,238.0 15.3 4.7 124.3 0.1 3.0
Full-time 3,388.5 3,420.5 21.0 32.0 101.4 0.9 3.1
Part-time 844.8 817.6 19.4 -27.2 23.0 -3.2 2.9
Unemployment 271.1 262.6 12.8 -8.5 -47.9 -3.1 -15.4
Participation rate 65.0 64.9 0.2 -0.1 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 5.8 0.3 -0.2 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.1 0.2 0.0 1.4 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,673.6 11,690.0 ... 16.4 158.6 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,563.8 7,571.4 20.4 7.6 121.4 0.1 1.6
Employment 7,080.8 7,106.3 19.5 25.5 137.9 0.4 2.0
Full-time 5,744.9 5,762.5 26.7 17.6 99.4 0.3 1.8
Part-time 1,335.9 1,343.8 25.1 7.9 38.5 0.6 2.9
Unemployment 483.0 465.1 16.4 -17.9 -16.5 -3.7 -3.4
Participation rate 64.8 64.8 0.2 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.1 0.2 -0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.7 60.8 0.2 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,013.2 1,014.6 ... 1.4 14.5 0.1 1.4
Labour force 680.6 683.5 2.6 2.9 5.3 0.4 0.8
Employment 644.3 649.1 2.6 4.8 13.4 0.7 2.1
Full-time 521.3 525.4 3.6 4.1 11.8 0.8 2.3
Part-time 123.0 123.6 3.3 0.6 1.5 0.5 1.2
Unemployment 36.4 34.4 2.0 -2.0 -8.1 -5.5 -19.1
Participation rate 67.2 67.4 0.3 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.0 0.3 -0.3 -1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 63.6 64.0 0.3 0.4 0.4 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 876.9 877.5 ... 0.6 7.8 0.1 0.9
Labour force 607.8 608.2 2.5 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.1
Employment 568.4 568.0 2.5 -0.4 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2
Full-time 468.7 466.0 3.5 -2.7 1.6 -0.6 0.3
Part-time 99.7 102.0 3.2 2.3 -3.0 2.3 -2.9
Unemployment 39.4 40.2 2.1 0.8 1.9 2.0 5.0
Participation rate 69.3 69.3 0.3 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.5 6.6 0.3 0.1 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 64.8 64.7 0.3 -0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,428.5 3,431.2 ... 2.7 28.4 0.1 0.8
Labour force 2,482.6 2,477.2 9.3 -5.4 15.6 -0.2 0.6
Employment 2,298.6 2,284.2 10.2 -14.4 34.5 -0.6 1.5
Full-time 1,872.2 1,860.0 13.6 -12.2 42.9 -0.7 2.4
Part-time 426.4 424.2 12.4 -2.2 -8.4 -0.5 -1.9
Unemployment 184.0 193.1 9.0 9.1 -18.8 4.9 -8.9
Participation rate 72.4 72.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.8 0.4 0.4 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 67.0 66.6 0.3 -0.4 0.5 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,979.0 3,983.8 ... 4.8 49.2 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,620.4 2,620.5 10.6 0.1 83.0 0.0 3.3
Employment 2,486.3 2,481.2 10.6 -5.1 87.0 -0.2 3.6
Full-time 1,951.6 1,958.6 15.0 7.0 99.2 0.4 5.3
Part-time 534.7 522.6 14.1 -12.1 -12.2 -2.3 -2.3
Unemployment 134.1 139.3 8.6 5.2 -4.0 3.9 -2.8
Participation rate 65.9 65.8 0.3 -0.1 1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.3 0.3 0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 62.5 62.3 0.3 -0.2 1.5 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
CANSIM table 282-0087.
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