Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  August
2017
September
2017
Standard error1 August to September 2017 September 2016 to September 2017 August to September 2017 September 2016 to September 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 445.8 445.5 ... -0.3 0.7 -0.1 0.2
Labour force 258.5 260.2 2.1 1.7 -11.2 0.7 -4.1
Employment 220.4 220.9 2.1 0.5 -13.1 0.2 -5.6
Full-time 189.9 189.6 2.6 -0.3 -4.0 -0.2 -2.1
Part-time 30.5 31.3 2.1 0.8 -9.2 2.6 -22.7
Unemployment 38.1 39.3 2.0 1.2 1.9 3.1 5.1
Participation rate 58.0 58.4 0.5 0.4 -2.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.7 15.1 0.7 0.4 1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 49.4 49.6 0.5 0.2 -3.0 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 124.1 124.2 ... 0.1 2.0 0.1 1.6
Labour force 80.9 80.8 0.6 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 0.7
Employment 73.8 73.1 0.6 -0.7 1.6 -0.9 2.2
Full-time 60.7 60.3 0.8 -0.4 1.9 -0.7 3.3
Part-time 13.1 12.8 0.7 -0.3 -0.3 -2.3 -2.3
Unemployment 7.1 7.7 0.6 0.6 -0.9 8.5 -10.5
Participation rate 65.2 65.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 9.5 0.7 0.7 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.5 58.9 0.5 -0.6 0.4 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 793.3 793.7 ... 0.4 4.2 0.1 0.5
Labour force 487.8 491.2 2.5 3.4 8.3 0.7 1.7
Employment 444.6 446.9 2.7 2.3 3.1 0.5 0.7
Full-time 356.6 361.4 3.5 4.8 -1.5 1.3 -0.4
Part-time 88.0 85.5 3.3 -2.5 4.6 -2.8 5.7
Unemployment 43.2 44.3 2.3 1.1 5.3 2.5 13.6
Participation rate 61.5 61.9 0.3 0.4 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.9 9.0 0.5 0.1 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 56.0 56.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 625.0 625.2 ... 0.2 1.5 0.0 0.2
Labour force 381.6 382.3 2.2 0.7 -9.9 0.2 -2.5
Employment 351.9 352.6 2.2 0.7 -3.5 0.2 -1.0
Full-time 298.9 301.5 2.8 2.6 3.1 0.9 1.0
Part-time 53.0 51.2 2.3 -1.8 -6.5 -3.4 -11.3
Unemployment 29.7 29.7 2.0 0.0 -6.4 0.0 -17.7
Participation rate 61.1 61.1 0.4 0.0 -1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.8 7.8 0.5 0.0 -1.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.3 56.4 0.3 0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,940.7 6,944.0 ... 3.3 43.9 0.0 0.6
Labour force 4,504.9 4,492.5 14.9 -12.4 14.3 -0.3 0.3
Employment 4,232.0 4,224.4 15.3 -7.6 53.5 -0.2 1.3
Full-time 3,392.8 3,410.1 21.0 17.3 35.6 0.5 1.1
Part-time 839.2 814.3 19.4 -24.9 17.9 -3.0 2.2
Unemployment 272.9 268.1 12.8 -4.8 -39.2 -1.8 -12.8
Participation rate 64.9 64.7 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 60.8 0.2 -0.2 0.4 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,709.8 11,725.2 ... 15.4 167.3 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,565.7 7,601.0 20.4 35.3 108.5 0.5 1.4
Employment 7,137.4 7,172.1 19.5 34.7 169.5 0.5 2.4
Full-time 5,736.2 5,814.0 26.7 77.8 137.1 1.4 2.4
Part-time 1,401.3 1,358.0 25.1 -43.3 32.3 -3.1 2.4
Unemployment 428.3 428.9 16.4 0.6 -61.0 0.1 -12.5
Participation rate 64.6 64.8 0.2 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 61.0 61.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,015.9 1,016.7 ... 0.8 14.5 0.1 1.4
Labour force 683.2 681.7 2.6 -1.5 6.6 -0.2 1.0
Employment 649.4 643.9 2.6 -5.5 11.7 -0.8 1.9
Full-time 520.5 520.2 3.6 -0.3 12.9 -0.1 2.5
Part-time 128.9 123.7 3.3 -5.2 -1.2 -4.0 -1.0
Unemployment 33.7 37.8 2.0 4.1 -5.1 12.2 -11.9
Participation rate 67.3 67.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 5.5 0.3 0.6 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 63.9 63.3 0.3 -0.6 0.2 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 878.0 878.8 ... 0.8 7.8 0.1 0.9
Labour force 607.0 605.7 2.5 -1.3 -5.9 -0.2 -1.0
Employment 568.1 568.1 2.5 0.0 -1.4 0.0 -0.2
Full-time 464.8 468.1 3.5 3.3 1.5 0.7 0.3
Part-time 103.3 100.1 3.2 -3.2 -2.9 -3.1 -2.8
Unemployment 39.0 37.6 2.1 -1.4 -4.4 -3.6 -10.5
Participation rate 69.1 68.9 0.3 -0.2 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 64.7 64.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,434.5 3,436.7 ... 2.2 29.5 0.1 0.9
Labour force 2,488.9 2,473.1 9.3 -15.8 -7.5 -0.6 -0.3
Employment 2,286.5 2,278.7 10.2 -7.8 13.3 -0.3 0.6
Full-time 1,867.6 1,869.9 13.6 2.3 31.5 0.1 1.7
Part-time 418.8 408.9 12.4 -9.9 -18.1 -2.4 -4.2
Unemployment 202.4 194.4 9.0 -8.0 -20.8 -4.0 -9.7
Participation rate 72.5 72.0 0.3 -0.5 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 7.9 0.4 -0.2 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 66.6 66.3 0.3 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,988.1 3,991.7 ... 3.6 47.8 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,612.1 2,599.7 10.6 -12.4 69.1 -0.5 2.7
Employment 2,480.0 2,473.3 10.6 -6.7 85.1 -0.3 3.6
Full-time 1,930.0 1,935.0 15.0 5.0 70.5 0.3 3.8
Part-time 550.0 538.4 14.1 -11.6 14.6 -2.1 2.8
Unemployment 132.1 126.3 8.6 -5.8 -16.1 -4.4 -11.3
Participation rate 65.5 65.1 0.3 -0.4 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 4.9 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 62.2 62.0 0.3 -0.2 1.4 ... ...
...
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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