Table 3
Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted

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Labour force characteristics by province, seasonally adjusted


Table summary
This table displays the results of labour force characteristics by province november 2012, december 2012, s.e. , change from, percent change from and last month, calculated using last month, last december, twelve months ago and                                                   in thousands (except rates) units of measure (appearing as column headers).

  November 2012 December 2012 S.E.  Note 1 Change from Percent change from
last month last December twelve months ago last month last December twelve months ago
                                                    in thousands (except rates)      
Newfoundland and Labrador  
Population 427.8 428.1 Note ...: not applicable 0.3 -0.5 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Labour force 266.3 266.4 2.1 0.1 5.9 5.9 0.0 2.3 2.3
Employment 233.0 235.7 2.1 2.7 8.5 8.5 1.2 3.7 3.7
Employment full-time 201.9 200.7 2.4 -1.2 5.3 5.3 -0.6 2.7 2.7
Employment part-time 31.1 35.0 1.9 3.9 3.2 3.2 12.5 10.1 10.1
Unemployment 33.2 30.6 2.0 -2.6 -2.6 -2.6 -7.8 -7.8 -7.8
Participation rate 62.2 62.2 0.5 0.0 1.4 1.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 12.5 11.5 0.7 -1.0 -1.2 -1.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 54.5 55.1 0.5 0.6 2.1 2.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Prince Edward Island  
Population 120.6 120.6 Note ...: not applicable 0.0 0.8 0.8 0.0 0.7 0.7
Labour force 82.5 83.6 0.6 1.1 0.8 0.8 1.3 1.0 1.0
Employment 73.1 74.4 0.7 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.8 1.4 1.4
Employment full-time 60.5 60.7 0.8 0.2 -0.8 -0.8 0.3 -1.3 -1.3
Employment part-time 12.6 13.7 0.7 1.1 1.8 1.8 8.7 15.1 15.1
Unemployment 9.4 9.2 0.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -2.1 -1.1 -1.1
Participation rate 68.4 69.3 0.5 0.9 0.2 0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 11.4 11.0 0.8 -0.4 -0.2 -0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 60.6 61.7 0.6 1.1 0.4 0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Nova Scotia  
Population 780.7 780.8 Note ...: not applicable 0.1 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.2
Labour force 498.4 495.8 2.7 -2.6 -1.5 -1.5 -0.5 -0.3 -0.3
Employment 454.8 449.8 2.8 -5.0 -8.6 -8.6 -1.1 -1.9 -1.9
Employment full-time 366.0 363.2 3.5 -2.8 -6.3 -6.3 -0.8 -1.7 -1.7
Employment part-time 88.8 86.5 3.1 -2.3 -2.4 -2.4 -2.6 -2.7 -2.7
Unemployment 43.7 46.1 2.4 2.4 7.2 7.2 5.5 18.5 18.5
Participation rate 63.8 63.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 8.8 9.3 0.5 0.5 1.5 1.5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 58.3 57.6 0.4 -0.7 -1.2 -1.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
New Brunswick  
Population 620.2 620.0 Note ...: not applicable -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Labour force 393.4 389.8 2.3 -3.6 -1.3 -1.3 -0.9 -0.3 -0.3
Employment 349.4 347.8 2.4 -1.6 -6.7 -6.7 -0.5 -1.9 -1.9
Employment full-time 294.1 293.5 2.8 -0.6 -4.4 -4.4 -0.2 -1.5 -1.5
Employment part-time 55.3 54.4 2.4 -0.9 -2.2 -2.2 -1.6 -3.9 -3.9
Unemployment 44.0 42.0 2.1 -2.0 5.4 5.4 -4.5 14.8 14.8
Participation rate 63.4 62.9 0.4 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 11.2 10.8 0.5 -0.4 1.4 1.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 56.3 56.1 0.4 -0.2 -1.1 -1.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Quebec  
Population 6,659.9 6,664.3 Note ...: not applicable 4.4 59.1 59.1 0.1 0.9 0.9
Labour force 4,372.1 4,363.4 15.1 -8.7 86.6 86.6 -0.2 2.0 2.0
Employment 4,038.2 4,044.0 15.3 5.8 138.0 138.0 0.1 3.5 3.5
Employment full-time 3,276.2 3,288.2 19.5 12.0 122.9 122.9 0.4 3.9 3.9
Employment part-time 762.0 755.9 18.2 -6.1 15.2 15.2 -0.8 2.1 2.1
Unemployment 333.9 319.4 13.6 -14.5 -51.4 -51.4 -4.3 -13.9 -13.9
Participation rate 65.6 65.5 0.2 -0.1 0.8 0.8 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 7.6 7.3 0.3 -0.3 -1.4 -1.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 60.6 60.7 0.2 0.1 1.6 1.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Ontario  
Population 11,119.1 11,128.1 Note ...: not applicable 9.0 136.6 136.6 0.1 1.2 1.2
Labour force 7,403.0 7,439.2 19.9 36.2 121.1 121.1 0.5 1.7 1.7
Employment 6,820.9 6,853.8 19.0 32.9 100.3 100.3 0.5 1.5 1.5
Employment full-time 5,539.1 5,545.4 25.5 6.3 89.2 89.2 0.1 1.6 1.6
Employment part-time 1,281.8 1,308.3 23.2 26.5 11.0 11.0 2.1 0.8 0.8
Unemployment 582.1 585.4 17.4 3.3 20.8 20.8 0.6 3.7 3.7
Participation rate 66.6 66.9 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 7.9 7.9 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 61.3 61.6 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Manitoba  
Population 966.3 967.3 Note ...: not applicable 1.0 9.3 9.3 0.1 1.0 1.0
Labour force 668.3 673.4 2.7 5.1 10.9 10.9 0.8 1.6 1.6
Employment 633.2 638.4 2.7 5.2 11.9 11.9 0.8 1.9 1.9
Employment full-time 512.8 515.9 3.7 3.1 7.8 7.8 0.6 1.5 1.5
Employment part-time 120.4 122.4 3.6 2.0 3.9 3.9 1.7 3.3 3.3
Unemployment 35.1 35.1 2.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.9 0.0 -2.5 -2.5
Participation rate 69.2 69.6 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 65.5 66.0 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Saskatchewan  
Population 816.5 817.6 Note ...: not applicable 1.1 13.3 13.3 0.1 1.7 1.7
Labour force 565.7 570.7 2.5 5.0 13.5 13.5 0.9 2.4 2.4
Employment 540.4 544.4 2.5 4.0 16.4 16.4 0.7 3.1 3.1
Employment full-time 445.0 447.2 3.4 2.2 11.9 11.9 0.5 2.7 2.7
Employment part-time 95.5 97.2 3.0 1.7 4.6 4.6 1.8 5.0 5.0
Unemployment 25.3 26.3 1.9 1.0 -2.9 -2.9 4.0 -9.9 -9.9
Participation rate 69.3 69.8 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.6 0.3 0.1 -0.6 -0.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 66.2 66.6 0.3 0.4 1.0 1.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Alberta  
Population 3,104.0 3,111.5 Note ...: not applicable 7.5 82.7 82.7 0.2 2.7 2.7
Labour force 2,266.5 2,267.2 8.6 0.7 24.4 24.4 0.0 1.1 1.1
Employment 2,171.1 2,165.0 9.1 -6.1 31.8 31.8 -0.3 1.5 1.5
Employment full-time 1,809.9 1,827.5 11.8 17.6 50.4 50.4 1.0 2.8 2.8
Employment part-time 361.2 337.5 10.7 -23.7 -18.5 -18.5 -6.6 -5.2 -5.2
Unemployment 95.4 102.1 6.8 6.7 -7.6 -7.6 7.0 -6.9 -6.9
Participation rate 73.0 72.9 0.3 -0.1 -1.1 -1.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.5 0.3 0.3 -0.4 -0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 69.9 69.6 0.3 -0.3 -0.8 -0.8 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
British Columbia  
Population 3,827.8 3,830.3 Note ...: not applicable 2.5 35.5 35.5 0.1 0.9 0.9
Labour force 2,480.2 2,474.3 10.5 -5.9 8.8 8.8 -0.2 0.4 0.4
Employment 2,312.7 2,313.3 10.4 0.6 19.4 19.4 0.0 0.8 0.8
Employment full-time 1,812.6 1,816.9 14.4 4.3 30.8 30.8 0.2 1.7 1.7
Employment part-time 500.1 496.4 14.0 -3.7 -11.4 -11.4 -0.7 -2.2 -2.2
Unemployment 167.5 161.0 8.6 -6.5 -10.6 -10.6 -3.9 -6.2 -6.2
Participation rate 64.8 64.6 0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 -0.5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 60.4 60.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
1.
Average standard error of change in two consecutive months (see "Sampling Errors" in Data Quality for further explanations).
Note(s):
Related CANSIM Table 282-0087.