Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by province (monthly) (Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia)

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Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by province (monthly)
(Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia)
  April 2017 May 2017 April 2017 to May 2017 May 2016 to May 2017 April 2017 to May 2017 May 2016 to May 2017
  thousands %
Canada            
Population 29,822.2 29,857.1 34.9 310.4 0.1 1.1
Labour force 19,576.2 19,654.6 78.4 260.5 0.4 1.3
Employment 18,311.2 18,365.7 54.5 316.8 0.3 1.8
Unemployment 1,265.0 1,288.9 23.9 -56.3 1.9 -4.2
Participation rate (%) 65.6 65.8 0.2 0.2
Unemployment rate (%) 6.5 6.6 0.1 -0.3
Employment rate (%) 61.4 61.5 0.1 0.4
Sask.
Population 875.2 876.4 1.2 8.7 0.1 1.0
Labour force 605.4 608.6 3.2 3.9 0.5 0.6
Employment 568.2 570.3 2.1 1.6 0.4 0.3
Unemployment 37.3 38.3 1.0 2.2 2.7 6.1
Participation rate (%) 69.2 69.4 0.2 -0.3
Unemployment rate (%) 6.2 6.3 0.1 0.3
Employment rate (%) 64.9 65.1 0.2 -0.4
Alta.
Population 3,421.4 3,425.5 4.1 29.1 0.1 0.9
Labour force 2,485.9 2,484.2 -1.7 39.3 -0.1 1.6
Employment 2,289.0 2,291.1 2.1 40.7 0.1 1.8
Unemployment 196.9 193.1 -3.8 -1.4 -1.9 -0.7
Participation rate (%) 72.7 72.5 -0.2 0.5
Unemployment rate (%) 7.9 7.8 -0.1 -0.2
Employment rate (%) 66.9 66.9 0.0 0.6
B.C.
Population 3,968.3 3,973.9 5.6 50.3 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,596.7 2,612.9 16.2 92.1 0.6 3.7
Employment 2,454.3 2,466.6 12.3 99.2 0.5 4.2
Unemployment 142.4 146.3 3.9 -7.1 2.7 -4.6
Participation rate (%) 65.4 65.8 0.4 1.6
Unemployment rate (%) 5.5 5.6 0.1 -0.5
Employment rate (%) 61.8 62.1 0.3 1.8

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