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)
  November 2016 December 2016 November 2016 to December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016 November 2016 to December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016
  thousands %
Canada            
Population 29,700.5 29,717.9 17.4 298.9 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,498.1 19,566.6 68.5 169.3 0.4 0.9
Employment 18,171.3 18,225.0 53.7 214.1 0.3 1.2
Unemployment 1,326.9 1,341.6 14.7 -44.8 1.1 -3.2
Participation rate (%) 65.6 65.8 0.2 -0.1
Unemployment rate (%) 6.8 6.9 0.1 -0.2
Employment rate (%) 61.2 61.3 0.1 0.1
Sask.
Population 871.9 872.5 0.6 7.5 0.1 0.9
Labour force 610.9 607.7 -3.2 -0.9 -0.5 -0.1
Employment 569.3 568.2 -1.1 -6.9 -0.2 -1.2
Unemployment 41.6 39.5 -2.1 5.9 -5.0 17.6
Participation rate (%) 70.1 69.7 -0.4 -0.7
Unemployment rate (%) 6.8 6.5 -0.3 1.0
Employment rate (%) 65.3 65.1 -0.2 -1.4
Alta.
Population 3,408.3 3,409.6 1.3 30.6 0.0 0.9
Labour force 2,483.1 2,478.3 -4.8 21.2 -0.2 0.9
Employment 2,260.4 2,267.3 6.9 -18.8 0.3 -0.8
Unemployment 222.8 211.0 -11.8 40.0 -5.3 23.4
Participation rate (%) 72.9 72.7 -0.2 0.0
Unemployment rate (%) 9.0 8.5 -0.5 1.5
Employment rate (%) 66.3 66.5 0.2 -1.2
B.C.
Population 3,950.0 3,952.8 2.8 49.6 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,546.6 2,555.7 9.1 52.5 0.4 2.1
Employment 2,391.1 2,408.1 17.0 72.4 0.7 3.1
Unemployment 155.4 147.6 -7.8 -19.9 -5.0 -11.9
Participation rate (%) 64.5 64.7 0.2 0.6
Unemployment rate (%) 6.1 5.8 -0.3 -0.9
Employment rate (%) 60.5 60.9 0.4 1.1

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