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)
  March 2016 April 2016 March 2016 to April 2016 April 2015 to April 2016 March 2016 to April 2016 April 2015 to April 2016
  thousands %
Canada            
Population 29,492.5 29,514.4 21.9 306.2 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,428.4 19,424.6 -3.8 212.2 0.0 1.1
Employment 18,043.5 18,041.4 -2.1 144.0 0.0 0.8
Unemployment 1,384.9 1,383.2 -1.7 68.2 -0.1 5.2
Participation rate (%) 65.9 65.8 -0.1 0.0
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 7.1 0.0 0.3
Employment rate (%) 61.2 61.1 -0.1 -0.2
Sask.
Population 866.6 867.0 0.4 7.3 0.0 0.8
Labour force 606.0 604.8 -1.2 2.7 -0.2 0.4
Employment 568.3 566.7 -1.6 -9.2 -0.3 -1.6
Unemployment 37.7 38.1 0.4 11.9 1.1 45.4
Participation rate (%) 69.9 69.8 -0.1 -0.2
Unemployment rate (%) 6.2 6.3 0.1 1.9
Employment rate (%) 65.6 65.4 -0.2 -1.6
Alta.
Population 3,389.6 3,392.4 2.8 53.9 0.1 1.6
Labour force 2,471.1 2,452.3 -18.8 2.0 -0.8 0.1
Employment 2,296.4 2,275.6 -20.8 -37.4 -0.9 -1.6
Unemployment 174.7 176.6 1.9 39.3 1.1 28.6
Participation rate (%) 72.9 72.3 -0.6 -1.1
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 7.2 0.1 1.6
Employment rate (%) 67.7 67.1 -0.6 -2.2
B.C.
Population 3,913.9 3,917.9 4.0 54.0 0.1 1.4
Labour force 2,524.1 2,519.6 -4.5 104.7 -0.2 4.3
Employment 2,360.0 2,373.0 13.0 110.4 0.6 4.9
Unemployment 164.1 146.7 -17.4 -5.6 -10.6 -3.7
Participation rate (%) 64.5 64.3 -0.2 1.8
Unemployment rate (%) 6.5 5.8 -0.7 -0.5
Employment rate (%) 60.3 60.6 0.3 2.0

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