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 2016 May 2016 April 2016 to May 2016 May 2015 to May 2016 April 2016 to May 2016 May 2015 to May 2016
  thousands %
Canada            
Population 29,514.4 29,546.7 32.3 314.6 0.1 1.1
Labour force 19,424.6 19,401.7 -22.9 145.9 -0.1 0.8
Employment 18,041.4 18,055.2 13.8 108.5 0.1 0.6
Unemployment 1,383.2 1,346.5 -36.7 37.4 -2.7 2.9
Participation rate (%) 65.8 65.7 -0.1 -0.2
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 6.9 -0.2 0.1
Employment rate (%) 61.1 61.1 0.0 -0.3
Sask.
Population 867.0 867.7 0.7 7.5 0.1 0.9
Labour force 604.8 605.0 0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.1
Employment 566.7 568.9 2.2 -6.4 0.4 -1.1
Unemployment 38.1 36.1 -2.0 6.0 -5.2 19.9
Participation rate (%) 69.8 69.7 -0.1 -0.7
Unemployment rate (%) 6.3 6.0 -0.3 1.0
Employment rate (%) 65.4 65.6 0.2 -1.3
Alta.
Population 3,392.4 3,396.4 4.0 51.0 0.1 1.5
Labour force 2,452.3 2,443.0 -9.3 -6.0 -0.4 -0.2
Employment 2,275.6 2,251.5 -24.1 -53.8 -1.1 -2.3
Unemployment 176.6 191.4 14.8 47.7 8.4 33.2
Participation rate (%) 72.3 71.9 -0.4 -1.3
Unemployment rate (%) 7.2 7.8 0.6 1.9
Employment rate (%) 67.1 66.3 -0.8 -2.6
B.C.
Population 3,917.9 3,923.6 5.7 55.2 0.1 1.4
Labour force 2,519.6 2,518.5 -1.1 74.7 0.0 3.1
Employment 2,373.0 2,364.6 -8.4 69.5 -0.4 3.0
Unemployment 146.7 153.9 7.2 5.2 4.9 3.5
Participation rate (%) 64.3 64.2 -0.1 1.0
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8 6.1 0.3 0.0
Employment rate (%) 60.6 60.3 -0.3 1.0

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