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)
  January 2017 February 2017 January 2017 to February 2017 February 2016 to February 2017 January 2017 to February 2017 February 2016 to February 2017
  thousands %
Canada            
Population 29,741.9 29,764.3 22.4 298.9 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,597.7 19,574.7 -23.0 174.5 -0.1 0.9
Employment 18,273.3 18,288.6 15.3 288.1 0.1 1.6
Unemployment 1,324.4 1,286.1 -38.3 -113.6 -2.9 -8.1
Participation rate (%) 65.9 65.8 -0.1 0.0
Unemployment rate (%) 6.8 6.6 -0.2 -0.6
Employment rate (%) 61.4 61.4 0.0 0.3
Sask.
Population 872.7 873.4 0.7 7.6 0.1 0.9
Labour force 606.3 612.5 6.2 9.4 1.0 1.6
Employment 567.5 575.5 8.0 8.8 1.4 1.6
Unemployment 38.8 36.9 -1.9 0.5 -4.9 1.4
Participation rate (%) 69.5 70.1 0.6 0.4
Unemployment rate (%) 6.4 6.0 -0.4 0.0
Employment rate (%) 65.0 65.9 0.9 0.4
Alta.
Population 3,411.4 3,414.2 2.8 28.6 0.1 0.8
Labour force 2,487.8 2,473.7 -14.1 5.6 -0.6 0.2
Employment 2,267.6 2,268.9 1.3 -5.3 0.1 -0.2
Unemployment 220.1 204.8 -15.3 10.9 -7.0 5.6
Participation rate (%) 72.9 72.5 -0.4 -0.4
Unemployment rate (%) 8.8 8.3 -0.5 0.4
Employment rate (%) 66.5 66.5 0.0 -0.7
B.C.
Population 3,955.7 3,959.4 3.7 49.4 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,562.3 2,568.9 6.6 50.4 0.3 2.0
Employment 2,419.4 2,438.8 19.4 84.9 0.8 3.6
Unemployment 142.9 130.1 -12.8 -34.5 -9.0 -21.0
Participation rate (%) 64.8 64.9 0.1 0.5
Unemployment rate (%) 5.6 5.1 -0.5 -1.4
Employment rate (%) 61.2 61.6 0.4 1.4

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