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)
  July 2016 August 2016 July 2016 to August 2016 August 2015 to August 2016 July 2016 to August 2016 August 2015 to August 2016
  thousands %
Canada            
Population 29,610.0 29,639.0 29.0 317.5 0.1 1.1
Labour force 19,368.0 19,410.7 42.7 85.0 0.2 0.4
Employment 18,023.3 18,049.5 26.2 77.4 0.1 0.4
Unemployment 1,344.8 1,361.1 16.3 7.5 1.2 0.6
Participation rate (%) 65.4 65.5 0.1 -0.4
Unemployment rate (%) 6.9 7.0 0.1 0.0
Employment rate (%) 60.9 60.9 0.0 -0.4
Sask.
Population 869.7 870.7 1.0 7.9 0.1 0.9
Labour force 607.5 607.4 -0.1 4.8 0.0 0.8
Employment 569.4 569.0 -0.4 -4.5 -0.1 -0.8
Unemployment 38.1 38.5 0.4 9.4 1.0 32.3
Participation rate (%) 69.9 69.8 -0.1 0.0
Unemployment rate (%) 6.3 6.3 0.0 1.5
Employment rate (%) 65.5 65.3 -0.2 -1.2
Alta.
Population 3,402.8 3,405.2 2.4 40.1 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,459.0 2,457.8 -1.2 2.7 0.0 0.1
Employment 2,248.2 2,250.9 2.7 -53.4 0.1 -2.3
Unemployment 210.8 206.9 -3.9 56.1 -1.9 37.2
Participation rate (%) 72.3 72.2 -0.1 -0.8
Unemployment rate (%) 8.6 8.4 -0.2 2.3
Employment rate (%) 66.1 66.1 0.0 -2.4
B.C.
Population 3,934.6 3,939.5 4.9 55.4 0.1 1.4
Labour force 2,535.0 2,526.2 -8.8 60.0 -0.3 2.4
Employment 2,392.7 2,386.1 -6.6 72.6 -0.3 3.1
Unemployment 142.3 140.1 -2.2 -12.6 -1.5 -8.3
Participation rate (%) 64.4 64.1 -0.3 0.6
Unemployment rate (%) 5.6 5.5 -0.1 -0.7
Employment rate (%) 60.8 60.6 -0.2 1.0

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