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 2017 April 2017 March 2017 to April 2017 April 2016 to April 2017 March 2017 to April 2017 April 2016 to April 2017
  thousands %
Canada            
Population 29,791.9 29,822.2 30.3 307.8 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,621.7 19,576.2 -45.5 164.6 -0.2 0.8
Employment 18,308.0 18,311.2 3.2 275.7 0.0 1.5
Unemployment 1,313.7 1,265.0 -48.7 -111.2 -3.7 -8.1
Participation rate (%) 65.9 65.6 -0.3 -0.2
Unemployment rate (%) 6.7 6.5 -0.2 -0.6
Employment rate (%) 61.5 61.4 -0.1 0.3
Sask.
Population 874.3 875.2 0.9 8.2 0.1 0.9
Labour force 606.9 605.4 -1.5 0.2 -0.2 0.0
Employment 570.4 568.2 -2.2 1.3 -0.4 0.2
Unemployment 36.4 37.3 0.9 -1.0 2.5 -2.6
Participation rate (%) 69.4 69.2 -0.2 -0.6
Unemployment rate (%) 6.0 6.2 0.2 -0.1
Employment rate (%) 65.2 64.9 -0.3 -0.5
Alta.
Population 3,417.6 3,421.4 3.8 29.0 0.1 0.9
Labour force 2,498.6 2,485.9 -12.7 33.4 -0.5 1.4
Employment 2,289.3 2,289.0 -0.3 17.4 0.0 0.8
Unemployment 209.3 196.9 -12.4 16.0 -5.9 8.8
Participation rate (%) 73.1 72.7 -0.4 0.4
Unemployment rate (%) 8.4 7.9 -0.5 0.5
Employment rate (%) 67.0 66.9 -0.1 -0.1
B.C.
Population 3,963.7 3,968.3 4.6 50.4 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,582.8 2,596.7 13.9 77.1 0.5 3.1
Employment 2,443.0 2,454.3 11.3 79.9 0.5 3.4
Unemployment 139.8 142.4 2.6 -2.8 1.9 -1.9
Participation rate (%) 65.2 65.4 0.2 1.1
Unemployment rate (%) 5.4 5.5 0.1 -0.3
Employment rate (%) 61.6 61.8 0.2 1.2

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