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)
  December 2016 January 2017 December 2016 to January 2017 January 2016 to January 2017 December 2016 to January 2017 January 2016 to January 2017
  thousands %
Canada            
Population 29,717.9 29,741.9 24.0 302.1 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,566.6 19,597.7 31.1 212.5 0.2 1.1
Employment 18,225.0 18,273.3 48.3 276.1 0.3 1.5
Unemployment 1,341.6 1,324.4 -17.2 -63.6 -1.3 -4.6
Participation rate (%) 65.8 65.9 0.1 0.1
Unemployment rate (%) 6.9 6.8 -0.1 -0.4
Employment rate (%) 61.3 61.4 0.1 0.3
Sask.
Population 872.5 872.7 0.2 7.5 0.0 0.9
Labour force 608.1 606.3 -1.8 -0.2 -0.3 0.0
Employment 568.2 567.5 -0.7 -4.8 -0.1 -0.8
Unemployment 39.9 38.8 -1.1 4.6 -2.8 13.5
Participation rate (%) 69.7 69.5 -0.2 -0.6
Unemployment rate (%) 6.6 6.4 -0.2 0.8
Employment rate (%) 65.1 65.0 -0.1 -1.1
Alta.
Population 3,409.6 3,411.4 1.8 29.7 0.1 0.9
Labour force 2,479.2 2,487.8 8.6 33.2 0.3 1.4
Employment 2,267.4 2,267.6 0.2 -3.1 0.0 -0.1
Unemployment 211.9 220.1 8.2 36.2 3.9 19.7
Participation rate (%) 72.7 72.9 0.2 0.3
Unemployment rate (%) 8.5 8.8 0.3 1.3
Employment rate (%) 66.5 66.5 0.0 -0.6
B.C.
Population 3,952.8 3,955.7 2.9 49.8 0.1 1.3
Labour force 2,556.4 2,562.3 5.9 60.2 0.2 2.4
Employment 2,408.2 2,419.4 11.2 82.3 0.5 3.5
Unemployment 148.2 142.9 -5.3 -22.1 -3.6 -13.4
Participation rate (%) 64.7 64.8 0.1 0.7
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8 5.6 -0.2 -1.0
Employment rate (%) 60.9 61.2 0.3 1.4

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