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)
  August 2017 September 2017 August 2017 to September 2017 September 2016 to September 2017 August 2017 to September 2017 September 2016 to September 2017
  thousands %
Canada            
Population 29,955.3 29,981.8 26.5 319.4 0.1 1.1
Labour force 19,670.7 19,668.1 -2.6 172.9 0.0 0.9
Employment 18,444.1 18,454.1 10.0 319.7 0.1 1.8
Unemployment 1,226.6 1,214.1 -12.5 -146.7 -1.0 -10.8
Participation rate (%) 65.7 65.6 -0.1 -0.1
Unemployment rate (%) 6.2 6.2 0.0 -0.8
Employment rate (%) 61.6 61.6 0.0 0.5
Sask.
Population 878.0 878.8 0.8 7.8 0.1 0.9
Labour force 607.0 605.7 -1.3 -5.9 -0.2 -1.0
Employment 568.1 568.1 0.0 -1.4 0.0 -0.2
Unemployment 39.0 37.6 -1.4 -4.4 -3.6 -10.5
Participation rate (%) 69.1 68.9 -0.2 -1.3
Unemployment rate (%) 6.4 6.2 -0.2 -0.7
Employment rate (%) 64.7 64.6 -0.1 -0.8
Alta.
Population 3,434.5 3,436.7 2.2 29.5 0.1 0.9
Labour force 2,488.9 2,473.1 -15.8 -7.5 -0.6 -0.3
Employment 2,286.5 2,278.7 -7.8 13.3 -0.3 0.6
Unemployment 202.4 194.4 -8.0 -20.8 -4.0 -9.7
Participation rate (%) 72.5 72.0 -0.5 -0.8
Unemployment rate (%) 8.1 7.9 -0.2 -0.8
Employment rate (%) 66.6 66.3 -0.3 -0.2
B.C.
Population 3,988.1 3,991.7 3.6 47.8 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,612.1 2,599.7 -12.4 69.1 -0.5 2.7
Employment 2,480.0 2,473.3 -6.7 85.1 -0.3 3.6
Unemployment 132.1 126.3 -5.8 -16.1 -4.4 -11.3
Participation rate (%) 65.5 65.1 -0.4 0.9
Unemployment rate (%) 5.1 4.9 -0.2 -0.7
Employment rate (%) 62.2 62.0 -0.2 1.4

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