Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average) (St.John's (N.L.), Halifax (N.S.), Moncton (N.B.))

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Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average)
(St.John's (N.L.), Halifax (N.S.), Moncton (N.B.))
  October 2017 November 2017 October 2017 to November 2017 November 2016 to November 2017 October 2017 to November 2017 November 2016 to November 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
St. John's (N.L.)            
Population 184.8 184.8 0.0 2.4 0.0 1.3
Labour force 117.1 118.4 1.3 -9.0 1.1 -7.1
Employment 106.8 108.3 1.5 -7.3 1.4 -6.3
Unemployment 10.3 10.1 -0.2 -1.7 -1.9 -14.4
Unemployment rate (%) 8.8 8.5 -0.3 -0.8
Participation rate (%) 63.4 64.1 0.7 -5.7
Employment rate (%) 57.8 58.6 0.8 -4.8
Halifax (N.S.)              
Population 360.6 361.1 0.5 5.7 0.1 1.6
Labour force 240.6 241.3 0.7 0.9 0.3 0.4
Employment 222.9 223.9 1.0 -2.3 0.4 -1.0
Unemployment 17.7 17.4 -0.3 3.2 -1.7 22.5
Unemployment rate (%) 7.4 7.2 -0.2 1.3
Participation rate (%) 66.7 66.8 0.1 -0.8
Employment rate (%) 61.8 62.0 0.2 -1.6
Moncton (N.B.)              
Population 127.7 127.8 0.1 1.7 0.1 1.3
Labour force 83.8 85.4 1.6 2.1 1.9 2.5
Employment 78.9 80.0 1.1 2.8 1.4 3.6
Unemployment 4.9 5.4 0.5 -0.8 10.2 -12.9
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8 6.3 0.5 -1.1
Participation rate (%) 65.6 66.8 1.2 0.7
Employment rate (%) 61.8 62.6 0.8 1.4

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