Table 3 
Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by province – Seasonally adjusted
  July
2017
August
2017
Standard error1 July to August 2017 August 2016 to August 2017 July to August 2017 August 2016 to August 2017
  thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates)change in thousands (except rates) % change% change
Newfoundland and Labrador              
Population 445.8 445.8 ... 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.3
Labour force 259.7 258.5 2.1 -1.2 -10.0 -0.5 -3.7
Employment 219.0 220.4 2.1 1.4 -14.7 0.6 -6.3
Full-time 187.2 189.9 2.6 2.7 -6.2 1.4 -3.2
Part-time 31.8 30.5 2.1 -1.3 -8.5 -4.1 -21.8
Unemployment 40.8 38.1 2.0 -2.7 4.7 -6.6 14.1
Participation rate 58.3 58.0 0.5 -0.3 -2.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.7 14.7 0.7 -1.0 2.3 ... ...
Employment rate 49.1 49.4 0.5 0.3 -3.5 ... ...
Prince Edward Island              
Population 124.0 124.1 ... 0.1 2.0 0.1 1.6
Labour force 81.8 80.9 0.6 -0.9 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
Employment 73.5 73.8 0.6 0.3 2.5 0.4 3.5
Full-time 60.9 60.7 0.8 -0.2 2.4 -0.3 4.1
Part-time 12.6 13.1 0.7 0.5 0.1 4.0 0.8
Unemployment 8.2 7.1 0.6 -1.1 -2.6 -13.4 -26.8
Participation rate 66.0 65.2 0.5 -0.8 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.0 8.8 0.7 -1.2 -3.2 ... ...
Employment rate 59.3 59.5 0.5 0.2 1.1 ... ...
Nova Scotia              
Population 792.4 793.3 ... 0.9 4.0 0.1 0.5
Labour force 488.7 487.8 2.5 -0.9 1.4 -0.2 0.3
Employment 450.2 444.6 2.7 -5.6 -0.5 -1.2 -0.1
Full-time 364.5 356.6 3.5 -7.9 -8.0 -2.2 -2.2
Part-time 85.7 88.0 3.3 2.3 7.5 2.7 9.3
Unemployment 38.6 43.2 2.3 4.6 1.9 11.9 4.6
Participation rate 61.7 61.5 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 8.9 0.5 1.0 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.8 56.0 0.3 -0.8 -0.4 ... ...
New Brunswick              
Population 624.8 625.0 ... 0.2 1.4 0.0 0.2
Labour force 377.1 381.6 2.2 4.5 -7.3 1.2 -1.9
Employment 352.4 351.9 2.2 -0.5 -0.7 -0.1 -0.2
Full-time 300.6 298.9 2.8 -1.7 3.9 -0.6 1.3
Part-time 51.8 53.0 2.3 1.2 -4.5 2.3 -7.8
Unemployment 24.7 29.7 2.0 5.0 -6.6 20.2 -18.2
Participation rate 60.4 61.1 0.4 0.7 -1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.5 7.8 0.5 1.3 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 56.4 56.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Quebec              
Population 6,935.0 6,940.7 ... 5.7 43.8 0.1 0.6
Labour force 4,500.6 4,504.9 14.9 4.3 53.2 0.1 1.2
Employment 4,238.0 4,232.0 15.3 -6.0 93.3 -0.1 2.3
Full-time 3,420.5 3,392.8 21.0 -27.7 60.6 -0.8 1.8
Part-time 817.6 839.2 19.4 21.6 32.7 2.6 4.1
Unemployment 262.6 272.9 12.8 10.3 -40.1 3.9 -12.8
Participation rate 64.9 64.9 0.2 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 6.1 0.3 0.3 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.0 0.2 -0.1 1.0 ... ...
Ontario              
Population 11,690.0 11,709.8 ... 19.8 163.9 0.2 1.4
Labour force 7,571.4 7,565.7 20.4 -5.7 79.7 -0.1 1.1
Employment 7,106.3 7,137.4 19.5 31.1 153.7 0.4 2.2
Full-time 5,762.5 5,736.2 26.7 -26.3 69.1 -0.5 1.2
Part-time 1,343.8 1,401.3 25.1 57.5 84.7 4.3 6.4
Unemployment 465.1 428.3 16.4 -36.8 -73.9 -7.9 -14.7
Participation rate 64.8 64.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 5.7 0.2 -0.4 -1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 61.0 0.2 0.2 0.5 ... ...
Manitoba              
Population 1,014.6 1,015.9 ... 1.3 14.6 0.1 1.5
Labour force 683.5 683.2 2.6 -0.3 9.2 0.0 1.4
Employment 649.1 649.4 2.6 0.3 15.8 0.0 2.5
Full-time 525.4 520.5 3.6 -4.9 9.7 -0.9 1.9
Part-time 123.6 128.9 3.3 5.3 6.0 4.3 4.9
Unemployment 34.4 33.7 2.0 -0.7 -6.7 -2.0 -16.6
Participation rate 67.4 67.3 0.3 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 4.9 0.3 -0.1 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 64.0 63.9 0.3 -0.1 0.6 ... ...
Saskatchewan              
Population 877.5 878.0 ... 0.5 7.3 0.1 0.8
Labour force 608.2 607.0 2.5 -1.2 -1.4 -0.2 -0.2
Employment 568.0 568.1 2.5 0.1 -1.0 0.0 -0.2
Full-time 466.0 464.8 3.5 -1.2 2.2 -0.3 0.5
Part-time 102.0 103.3 3.2 1.3 -3.2 1.3 -3.0
Unemployment 40.2 39.0 2.1 -1.2 -0.3 -3.0 -0.8
Participation rate 69.3 69.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 64.7 64.7 0.3 0.0 -0.7 ... ...
Alberta              
Population 3,431.2 3,434.5 ... 3.3 29.3 0.1 0.9
Labour force 2,477.2 2,488.9 9.3 11.7 27.7 0.5 1.1
Employment 2,284.2 2,286.5 10.2 2.3 33.5 0.1 1.5
Full-time 1,860.0 1,867.6 13.6 7.6 31.6 0.4 1.7
Part-time 424.2 418.8 12.4 -5.4 1.8 -1.3 0.4
Unemployment 193.1 202.4 9.0 9.3 -5.8 4.8 -2.8
Participation rate 72.2 72.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.8 8.1 0.4 0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 66.6 66.6 0.3 0.0 0.4 ... ...
British Columbia              
Population 3,983.8 3,988.1 ... 4.3 48.6 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,620.5 2,612.1 10.6 -8.4 84.9 -0.3 3.4
Employment 2,481.2 2,480.0 10.6 -1.2 92.3 0.0 3.9
Full-time 1,958.6 1,930.0 15.0 -28.6 48.2 -1.5 2.6
Part-time 522.6 550.0 14.1 27.4 44.1 5.2 8.7
Unemployment 139.3 132.1 8.6 -7.2 -7.4 -5.2 -5.3
Participation rate 65.8 65.5 0.3 -0.3 1.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 62.3 62.2 0.3 -0.1 1.6 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
CANSIM table 282-0087.