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)
  November 2017 December 2017 November 2017 to December 2017 December 2016 to December 2017 November 2017 to December 2017 December 2016 to December 2017
  thousands %
Canada            
Population 30,033.3 30,058.9 25.6 341.0 0.1 1.1
Labour force 19,725.4 19,777.9 52.5 211.3 0.3 1.1
Employment 18,568.9 18,647.5 78.6 422.5 0.4 2.3
Unemployment 1,156.5 1,130.4 -26.1 -211.2 -2.3 -15.7
Participation rate (%) 65.7 65.8 0.1 0.0
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 5.7 -0.2 -1.2
Employment rate (%) 61.8 62.0 0.2 0.7
Sask.
Population 879.6 879.9 0.3 7.4 0.0 0.8
Labour force 599.1 607.2 8.1 -0.9 1.4 -0.1
Employment 563.5 568.5 5.0 0.3 0.9 0.1
Unemployment 35.7 38.7 3.0 -1.2 8.4 -3.0
Participation rate (%) 68.1 69.0 0.9 -0.7
Unemployment rate (%) 6.0 6.4 0.4 -0.2
Employment rate (%) 64.1 64.6 0.5 -0.5
Alta.
Population 3,441.4 3,443.7 2.3 34.1 0.1 1.0
Labour force 2,475.6 2,495.2 19.6 16.0 0.8 0.6
Employment 2,296.0 2,322.3 26.3 54.9 1.1 2.4
Unemployment 179.6 172.9 -6.7 -39.0 -3.7 -18.4
Participation rate (%) 71.9 72.5 0.6 -0.2
Unemployment rate (%) 7.3 6.9 -0.4 -1.6
Employment rate (%) 66.7 67.4 0.7 0.9
B.C.
Population 3,997.6 4,000.7 3.1 47.9 0.1 1.2
Labour force 2,610.7 2,609.8 -0.9 53.4 0.0 2.1
Employment 2,485.4 2,491.0 5.6 82.8 0.2 3.4
Unemployment 125.3 118.8 -6.5 -29.4 -5.2 -19.8
Participation rate (%) 65.3 65.2 -0.1 0.5
Unemployment rate (%) 4.8 4.6 -0.2 -1.2
Employment rate (%) 62.2 62.3 0.1 1.4

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