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.))
  February 2018 March 2018 February 2018 to March 2018 March 2017 to March 2018 February 2018 to March 2018 March 2017 to March 2018
  thousands change (thousands) % change
St. John's (N.L.)            
Population 185.1 185.3 0.2 1.9 0.1 1.0
Labour force 118.5 118.1 -0.4 -5.1 -0.3 -4.1
Employment 108.5 107.9 -0.6 -4.5 -0.6 -4.0
Unemployment 10.1 10.2 0.1 -0.6 1.0 -5.6
Unemployment rate (%) 8.5 8.6 0.1 -0.2
Participation rate (%) 64.0 63.7 -0.3 -3.5
Employment rate (%) 58.6 58.2 -0.4 -3.1
Halifax (N.S.)              
Population 362.6 363.2 0.6 6.1 0.2 1.7
Labour force 245.5 247.4 1.9 7.4 0.8 3.1
Employment 229.8 232.5 2.7 8.0 1.2 3.6
Unemployment 15.7 14.9 -0.8 -0.6 -5.1 -3.9
Unemployment rate (%) 6.4 6.0 -0.4 -0.5
Participation rate (%) 67.7 68.1 0.4 0.9
Employment rate (%) 63.4 64.0 0.6 1.1
Moncton (N.B.)              
Population 128.2 128.4 0.2 1.7 0.2 1.3
Labour force 86.3 86.2 -0.1 6.0 -0.1 7.5
Employment 81.6 81.3 -0.3 7.3 -0.4 9.9
Unemployment 4.6 4.9 0.3 -1.3 6.5 -21.0
Unemployment rate (%) 5.3 5.7 0.4 -2.0
Participation rate (%) 67.3 67.1 -0.2 3.8
Employment rate (%) 63.7 63.3 -0.4 4.9

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