Employment and Unemployment by Province and Age, January 2012

|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 02/03/2012

Labour Force (000s)

Employment (000s)

Unemployment (000s)

Unemployment Rate (%)

Change from Previous Month

Unemployment Rate, January 2011 (%)

Newfoundland and Labrador

262.5

226.9

35.5

13.5

up 0.8

12.2

Prince Edward Island

82.5

72.4

10.1

12.2

up 1.0

11.3

Nova Scotia

499.3

457.5

41.8

8.4

up 0.6

9.4

New Brunswick

392.6

355.2

37.4

9.5

up 0.1

9.2

Quebec

4,273.8

3,915.5

358.3

8.4

down 0.3

7.8

Ontario

7,339.4

6,746.0

593.4

8.1

up 0.4

8.1

Manitoba

662.7

626.8

35.9

5.4

unchanged

5.0

Saskatchewan

557.3

529.8

27.6

5.0

down 0.2

5.3

Alberta

2,246.0

2,135.1

110.9

4.9

unchanged

5.9

British Columbia

2,462.1

2,291.7

170.4

6.9

down 0.1

8.1

All Canada

Age 15 to 24

2,847.8

2,435.9

411.9

14.5

up 0.4

14.4

25 to 54

12,582.4

11,792.2

790.2

6.3

up 0.1

6.5

25+, men

8,431.8

7,873.7

558.1

6.6

unchanged

6.7

25+, women

7,498.6

7,047.3

451.3

6.0

unchanged

6.3

Total

18,778.2

17,357.0

1,421.2

7.6

up 0.1

7.7

Three-Month Average Unemployment Rates for Economic Regions

Region

2012

2011

Region

2012

2011

Avalon Peninsula

10.0

9.2

Hamilton/Niagara Peninsula

6.8

7.9

Halifax

5.0

6.3

London

8.0

7.8

Capitale-Nationale

5.7

5.9

Windsor/Sarnia

9.7

9.0

Montérégie

7.9

7.0

Northeast Ontario

6.1

6.4

Montréal

10.9

9.5

Winnipeg

5.6

5.3

Laval

8.9

7.8

Regina/Moose Mountain

3.4

3.6

Lanaudière

9.1

7.6

Saskatoon/Biggar

5.1

4.9

Laurentides

7.5

8.7

Calgary

4.9

5.9

Ottawa

5.9

6.5

Edmonton

4.7

5.7

Kingston/Pembroke

5.8

6.6

Vancouver Island and Coast

6.6

6.9

Toronto

8.1

7.7

Lower Mainland/Southwest

6.7

7.3

Kitchener/Waterloo/Barrie

6.7

7.3

Thompson/Okanagan

7.7

9.0

Source: Statistics Canada, Feb. 3, 2012

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