Employment and Unemployment by Province and Age, March 2012

|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 04/11/2012

Labour Force (000s)

Employment (000s)

Unemployment (000s)

Unemployment Rate

(%)

Change from Previous Month

Unemployment Rate, March 2011 (%)

Newfoundland and Labrador

262.3

228.1

34.2

13.0

up 0.1

12.3

Prince Edward Island

81.1

72.0

9.2

11.3

up 0.5

11.2

Nova Scotia

498.0

456.6

41.4

8.3

up 0.1

8.9

New Brunswick

386.5

346.9

39.6

10.2

up 0.1

9.6

Quebec

4,289.7

3,952.1

337.5

7.9

down 0.5

7.7

Ontario

7,329.6

6,788.2

541.5

7.4

down 0.2

8.0

Manitoba

666.7

631.4

35.2

5.3

down 0.3

5.5

Saskatchewan

556.4

529.7

26.6

4.8

down 0.2

5.2

Alberta

2,250.6

2,132.3

118.2

5.3

up 0.3

5.7

British Columbia

2,471.8

2,299.1

172.7

7.0

up 0.1

8.1

All Canada

Age 15 to 24

2,843.3

2,448.3

395.0

13.9

down 0.8

14.4

25 to 54

12,555.7

11,788.7

767.0

6.1

unchanged

6.4

25+, men

8,460.2

7,927.9

532.3

6.3

unchanged

6.7

25+, women

7,489.3

7,060.4

428.9

5.7

down 0.2

6.1

Total

18,792.8

17,436.5

1,356.2

7.2

down 0.2

7.6

Three-Month Average Unemployment Rates for Economic Regions

Region

2012

2011

Region

2012

2011

Avalon Peninsula

10.7

9.0

Hamilton/Niagara Peninsula

7.4

8.1

Halifax

6.3

6.7

London

8.1

8.2

Capitale-Nationale

6.7

8.0

Windsor/Sarnia

10.7

9.7

Montérégie

8.2

7.7

Northeast Ontario

7.3

8.2

Montréal

11.3

9.8

Winnipeg

6.1

5.9

Laval

9.0

7.2

Regina/Moose Mountain

3.8

5.2

Lanaudière

10.2

8.3

Saskatoon/Biggar

5.5

5.5

Laurentides

7.5

8.9

Calgary

5.1

6.1

Ottawa

6.7

6.6

Edmonton

5.6

6.0

Kingston/Pembroke

6.6

7.9

Vancouver Island and Coast

6.5

9.1

Toronto

8.4

8.4

Lower Mainland/Southwest

7.1

8.5

Kitchener/Waterloo/Barrie

6.9

8.3

Thompson/Okanagan

9.5

9.3

Source: Statistics Canada, Apr. 5, 2012

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