Employment and Unemployment by Province and Age, April 2012

|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/11/2012

Labour Force (000s)

Employment (000s)

Unemployment (000s)

Unemployment Rate

(%)

Change from Previous Month

Unemployment Rate, April 2011 (%)

Newfoundland and Labrador

264.5

232.0

32.5

12.3

down 0.7

11.3

Prince Edward Island

82.0

73.0

9.0

11.0

down 0.3

11.3

Nova Scotia

499.2

454.5

44.7

9.0

up 0.7

9.1

New Brunswick

389.4

351.4

38.0

9.8

down 0.4

9.9

Quebec

4,319.0

3,975.4

343.6

8.0

up 0.1

7.8

Ontario

7,354.8

6,780.5

574.3

7.8

up 0.4

7.9

Manitoba

664.7

629.6

35.1

5.3

unchanged

5.2

Saskatchewan

564.0

536.5

27.6

4.9

up 0.1

5.0

Alberta

2,254.6

2,143.0

111.6

4.9

down 0.4

5.9

British Columbia

2,473.1

2,318.8

154.3

6.2

down 0.8

7.8

All Canada

Age 15 to 24

2,842.2

2,448.0

394.2

13.9

unchanged

14.3

25 to 54

12,597.1

11,821.5

775.5

6.2

up 0.1

6.3

25+, men

8,495.0

7,954.6

540.3

6.4

up 0.1

6.6

25+, women

7,528.1

7,092.0

436.1

5.8

up 0.1

6.2

Total

18,865.3

17,494.7

1,370.6

7.3

up 0.1

7.6

Three-Month Average Unemployment Rates for Economic Regions

Region

2012

2011

Region

2012

2011

Avalon Peninsula

9.9

8.2

Hamilton/Niagara Peninsula

7.3

7.5

Halifax

6.4

6.6

London

7.8

8.3

Capitale-Nationale

6.6

8.2

Windsor/Sarnia

9.6

10.0

Montérégie

7.8

7.6

Northeast Ontario

7.1

8.7

Montréal

11.3

9.5

Winnipeg

6.0

5.9

Laval

8.3

7.5

Regina/Moose Mountain

3.9

5.3

Lanaudière

9.9

9.5

Saskatoon/Biggar

5.6

5.7

Laurentides

7.5

8.8

Calgary

5.2

6.0

Ottawa

6.7

6.5

Edmonton

5.4

6.1

Kingston/Pembroke

6.7

8.0

Vancouver Island and Coast

6.0

8.5

Toronto

8.3

8.4

Lower Mainland/Southwest

6.6

8.4

Kitchener/Waterloo/Barrie

6.9

8.2

Thompson/Okanagan

9.2

8.8

Source: Statistics Canada, May 11, 2012

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