Employment and Unemployment by Province and Age, February 2011

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/11/2011

Labour Force (000s)

Employment (000s)

Unemployment (000s)

Unemployment Rate

(%)

Change from Previous Month

Unemployment Rate, February 2010 (%)

Newfoundland and Labrador

260.9

227.7

33.3

12.8

up 0.4

14.8

Prince Edward Island

79.6

70.2

9.3

11.7

up 0.4

10.2

Nova Scotia

500.0

452.4

47.6

9.5

unchanged

9.2

New Brunswick

391.9

353.3

38.6

9.8

up 0.7

9.1

Québec

4,293.5

3,964.8

328.8

7.7

down 0.2

8.2

Ontario

7,267.9

6,685.2

582.7

8.0

down 0.1

9.1

Manitoba

659.7

624.9

34.8

5.3

up 0.3

5.4

Saskatchewan

554.7

523.2

31.5

5.7

up 0.3

4.4

Alberta

2,191.7

2,067.5

124.2

5.7

down 0.2

6.8

British Columbia

2,478.2

2,260.5

217.6

8.8

up 0.6

7.7

All Canada

Age 15 to 24

2,888.5

2,475.8

412.7

14.3

down 0.1

15.2

25 to 54

12,542.7

11,724.7

818.0

6.5

down 0.1

7.1

25+, men

8,351.0

7,783.1

567.9

6.8

up 0.1

7.6

25+, women

7,438.6

6,970.6

467.9

6.3

down 0.1

6.2

Total

18,678.0

17,229.6

1,448.5

7.8

unchanged

8.2

Three-Month Average Unemployment Rates for Economic Regions

Region

2011

2010

Region

2011

2010

Avalon Peninsula

9.1

12.0

Hamilton/Niagara Peninsula

8.1

9.8

Halifax

6.6

6.2

London

7.9

8.5

Capitale-Nationale

6.5

5.2

Windsor/Sarnia

9.5

11.3

Montérégie

7.4

8.1

Northeast Ontario

7.0

9.5

Montréal

9.5

10.2

Winnipeg

5.7

5.9

Laval

7.3

9.0

Regina/Moose Mountain

4.4

4.1

Lanaudière

7.4

9.5

Saskatoon/Biggar

5.2

4.1

Laurentides

8.6

7.9

Calgary

6.1

7.1

Ottawa

6.7

6.5

Edmonton

5.7

6.7

Kingston/Pembroke

6.8

8.9

Vancouver Island and Coast

8.1

8.1

Toronto

7.7

8.9

Lower Mainland/Southwest

8.2

7.6

Kitchener/Waterloo/Barrie

7.7

9.3

Thompson/Okanagan

9.3

9.4

Source: Statistics Canada, March 11, 2011

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