Labour Force Statistics

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a household survey carried out monthly by Statistics Canada. It is the only source of current, monthly estimates of total employment and unemployment. While LFS is best known for the unemployment rate, it also produces a great deal of information on a variety of labour-related issues.

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Provincial Overview

Labour force characteristics for the reporting period


View data specific to the youth population

Economic Regions

View data specific to economic regions


View data specific to industries/sectors

Employment Insurance Eligibility

View data related to employment insurance eligibility

Explanatory Notes

A tool to help readers understand terminology used within the report