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More Atlantic Canadians Participate in the Labour Market

August 1, 2003

August 2003
A record 1.2 million residents in Atlantic Canada were in the labour market last year, a rise of 115,000 since 1996. The participation rate – the proportion of the population 15 years and over that are employed or actively looking for work – also set a new high of 62% in 2002, as increased job opportunities helped to draw individuals into the labour market. While labour force participation has risen across Canadasince the mid 1990s, the Atlantic provinceshave seen the greatest growth and narrowed the gap with the rest of Canada. This Report Card assesses recent trends in labour force participation rates, including rising participation rates among women, gains by older age groups, and regional patterns in labour force participation.

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August 1, 2003

More Atlantic Canadians Participate in the Labour Market

 

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