Labour Force Data – New Brunswick

Data are from Statistics Canada Cansim Table 282-0122. Data for each month are rolling three-month averages and are not adjusted for seasonality. Statistics Canada has divided the Province into economic regions, each of which consists of a group of counties. Campbellton/Miramichi includes Northumberland, Restigouche and Gloucester counties; Moncton/Richibucto includes Albert, Westmorland, and Kent counties; Saint John/St Stephen includes Saint John, Charlotte, and Kings counties; Fredericton/Oromocto includes Sunbury, York and Queens counties; Edmundston/Woodstock includes Carleton, Victoria and Madawaska counties.

Note that the data from Cansim Table 282-0122 are three-month rolling averages. Thus the data are distinct from those in Cansim Table 282-0087 and the Statistics Canada monthly Labour Force Reports delivered to media, which focus on monthly seasonally-adjusted data. In my view (and I am not an economist, let alone a labour economist), the data in Table 282-0087 are more subject to sampling error and thus can exhibit wide swings from month to month that may not reflect reality very well.

By choosing a region/month, you can compare employment performance (job creation) over a series of years for that month.

New Brunswick Employment:

New Brunswick Labour Force:

Trends in Working-Age Population, Labour Force and Employment:
Data for each year are the annual averages from Cansim Table 282-0122.

Distribution of Working Age Population:
The working age population (persons aged 15 years and older) over time, and the partitioning of that population:
NB POP>15 YR – working age population (x 1000)
NB LF – size of labour force (those working or seeking work) (x 1000)
NB JOBS – total number employed (x 1000)
NB Not in LF – those retired or not seeking work (x 1000)

Campbellton / Miramichi Employment:

Moncton / Richibucto Employment:

Saint John / St Stephen Employment:

Fredericton / Oromocto Employment:

Edmundston / Woodstock Employment: