Table 1
Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted

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Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  November 2012 December 2012 November to December 2012 December 2011 to December 2012 November to December 2012 December 2011 to December 2012
  thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates) % change
Both sexes, 15 years and over            
Population 28,442.9 28,468.6 25.7 337.8 0.1 1.2
Labour force 18,996.5 19,023.8 27.3 269.3 0.1 1.4
Employment 17,626.8 17,666.6 39.8 311.9 0.2 1.8
Full-time 14,318.0 14,359.2 41.2 306.7 0.3 2.2
Part-time 3,308.8 3,307.4 -1.4 5.2 0.0 0.2
Unemployment 1,369.7 1,357.2 -12.5 -42.6 -0.9 -3.0
Participation rate 66.8 66.8 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 7.1 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 62.0 62.1 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Part-time rate 18.8 18.7 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years            
Population 4,456.5 4,456.1 -0.4 -1.2 0.0 0.0
Labour force 2,833.2 2,835.9 2.7 -9.7 0.1 -0.3
Employment 2,435.2 2,435.1 -0.1 -9.8 0.0 -0.4
Full-time 1,277.9 1,276.1 -1.8 -26.9 -0.1 -2.1
Part-time 1,157.3 1,159.0 1.7 17.1 0.1 1.5
Unemployment 397.9 400.8 2.9 0.2 0.7 0.0
Participation rate 63.6 63.6 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.0 14.1 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 54.6 54.6 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Part-time rate 47.5 47.6 0.1 0.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over            
Population 11,740.6 11,753.6 13.0 169.9 0.1 1.5
Labour force 8,555.6 8,565.6 10.0 136.3 0.1 1.6
Employment 8,011.9 8,050.4 38.5 174.9 0.5 2.2
Full-time 7,400.6 7,444.0 43.4 171.9 0.6 2.4
Part-time 611.3 606.4 -4.9 3.0 -0.8 0.5
Unemployment 543.7 515.3 -28.4 -38.5 -5.2 -7.0
Participation rate 72.9 72.9 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.0 -0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 68.2 68.5 0.3 0.5 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.6 7.5 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over            
Population 12,245.8 12,258.9 13.1 169.1 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,607.7 7,622.3 14.6 142.7 0.2 1.9
Employment 7,179.7 7,181.1 1.4 146.8 0.0 2.1
Full-time 5,639.6 5,639.2 -0.4 161.8 0.0 3.0
Part-time 1,540.2 1,542.0 1.8 -14.9 0.1 -1.0
Unemployment 428.0 441.1 13.1 -4.3 3.1 -1.0
Participation rate 62.1 62.2 0.1 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.8 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 58.6 58.6 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.5 21.5 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.