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

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  July 2013 August 2013 Standard error1 July to August 2013 August 2012 to August 2013 July to August 2013 August 2012 to August 2013
  thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates) % change
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 28,695.4 28,724.6 ... 29.2 361.7 0.1 1.3
Labour force 19,089.9 19,130.8 29.2 40.9 237.5 0.2 1.3
Employment 17,709.6 17,768.8 28.9 59.2 246.1 0.3 1.4
Full-time 14,381.0 14,398.4 39.0 17.4 175.6 0.1 1.2
Part-time 3,328.6 3,370.4 35.7 41.8 70.6 1.3 2.1
Unemployment 1,380.3 1,362.0 25.1 -18.3 -8.7 -1.3 -0.6
Participation rate 66.5 66.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 7.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.7 61.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 18.8 19.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,450.1 4,449.5 ... -0.6 -8.6 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 2,834.7 2,846.1 17.3 11.4 24.7 0.4 0.9
Employment 2,440.2 2,445.6 15.8 5.4 39.8 0.2 1.7
Full-time 1,270.9 1,263.4 18.6 -7.5 -5.9 -0.6 -0.5
Part-time 1,169.3 1,182.2 19.5 12.9 45.7 1.1 4.0
Unemployment 394.5 400.5 14.9 6.0 -15.1 1.5 -3.6
Participation rate 63.7 64.0 0.4 0.3 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.9 14.1 0.5 0.2 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 54.8 55.0 0.4 0.2 1.0 ... ...
Part-time rate 47.9 48.3 0.7 0.4 1.1 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 11,870.2 11,885.3 ... 15.1 185.8 0.1 1.6
Labour force 8,604.1 8,615.1 15.1 11.0 97.7 0.1 1.1
Employment 8,068.7 8,084.4 16.3 15.7 99.1 0.2 1.2
Full-time 7,439.1 7,455.9 22.0 16.8 89.2 0.2 1.2
Part-time 629.6 628.5 17.7 -1.1 10.0 -0.2 1.6
Unemployment 535.4 530.8 14.5 -4.6 -1.3 -0.9 -0.2
Participation rate 72.5 72.5 0.1 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 68.0 68.0 0.1 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.8 7.8 0.2 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,375.0 12,389.8 ... 14.8 184.5 0.1 1.5
Labour force 7,651.2 7,669.6 16.6 18.4 115.1 0.2 1.5
Employment 7,200.8 7,238.8 16.5 38.0 107.2 0.5 1.5
Full-time 5,671.1 5,679.1 25.4 8.0 92.3 0.1 1.7
Part-time 1,529.7 1,559.7 23.8 30.0 14.9 2.0 1.0
Unemployment 450.4 430.8 13.4 -19.6 7.8 -4.4 1.8
Participation rate 61.8 61.9 0.1 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 5.6 0.2 -0.3 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 58.2 58.4 0.1 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.2 21.5 0.3 0.3 -0.2 ... ...
...
not applicable
Average standard error for change in two consecutive months. See "Sampling Errors" in the section "About the Labour Force Survey" at the end of the publication Labour Force Information (Catalogue number71-001-X) for further explanations.
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087. The sum of individual categories may not always add to the total as a result of rounding.