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

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  November 2013 December 2013 Standard error1 November to December 2013 December 2012 to December 2013 November to December 2013 December 2012 to December 2013
  thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates) % change
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 28,816.7 28,843.7 ... 27.0 375.1 0.1 1.3
Labour force 19,131.3 19,152.3 29.2 21.0 126.3 0.1 0.7
Employment 17,815.5 17,769.6 28.9 -45.9 102.0 -0.3 0.6
Full-time 14,439.2 14,379.2 39.0 -60.0 19.2 -0.4 0.1
Part-time 3,376.2 3,390.4 35.7 14.2 82.8 0.4 2.5
Unemployment 1,315.8 1,382.7 25.1 66.9 24.3 5.1 1.8
Participation rate 66.4 66.4 0.1 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.9 7.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.8 61.6 0.1 -0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Part-time rate 19.0 19.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,442.1 4,439.9 ... -2.2 -16.2 0.0 -0.4
Labour force 2,809.4 2,815.7 17.3 6.3 -20.3 0.2 -0.7
Employment 2,433.5 2,421.4 15.8 -12.1 -13.7 -0.5 -0.6
Full-time 1,274.1 1,252.6 18.6 -21.5 -23.5 -1.7 -1.8
Part-time 1,159.5 1,168.9 19.5 9.4 9.9 0.8 0.9
Unemployment 375.9 394.3 14.9 18.4 -6.5 4.9 -1.6
Participation rate 63.2 63.4 0.4 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.4 14.0 0.5 0.6 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 54.8 54.5 0.4 -0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 47.6 48.3 0.7 0.7 0.7 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 11,936.1 11,951.2 ... 15.1 197.6 0.1 1.7
Labour force 8,647.9 8,639.9 15.1 -8.0 73.2 -0.1 0.9
Employment 8,112.7 8,084.1 16.3 -28.6 33.7 -0.4 0.4
Full-time 7,474.7 7,443.5 22.0 -31.2 -0.5 -0.4 0.0
Part-time 638.0 640.6 17.7 2.6 34.2 0.4 5.6
Unemployment 535.2 555.8 14.5 20.6 39.5 3.8 7.7
Participation rate 72.5 72.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.4 0.2 0.2 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 68.0 67.6 0.1 -0.4 -0.9 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.9 7.9 0.2 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,438.5 12,452.6 ... 14.1 193.7 0.1 1.6
Labour force 7,674.0 7,696.7 16.6 22.7 73.4 0.3 1.0
Employment 7,269.2 7,264.1 16.5 -5.1 82.0 -0.1 1.1
Full-time 5,690.5 5,683.1 25.4 -7.4 43.2 -0.1 0.8
Part-time 1,578.8 1,581.0 23.8 2.2 38.8 0.1 2.5
Unemployment 404.8 432.6 13.4 27.8 -8.6 6.9 -1.9
Participation rate 61.7 61.8 0.1 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.6 0.2 0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 58.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.7 21.8 0.3 0.1 0.3 ... ...
...
not applicable
Average standard error for change in two consecutive months. See "Sampling variability of estimates" 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 up to the total as a result of rounding.