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

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  January 2014 February 2014 Standard error1 January to February 2014 February 2013 to February 2014 January to February 2014 February 2013 to February 2014
  thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates) % change
Both sexes, 15 years and over              
Population 28,870.4 28,893.5 ... 23.1 367.2 0.1 1.3
Labour force 19,130.5 19,133.4 29.1 2.9 102.6 0.0 0.5
Employment 17,797.3 17,790.3 28.9 -7.0 94.7 0.0 0.5
Full-time 14,424.7 14,443.6 39.2 18.9 69.6 0.1 0.5
Part-time 3,372.6 3,346.7 36.1 -25.9 25.1 -0.8 0.8
Unemployment 1,333.2 1,343.1 24.9 9.9 7.9 0.7 0.6
Participation rate 66.3 66.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 61.6 0.1 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Part-time rate 19.0 18.8 0.2 -0.2 0.0 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,436.8 4,433.8 ... -3.0 -20.0 -0.1 -0.4
Labour force 2,815.1 2,803.1 17.2 -12.0 -40.0 -0.4 -1.4
Employment 2,423.4 2,420.7 15.8 -2.7 -36.3 -0.1 -1.5
Full-time 1,242.8 1,268.4 18.6 25.6 -17.1 2.1 -1.3
Part-time 1,180.6 1,152.2 19.7 -28.4 -19.3 -2.4 -1.6
Unemployment 391.7 382.4 14.6 -9.3 -3.7 -2.4 -1.0
Participation rate 63.4 63.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.9 13.6 0.5 -0.3 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 54.6 54.6 0.4 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Part-time rate 48.7 47.6 0.7 -1.1 -0.1 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 11,966.6 11,980.0 ... 13.4 196.3 0.1 1.7
Labour force 8,654.7 8,654.5 15.1 -0.2 94.7 0.0 1.1
Employment 8,124.1 8,110.0 16.4 -14.1 62.7 -0.2 0.8
Full-time 7,486.2 7,478.1 22.0 -8.1 31.7 -0.1 0.4
Part-time 637.8 631.9 18.0 -5.9 30.9 -0.9 5.1
Unemployment 530.7 544.5 14.5 13.8 32.0 2.6 6.2
Participation rate 72.3 72.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 67.9 67.7 0.1 -0.2 -0.6 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.9 7.8 0.2 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,467.0 12,479.7 ... 12.7 190.8 0.1 1.6
Labour force 7,660.7 7,675.9 16.6 15.2 47.9 0.2 0.6
Employment 7,249.9 7,259.7 16.4 9.8 68.4 0.1 1.0
Full-time 5,695.7 5,697.1 25.7 1.4 54.9 0.0 1.0
Part-time 1,554.1 1,562.5 24.0 8.4 13.3 0.5 0.9
Unemployment 410.8 416.2 13.3 5.4 -20.5 1.3 -4.7
Participation rate 61.4 61.5 0.1 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.4 0.2 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 58.2 58.2 0.1 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.4 21.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 ... ...
...
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.