Table 28.4 Labour force characteristics of seniors, by age group and sex, 1998 to 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 28.4 labour force characteristics of seniors 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, calculated using thousands units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  thousands
Males 65 and older 1,504.9 1,533.7 1,564.3 1,598.3 1,631.7 1,667.6 1,705.5 1,745.6 1,797.2 1,852.3 1,914.6 1,980.1 2,047.4 2,121.8
Labour force 154.8 150.5 148.7 150.3 170.4 192.1 200.6 211.7 217.3 241.1 272.1 299.5 332.2 350.5
Full-time employment 99.8 95.5 91.2 95.4 106.1 118.3 123.5 133.1 131.9 147.9 172.3 186.4 200.9 216.3
Part-time employment 50.8 50.4 53.7 50.6 59.1 67.0 70.9 71.9 75.4 84.3 92.3 99.5 114.7 116.6
Unemployment 4.2 4.5 3.8 4.4 5.2 6.8 6.2 6.7 10.0 8.8 7.5 13.6 16.7 17.5
Not in labour force 1,350.1 1,383.2 1,415.7 1,447.9 1,461.3 1,475.5 1,504.9 1,533.9 1,579.9 1,611.3 1,642.5 1,680.6 1,715.2 1,771.3
Males 65 to 69 537.1 539.1 538.5 538.4 537.5 541.4 551.3 563.1 582.7 607.6 637.6 668.8 699.3 731.7
Labour force 95.3 91.0 86.1 86.7 99.4 113.9 120.0 130.0 135.8 150.9 171.5 192.6 215.1 218.8
Full-time employment 63.9 60.0 53.7 56.9 65.1 73.4 80.0 86.1 84.8 95.1 113.7 122.6 136.5 140.1
Part-time employment 28.5 28.4 29.5 26.5 30.0 35.3 35.0 39.6 43.6 49.3 52.3 59.3 64.7 65.3
Unemployment 2.9 2.5 2.9 3.3 4.3 5.2 5.0 4.3 7.3 6.5 5.5 10.7 13.8 13.4
Not in labour force 441.8 448.1 452.4 451.7 438.0 427.5 431.2 433.2 446.9 456.7 466.1 476.2 484.2 512.9
Males 70 and older 967.8 994.7 1,025.9 1,059.9 1,094.3 1,126.2 1,154.2 1,182.5 1,214.6 1,244.7 1,277.0 1,311.3 1,348.1 1,390.1
Labour force 59.5 59.5 62.6 63.6 71.0 78.2 80.6 81.8 81.5 90.2 100.6 106.9 117.1 131.7
Full-time employment 35.9 35.5 37.5 38.5 41.0 44.9 43.5 47.0 47.1 52.8 58.6 63.8 64.3 76.2
Part-time employment 22.3 22.0 24.2 24.0 29.1 31.7 35.9 32.3 31.8 35.0 40.0 40.2 49.9 51.3
Unemployment Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 2.0 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 1.5 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.0 2.8 2.9 4.2
Not in labour force 908.3 935.1 963.3 996.2 1,023.3 1,048.0 1,073.6 1,100.7 1,133.0 1,154.5 1,176.4 1,204.4 1,230.9 1,258.4
Females 65 and older 1,949.2 1,976.1 2,004.6 2,036.0 2,071.0 2,108.3 2,147.3 2,187.8 2,238.7 2,291.1 2,350.7 2,414.0 2,479.8 2,554.9
Labour force 68.9 67.2 66.4 69.7 78.5 90.3 96.1 108.0 115.7 128.5 159.2 162.1 186.0 205.7
Full-time employment 28.9 30.6 27.4 27.6 30.6 33.5 34.1 44.3 48.2 52.8 65.8 65.6 75.7 90.3
Part-time employment 38.0 35.1 37.0 39.2 45.2 53.9 58.8 59.6 62.8 71.3 88.7 90.1 101.6 106.5
Unemployment 2.0 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 1.9 3.0 2.7 2.8 3.2 4.1 4.7 4.3 4.7 6.4 8.8 8.9
Not in labour force 1,880.2 1,909.0 1,938.2 1,966.3 1,992.5 2,018.0 2,051.2 2,079.7 2,123.0 2,162.6 2,191.5 2,252.0 2,293.7 2,349.2
Females 65 to 69 583.8 582.6 580.7 580.2 580.8 585.7 597.2 609.0 628.0 652.2 681.5 712.5 743.4 777.9
Labour force 43.0 41.6 41.5 45.2 51.2 60.9 66.0 73.4 79.6 87.3 108.2 114.1 129.8 141.6
Full-time employment 19.5 19.2 18.8 19.0 20.0 23.3 24.0 32.4 33.2 39.5 46.6 48.5 56.7 66.5
Part-time employment 22.0 21.3 21.1 23.5 29.2 35.0 39.1 37.5 43.1 44.9 58.0 60.8 66.5 68.9
Unemployment 1.6 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 1.5 2.6 2.0 2.5 2.8 3.5 3.3 3.0 3.7 4.8 6.6 6.2
Not in labour force 540.7 541.0 539.2 535.0 529.6 524.9 531.2 535.5 548.4 564.9 573.3 598.4 613.6 636.3
Females 70 and older 1,365.4 1,393.6 1,423.9 1,455.8 1,490.3 1,522.6 1,550.2 1,578.8 1,610.6 1,638.9 1,669.2 1,701.5 1,736.4 1,777.0
Labour force 25.9 25.5 24.9 24.5 27.3 29.4 30.1 34.6 36.0 41.1 51.0 47.9 56.3 64.1
Full-time employment 9.4 11.4 8.6 8.6 10.7 10.2 10.1 12.0 15.0 13.3 19.2 17.1 18.9 23.8
Part-time employment 16.1 13.8 15.9 15.6 16.0 18.9 19.7 22.1 19.7 26.5 30.8 29.3 35.1 37.6
Unemployment Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 1.5 2.2 2.7
Not in labour force 1,339.5 1,368.0 1,399.0 1,431.2 1,462.9 1,493.1 1,520.1 1,544.2 1,574.6 1,597.8 1,618.2 1,653.6 1,680.1 1,712.9
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0002.
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