Table 1
Labour force characteristics by age and sex, Canada, seasonally adjusted

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Labour force characteristics by age and sex, Canada, seasonally adjusted


Table summary
This table displays the results of labour force characteristics by age and sex november 2012, december 2012, s.e. , change from, percent change from and last month, calculated using last month, last december, twelve months ago and in thousands (except rates) units of measure (appearing as column headers).

  November 2012 December 2012 S.E.  Note 1 Change from Percent change from
last month last December twelve months ago last month last December twelve months ago
  in thousands (except rates)      
15 years and over, both
sexes
 
Population 28,442.9 28,468.6 Note ...: not applicable 25.7 337.8 337.8 0.1 1.2 1.2
Labour force 18,996.5 19,023.8 29.0 27.3 269.3 269.3 0.1 1.4 1.4
Employment 17,626.8 17,666.6 28.6 39.8 311.9 311.9 0.2 1.8 1.8
Employment full-time 14,318.0 14,359.2 37.8 41.2 306.7 306.7 0.3 2.2 2.2
Employment part-time 3,308.8 3,307.4 35.0 -1.4 5.2 5.2 0.0 0.2 0.2
Unemployment 1,369.7 1,357.2 25.1 -12.5 -42.6 -42.6 -0.9 -3.0 -3.0
Participation rate 66.8 66.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 7.2 7.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 62.0 62.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 18.8 18.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
15 to 24 years,
both sexes
 
Population 4,456.5 4,456.1 Note ...: not applicable -0.4 -1.2 -1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Labour force 2,833.2 2,835.9 17.2 2.7 -9.7 -9.7 0.1 -0.3 -0.3
Employment 2,435.2 2,435.1 15.9 -0.1 -9.8 -9.8 0.0 -0.4 -0.4
Employment full-time 1,277.9 1,276.1 18.6 -1.8 -26.9 -26.9 -0.1 -2.1 -2.1
Employment part-time 1,157.3 1,159.0 19.4 1.7 17.1 17.1 0.1 1.5 1.5
Unemployment 397.9 400.8 15.0 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.0 0.0
Participation rate 63.6 63.6 0.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 14.0 14.1 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 54.6 54.6 0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 47.5 47.6 0.7 0.1 0.9 0.9 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
25 years and over, men  
Population 11,740.6 11,753.6 Note ...: not applicable 13.0 169.9 169.9 0.1 1.5 1.5
Labour force 8,555.6 8,565.6 15.1 10.0 136.3 136.3 0.1 1.6 1.6
Employment 8,011.9 8,050.4 16.2 38.5 174.9 174.9 0.5 2.2 2.2
Employment full-time 7,400.6 7,444.0 21.2 43.4 171.9 171.9 0.6 2.4 2.4
Employment part-time 611.3 606.4 17.1 -4.9 3.0 3.0 -0.8 0.5 0.5
Unemployment 543.7 515.3 14.4 -28.4 -38.5 -38.5 -5.2 -7.0 -7.0
Participation rate 72.9 72.9 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.0 0.2 -0.4 -0.6 -0.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 68.2 68.5 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 7.6 7.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
25 years and over, women  
Population 12,245.8 12,258.9 Note ...: not applicable 13.1 169.1 169.1 0.1 1.4 1.4
Labour force 7,607.7 7,622.3 16.4 14.6 142.7 142.7 0.2 1.9 1.9
Employment 7,179.7 7,181.1 16.2 1.4 146.8 146.8 0.0 2.1 2.1
Employment full-time 5,639.6 5,639.2 24.6 -0.4 161.8 161.8 0.0 3.0 3.0
Employment part-time 1,540.2 1,542.0 23.0 1.8 -14.9 -14.9 0.1 -1.0 -1.0
Unemployment 428.0 441.1 13.4 13.1 -4.3 -4.3 3.1 -1.0 -1.0
Participation rate 62.1 62.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.8 0.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 58.6 58.6 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Part-time rate 21.5 21.5 0.3 0.0 -0.7 -0.7 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
25 to 54 years,
both sexes
 
Population 14,577.6 14,579.4 Note ...: not applicable 1.8 32.2 32.2 0.0 0.2 0.2
Labour force 12,664.9 12,703.4 21.9 38.5 128.3 128.3 0.3 1.0 1.0
Employment 11,916.6 11,954.4 23.1 37.8 157.7 157.7 0.3 1.3 1.3
Unemployment 748.3 749.0 18.4 0.7 -29.3 -29.3 0.1 -3.8 -3.8
Participation rate 86.9 87.1 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.7 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 5.9 5.9 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 81.7 82.0 0.2 0.3 0.9 0.9 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
25 to 54 years,
men
 
Population 7,293.5 7,294.4 Note ...: not applicable 0.9 17.3 17.3 0.0 0.2 0.2
Labour force 6,635.8 6,661.0 14.2 25.2 70.8 70.8 0.4 1.1 1.1
Employment 6,225.7 6,266.6 15.7 40.9 97.4 97.4 0.7 1.6 1.6
Unemployment 410.1 394.5 13.3 -15.6 -26.5 -26.5 -3.8 -6.3 -6.3
Participation rate 91.0 91.3 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.7 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 6.2 5.9 0.2 -0.3 -0.5 -0.5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 85.4 85.9 0.2 0.5 1.1 1.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
25 to 54 years,
women
 
Population 7,284.1 7,285.0 Note ...: not applicable 0.9 14.9 14.9 0.0 0.2 0.2
Labour force 6,029.1 6,042.3 15.9 13.2 57.4 57.4 0.2 1.0 1.0
Employment 5,690.9 5,687.8 16.1 -3.1 60.3 60.3 -0.1 1.1 1.1
Unemployment 338.2 354.5 12.3 16.3 -2.8 -2.8 4.8 -0.8 -0.8
Participation rate 82.8 82.9 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.9 0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 78.1 78.1 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.7 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
55 years and over, both
sexes
 
Population 9,408.8 9,433.1 Note ...: not applicable 24.3 306.9 306.9 0.3 3.4 3.4
Labour force 3,498.5 3,484.5 17.2 -14.0 150.6 150.6 -0.4 4.5 4.5
Employment 3,275.0 3,277.1 17.0 2.1 164.1 164.1 0.1 5.3 5.3
Unemployment 223.5 207.4 9.5 -16.1 -13.4 -13.4 -7.2 -6.1 -6.1
Participation rate 37.2 36.9 0.2 -0.3 0.4 0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.0 0.3 -0.4 -0.6 -0.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 34.8 34.7 0.2 -0.1 0.6 0.6 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
55 years and over, men  
Population 4,447.1 4,459.2 Note ...: not applicable 12.1 152.6 152.6 0.3 3.5 3.5
Labour force 1,919.8 1,904.6 11.3 -15.2 65.5 65.5 -0.8 3.6 3.6
Employment 1,786.2 1,783.8 11.3 -2.4 77.5 77.5 -0.1 4.5 4.5
Unemployment 133.6 120.8 6.9 -12.8 -12.0 -12.0 -9.6 -9.0 -9.0
Participation rate 43.2 42.7 0.3 -0.5 0.0 0.0 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 7.0 6.3 0.4 -0.7 -0.9 -0.9 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 40.2 40.0 0.3 -0.2 0.4 0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
55 years and over, women  
Population 4,961.7 4,973.9 Note ...: not applicable 12.2 154.2 154.2 0.2 3.2 3.2
Labour force 1,578.7 1,579.9 11.8 1.2 85.1 85.1 0.1 5.7 5.7
Employment 1,488.8 1,493.3 11.7 4.5 86.6 86.6 0.3 6.2 6.2
Unemployment 89.9 86.6 6.4 -3.3 -1.4 -1.4 -3.7 -1.6 -1.6
Participation rate 31.8 31.8 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.8 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.5 0.4 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Employment rate 30.0 30.0 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.8 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
1.
Average standard error of change in two consecutive months (see "Sampling Errors" in Data Quality for further explanations).
Note(s):
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.