Labour force characteristics

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Labour force characteristics
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  thousands
Population 15 years and over 28,283.3 28,647.2 28,980.6 29,279.8 29,587.1
Labour force 18,809.5 19,037.8 19,124.5 19,278.0 19,440.5
Employed 17,438.0 17,691.1 17,802.2 17,946.6 18,079.9
Full time 14,133.2 14,314.2 14,369.9 14,559.3 14,612.2
Part time 3,304.7 3,376.9 3,432.3 3,387.3 3,467.7
Unemployed 1,371.6 1,346.7 1,322.3 1,331.4 1,360.6
Not in the labour force 9,473.8 9,609.4 9,856.2 10,001.8 10,146.5
Actual hours worked 574,740.9 579,778.8 575,360.8 585,194.1 589,562.5
  %
Employment to population ratio 61.7 61.8 61.4 61.3 61.1
Participation rate 66.5 66.5 66.0 65.8 65.7
Unemployment rate 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.9 7.0

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