Labour force characteristics by age and sex (Rates)

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Labour force characteristics by age and sex
(Rates)
  2016
  Unemployment rate Participation rate Employment rate
  %
Both sexes 7.0 65.7 61.1
15 to 24 years 13.1 63.7 55.4
15 to 19 years 17.8 49.0 40.3
20 to 24 years 10.6 76.1 68.0
25 years and older 6.0 66.1 62.1
25 to 44 years 6.2 86.9 81.5
25 to 34 years 6.8 86.3 80.4
35 to 44 years 5.5 87.5 82.7
45 to 64 years 5.9 76.0 71.5
45 to 54 years 5.5 85.8 81.0
55 to 64 years 6.4 65.8 61.6
65 years and older 4.6 13.7 13.1
55 years and older 6.0 37.7 35.5
  Unemployment rate Participation rate Employment rate
  %
Males 7.7 70.3 64.9
15 to 24 years 14.8 63.4 54.0
15 to 19 years 19.7 47.3 38.0
20 to 24 years 12.3 77.0 67.6
25 years and older 6.5 71.5 66.8
25 to 44 years 6.7 91.6 85.5
25 to 34 years 7.7 90.6 83.6
35 to 44 years 5.7 92.7 87.4
45 to 64 years 6.5 80.6 75.4
45 to 54 years 6.1 89.5 84.1
55 to 64 years 7.0 71.4 66.4
65 years and older 5.5 17.9 16.9
55 years and older 6.7 43.5 40.6
  Unemployment rate Participation rate Employment rate
  %
Females 6.2 61.3 57.5
15 to 24 years 11.3 64.0 56.8
15 to 19 years 15.9 50.8 42.7
20 to 24 years 8.7 75.0 68.5
25 years and older 5.4 60.8 57.6
25 to 44 years 5.6 82.2 77.6
25 to 34 years 5.9 82.0 77.2
35 to 44 years 5.3 82.5 78.1
45 to 64 years 5.2 71.3 67.6
45 to 54 years 5.0 82.0 78.0
55 to 64 years 5.6 60.3 56.9
65 years and older 3.3 10.2 9.8
55 years and older 5.2 32.4 30.7

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