Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average) (Toronto (Ont.), Hamilton (Ont.), St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.))

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Labour force characteristics, seasonally adjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average)
(Toronto (Ont.), Hamilton (Ont.), St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.))
  May 2016 June 2016 May 2016 to June 2016 June 2015 to June 2016 May 2016 to June 2016 June 2015 to June 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)            
Population 5,175.1 5,182.9 7.8 89.2 0.2 1.8
Labour force 3,476.0 3,470.0 -6.0 65.2 -0.2 1.9
Employment 3,221.9 3,237.5 15.6 67.5 0.5 2.1
Unemployment 254.1 232.6 -21.5 -2.2 -8.5 -0.9
Unemployment rate (%) 7.3 6.7 -0.6 -0.2
Participation rate (%) 67.2 67.0 -0.2 0.2
Employment rate (%) 62.3 62.5 0.2 0.3
Hamilton (Ont.)              
Population 648.4 649.1 0.7 7.5 0.1 1.2
Labour force 407.2 406.5 -0.7 -2.9 -0.2 -0.7
Employment 383.7 382.0 -1.7 -5.8 -0.4 -1.5
Unemployment 23.5 24.4 0.9 2.8 3.8 13.0
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8 6.0 0.2 0.7
Participation rate (%) 62.8 62.6 -0.2 -1.2
Employment rate (%) 59.2 58.9 -0.3 -1.5
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)              
Population 344.5 344.7 0.2 1.7 0.1 0.5
Labour force 213.7 215.0 1.3 -0.3 0.6 -0.1
Employment 196.6 196.9 0.3 -5.0 0.2 -2.5
Unemployment 17.1 18.1 1.0 4.7 5.8 35.1
Unemployment rate (%) 8.0 8.4 0.4 2.2
Participation rate (%) 62.0 62.4 0.4 -0.4
Employment rate (%) 57.1 57.1 0.0 -1.8

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