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.))
  December 2016 January 2017 December 2016 to January 2017 January 2016 to January 2017 December 2016 to January 2017 January 2016 to January 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)            
Population 5,231.8 5,239.5 7.7 93.2 0.1 1.8
Labour force 3,445.1 3,457.4 12.3 -15.9 0.4 -0.5
Employment 3,209.4 3,216.7 7.3 -9.4 0.2 -0.3
Unemployment 235.8 240.6 4.8 -6.5 2.0 -2.6
Unemployment rate (%) 6.8 7.0 0.2 -0.1
Participation rate (%) 65.8 66.0 0.2 -1.5
Employment rate (%) 61.3 61.4 0.1 -1.3
Hamilton (Ont.)              
Population 653.4 654.0 0.6 8.1 0.1 1.3
Labour force 423.1 423.3 0.2 14.9 0.0 3.6
Employment 398.6 398.5 -0.1 16.7 0.0 4.4
Unemployment 24.5 24.8 0.3 -1.8 1.2 -6.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8 5.9 0.1 -0.6
Participation rate (%) 64.8 64.7 -0.1 1.5
Employment rate (%) 61.0 60.9 -0.1 1.8
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)              
Population 346.1 346.3 0.2 2.4 0.1 0.7
Labour force 219.7 216.7 -3.0 -7.7 -1.4 -3.4
Employment 205.6 202.8 -2.8 -2.3 -1.4 -1.1
Unemployment 14.1 13.9 -0.2 -5.5 -1.4 -28.4
Unemployment rate (%) 6.4 6.4 0.0 -2.2
Participation rate (%) 63.5 62.6 -0.9 -2.7
Employment rate (%) 59.4 58.6 -0.8 -1.0

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