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.))
  January 2017 February 2017 January 2017 to February 2017 February 2016 to February 2017 January 2017 to February 2017 February 2016 to February 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)            
Population 5,239.5 5,247.4 7.9 94.3 0.2 1.8
Labour force 3,457.4 3,478.8 21.4 5.9 0.6 0.2
Employment 3,216.7 3,233.2 16.5 10.0 0.5 0.3
Unemployment 240.6 245.7 5.1 -4.0 2.1 -1.6
Unemployment rate (%) 7.0 7.1 0.1 -0.1
Participation rate (%) 66.0 66.3 0.3 -1.1
Employment rate (%) 61.4 61.6 0.2 -0.9
Hamilton (Ont.)              
Population 654.0 654.6 0.6 8.1 0.1 1.3
Labour force 423.3 422.6 -0.7 14.6 -0.2 3.6
Employment 398.5 397.5 -1.0 14.7 -0.3 3.8
Unemployment 24.8 25.1 0.3 -0.2 1.2 -0.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 5.9 0.0 -0.3
Participation rate (%) 64.7 64.6 -0.1 1.5
Employment rate (%) 60.9 60.7 -0.2 1.5
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)              
Population 346.3 346.4 0.1 2.4 0.0 0.7
Labour force 216.7 213.0 -3.7 -11.4 -1.7 -5.1
Employment 202.8 199.4 -3.4 -6.0 -1.7 -2.9
Unemployment 13.9 13.6 -0.3 -5.3 -2.2 -28.0
Unemployment rate (%) 6.4 6.4 0.0 -2.0
Participation rate (%) 62.6 61.5 -1.1 -3.7
Employment rate (%) 58.6 57.6 -1.0 -2.1

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