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.))
  February 2017 March 2017 February 2017 to March 2017 March 2016 to March 2017 February 2017 to March 2017 March 2016 to March 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)            
Population 5,247.4 5,255.6 8.2 95.2 0.2 1.8
Labour force 3,478.8 3,495.3 16.5 29.6 0.5 0.9
Employment 3,233.2 3,245.6 12.4 32.7 0.4 1.0
Unemployment 245.7 249.7 4.0 -3.1 1.6 -1.2
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 7.1 0.0 -0.2
Participation rate (%) 66.3 66.5 0.2 -0.7
Employment rate (%) 61.6 61.8 0.2 -0.5
Hamilton (Ont.)              
Population 654.6 655.2 0.6 8.1 0.1 1.3
Labour force 422.6 424.9 2.3 16.7 0.5 4.1
Employment 397.5 399.7 2.2 15.9 0.6 4.1
Unemployment 25.1 25.2 0.1 0.7 0.4 2.9
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 5.9 0.0 -0.1
Participation rate (%) 64.6 64.9 0.3 1.8
Employment rate (%) 60.7 61.0 0.3 1.7
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)              
Population 346.4 346.6 0.2 2.5 0.1 0.7
Labour force 213.0 211.0 -2.0 -10.0 -0.9 -4.5
Employment 199.4 197.5 -1.9 -5.4 -1.0 -2.7
Unemployment 13.6 13.5 -0.1 -4.7 -0.7 -25.8
Unemployment rate (%) 6.4 6.4 0.0 -1.8
Participation rate (%) 61.5 60.9 -0.6 -3.3
Employment rate (%) 57.6 57.0 -0.6 -2.0

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