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.))
  July 2016 August 2016 July 2016 to August 2016 August 2015 to August 2016 July 2016 to August 2016 August 2015 to August 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)            
Population 5,191.6 5,200.5 8.9 91.1 0.2 1.8
Labour force 3,457.5 3,446.7 -10.8 -0.2 -0.3 0.0
Employment 3,234.6 3,221.5 -13.1 7.9 -0.4 0.2
Unemployment 223.0 225.2 2.2 -8.1 1.0 -3.5
Unemployment rate (%) 6.4 6.5 0.1 -0.3
Participation rate (%) 66.6 66.3 -0.3 -1.2
Employment rate (%) 62.3 61.9 -0.4 -1.0
Hamilton (Ont.)              
Population 649.8 650.6 0.8 7.7 0.1 1.2
Labour force 403.5 403.8 0.3 -10.0 0.1 -2.4
Employment 378.8 378.7 -0.1 -13.4 0.0 -3.4
Unemployment 24.8 25.2 0.4 3.5 1.6 16.1
Unemployment rate (%) 6.1 6.2 0.1 1.0
Participation rate (%) 62.1 62.1 0.0 -2.3
Employment rate (%) 58.3 58.2 -0.1 -2.8
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)              
Population 345.0 345.2 0.2 1.9 0.1 0.6
Labour force 215.8 216.6 0.8 -5.5 0.4 -2.5
Employment 198.9 201.8 2.9 -5.5 1.5 -2.7
Unemployment 16.9 14.8 -2.1 0.0 -12.4 0.0
Unemployment rate (%) 7.8 6.8 -1.0 0.1
Participation rate (%) 62.6 62.7 0.1 -2.0
Employment rate (%) 57.7 58.5 0.8 -1.9

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