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.))
  April 2016 May 2016 April 2016 to May 2016 May 2015 to May 2016 April 2016 to May 2016 May 2015 to May 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)            
Population 5,167.5 5,175.1 7.6 88.6 0.1 1.7
Labour force 3,468.6 3,476.0 7.4 91.6 0.2 2.7
Employment 3,209.7 3,221.9 12.2 76.3 0.4 2.4
Unemployment 258.9 254.1 -4.8 15.2 -1.9 6.4
Unemployment rate (%) 7.5 7.3 -0.2 0.2
Participation rate (%) 67.1 67.2 0.1 0.7
Employment rate (%) 62.1 62.3 0.2 0.5
Hamilton (Ont.)              
Population 647.7 648.4 0.7 7.3 0.1 1.1
Labour force 410.1 407.2 -2.9 1.1 -0.7 0.3
Employment 387.8 383.7 -4.1 -2.2 -1.1 -0.6
Unemployment 22.2 23.5 1.3 3.2 5.9 15.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.4 5.8 0.4 0.8
Participation rate (%) 63.3 62.8 -0.5 -0.5
Employment rate (%) 59.9 59.2 -0.7 -1.0
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)              
Population 344.3 344.5 0.2 1.6 0.1 0.5
Labour force 216.5 213.7 -2.8 -0.3 -1.3 -0.1
Employment 200.2 196.6 -3.6 -4.0 -1.8 -2.0
Unemployment 16.3 17.1 0.8 3.7 4.9 27.6
Unemployment rate (%) 7.5 8.0 0.5 1.7
Participation rate (%) 62.9 62.0 -0.9 -0.4
Employment rate (%) 58.1 57.1 -1.0 -1.4

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