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.))
  March 2016 April 2016 March 2016 to April 2016 April 2015 to April 2016 March 2016 to April 2016 April 2015 to April 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)            
Population 5,160.4 5,167.5 7.1 87.4 0.1 1.7
Labour force 3,465.3 3,468.6 3.3 104.5 0.1 3.1
Employment 3,212.0 3,209.7 -2.3 87.3 -0.1 2.8
Unemployment 253.3 258.9 5.6 17.2 2.2 7.1
Unemployment rate (%) 7.3 7.5 0.2 0.3
Participation rate (%) 67.2 67.1 -0.1 0.9
Employment rate (%) 62.2 62.1 -0.1 0.6
Hamilton (Ont.)              
Population 647.1 647.7 0.6 7.1 0.1 1.1
Labour force 408.1 410.1 2.0 8.6 0.5 2.1
Employment 384.1 387.8 3.7 6.7 1.0 1.8
Unemployment 24.0 22.2 -1.8 1.8 -7.5 8.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 5.4 -0.5 0.3
Participation rate (%) 63.1 63.3 0.2 0.6
Employment rate (%) 59.4 59.9 0.5 0.4
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)              
Population 344.1 344.3 0.2 1.5 0.1 0.4
Labour force 221.5 216.5 -5.0 1.6 -2.3 0.7
Employment 203.1 200.2 -2.9 -1.0 -1.4 -0.5
Unemployment 18.4 16.3 -2.1 2.6 -11.4 19.0
Unemployment rate (%) 8.3 7.5 -0.8 1.1
Participation rate (%) 64.4 62.9 -1.5 0.2
Employment rate (%) 59.0 58.1 -0.9 -0.6

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