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 2017 August 2017 July 2017 to August 2017 August 2016 to August 2017 July 2017 to August 2017 August 2016 to August 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)            
Population 5,290.8 5,301.0 10.2 100.5 0.2 1.9
Labour force 3,508.8 3,491.6 -17.2 46.7 -0.5 1.4
Employment 3,267.9 3,268.8 0.9 50.6 0.0 1.6
Unemployment 240.8 222.8 -18.0 -3.9 -7.5 -1.7
Unemployment rate (%) 6.9 6.4 -0.5 -0.2
Participation rate (%) 66.3 65.9 -0.4 -0.3
Employment rate (%) 61.8 61.7 -0.1 -0.2
Hamilton (Ont.)              
Population 658.2 659.0 0.8 8.4 0.1 1.3
Labour force 442.6 446.6 4.0 40.8 0.9 10.1
Employment 418.9 426.0 7.1 45.6 1.7 12.0
Unemployment 23.7 20.6 -3.1 -4.8 -13.1 -18.9
Unemployment rate (%) 5.4 4.6 -0.8 -1.7
Participation rate (%) 67.2 67.8 0.6 5.4
Employment rate (%) 63.6 64.6 1.0 6.1
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)              
Population 347.8 348.2 0.4 3.0 0.1 0.9
Labour force 214.3 214.1 -0.2 -3.0 -0.1 -1.4
Employment 200.2 200.1 -0.1 -2.2 0.0 -1.1
Unemployment 14.1 14.0 -0.1 -0.8 -0.7 -5.4
Unemployment rate (%) 6.6 6.5 -0.1 -0.3
Participation rate (%) 61.6 61.5 -0.1 -1.4
Employment rate (%) 57.6 57.5 -0.1 -1.1

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