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 2017 April 2017 March 2017 to April 2017 April 2016 to April 2017 March 2017 to April 2017 April 2016 to April 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)            
Population 5,255.6 5,263.5 7.9 96.0 0.2 1.9
Labour force 3,495.3 3,496.0 0.7 29.2 0.0 0.8
Employment 3,245.6 3,255.0 9.4 44.9 0.3 1.4
Unemployment 249.7 241.1 -8.6 -15.6 -3.4 -6.1
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 6.9 -0.2 -0.5
Participation rate (%) 66.5 66.4 -0.1 -0.7
Employment rate (%) 61.8 61.8 0.0 -0.3
Hamilton (Ont.)              
Population 655.2 655.9 0.7 8.2 0.1 1.3
Labour force 424.9 431.1 6.2 20.6 1.5 5.0
Employment 399.7 407.7 8.0 19.8 2.0 5.1
Unemployment 25.2 23.4 -1.8 0.8 -7.1 3.5
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 5.4 -0.5 -0.1
Participation rate (%) 64.9 65.7 0.8 2.3
Employment rate (%) 61.0 62.2 1.2 2.3
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)              
Population 346.6 346.9 0.3 2.6 0.1 0.8
Labour force 211.0 210.4 -0.6 -6.1 -0.3 -2.8
Employment 197.5 196.1 -1.4 -4.3 -0.7 -2.1
Unemployment 13.5 14.3 0.8 -1.8 5.9 -11.2
Unemployment rate (%) 6.4 6.8 0.4 -0.6
Participation rate (%) 60.9 60.7 -0.2 -2.2
Employment rate (%) 57.0 56.5 -0.5 -1.7

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