Labour force characteristics, unadjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average) (Toronto (Ont.), Hamilton (Ont.), St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.))

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Labour force characteristics, unadjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average)
(Toronto (Ont.), Hamilton (Ont.), St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.))
  July 2015 July 2016 July 2015 to July 2016 July 2015 to July 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,101.4 5,191.6 90.2 1.8
Labour force 3,480.2 3,502.9 22.7 0.7
Employment 3,226.4 3,265.5 39.1 1.2
Unemployment 253.7 237.4 -16.3 -6.4
Unemployment rate (%) 7.3 6.8 -0.5
Participation rate (%) 68.2 67.5 -0.7
Employment rate (%) 63.2 62.9 -0.3
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 642.2 649.8 7.6 1.2
Labour force 419.4 408.1 -11.3 -2.7
Employment 395.3 382.2 -13.1 -3.3
Unemployment 24.1 25.9 1.8 7.5
Unemployment rate (%) 5.7 6.3 0.6
Participation rate (%) 65.3 62.8 -2.5
Employment rate (%) 61.6 58.8 -2.8
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 343.1 345.0 1.9 0.6
Labour force 222.9 219.5 -3.4 -1.5
Employment 209.6 204.0 -5.6 -2.7
Unemployment 13.3 15.5 2.2 16.5
Unemployment rate (%) 6.0 7.1 1.1
Participation rate (%) 65.0 63.6 -1.4
Employment rate (%) 61.1 59.1 -2.0

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