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 2016 July 2017 July 2016 to July 2017 July 2016 to July 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,191.6 5,290.8 99.2 1.9
Labour force 3,502.9 3,561.3 58.4 1.7
Employment 3,265.5 3,308.7 43.2 1.3
Unemployment 237.4 252.6 15.2 6.4
Unemployment rate (%) 6.8 7.1 0.3
Participation rate (%) 67.5 67.3 -0.2
Employment rate (%) 62.9 62.5 -0.4
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 649.8 658.2 8.4 1.3
Labour force 408.1 447.2 39.1 9.6
Employment 382.2 422.9 40.7 10.6
Unemployment 25.9 24.3 -1.6 -6.2
Unemployment rate (%) 6.3 5.4 -0.9
Participation rate (%) 62.8 67.9 5.1
Employment rate (%) 58.8 64.3 5.5
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 345.0 347.8 2.8 0.8
Labour force 219.5 217.1 -2.4 -1.1
Employment 204.0 204.6 0.6 0.3
Unemployment 15.5 12.5 -3.0 -19.4
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 5.8 -1.3
Participation rate (%) 63.6 62.4 -1.2
Employment rate (%) 59.1 58.8 -0.3

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