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.))
  August 2015 August 2016 August 2015 to August 2016 August 2015 to August 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,109.4 5,200.5 91.1 1.8
Labour force 3,515.3 3,514.4 -0.9 0.0
Employment 3,251.2 3,263.0 11.8 0.4
Unemployment 264.1 251.5 -12.6 -4.8
Unemployment rate (%) 7.5 7.2 -0.3
Participation rate (%) 68.8 67.6 -1.2
Employment rate (%) 63.6 62.7 -0.9
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 642.9 650.6 7.7 1.2
Labour force 421.9 409.1 -12.8 -3.0
Employment 397.2 380.6 -16.6 -4.2
Unemployment 24.7 28.5 3.8 15.4
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 7.0 1.1
Participation rate (%) 65.6 62.9 -2.7
Employment rate (%) 61.8 58.5 -3.3
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 343.3 345.2 1.9 0.6
Labour force 225.7 220.5 -5.2 -2.3
Employment 211.4 206.4 -5.0 -2.4
Unemployment 14.4 14.2 -0.2 -1.4
Unemployment rate (%) 6.4 6.4 0.0
Participation rate (%) 65.7 63.9 -1.8
Employment rate (%) 61.6 59.8 -1.8

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