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.))
  March 2013 March 2014 March 2013 to March 2014 March 2013 to March 2014
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 4,941.1 5,035.3 94.2 1.9
Labour force 3,309.1 3,362.2 53.1 1.6
Employment 3,037.3 3,103.0 65.7 2.2
Unemployment 271.8 259.2 -12.6 -4.6
Unemployment rate (%) 8.2 7.7 -0.5
Participation rate (%) 67.0 66.8 -0.2
Employment rate (%) 61.5 61.6 0.1
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 628.5 635.3 6.8 1.1
Labour force 409.9 407.6 -2.3 -0.6
Employment 384.3 385.2 0.9 0.2
Unemployment 25.6 22.4 -3.2 -12.5
Unemployment rate (%) 6.2 5.5 -0.7
Participation rate (%) 65.2 64.2 -1.0
Employment rate (%) 61.1 60.6 -0.5
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 340.2 341.5 1.3 0.4
Labour force 214.6 211.3 -3.3 -1.5
Employment 194.9 191.6 -3.3 -1.7
Unemployment 19.8 19.7 -0.1 -0.5
Unemployment rate (%) 9.2 9.3 0.1
Participation rate (%) 63.1 61.9 -1.2
Employment rate (%) 57.3 56.1 -1.2

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