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.))
  January 2014 January 2015 January 2014 to January 2015 January 2014 to January 2015
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 4,979.1 5,059.6 80.5 1.6
Labour force 3,355.1 3,302.2 -52.9 -1.6
Employment 3,097.0 3,066.1 -30.9 -1.0
Unemployment 258.1 236.1 -22.0 -8.5
Unemployment rate (%) 7.7 7.1 -0.6
Participation rate (%) 67.4 65.3 -2.1
Employment rate (%) 62.2 60.6 -1.6
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 632.7 639.1 6.4 1.0
Labour force 398.1 399.5 1.4 0.4
Employment 376.3 379.3 3.0 0.8
Unemployment 21.8 20.2 -1.6 -7.3
Unemployment rate (%) 5.5 5.1 -0.4
Participation rate (%) 62.9 62.5 -0.4
Employment rate (%) 59.5 59.3 -0.2
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 341.7 342.7 1.0 0.3
Labour force 209.4 208.0 -1.4 -0.7
Employment 190.4 193.5 3.1 1.6
Unemployment 19.0 14.5 -4.5 -23.7
Unemployment rate (%) 9.1 7.0 -2.1
Participation rate (%) 61.3 60.7 -0.6
Employment rate (%) 55.7 56.5 0.8

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