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.))
  May 2016 May 2017 May 2016 to May 2017 May 2016 to May 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,175.1 5,272.2 97.1 1.9
Labour force 3,458.2 3,499.1 40.9 1.2
Employment 3,207.8 3,255.9 48.1 1.5
Unemployment 250.4 243.1 -7.3 -2.9
Unemployment rate (%) 7.2 6.9 -0.3
Participation rate (%) 66.8 66.4 -0.4
Employment rate (%) 62.0 61.8 -0.2
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 648.4 656.6 8.2 1.3
Labour force 406.7 437.8 31.1 7.6
Employment 382.3 414.8 32.5 8.5
Unemployment 24.4 23.0 -1.4 -5.7
Unemployment rate (%) 6.0 5.3 -0.7
Participation rate (%) 62.7 66.7 4.0
Employment rate (%) 59.0 63.2 4.2
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 344.5 347.1 2.6 0.8
Labour force 213.6 210.6 -3.0 -1.4
Employment 196.3 195.1 -1.2 -0.6
Unemployment 17.3 15.5 -1.8 -10.4
Unemployment rate (%) 8.1 7.4 -0.7
Participation rate (%) 62.0 60.7 -1.3
Employment rate (%) 57.0 56.2 -0.8

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