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.))
  April 2014 April 2015 April 2014 to April 2015 April 2014 to April 2015
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 4,998.9 5,080.1 81.2 1.6
Labour force 3,348.1 3,316.1 -32.0 -1.0
Employment 3,095.4 3,086.6 -8.8 -0.3
Unemployment 252.6 229.5 -23.1 -9.1
Unemployment rate (%) 7.5 6.9 -0.6
Participation rate (%) 67.0 65.3 -1.7
Employment rate (%) 61.9 60.8 -1.1
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 634.2 640.6 6.4 1.0
Labour force 406.6 395.2 -11.4 -2.8
Employment 382.5 374.7 -7.8 -2.0
Unemployment 24.1 20.5 -3.6 -14.9
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 5.2 -0.7
Participation rate (%) 64.1 61.7 -2.4
Employment rate (%) 60.3 58.5 -1.8
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 341.9 342.8 0.9 0.3
Labour force 213.1 213.5 0.4 0.2
Employment 193.4 198.1 4.7 2.4
Unemployment 19.6 15.3 -4.3 -21.9
Unemployment rate (%) 9.2 7.2 -2.0
Participation rate (%) 62.3 62.3 0.0
Employment rate (%) 56.6 57.8 1.2

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