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.))
  September 2016 September 2017 September 2016 to September 2017 September 2016 to September 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,209.2 5,311.3 102.1 2.0
Labour force 3,502.7 3,544.0 41.3 1.2
Employment 3,236.1 3,313.7 77.6 2.4
Unemployment 266.6 230.3 -36.3 -13.6
Unemployment rate (%) 7.6 6.5 -1.1
Participation rate (%) 67.2 66.7 -0.5
Employment rate (%) 62.1 62.4 0.3
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 651.4 659.9 8.5 1.3
Labour force 411.2 454.0 42.8 10.4
Employment 381.7 432.4 50.7 13.3
Unemployment 29.5 21.5 -8.0 -27.1
Unemployment rate (%) 7.2 4.7 -2.5
Participation rate (%) 63.1 68.8 5.7
Employment rate (%) 58.6 65.5 6.9
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 345.5 348.5 3.0 0.9
Labour force 219.9 214.5 -5.4 -2.5
Employment 207.5 202.2 -5.3 -2.6
Unemployment 12.4 12.3 -0.1 -0.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.6 5.7 0.1
Participation rate (%) 63.6 61.5 -2.1
Employment rate (%) 60.1 58.0 -2.1

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