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.))
  July 2014 July 2015 July 2014 to July 2015 July 2014 to July 2015
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,020.3 5,101.4 81.1 1.6
Labour force 3,402.1 3,480.2 78.1 2.3
Employment 3,095.5 3,226.4 130.9 4.2
Unemployment 306.6 253.7 -52.9 -17.3
Unemployment rate (%) 9.0 7.3 -1.7
Participation rate (%) 67.8 68.2 0.4
Employment rate (%) 61.7 63.2 1.5
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 636.0 642.2 6.2 1.0
Labour force 414.4 419.4 5.0 1.2
Employment 386.4 395.3 8.9 2.3
Unemployment 28.1 24.1 -4.0 -14.2
Unemployment rate (%) 6.8 5.7 -1.1
Participation rate (%) 65.2 65.3 0.1
Employment rate (%) 60.8 61.6 0.8
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 342.2 343.1 0.9 0.3
Labour force 213.6 222.9 9.3 4.4
Employment 197.9 209.6 11.7 5.9
Unemployment 15.7 13.3 -2.4 -15.3
Unemployment rate (%) 7.4 6.0 -1.4
Participation rate (%) 62.4 65.0 2.6
Employment rate (%) 57.8 61.1 3.3

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