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.))
  March 2015 March 2016 March 2015 to March 2016 March 2015 to March 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,073.4 5,160.4 87.0 1.7
Labour force 3,291.9 3,408.1 116.2 3.5
Employment 3,060.7 3,165.9 105.2 3.4
Unemployment 231.2 242.2 11.0 4.8
Unemployment rate (%) 7.0 7.1 0.1
Participation rate (%) 64.9 66.0 1.1
Employment rate (%) 60.3 61.3 1.0
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 640.1 647.1 7.0 1.1
Labour force 394.8 402.4 7.6 1.9
Employment 373.1 378.9 5.8 1.6
Unemployment 21.6 23.5 1.9 8.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.5 5.8 0.3
Participation rate (%) 61.7 62.2 0.5
Employment rate (%) 58.3 58.6 0.3
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 342.8 344.1 1.3 0.4
Labour force 211.0 218.9 7.9 3.7
Employment 195.0 198.5 3.5 1.8
Unemployment 16.0 20.4 4.4 27.5
Unemployment rate (%) 7.6 9.3 1.7
Participation rate (%) 61.6 63.6 2.0
Employment rate (%) 56.9 57.7 0.8

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