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.))
  December 2015 December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,139.6 5,231.8 92.2 1.8
Labour force 3,445.7 3,423.9 -21.8 -0.6
Employment 3,220.0 3,206.3 -13.7 -0.4
Unemployment 225.6 217.6 -8.0 -3.5
Unemployment rate (%) 6.5 6.4 -0.1
Participation rate (%) 67.0 65.4 -1.6
Employment rate (%) 62.7 61.3 -1.4
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 645.4 653.4 8.0 1.2
Labour force 407.6 421.0 13.4 3.3
Employment 385.4 398.0 12.6 3.3
Unemployment 22.2 23.1 0.9 4.1
Unemployment rate (%) 5.4 5.5 0.1
Participation rate (%) 63.2 64.4 1.2
Employment rate (%) 59.7 60.9 1.2
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 343.8 346.1 2.3 0.7
Labour force 223.5 219.5 -4.0 -1.8
Employment 206.4 206.8 0.4 0.2
Unemployment 17.2 12.7 -4.5 -26.2
Unemployment rate (%) 7.7 5.8 -1.9
Participation rate (%) 65.0 63.4 -1.6
Employment rate (%) 60.0 59.8 -0.2

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