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 2014 March 2015 March 2014 to March 2015 March 2014 to March 2015
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 4,992.4 5,073.4 81.0 1.6
Labour force 3,332.3 3,291.9 -40.4 -1.2
Employment 3,073.7 3,060.7 -13.0 -0.4
Unemployment 258.6 231.2 -27.4 -10.6
Unemployment rate (%) 7.8 7.0 -0.8
Participation rate (%) 66.7 64.9 -1.8
Employment rate (%) 61.6 60.3 -1.3
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 633.7 640.1 6.4 1.0
Labour force 404.8 394.8 -10.0 -2.5
Employment 382.2 373.1 -9.1 -2.4
Unemployment 22.6 21.6 -1.0 -4.4
Unemployment rate (%) 5.6 5.5 -0.1
Participation rate (%) 63.9 61.7 -2.2
Employment rate (%) 60.3 58.3 -2.0
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 341.8 342.8 1.0 0.3
Labour force 212.2 211.0 -1.2 -0.6
Employment 192.2 195.0 2.8 1.5
Unemployment 20.0 16.0 -4.0 -20.0
Unemployment rate (%) 9.4 7.6 -1.8
Participation rate (%) 62.1 61.6 -0.5
Employment rate (%) 56.2 56.9 0.7

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