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.))
  June 2015 June 2016 June 2015 to June 2016 June 2015 to June 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,093.7 5,182.9 89.2 1.8
Labour force 3,426.5 3,488.4 61.9 1.8
Employment 3,182.8 3,251.8 69.0 2.2
Unemployment 243.7 236.6 -7.1 -2.9
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 6.8 -0.3
Participation rate (%) 67.3 67.3 0.0
Employment rate (%) 62.5 62.7 0.2
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 641.6 649.1 7.5 1.2
Labour force 411.3 409.6 -1.7 -0.4
Employment 389.3 384.6 -4.7 -1.2
Unemployment 22.0 25.1 3.1 14.1
Unemployment rate (%) 5.3 6.1 0.8
Participation rate (%) 64.1 63.1 -1.0
Employment rate (%) 60.7 59.3 -1.4
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 343.0 344.7 1.7 0.5
Labour force 217.1 216.1 -1.0 -0.5
Employment 204.5 199.5 -5.0 -2.4
Unemployment 12.5 16.6 4.1 32.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8 7.7 1.9
Participation rate (%) 63.3 62.7 -0.6
Employment rate (%) 59.6 57.9 -1.7

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