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.))
  November 2013 November 2014 November 2013 to November 2014 November 2013 to November 2014
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,006.7 5,095.1 88.4 1.8
Labour force 3,413.6 3,381.7 -31.9 -0.9
Employment 3,143.8 3,128.0 -15.8 -0.5
Unemployment 269.8 253.7 -16.1 -6.0
Unemployment rate (%) 7.9 7.5 -0.4
Participation rate (%) 68.2 66.4 -1.8
Employment rate (%) 62.8 61.4 -1.4
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 633.3 639.7 6.4 1.0
Labour force 395.8 404.3 8.5 2.1
Employment 371.7 384.7 13.0 3.5
Unemployment 24.1 19.6 -4.5 -18.7
Unemployment rate (%) 6.1 4.8 -1.3
Participation rate (%) 62.5 63.2 0.7
Employment rate (%) 58.7 60.1 1.4
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 341.2 342.2 1.0 0.3
Labour force 209.2 209.5 0.3 0.1
Employment 192.4 197.9 5.5 2.9
Unemployment 16.8 11.5 -5.3 -31.5
Unemployment rate (%) 8.0 5.5 -2.5
Participation rate (%) 61.3 61.2 -0.1
Employment rate (%) 56.4 57.8 1.4

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