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 2016 March 2017 March 2016 to March 2017 March 2016 to March 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,160.4 5,255.6 95.2 1.8
Labour force 3,408.1 3,446.8 38.7 1.1
Employment 3,165.9 3,204.7 38.8 1.2
Unemployment 242.2 242.1 -0.1 0.0
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 7.0 -0.1
Participation rate (%) 66.0 65.6 -0.4
Employment rate (%) 61.3 61.0 -0.3
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 647.1 655.2 8.1 1.3
Labour force 402.4 420.8 18.4 4.6
Employment 378.9 396.5 17.6 4.6
Unemployment 23.5 24.3 0.8 3.4
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8 5.8 0.0
Participation rate (%) 62.2 64.2 2.0
Employment rate (%) 58.6 60.5 1.9
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 344.1 346.6 2.5 0.7
Labour force 218.9 206.9 -12.0 -5.5
Employment 198.5 191.0 -7.5 -3.8
Unemployment 20.4 15.9 -4.5 -22.1
Unemployment rate (%) 9.3 7.7 -1.6
Participation rate (%) 63.6 59.7 -3.9
Employment rate (%) 57.7 55.1 -2.6

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