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 2015 November 2016 November 2015 to November 2016 November 2015 to November 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,132.9 5,224.7 91.8 1.8
Labour force 3,443.9 3,431.2 -12.7 -0.4
Employment 3,211.5 3,203.3 -8.2 -0.3
Unemployment 232.4 228.0 -4.4 -1.9
Unemployment rate (%) 6.7 6.6 -0.1
Participation rate (%) 67.1 65.7 -1.4
Employment rate (%) 62.6 61.3 -1.3
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 644.9 652.8 7.9 1.2
Labour force 408.4 417.5 9.1 2.2
Employment 385.6 391.8 6.2 1.6
Unemployment 22.8 25.7 2.9 12.7
Unemployment rate (%) 5.6 6.2 0.6
Participation rate (%) 63.3 64.0 0.7
Employment rate (%) 59.8 60.0 0.2
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 343.7 346.0 2.3 0.7
Labour force 223.5 220.6 -2.9 -1.3
Employment 207.7 209.0 1.3 0.6
Unemployment 15.9 11.6 -4.3 -27.0
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 5.3 -1.8
Participation rate (%) 65.0 63.8 -1.2
Employment rate (%) 60.4 60.4 0.0

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