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.))
  September 2013 September 2014 September 2013 to September 2014 September 2013 to September 2014
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 4,990.7 5,080.6 89.9 1.8
Labour force 3,471.7 3,422.7 -49.0 -1.4
Employment 3,172.9 3,121.7 -51.2 -1.6
Unemployment 298.8 301.0 2.2 0.7
Unemployment rate (%) 8.6 8.8 0.2
Participation rate (%) 69.6 67.4 -2.2
Employment rate (%) 63.6 61.4 -2.2
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 632.1 638.7 6.6 1.0
Labour force 395.8 416.1 20.3 5.1
Employment 366.0 389.5 23.5 6.4
Unemployment 29.8 26.6 -3.2 -10.7
Unemployment rate (%) 7.5 6.4 -1.1
Participation rate (%) 62.6 65.1 2.5
Employment rate (%) 57.9 61.0 3.1
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 340.9 342.0 1.1 0.3
Labour force 210.0 211.9 1.9 0.9
Employment 192.3 197.0 4.7 2.4
Unemployment 17.6 14.9 -2.7 -15.3
Unemployment rate (%) 8.4 7.0 -1.4
Participation rate (%) 61.6 62.0 0.4
Employment rate (%) 56.4 57.6 1.2

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