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 2016 November 2017 November 2016 to November 2017 November 2016 to November 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,224.7 5,330.9 106.2 2.0
Labour force 3,431.2 3,521.1 89.9 2.6
Employment 3,203.3 3,326.2 122.9 3.8
Unemployment 228.0 194.9 -33.1 -14.5
Unemployment rate (%) 6.6 5.5 -1.1
Participation rate (%) 65.7 66.1 0.4
Employment rate (%) 61.3 62.4 1.1
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 652.8 661.6 8.8 1.3
Labour force 417.5 444.7 27.2 6.5
Employment 391.8 426.2 34.4 8.8
Unemployment 25.7 18.5 -7.2 -28.0
Unemployment rate (%) 6.2 4.2 -2.0
Participation rate (%) 64.0 67.2 3.2
Employment rate (%) 60.0 64.4 4.4
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 346.0 349.2 3.2 0.9
Labour force 220.6 209.9 -10.7 -4.9
Employment 209.0 197.4 -11.6 -5.6
Unemployment 11.6 12.5 0.9 7.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.3 6.0 0.7
Participation rate (%) 63.8 60.1 -3.7
Employment rate (%) 60.4 56.5 -3.9

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