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.))
  August 2013 August 2014 August 2013 to August 2014 August 2013 to August 2014
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 4,981.8 5,073.4 91.6 1.8
Labour force 3,476.6 3,445.1 -31.5 -0.9
Employment 3,178.7 3,131.0 -47.7 -1.5
Unemployment 297.9 314.1 16.2 5.4
Unemployment rate (%) 8.6 9.1 0.5
Participation rate (%) 69.8 67.9 -1.9
Employment rate (%) 63.8 61.7 -2.1
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 631.4 638.2 6.8 1.1
Labour force 400.1 420.8 20.7 5.2
Employment 370.9 391.0 20.1 5.4
Unemployment 29.2 29.7 0.5 1.7
Unemployment rate (%) 7.3 7.1 -0.2
Participation rate (%) 63.4 65.9 2.5
Employment rate (%) 58.7 61.3 2.6
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 340.8 342.0 1.2 0.4
Labour force 212.4 213.1 0.7 0.3
Employment 195.2 196.9 1.7 0.9
Unemployment 17.2 16.2 -1.0 -5.8
Unemployment rate (%) 8.1 7.6 -0.5
Participation rate (%) 62.3 62.3 0.0
Employment rate (%) 57.3 57.6 0.3

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