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.))
  December 2013 December 2014 December 2013 to December 2014 December 2013 to December 2014
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 4,972.0 5,053.2 81.2 1.6
Labour force 3,371.9 3,324.9 -47.0 -1.4
Employment 3,114.3 3,082.8 -31.5 -1.0
Unemployment 257.7 242.1 -15.6 -6.1
Unemployment rate (%) 7.6 7.3 -0.3
Participation rate (%) 67.8 65.8 -2.0
Employment rate (%) 62.6 61.0 -1.6
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 632.2 638.7 6.5 1.0
Labour force 400.1 401.5 1.4 0.3
Employment 376.6 382.5 5.9 1.6
Unemployment 23.6 19.0 -4.6 -19.5
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 4.7 -1.2
Participation rate (%) 63.3 62.9 -0.4
Employment rate (%) 59.6 59.9 0.3
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 341.6 342.6 1.0 0.3
Labour force 209.7 209.5 -0.2 -0.1
Employment 192.1 196.0 3.9 2.0
Unemployment 17.5 13.4 -4.1 -23.4
Unemployment rate (%) 8.3 6.4 -1.9
Participation rate (%) 61.4 61.2 -0.2
Employment rate (%) 56.2 57.2 1.0

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