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.))
  October 2013 October 2014 October 2013 to October 2014 October 2013 to October 2014
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 4,998.8 5,087.9 89.1 1.8
Labour force 3,450.7 3,402.2 -48.5 -1.4
Employment 3,165.6 3,127.2 -38.4 -1.2
Unemployment 285.1 274.9 -10.2 -3.6
Unemployment rate (%) 8.3 8.1 -0.2
Participation rate (%) 69.0 66.9 -2.1
Employment rate (%) 63.3 61.5 -1.8
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 632.7 639.2 6.5 1.0
Labour force 395.9 411.6 15.7 4.0
Employment 367.7 388.6 20.9 5.7
Unemployment 28.2 23.0 -5.2 -18.4
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 5.6 -1.5
Participation rate (%) 62.6 64.4 1.8
Employment rate (%) 58.1 60.8 2.7
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 341.1 342.1 1.0 0.3
Labour force 209.8 210.9 1.1 0.5
Employment 193.4 197.9 4.5 2.3
Unemployment 16.4 13.0 -3.4 -20.7
Unemployment rate (%) 7.8 6.2 -1.6
Participation rate (%) 61.5 61.6 0.1
Employment rate (%) 56.7 57.8 1.1

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