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.))
  January 2015 January 2016 January 2015 to January 2016 January 2015 to January 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,059.6 5,146.3 86.7 1.7
Labour force 3,302.2 3,442.6 140.4 4.3
Employment 3,066.1 3,213.9 147.8 4.8
Unemployment 236.1 228.7 -7.4 -3.1
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 6.6 -0.5
Participation rate (%) 65.3 66.9 1.6
Employment rate (%) 60.6 62.5 1.9
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 639.1 645.9 6.8 1.1
Labour force 399.5 406.3 6.8 1.7
Employment 379.3 381.7 2.4 0.6
Unemployment 20.2 24.6 4.4 21.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.1 6.1 1.0
Participation rate (%) 62.5 62.9 0.4
Employment rate (%) 59.3 59.1 -0.2
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 342.7 343.9 1.2 0.4
Labour force 208.0 222.2 14.2 6.8
Employment 193.5 202.3 8.8 4.5
Unemployment 14.5 19.9 5.4 37.2
Unemployment rate (%) 7.0 9.0 2.0
Participation rate (%) 60.7 64.6 3.9
Employment rate (%) 56.5 58.8 2.3

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