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.))
  April 2015 April 2016 April 2015 to April 2016 April 2015 to April 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,080.1 5,167.5 87.4 1.7
Labour force 3,316.1 3,421.2 105.1 3.2
Employment 3,086.6 3,172.5 85.9 2.8
Unemployment 229.5 248.7 19.2 8.4
Unemployment rate (%) 6.9 7.3 0.4
Participation rate (%) 65.3 66.2 0.9
Employment rate (%) 60.8 61.4 0.6
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 640.6 647.7 7.1 1.1
Labour force 395.2 406.0 10.8 2.7
Employment 374.7 383.7 9.0 2.4
Unemployment 20.5 22.3 1.8 8.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.2 5.5 0.3
Participation rate (%) 61.7 62.7 1.0
Employment rate (%) 58.5 59.2 0.7
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 342.8 344.3 1.5 0.4
Labour force 213.5 214.5 1.0 0.5
Employment 198.1 196.6 -1.5 -0.8
Unemployment 15.3 17.8 2.5 16.3
Unemployment rate (%) 7.2 8.3 1.1
Participation rate (%) 62.3 62.3 0.0
Employment rate (%) 57.8 57.1 -0.7

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