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.))
  May 2015 May 2016 May 2015 to May 2016 May 2015 to May 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,086.5 5,175.1 88.6 1.7
Labour force 3,368.9 3,458.2 89.3 2.7
Employment 3,130.7 3,207.8 77.1 2.5
Unemployment 238.1 250.4 12.3 5.2
Unemployment rate (%) 7.1 7.2 0.1
Participation rate (%) 66.2 66.8 0.6
Employment rate (%) 61.5 62.0 0.5
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 641.1 648.4 7.3 1.1
Labour force 403.4 406.7 3.3 0.8
Employment 382.4 382.3 -0.1 0.0
Unemployment 21.0 24.4 3.4 16.2
Unemployment rate (%) 5.2 6.0 0.8
Participation rate (%) 62.9 62.7 -0.2
Employment rate (%) 59.6 59.0 -0.6
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 342.9 344.5 1.6 0.5
Labour force 214.8 213.6 -1.2 -0.6
Employment 200.6 196.3 -4.3 -2.1
Unemployment 14.2 17.3 3.1 21.8
Unemployment rate (%) 6.6 8.1 1.5
Participation rate (%) 62.6 62.0 -0.6
Employment rate (%) 58.5 57.0 -1.5

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