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.))
  February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 to February 2017 February 2016 to February 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Toronto (Ont.)        
Population 5,153.1 5,247.4 94.3 1.8
Labour force 3,427.1 3,439.2 12.1 0.4
Employment 3,193.2 3,206.5 13.3 0.4
Unemployment 233.9 232.7 -1.2 -0.5
Unemployment rate (%) 6.8 6.8 0.0
Participation rate (%) 66.5 65.5 -1.0
Employment rate (%) 62.0 61.1 -0.9
Hamilton (Ont.)        
Population 646.5 654.6 8.1 1.3
Labour force 404.1 419.5 15.4 3.8
Employment 380.8 396.1 15.3 4.0
Unemployment 23.3 23.4 0.1 0.4
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8 5.6 -0.2
Participation rate (%) 62.5 64.1 1.6
Employment rate (%) 58.9 60.5 1.6
St. Catharines-Niagara (Ont.)        
Population 344.0 346.4 2.4 0.7
Labour force 222.1 209.2 -12.9 -5.8
Employment 201.5 194.1 -7.4 -3.7
Unemployment 20.6 15.1 -5.5 -26.7
Unemployment rate (%) 9.3 7.2 -2.1
Participation rate (%) 64.6 60.4 -4.2
Employment rate (%) 58.6 56.0 -2.6

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