Labour force characteristics, unadjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average) (Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (Ont.), Brantford (Ont.), Guelph (Ont.))

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Labour force characteristics, unadjusted, by census metropolitan area (3 month moving average)
(Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (Ont.), Brantford (Ont.), Guelph (Ont.))
  December 2016 December 2017 December 2016 to December 2017 December 2016 to December 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (Ont.)        
Population 428.2 434.5 6.3 1.5
Labour force 294.8 300.3 5.5 1.9
Employment 281.9 287.4 5.5 2.0
Unemployment 12.9 12.9 0.0 0.0
Unemployment rate (%) 4.4 4.3 -0.1
Participation rate (%) 68.8 69.1 0.3
Employment rate (%) 65.8 66.1 0.3
Brantford (Ont.)        
Population 113.7 115.3 1.6 1.4
Labour force 76.7 78.6 1.9 2.5
Employment 73.2 74.9 1.7 2.3
Unemployment 3.6 3.7 0.1 2.8
Unemployment rate (%) 4.7 4.7 0.0
Participation rate (%) 67.5 68.2 0.7
Employment rate (%) 64.4 65.0 0.6
Guelph (Ont.)        
Population 131.2 133.6 2.4 1.8
Labour force 94.2 96.5 2.3 2.4
Employment 90.5 91.0 0.5 0.6
Unemployment 3.7 5.4 1.7 45.9
Unemployment rate (%) 3.9 5.6 1.7
Participation rate (%) 71.8 72.2 0.4
Employment rate (%) 69.0 68.1 -0.9

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