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.))
  February 2016 February 2017 February 2016 to February 2017 February 2016 to February 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (Ont.)        
Population 423.9 429.0 5.1 1.2
Labour force 301.8 298.1 -3.7 -1.2
Employment 284.2 281.6 -2.6 -0.9
Unemployment 17.6 16.5 -1.1 -6.3
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8 5.5 -0.3
Participation rate (%) 71.2 69.5 -1.7
Employment rate (%) 67.0 65.6 -1.4
Brantford (Ont.)        
Population 112.4 113.9 1.5 1.3
Labour force 71.0 76.3 5.3 7.5
Employment 66.8 73.1 6.3 9.4
Unemployment 4.2 3.3 -0.9 -21.4
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 4.3 -1.6
Participation rate (%) 63.2 67.0 3.8
Employment rate (%) 59.4 64.2 4.8
Guelph (Ont.)        
Population 129.6 131.5 1.9 1.5
Labour force 98.9 94.2 -4.7 -4.8
Employment 95.3 88.9 -6.4 -6.7
Unemployment 3.6 5.3 1.7 47.2
Unemployment rate (%) 3.6 5.6 2.0
Participation rate (%) 76.3 71.6 -4.7
Employment rate (%) 73.5 67.6 -5.9

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