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.))
  January 2016 January 2017 January 2016 to January 2017 January 2016 to January 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (Ont.)        
Population 423.6 428.6 5.0 1.2
Labour force 300.7 296.3 -4.4 -1.5
Employment 283.0 281.3 -1.7 -0.6
Unemployment 17.6 15.0 -2.6 -14.8
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 5.1 -0.8
Participation rate (%) 71.0 69.1 -1.9
Employment rate (%) 66.8 65.6 -1.2
Brantford (Ont.)        
Population 112.3 113.8 1.5 1.3
Labour force 70.9 77.0 6.1 8.6
Employment 66.7 73.7 7.0 10.5
Unemployment 4.2 3.3 -0.9 -21.4
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 4.3 -1.6
Participation rate (%) 63.1 67.7 4.6
Employment rate (%) 59.4 64.8 5.4
Guelph (Ont.)        
Population 129.5 131.3 1.8 1.4
Labour force 98.6 94.6 -4.0 -4.1
Employment 94.9 89.6 -5.3 -5.6
Unemployment 3.7 5.0 1.3 35.1
Unemployment rate (%) 3.8 5.3 1.5
Participation rate (%) 76.1 72.0 -4.1
Employment rate (%) 73.3 68.2 -5.1

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