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.))
  April 2016 April 2017 April 2016 to April 2017 April 2016 to April 2017
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (Ont.)        
Population 424.6 429.9 5.3 1.2
Labour force 303.0 300.9 -2.1 -0.7
Employment 284.9 284.2 -0.7 -0.2
Unemployment 18.0 16.7 -1.3 -7.2
Unemployment rate (%) 5.9 5.6 -0.3
Participation rate (%) 71.4 70.0 -1.4
Employment rate (%) 67.1 66.1 -1.0
Brantford (Ont.)        
Population 112.6 114.1 1.5 1.3
Labour force 72.0 74.7 2.7 3.8
Employment 66.7 71.1 4.4 6.6
Unemployment 5.3 3.6 -1.7 -32.1
Unemployment rate (%) 7.4 4.8 -2.6
Participation rate (%) 63.9 65.5 1.6
Employment rate (%) 59.2 62.3 3.1
Guelph (Ont.)        
Population 129.9 131.8 1.9 1.5
Labour force 97.4 93.5 -3.9 -4.0
Employment 92.6 89.2 -3.4 -3.7
Unemployment 4.8 4.2 -0.6 -12.5
Unemployment rate (%) 4.9 4.5 -0.4
Participation rate (%) 75.0 70.9 -4.1
Employment rate (%) 71.3 67.7 -3.6

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