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 2015 December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016
  thousands change (thousands) % change
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (Ont.)        
Population 423.3 428.2 4.9 1.2
Labour force 300.0 294.8 -5.2 -1.7
Employment 283.2 281.9 -1.3 -0.5
Unemployment 16.8 12.9 -3.9 -23.2
Unemployment rate (%) 5.6 4.4 -1.2
Participation rate (%) 70.9 68.8 -2.1
Employment rate (%) 66.9 65.8 -1.1
Brantford (Ont.)        
Population 112.2 113.7 1.5 1.3
Labour force 71.3 76.7 5.4 7.6
Employment 67.8 73.2 5.4 8.0
Unemployment 3.5 3.6 0.1 2.9
Unemployment rate (%) 4.9 4.7 -0.2
Participation rate (%) 63.5 67.5 4.0
Employment rate (%) 60.4 64.4 4.0
Guelph (Ont.)        
Population 129.3 131.2 1.9 1.5
Labour force 97.1 94.2 -2.9 -3.0
Employment 93.5 90.5 -3.0 -3.2
Unemployment 3.6 3.7 0.1 2.8
Unemployment rate (%) 3.7 3.9 0.2
Participation rate (%) 75.1 71.8 -3.3
Employment rate (%) 72.3 69.0 -3.3

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