>
Statistics Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Table 1 Labour force characteristics by age and sex

Warning View the most recent version.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please "contact us" to request a format other than those available.

Labour force characteristics by age and sex
  August 2009 September 2009 August to September 2009 September 2008 to September 2009 August to September 2009 September 2008 to September 2009
  Seasonally adjusted
  thousands change in thousands % change
Both sexes, 15 years and over            
Population 27,358.4 27,401.5 43.1 388.7 0.2 1.4
Labour force 18,412.3 18,387.8 -24.5 65.8 -0.1 0.4
Employment 16,807.4 16,838.0 30.6 -354.4 0.2 -2.1
Full-time 13,518.0 13,609.6 91.6 -358.4 0.7 -2.6
Part-time 3,289.4 3,228.4 -61.0 4.0 -1.9 0.1
Unemployment 1,604.9 1,549.7 -55.2 420.1 -3.4 37.2
Participation rate 67.3 67.1 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.7 8.4 -0.3 2.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.4 61.4 0.0 -2.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 19.6 19.2 -0.4 0.4 ...  ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years            
Population 4,396.8 4,398.4 1.6 18.3 0.0 0.4
Labour force 2,858.3 2,821.8 -36.5 -141.8 -1.3 -4.8
Employment 2,391.0 2,395.2 4.2 -240.3 0.2 -9.1
Full-time 1,213.3 1,271.1 57.8 -153.1 4.8 -10.7
Part-time 1,177.7 1,124.1 -53.6 -87.2 -4.6 -7.2
Unemployment 467.3 426.6 -40.7 98.5 -8.7 30.0
Participation rate 65.0 64.2 -0.8 -3.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 16.3 15.1 -1.2 4.0 ... ...
Employment rate 54.4 54.5 0.1 -5.7 ... ...
Part-time rate 49.3 46.9 -2.4 0.9 ...  ...
Men, 25 years and over            
Population 11,228.2 11,249.6 21.4 188.1 0.2 1.7
Labour force 8,272.1 8,244.1 -28.0 65.0 -0.3 0.8
Employment 7,576.8 7,561.9 -14.9 -164.8 -0.2 -2.1
Full-time 7,000.3 6,967.7 -32.6 -211.1 -0.5 -2.9
Part-time 576.5 594.2 17.7 46.4 3.1 8.5
Unemployment 695.3 682.2 -13.1 229.8 -1.9 50.8
Participation rate 73.7 73.3 -0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.4 8.3 -0.1 2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 67.5 67.2 -0.3 -2.7 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.6 7.9 0.3 0.8 ...  ...
Women, 25 years and over            
Population 11,733.4 11,753.5 20.1 182.4 0.2 1.6
Labour force 7,281.9 7,321.8 39.9 142.5 0.5 2.0
Employment 6,839.6 6,880.9 41.3 50.6 0.6 0.7
Full-time 5,304.5 5,370.8 66.3 5.8 1.2 0.1
Part-time 1,535.1 1,510.1 -25.0 44.8 -1.6 3.1
Unemployment 442.3 440.9 -1.4 91.8 -0.3 26.3
Participation rate 62.1 62.3 0.2 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.0 -0.1 1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 58.3 58.5 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Part-time rate 22.4 21.9 -0.5 0.4 ...  ...
not applicable
Note(s):
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.