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Table 1 
Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  February 2013 March 2013 February to March 2013 March 2012 to March 2013 February to March 2013 March 2012 to March 2013
  thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates)change in thousands (except rates) % change% change
Both sexes, 15 years and over            
Population 28,526.3 28,551.2 24.9 343.1 0.1 1.2
Labour force 19,028.9 19,016.6 -12.3 219.2 -0.1 1.2
Employment 17,696.4 17,641.9 -54.5 203.3 -0.3 1.2
Full-time 14,373.0 14,319.0 -54.0 180.0 -0.4 1.3
Part-time 3,323.4 3,323.0 -0.4 23.4 0.0 0.7
Unemployment 1,332.6 1,374.7 42.1 15.9 3.2 1.2
Participation rate 66.7 66.6 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.2 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 62.0 61.8 -0.2 0.0 ... ...
Part-time rate 18.8 18.8 0.0 -0.1 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years            
Population 4,453.8 4,452.5 -1.3 -4.2 0.0 -0.1
Labour force 2,843.4 2,851.2 7.8 7.9 0.3 0.3
Employment 2,456.8 2,446.9 -9.9 0.5 -0.4 0.0
Full-time 1,283.3 1,285.7 2.4 -18.0 0.2 -1.4
Part-time 1,173.5 1,161.1 -12.4 18.4 -1.1 1.6
Unemployment 386.6 404.4 17.8 7.5 4.6 1.9
Participation rate 63.8 64.0 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.6 14.2 0.6 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 55.2 55.0 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 47.8 47.5 -0.3 0.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over            
Population 11,783.7 11,796.8 13.1 174.6 0.1 1.5
Labour force 8,556.8 8,549.5 -7.3 89.1 -0.1 1.1
Employment 8,047.2 8,024.7 -22.5 98.1 -0.3 1.2
Full-time 7,448.3 7,414.7 -33.6 102.7 -0.5 1.4
Part-time 598.9 609.9 11.0 -4.7 1.8 -0.8
Unemployment 509.6 524.8 15.2 -9.0 3.0 -1.7
Participation rate 72.6 72.5 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 6.1 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 68.3 68.0 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.4 7.6 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over            
Population 12,288.9 12,302.0 13.1 172.8 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,628.7 7,615.9 -12.8 122.2 -0.2 1.6
Employment 7,192.3 7,170.4 -21.9 104.8 -0.3 1.5
Full-time 5,641.3 5,618.5 -22.8 95.1 -0.4 1.7
Part-time 1,551.0 1,551.9 0.9 9.7 0.1 0.6
Unemployment 436.3 445.5 9.2 17.4 2.1 4.1
Participation rate 62.1 61.9 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.8 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 58.5 58.3 -0.2 0.0 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.6 21.6 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.
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