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

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  April 2013 May 2013 Standard error1 April to May 2013 May 2012 to May 2013 April to May 2013 May 2012 to May 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 28,588.7 28,619.6 ... 30.9 348.0 0.1 1.2
Labour force 19,016.1 19,097.0 29.1 80.9 217.6 0.4 1.2
Employment 17,654.4 17,749.4 28.7 95.0 250.2 0.5 1.4
Full-time 14,355.0 14,431.7 38.2 76.7 258.8 0.5 1.8
Part-time 3,299.4 3,317.6 35.1 18.2 -8.7 0.6 -0.3
Unemployment 1,361.7 1,347.6 25.2 -14.1 -32.7 -1.0 -2.4
Participation rate 66.5 66.7 0.1 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 7.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.8 62.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 18.7 18.7 0.2 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,451.2 4,450.1 ... -1.1 -7.2 0.0 -0.2
Labour force 2,839.5 2,873.4 17.2 33.9 31.5 1.2 1.1
Employment 2,428.1 2,482.5 15.9 54.4 48.2 2.2 2.0
Full-time 1,292.0 1,338.0 18.5 46.0 60.5 3.6 4.7
Part-time 1,136.2 1,144.6 19.4 8.4 -12.2 0.7 -1.1
Unemployment 411.4 390.9 15.1 -20.5 -16.7 -5.0 -4.1
Participation rate 63.8 64.6 0.4 0.8 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.5 13.6 0.5 -0.9 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 54.5 55.8 0.4 1.3 1.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 46.8 46.1 0.7 -0.7 -1.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 11,815.9 11,831.8 ... 15.9 177.9 0.1 1.5
Labour force 8,567.0 8,593.7 15.1 26.7 92.1 0.3 1.1
Employment 8,042.6 8,058.4 16.3 15.8 87.4 0.2 1.1
Full-time 7,416.7 7,442.2 21.6 25.5 79.6 0.3 1.1
Part-time 625.9 616.3 17.4 -9.6 8.0 -1.5 1.3
Unemployment 524.4 535.3 14.7 10.9 4.7 2.1 0.9
Participation rate 72.5 72.6 0.1 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 68.1 68.1 0.1 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.8 7.6 0.2 -0.2 0.0 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,321.5 12,337.6 ... 16.1 177.2 0.1 1.5
Labour force 7,609.6 7,629.8 16.5 20.2 93.9 0.3 1.2
Employment 7,183.7 7,208.4 16.4 24.7 114.5 0.3 1.6
Full-time 5,646.4 5,651.6 25.0 5.2 118.8 0.1 2.1
Part-time 1,537.4 1,556.8 23.6 19.4 -4.4 1.3 -0.3
Unemployment 425.9 421.4 13.4 -4.5 -20.6 -1.1 -4.7
Participation rate 61.8 61.8 0.1 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 58.3 58.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.4 21.6 0.3 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.
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