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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 2014 May 2014 Standard error1 April to May 2014 May 2013 to May 2014 April to May 2014 May 2013 to May 2014
  thousands (except rates)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 28,965.1 28,996.2 ... 31.1 376.6 0.1 1.3
Labour force 19,133.0 19,173.9 29.1 40.9 82.3 0.2 0.4
Employment 17,804.3 17,830.1 28.9 25.8 85.5 0.1 0.5
Full-time 14,425.5 14,396.4 39.2 -29.1 -26.7 -0.2 -0.2
Part-time 3,378.8 3,433.7 36.1 54.9 112.2 1.6 3.4
Unemployment 1,328.6 1,343.8 24.9 15.2 -3.2 1.1 -0.2
Participation rate 66.1 66.1 0.1 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.9 7.0 0.1 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.5 61.5 0.1 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Part-time rate 19.0 19.3 0.2 0.3 0.6 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,429.5 4,426.9 ... -2.6 -23.2 -0.1 -0.5
Labour force 2,802.8 2,855.4 17.2 52.6 -12.7 1.9 -0.4
Employment 2,426.1 2,474.7 15.8 48.6 -2.7 2.0 -0.1
Full-time 1,248.3 1,281.0 18.6 32.7 -47.8 2.6 -3.6
Part-time 1,177.8 1,193.7 19.7 15.9 45.1 1.3 3.9
Unemployment 376.7 380.6 14.6 3.9 -10.1 1.0 -2.6
Participation rate 63.3 64.5 0.4 1.2 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.4 13.3 0.5 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 54.8 55.9 0.4 1.1 0.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 48.5 48.2 0.7 -0.3 1.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 12,018.3 12,035.8 ... 17.5 204.0 0.1 1.7
Labour force 8,661.0 8,637.2 15.1 -23.8 44.9 -0.3 0.5
Employment 8,128.1 8,110.4 16.4 -17.7 53.3 -0.2 0.7
Full-time 7,482.4 7,447.5 22.0 -34.9 8.1 -0.5 0.1
Part-time 645.6 662.9 18.0 17.3 45.2 2.7 7.3
Unemployment 532.9 526.8 14.5 -6.1 -8.4 -1.1 -1.6
Participation rate 72.1 71.8 0.1 -0.3 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 67.6 67.4 0.1 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.9 8.2 0.2 0.3 0.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,517.3 12,533.5 ... 16.2 195.9 0.1 1.6
Labour force 7,669.2 7,681.3 16.6 12.1 50.1 0.2 0.7
Employment 7,250.2 7,245.0 16.4 -5.2 34.9 -0.1 0.5
Full-time 5,694.8 5,667.9 25.7 -26.9 13.0 -0.5 0.2
Part-time 1,555.4 1,577.1 24.0 21.7 21.9 1.4 1.4
Unemployment 419.0 436.4 13.3 17.4 15.3 4.2 3.6
Participation rate 61.3 61.3 0.1 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.9 57.8 0.1 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.5 21.8 0.3 0.3 0.2 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s): 
Related CANSIM table 282-0087. The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
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