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

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  December
2014
January
2015
Standard error1 December 2014 to January 2015 January 2014 to January 2015 December 2014 to January 2015 January 2014 to January 2015
  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 29,116.6 29,139.2 ... 22.6 305.7 0.1 1.1
Labour force 19,127.7 19,148.4 29.4 20.7 56.2 0.1 0.3
Employment 17,851.5 17,886.9 28.8 35.4 127.6 0.2 0.7
Full-time 14,466.0 14,454.2 39.6 -11.8 107.8 -0.1 0.8
Part-time 3,385.5 3,432.7 36.4 47.2 19.9 1.4 0.6
Unemployment 1,276.2 1,261.5 24.6 -14.7 -71.4 -1.2 -5.4
Participation rate 65.7 65.7 0.1 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.7 6.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 61.4 0.1 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 19.0 19.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,455.0 4,451.4 ... -3.6 -40.2 -0.1 -0.9
Labour force 2,875.8 2,860.5 17.1 -15.3 4.4 -0.5 0.2
Employment 2,488.9 2,495.6 15.7 6.7 30.3 0.3 1.2
Full-time 1,289.5 1,286.5 19.0 -3.0 26.2 -0.2 2.1
Part-time 1,199.3 1,209.1 19.8 9.8 4.1 0.8 0.3
Unemployment 387.0 364.9 14.6 -22.1 -26.0 -5.7 -6.7
Participation rate 64.6 64.3 0.4 -0.3 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.5 12.8 0.5 -0.7 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 55.9 56.1 0.4 0.2 1.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 48.2 48.4 0.7 0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 12,061.6 12,074.8 ... 13.2 169.0 0.1 1.4
Labour force 8,631.7 8,636.1 15.5 4.4 46.2 0.1 0.5
Employment 8,143.5 8,137.5 16.5 -6.0 79.1 -0.1 1.0
Full-time 7,502.2 7,455.4 22.3 -46.8 35.4 -0.6 0.5
Part-time 641.3 682.1 18.4 40.8 43.7 6.4 6.8
Unemployment 488.2 498.6 14.5 10.4 -32.9 2.1 -6.2
Participation rate 71.6 71.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.8 0.2 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 67.5 67.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.9 8.4 0.2 0.5 0.5 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,599.9 12,613.1 ... 13.2 177.0 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,620.2 7,651.7 16.7 31.5 5.5 0.4 0.1
Employment 7,219.2 7,253.7 16.3 34.5 18.1 0.5 0.3
Full-time 5,674.2 5,712.2 25.3 38.0 46.0 0.7 0.8
Part-time 1,544.9 1,541.5 24.0 -3.4 -28.0 -0.2 -1.8
Unemployment 401.0 398.0 13.4 -3.0 -12.5 -0.7 -3.0
Participation rate 60.5 60.7 0.1 0.2 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.3 57.5 0.1 0.2 -0.7 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.4 21.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
CANSIM table 282-0087.
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