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

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  August
2015
September
2015
Standard error1 August to September 2015 September 2014 to September 2015 August to September 2015 September 2014 to September 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 29,321.5 29,352.3 ... 30.8 296.8 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,312.0 19,342.6 29.2 30.6 198.9 0.2 1.0
Employment 17,966.0 17,978.1 29.1 12.1 161.2 0.1 0.9
Full-time 14,639.7 14,577.8 41.8 -61.9 201.5 -0.4 1.4
Part-time 3,326.3 3,400.3 38.4 74.0 -40.3 2.2 -1.2
Unemployment 1,346.1 1,364.5 24.9 18.4 37.7 1.4 2.8
Participation rate 65.9 65.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 61.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 18.5 18.9 0.2 0.4 -0.4 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,428.8 4,424.1 ... -4.7 -43.0 -0.1 -1.0
Labour force 2,832.9 2,847.5 17.1 14.6 -77.0 0.5 -2.6
Employment 2,460.8 2,462.4 16.0 1.6 -29.4 0.1 -1.2
Full-time 1,272.5 1,283.2 19.8 10.7 -1.0 0.8 -0.1
Part-time 1,188.3 1,179.2 20.9 -9.1 -28.3 -0.8 -2.3
Unemployment 372.0 385.1 14.8 13.1 -47.7 3.5 -11.0
Participation rate 64.0 64.4 0.4 0.4 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.1 13.5 0.5 0.4 -1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 55.6 55.7 0.4 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 48.3 47.9 0.8 -0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 12,177.1 12,194.7 ... 17.6 168.1 0.1 1.4
Labour force 8,769.6 8,780.3 15.8 10.7 164.3 0.1 1.9
Employment 8,215.6 8,221.8 16.9 6.2 115.3 0.1 1.4
Full-time 7,599.4 7,574.2 23.1 -25.2 118.0 -0.3 1.6
Part-time 616.2 647.6 18.9 31.4 -2.8 5.1 -0.4
Unemployment 554.1 558.4 14.8 4.3 48.9 0.8 9.6
Participation rate 72.0 72.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 6.4 0.2 0.1 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 67.5 67.4 0.1 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.5 7.9 0.2 0.4 -0.1 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,715.6 12,733.4 ... 17.8 171.6 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,709.5 7,714.9 16.4 5.4 111.7 0.1 1.5
Employment 7,289.6 7,293.8 16.4 4.2 75.2 0.1 1.0
Full-time 5,767.8 5,720.4 27.4 -47.4 84.5 -0.8 1.5
Part-time 1,521.8 1,573.4 25.9 51.6 -9.4 3.4 -0.6
Unemployment 419.9 421.0 13.1 1.1 36.4 0.3 9.5
Participation rate 60.6 60.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.5 0.2 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.3 57.3 0.1 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 20.9 21.6 0.3 0.7 -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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