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

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  December
2015
January
2016
Standard error1 December 2015 to January 2016 January 2015 to January 2016 December 2015 to January 2016 January 2015 to January 2016
  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 29,419.0 29,439.8 ... 20.8 300.6 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,397.3 19,395.5 29.8 -1.8 248.8 0.0 1.3
Employment 18,010.9 18,005.2 29.5 -5.7 125.5 0.0 0.7
Full-time 14,617.8 14,623.4 42.5 5.6 171.5 0.0 1.2
Part-time 3,393.1 3,381.8 39.7 -11.3 -45.9 -0.3 -1.3
Unemployment 1,386.4 1,390.3 25.3 3.9 123.2 0.3 9.7
Participation rate 65.9 65.9 0.1 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 7.2 0.1 0.1 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 61.2 0.1 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 18.8 18.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,412.0 4,407.3 ... -4.7 -44.1 -0.1 -1.0
Labour force 2,808.3 2,813.0 17.4 4.7 -49.1 0.2 -1.7
Employment 2,442.5 2,447.0 16.4 4.5 -48.3 0.2 -1.9
Full-time 1,288.8 1,309.6 20.6 20.8 22.5 1.6 1.7
Part-time 1,153.7 1,137.4 21.4 -16.3 -70.8 -1.4 -5.9
Unemployment 365.8 366.0 14.9 0.2 -0.8 0.1 -0.2
Participation rate 63.7 63.8 0.4 0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.0 13.0 0.5 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 55.4 55.5 0.4 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Part-time rate 47.2 46.5 0.8 -0.8 -1.9 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 12,232.6 12,244.7 ... 12.1 169.9 0.1 1.4
Labour force 8,812.4 8,801.0 16.0 -11.4 164.0 -0.1 1.9
Employment 8,228.2 8,207.3 16.7 -20.9 73.1 -0.3 0.9
Full-time 7,577.0 7,549.9 23.4 -27.1 94.1 -0.4 1.3
Part-time 651.2 657.3 19.2 6.1 -21.1 0.9 -3.1
Unemployment 584.2 593.7 14.9 9.5 90.9 1.6 18.1
Participation rate 72.0 71.9 0.1 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.7 0.2 0.1 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 67.3 67.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Part-time rate 7.9 8.0 0.2 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,774.4 12,787.9 ... 13.5 174.8 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,776.5 7,781.5 17.0 5.0 133.8 0.1 1.7
Employment 7,340.2 7,350.9 16.9 10.7 100.8 0.1 1.4
Full-time 5,752.0 5,763.9 27.9 11.9 54.9 0.2 1.0
Part-time 1,588.2 1,587.1 26.7 -1.1 46.0 -0.1 3.0
Unemployment 436.3 430.5 13.5 -5.8 32.9 -1.3 8.3
Participation rate 60.9 60.9 0.1 0.0 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 5.5 0.2 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 57.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.6 21.6 0.4 0.0 0.3 ... ...
...
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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