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

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  January
2016
February
2016
Standard error1 January to February 2016 February 2015 to February 2016 January to February 2016 February 2015 to February 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 29,439.8 29,465.4 ... 25.6 304.7 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,395.5 19,413.3 29.8 17.8 212.6 0.1 1.1
Employment 18,005.2 18,002.9 29.5 -2.3 117.9 0.0 0.7
Full-time 14,623.4 14,571.6 42.5 -51.8 81.6 -0.4 0.6
Part-time 3,381.8 3,431.3 39.7 49.5 36.3 1.5 1.1
Unemployment 1,390.3 1,410.4 25.3 20.1 94.7 1.4 7.2
Participation rate 65.9 65.9 0.1 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 7.3 0.1 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 61.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 18.8 19.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,407.3 4,402.6 ... -4.7 -44.3 -0.1 -1.0
Labour force 2,813.0 2,804.2 17.4 -8.8 -66.1 -0.3 -2.3
Employment 2,447.0 2,431.4 16.4 -15.6 -55.5 -0.6 -2.2
Full-time 1,309.6 1,288.7 20.6 -20.9 19.1 -1.6 1.5
Part-time 1,137.4 1,142.6 21.4 5.2 -74.7 0.5 -6.1
Unemployment 366.0 372.9 14.9 6.9 -10.4 1.9 -2.7
Participation rate 63.8 63.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.0 13.3 0.5 0.3 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 55.5 55.2 0.4 -0.3 -0.7 ... ...
Part-time rate 46.5 47.0 0.8 0.5 -2.0 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 12,244.7 12,259.4 ... 14.7 171.9 0.1 1.4
Labour force 8,801.0 8,828.9 16.0 27.9 151.6 0.3 1.7
Employment 8,207.3 8,222.2 16.7 14.9 79.9 0.2 1.0
Full-time 7,549.9 7,545.4 23.4 -4.5 42.1 -0.1 0.6
Part-time 657.3 676.8 19.2 19.5 37.8 3.0 5.9
Unemployment 593.7 606.7 14.9 13.0 71.7 2.2 13.4
Participation rate 71.9 72.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.7 6.9 0.2 0.2 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 67.0 67.1 0.1 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Part-time rate 8.0 8.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,787.9 12,803.4 ... 15.5 177.2 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,781.5 7,780.2 17.0 -1.3 127.1 0.0 1.7
Employment 7,350.9 7,349.3 16.9 -1.6 93.6 0.0 1.3
Full-time 5,763.9 5,737.4 27.9 -26.5 20.3 -0.5 0.4
Part-time 1,587.1 1,611.9 26.7 24.8 73.3 1.6 4.8
Unemployment 430.5 430.8 13.5 0.3 33.4 0.1 8.4
Participation rate 60.9 60.8 0.1 -0.1 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.5 0.2 0.0 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 57.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.6 21.9 0.4 0.3 0.7 ... ...
...
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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