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

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  September
2016
October
2016
Standard error1 September to October 2016 October 2015 to October 2016 September to October 2016 October 2015 to October 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 29,662.4 29,681.8 ... 19.4 304.3 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,479.7 19,525.7 30.3 46.0 149.3 0.2 0.8
Employment 18,116.7 18,160.6 29.9 43.9 139.6 0.2 0.8
Full-time 14,628.7 14,605.6 41.1 -23.1 15.5 -0.2 0.1
Part-time 3,487.9 3,555.0 38.2 67.1 124.0 1.9 3.6
Unemployment 1,363.1 1,365.0 25.3 1.9 9.7 0.1 0.7
Participation rate 65.7 65.8 0.1 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 19.3 19.6 0.2 0.3 0.5 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,377.0 4,373.1 ... -3.9 -47.5 -0.1 -1.1
Labour force 2,793.1 2,816.5 17.5 23.4 -35.3 0.8 -1.2
Employment 2,425.7 2,451.6 16.3 25.9 -23.1 1.1 -0.9
Full-time 1,276.7 1,263.3 20.4 -13.4 -25.2 -1.0 -2.0
Part-time 1,149.0 1,188.3 21.1 39.3 2.2 3.4 0.2
Unemployment 367.4 364.9 14.7 -2.5 -12.2 -0.7 -3.2
Participation rate 63.8 64.4 0.4 0.6 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.2 13.0 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 55.4 56.1 0.4 0.7 0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 47.4 48.5 0.8 1.1 0.5 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 12,368.6 12,379.9 ... 11.3 171.4 0.1 1.4
Labour force 8,822.0 8,835.6 15.8 13.6 47.5 0.2 0.5
Employment 8,241.1 8,247.2 16.8 6.1 8.4 0.1 0.1
Full-time 7,516.6 7,504.7 23.0 -11.9 -68.5 -0.2 -0.9
Part-time 724.5 742.5 18.4 18.0 76.8 2.5 11.5
Unemployment 581.0 588.4 15.1 7.4 39.1 1.3 7.1
Participation rate 71.3 71.4 0.1 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.7 0.2 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 66.6 66.6 0.1 0.0 -0.9 ... ...
Part-time rate 8.8 9.0 0.2 0.2 0.9 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,916.8 12,928.8 ... 12.0 180.5 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,864.6 7,873.6 17.4 9.0 137.2 0.1 1.8
Employment 7,449.9 7,461.8 17.0 11.9 154.3 0.2 2.1
Full-time 5,835.4 5,837.5 26.4 2.1 109.1 0.0 1.9
Part-time 1,614.5 1,624.3 25.1 9.8 45.2 0.6 2.9
Unemployment 414.7 411.7 13.9 -3.0 -17.2 -0.7 -4.0
Participation rate 60.9 60.9 0.1 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 57.7 57.7 0.1 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.7 21.8 0.3 0.1 0.2 ... ...
...
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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