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

Labour force characteristics by age and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  November
2016
December
2016
Standard error1 November to December 2016 December 2015 to December 2016 November to December 2016 December 2015 to December 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 29,700.5 29,717.9 ... 17.4 298.9 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,498.1 19,566.6 30.3 68.5 169.3 0.4 0.9
Employment 18,171.3 18,225.0 29.9 53.7 214.1 0.3 1.2
Full-time 14,596.9 14,678.2 41.1 81.3 60.4 0.6 0.4
Part-time 3,574.4 3,546.8 38.2 -27.6 153.7 -0.8 4.5
Unemployment 1,326.9 1,341.6 25.3 14.7 -44.8 1.1 -3.2
Participation rate 65.6 65.8 0.1 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.9 0.1 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 61.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Part-time rate 19.7 19.5 0.2 -0.2 0.6 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,369.3 4,365.9 ... -3.4 -46.1 -0.1 -1.0
Labour force 2,802.4 2,803.4 17.5 1.0 -4.9 0.0 -0.2
Employment 2,440.2 2,451.4 16.3 11.2 8.9 0.5 0.4
Full-time 1,223.9 1,248.3 20.4 24.4 -40.5 2.0 -3.1
Part-time 1,216.3 1,203.1 21.1 -13.2 49.4 -1.1 4.3
Unemployment 362.2 352.0 14.7 -10.2 -13.8 -2.8 -3.8
Participation rate 64.1 64.2 0.4 0.1 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.9 12.6 0.5 -0.3 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 55.8 56.1 0.4 0.3 0.7 ... ...
Part-time rate 49.8 49.1 0.8 -0.8 1.8 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 12,390.9 12,401.2 ... 10.3 168.6 0.1 1.4
Labour force 8,846.6 8,862.2 15.8 15.6 49.8 0.2 0.6
Employment 8,281.9 8,297.1 16.8 15.2 68.9 0.2 0.8
Full-time 7,537.7 7,568.2 23.0 30.5 -8.8 0.4 -0.1
Part-time 744.2 728.9 18.4 -15.3 77.7 -2.1 11.9
Unemployment 564.7 565.1 15.1 0.4 -19.1 0.1 -3.3
Participation rate 71.4 71.5 0.1 0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.4 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 66.8 66.9 0.1 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Part-time rate 9.0 8.8 0.2 -0.2 0.9 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,940.3 12,950.8 ... 10.5 176.4 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,849.1 7,901.0 17.4 51.9 124.5 0.7 1.6
Employment 7,449.2 7,476.5 17.0 27.3 136.3 0.4 1.9
Full-time 5,835.3 5,861.7 26.4 26.4 109.7 0.5 1.9
Part-time 1,613.9 1,614.8 25.1 0.9 26.6 0.1 1.7
Unemployment 400.0 424.5 13.9 24.5 -11.8 6.1 -2.7
Participation rate 60.7 61.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.4 0.2 0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 57.6 57.7 0.1 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Part-time rate 21.7 21.6 0.3 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
...
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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