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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  February
2017
March
2017
Standard error1 February to March 2017 March 2016 to March 2017 February to March 2017 March 2016 to March 2017
  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 29,764.3 29,791.9 ... 27.6 299.4 0.1 1.0
Labour force 19,574.7 19,621.7 29.8 47.0 210.1 0.2 1.1
Employment 18,288.6 18,308.0 29.5 19.4 276.4 0.1 1.5
Full-time 14,798.7 14,817.1 40.5 18.4 223.1 0.1 1.5
Part-time 3,489.9 3,490.9 37.7 1.0 53.3 0.0 1.6
Unemployment 1,286.1 1,313.7 25.1 27.6 -66.3 2.1 -4.8
Participation rate 65.8 65.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.7 0.1 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 61.4 61.5 0.1 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Part-time rate 19.1 19.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,358.4 4,356.9 ... -1.5 -42.8 0.0 -1.0
Labour force 2,783.8 2,789.2 17.3 5.4 -17.5 0.2 -0.6
Employment 2,438.1 2,433.2 16.1 -4.9 3.3 -0.2 0.1
Full-time 1,236.5 1,254.6 19.8 18.1 1.7 1.5 0.1
Part-time 1,201.6 1,178.6 20.8 -23.0 1.6 -1.9 0.1
Unemployment 345.7 355.9 14.6 10.2 -20.9 3.0 -5.5
Participation rate 63.9 64.0 0.4 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.4 12.8 0.5 0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 55.9 55.8 0.4 -0.1 0.6 ... ...
Part-time rate 49.3 48.4 0.8 -0.8 0.0 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 12,426.9 12,441.4 ... 14.5 167.2 0.1 1.4
Labour force 8,869.5 8,902.8 15.6 33.3 97.7 0.4 1.1
Employment 8,344.7 8,370.8 16.6 26.1 146.2 0.3 1.8
Full-time 7,607.0 7,636.7 22.6 29.7 78.1 0.4 1.0
Part-time 737.7 734.1 18.3 -3.6 68.2 -0.5 10.2
Unemployment 524.8 532.0 15.1 7.2 -48.5 1.4 -8.4
Participation rate 71.4 71.6 0.1 0.2 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 6.0 0.2 0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 67.2 67.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 ... ...
Part-time rate 8.8 8.8 0.2 -0.1 0.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 12,979.0 12,993.7 ... 14.7 175.0 0.1 1.4
Labour force 7,921.4 7,929.8 17.2 8.4 130.1 0.1 1.7
Employment 7,505.7 7,504.0 17.2 -1.7 126.9 0.0 1.7
Full-time 5,955.2 5,925.8 26.6 -29.4 143.3 -0.5 2.5
Part-time 1,550.5 1,578.3 25.1 27.8 -16.3 1.8 -1.0
Unemployment 415.7 425.8 13.6 10.1 3.2 2.4 0.8
Participation rate 61.0 61.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 5.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 57.8 57.8 0.1 0.0 0.3 ... ...
Part-time rate 20.7 21.0 0.3 0.4 -0.6 ... ...
...
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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