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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex – Seasonally adjusted
  November
2017
December
2017
Standard error1 November to December 2017 December 2016 to December 2017 November to December 2017 December 2016 to December 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 30,033.3 30,058.9 ... 25.6 341.0 0.1 1.1
Labour force 19,725.4 19,777.9 29.4 52.5 211.3 0.3 1.1
Employment 18,568.9 18,647.5 29.4 78.6 422.5 0.4 2.3
Full-time 15,048.3 15,072.0 40.6 23.7 394.2 0.2 2.7
Part-time 3,520.6 3,575.5 37.4 54.9 28.2 1.6 0.8
Unemployment 1,156.5 1,130.4 24.8 -26.1 -211.2 -2.3 -15.7
Participation rate 65.7 65.8 0.1 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 5.7 0.1 -0.2 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.8 62.0 0.1 0.2 0.7 ... ...
Youths, 15 to 24 years              
Population 4,346.7 4,346.1 ... -0.6 -19.8 0.0 -0.5
Labour force 2,793.3 2,770.8 17.1 -22.5 -32.6 -0.8 -1.2
Employment 2,491.7 2,485.1 16.2 -6.6 33.7 -0.3 1.4
Full-time 1,299.8 1,262.7 19.3 -37.1 14.5 -2.9 1.2
Part-time 1,191.9 1,222.4 20.4 30.5 19.2 2.6 1.6
Unemployment 301.7 285.7 14.5 -16.0 -66.3 -5.3 -18.8
Participation rate 64.3 63.8 0.4 -0.5 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.8 10.3 0.5 -0.5 -2.3 ... ...
Employment rate 57.3 57.2 0.4 -0.1 1.1 ... ...
Men, 25 years and over              
Population 12,566.8 12,579.8 ... 13.0 178.6 0.1 1.4
Labour force 8,916.5 8,959.8 15.8 43.3 97.6 0.5 1.1
Employment 8,446.5 8,498.0 16.7 51.5 200.9 0.6 2.4
Full-time 7,762.6 7,773.2 22.7 10.6 205.4 0.1 2.7
Part-time 684.0 724.7 18.7 40.7 -4.6 6.0 -0.6
Unemployment 470.0 461.8 14.8 -8.2 -103.3 -1.7 -18.3
Participation rate 71.0 71.2 0.1 0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.2 0.2 -0.1 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 67.2 67.6 0.1 0.4 0.7 ... ...
Women, 25 years and over              
Population 13,119.7 13,133.0 ... 13.3 182.2 0.1 1.4
Labour force 8,015.6 8,047.3 16.8 31.7 146.3 0.4 1.9
Employment 7,630.7 7,664.4 16.9 33.7 187.9 0.4 2.5
Full-time 5,985.9 6,036.1 26.5 50.2 174.4 0.8 3.0
Part-time 1,644.8 1,628.3 25.0 -16.5 13.5 -1.0 0.8
Unemployment 384.9 382.9 13.3 -2.0 -41.6 -0.5 -9.8
Participation rate 61.1 61.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 4.8 0.2 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 58.2 58.4 0.1 0.2 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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