Table 1 
Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  July
2019
August
2019
Standard error1 July to August 2019 August 2018 to August 2019 July to August 2019 August 2018 to August 2019
  thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates)thousands (except rates) change in thousands (except rates)change in thousands (except rates) % change% change
15 years and over, both sexes              
Population 30,761.9 30,803.8 ... 41.9 451.6 0.1 1.5
Labour force 20,180.3 20,271.6 30.0 91.3 443.8 0.5 2.2
Employment 19,030.4 19,111.5 30.1 81.1 471.3 0.4 2.5
Full-time employment 15,458.5 15,482.3 42.3 23.8 306.1 0.2 2.0
Part-time employment 3,572.0 3,629.2 38.9 57.2 165.2 1.6 4.8
Unemployment 1,149.9 1,160.1 25.0 10.2 -27.6 0.9 -2.3
Participation rate 65.6 65.8 0.1 0.2 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.7 0.1 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 61.9 62.0 0.1 0.1 0.6 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,381.4 4,384.9 ... 3.5 30.1 0.1 0.7
Labour force 2,816.4 2,867.7 17.3 51.3 104.8 1.8 3.8
Employment 2,495.3 2,537.3 16.4 42.0 74.8 1.7 3.0
Full-time employment 1,280.6 1,311.9 20.5 31.3 13.3 2.4 1.0
Part-time employment 1,214.7 1,225.3 21.6 10.6 61.4 0.9 5.3
Unemployment 321.1 330.5 14.2 9.4 30.1 2.9 10.0
Participation rate 64.3 65.4 0.4 1.1 2.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.4 11.5 0.5 0.1 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 57.0 57.9 0.4 0.9 1.4 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 26,380.6 26,418.9 ... 38.3 421.5 0.1 1.6
Labour force 17,364.0 17,403.9 24.7 39.9 339.0 0.2 2.0
Employment 16,535.2 16,574.2 25.2 39.0 396.5 0.2 2.5
Full-time employment 14,177.9 14,170.4 36.7 -7.5 292.9 -0.1 2.1
Part-time employment 2,357.3 2,403.8 32.4 46.5 103.7 2.0 4.5
Unemployment 828.8 829.7 20.4 0.9 -57.6 0.1 -6.5
Participation rate 65.8 65.9 0.1 0.1 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 4.8 0.1 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 62.7 62.7 0.1 0.0 0.5 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 12,917.4 12,937.0 ... 19.6 215.1 0.2 1.7
Labour force 9,204.9 9,231.3 16.3 26.4 268.3 0.3 3.0
Employment 8,736.8 8,761.8 16.9 25.0 276.9 0.3 3.3
Full-time employment 7,951.3 7,975.2 23.4 23.9 186.0 0.3 2.4
Part-time employment 785.6 786.5 19.5 0.9 90.8 0.1 13.1
Unemployment 468.1 469.6 14.8 1.5 -8.5 0.3 -1.8
Participation rate 71.3 71.4 0.1 0.1 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.1 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 67.6 67.7 0.1 0.1 1.0 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,463.1 13,481.9 ... 18.8 206.4 0.1 1.6
Labour force 8,159.0 8,172.5 17.2 13.5 70.5 0.2 0.9
Employment 7,798.3 7,812.4 17.3 14.1 119.6 0.2 1.6
Full-time employment 6,226.6 6,195.1 27.7 -31.5 106.7 -0.5 1.8
Part-time employment 1,571.8 1,617.3 26.0 45.5 12.9 2.9 0.8
Unemployment 360.7 360.1 13.8 -0.6 -49.1 -0.2 -12.0
Participation rate 60.6 60.6 0.1 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.4 0.2 0.0 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 57.9 57.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 14,867.2 14,880.4 ... 13.2 114.0 0.1 0.8
Labour force 12,985.3 13,004.8 23.2 19.5 151.8 0.2 1.2
Employment 12,372.1 12,389.1 24.5 17.0 201.9 0.1 1.7
Unemployment 613.2 615.7 18.4 2.5 -50.1 0.4 -7.5
Participation rate 87.3 87.4 0.2 0.1 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.7 0.1 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 83.2 83.3 0.2 0.1 0.8 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,407.4 7,414.5 ... 7.1 62.8 0.1 0.9
Labour force 6,771.4 6,784.6 15.1 13.2 123.9 0.2 1.9
Employment 6,436.8 6,449.4 16.3 12.6 138.0 0.2 2.2
Unemployment 334.7 335.2 13.2 0.5 -14.1 0.1 -4.0
Participation rate 91.4 91.5 0.2 0.1 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 4.9 0.2 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 86.9 87.0 0.2 0.1 1.2 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,459.8 7,465.8 ... 6.0 51.1 0.1 0.7
Labour force 6,213.9 6,220.2 16.7 6.3 27.9 0.1 0.5
Employment 5,935.3 5,939.7 17.4 4.4 64.0 0.1 1.1
Unemployment 278.6 280.5 12.6 1.9 -36.1 0.7 -11.4
Participation rate 83.3 83.3 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.5 0.2 0.0 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 79.6 79.6 0.2 0.0 0.4 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 11,513.4 11,538.5 ... 25.1 307.5 0.2 2.7
Labour force 4,378.6 4,399.1 20.0 20.5 187.2 0.5 4.4
Employment 4,163.1 4,185.1 20.2 22.0 194.6 0.5 4.9
Unemployment 215.5 214.0 10.3 -1.5 -7.5 -0.7 -3.4
Participation rate 38.0 38.1 0.2 0.1 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 4.9 0.2 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 36.2 36.3 0.2 0.1 0.8 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,510.0 5,522.5 ... 12.5 152.2 0.2 2.8
Labour force 2,433.5 2,446.7 13.1 13.2 144.4 0.5 6.3
Employment 2,300.1 2,312.4 13.4 12.3 139.0 0.5 6.4
Unemployment 133.4 134.4 7.7 1.0 5.6 0.7 4.3
Participation rate 44.2 44.3 0.2 0.1 1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.5 0.3 0.0 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 41.7 41.9 0.2 0.2 1.4 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,003.4 6,016.0 ... 12.6 155.3 0.2 2.6
Labour force 1,945.2 1,952.3 13.7 7.1 42.6 0.4 2.2
Employment 1,863.0 1,872.8 13.7 9.8 55.8 0.5 3.1
Unemployment 82.1 79.6 6.6 -2.5 -13.1 -3.0 -14.1
Participation rate 32.4 32.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 31.0 31.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 ... ...
...
not applicable
Note(s):
The sum of individual categories may not always add up to the total as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0287-02 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0087).
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