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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  September
2019
October
2019
Standard error1 September to October 2019 October 2018 to October 2019 September to October 2019 October 2018 to October 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 30,854.9 30,896.0 ... 41.1 476.4 0.1 1.6
Labour force 20,278.4 20,286.0 30.0 7.6 427.2 0.0 2.2
Employment 19,165.2 19,163.4 30.1 -1.8 442.5 0.0 2.4
Full-time employment 15,552.3 15,536.2 42.3 -16.1 338.3 -0.1 2.2
Part-time employment 3,612.9 3,627.2 38.9 14.3 104.1 0.4 3.0
Unemployment 1,113.2 1,122.7 25.0 9.5 -15.1 0.9 -1.3
Participation rate 65.7 65.7 0.1 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.5 0.1 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 62.1 62.0 0.1 -0.1 0.5 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,389.5 4,393.3 ... 3.8 36.7 0.1 0.8
Labour force 2,864.5 2,850.7 17.3 -13.8 132.3 -0.5 4.9
Employment 2,522.5 2,528.4 16.4 5.9 108.2 0.2 4.5
Full-time employment 1,282.2 1,275.3 20.5 -6.9 17.9 -0.5 1.4
Part-time employment 1,240.3 1,253.1 21.6 12.8 90.2 1.0 7.8
Unemployment 342.0 322.4 14.2 -19.6 24.3 -5.7 8.2
Participation rate 65.3 64.9 0.4 -0.4 2.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.9 11.3 0.5 -0.6 0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 57.6 0.4 0.1 2.0 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 26,465.4 26,502.7 ... 37.3 439.6 0.1 1.7
Labour force 17,413.9 17,435.3 24.7 21.4 294.9 0.1 1.7
Employment 16,642.7 16,635.0 25.2 -7.7 334.3 0.0 2.1
Full-time employment 14,270.1 14,260.9 36.7 -9.2 320.4 -0.1 2.3
Part-time employment 2,372.7 2,374.1 32.4 1.4 13.9 0.1 0.6
Unemployment 771.1 800.3 20.4 29.2 -39.4 3.8 -4.7
Participation rate 65.8 65.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.6 0.1 0.2 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 62.9 62.8 0.1 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 12,961.1 12,979.9 ... 18.8 224.4 0.1 1.8
Labour force 9,202.7 9,213.3 16.3 10.6 217.0 0.1 2.4
Employment 8,788.7 8,776.4 16.9 -12.3 224.9 -0.1 2.6
Full-time employment 8,022.8 8,026.1 23.4 3.3 213.3 0.0 2.7
Part-time employment 765.9 750.3 19.5 -15.6 11.6 -2.0 1.6
Unemployment 414.0 436.9 14.8 22.9 -7.9 5.5 -1.8
Participation rate 71.0 71.0 0.1 0.0 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.7 0.2 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 67.8 67.6 0.1 -0.2 0.6 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,504.4 13,522.8 ... 18.4 215.3 0.1 1.6
Labour force 8,211.2 8,222.0 17.2 10.8 77.9 0.1 1.0
Employment 7,854.1 7,858.6 17.3 4.5 109.4 0.1 1.4
Full-time employment 6,247.3 6,234.8 27.7 -12.5 107.1 -0.2 1.7
Part-time employment 1,606.8 1,623.8 26.0 17.0 2.3 1.1 0.1
Unemployment 357.1 363.4 13.8 6.3 -31.5 1.8 -8.0
Participation rate 60.8 60.8 0.1 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.4 0.2 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 58.2 58.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 14,897.4 14,911.3 ... 13.9 129.4 0.1 0.9
Labour force 13,015.9 13,011.5 23.2 -4.4 109.4 0.0 0.8
Employment 12,458.4 12,419.6 24.5 -38.8 147.5 -0.3 1.2
Unemployment 557.5 591.9 18.4 34.4 -38.1 6.2 -6.0
Participation rate 87.4 87.3 0.2 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.5 0.1 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 83.6 83.3 0.2 -0.3 0.3 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,423.9 7,431.2 ... 7.3 70.7 0.1 1.0
Labour force 6,781.6 6,772.5 15.1 -9.1 84.5 -0.1 1.3
Employment 6,485.3 6,456.6 16.3 -28.7 93.8 -0.4 1.5
Unemployment 296.2 315.9 13.2 19.7 -9.3 6.7 -2.9
Participation rate 91.3 91.1 0.2 -0.2 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.7 0.2 0.3 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 87.4 86.9 0.2 -0.5 0.5 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,473.5 7,480.1 ... 6.6 58.7 0.1 0.8
Labour force 6,234.4 6,239.0 16.7 4.6 25.0 0.1 0.4
Employment 5,973.1 5,963.0 17.4 -10.1 53.7 -0.2 0.9
Unemployment 261.3 276.0 12.6 14.7 -28.7 5.6 -9.4
Participation rate 83.4 83.4 0.2 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.4 0.2 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 79.9 79.7 0.2 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 11,568.0 11,591.4 ... 23.4 310.2 0.2 2.7
Labour force 4,397.9 4,423.8 20.0 25.9 185.5 0.6 4.4
Employment 4,184.3 4,215.4 20.2 31.1 186.8 0.7 4.6
Unemployment 213.6 208.4 10.3 -5.2 -1.3 -2.4 -0.6
Participation rate 38.0 38.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 4.7 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 36.2 36.4 0.2 0.2 0.7 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,537.1 5,548.8 ... 11.7 153.8 0.2 2.9
Labour force 2,421.1 2,440.8 13.1 19.7 132.5 0.8 5.7
Employment 2,303.3 2,319.8 13.4 16.5 131.1 0.7 6.0
Unemployment 117.8 121.1 7.7 3.3 1.5 2.8 1.3
Participation rate 43.7 44.0 0.2 0.3 1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 5.0 0.3 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 41.6 41.8 0.2 0.2 1.2 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,030.9 6,042.6 ... 11.7 156.5 0.2 2.7
Labour force 1,976.8 1,983.0 13.7 6.2 52.9 0.3 2.7
Employment 1,881.0 1,895.7 13.7 14.7 55.8 0.8 3.0
Unemployment 95.8 87.3 6.6 -8.5 -2.8 -8.9 -3.1
Participation rate 32.8 32.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 4.4 0.3 -0.4 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 31.2 31.4 0.2 0.2 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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