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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  January
2020
February
2020
Standard error1 January to February 2020 February 2019 to February 2020 January to February 2020 February 2019 to February 2020
  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 30,995.4 31,027.7 ... 32.3 475.1 0.1 1.6
Labour force 20,283.5 20,323.2 30.8 39.7 219.1 0.2 1.1
Employment 19,159.1 19,189.4 30.9 30.3 245.3 0.2 1.3
Full-time employment 15,571.2 15,608.8 41.9 37.6 252.0 0.2 1.6
Part-time employment 3,587.9 3,580.6 39.4 -7.3 -6.7 -0.2 -0.2
Unemployment 1,124.4 1,133.8 26.0 9.4 -26.2 0.8 -2.3
Participation rate 65.4 65.5 0.1 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.6 0.1 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 61.8 61.8 0.1 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,398.5 4,400.4 ... 1.9 37.0 0.0 0.8
Labour force 2,822.5 2,845.5 17.8 23.0 43.7 0.8 1.6
Employment 2,531.3 2,553.0 16.9 21.7 54.2 0.9 2.2
Full-time employment 1,298.8 1,305.0 20.5 6.2 5.7 0.5 0.4
Part-time employment 1,232.5 1,248.0 22.1 15.5 48.5 1.3 4.0
Unemployment 291.2 292.5 14.9 1.3 -10.4 0.4 -3.4
Participation rate 64.2 64.7 0.4 0.5 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.3 10.3 0.5 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 57.5 58.0 0.4 0.5 0.7 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 26,596.9 26,627.3 ... 30.4 438.1 0.1 1.7
Labour force 17,461.1 17,477.7 24.9 16.6 175.3 0.1 1.0
Employment 16,627.8 16,636.4 25.6 8.6 191.1 0.1 1.2
Full-time employment 14,272.4 14,303.8 36.4 31.4 246.3 0.2 1.8
Part-time employment 2,355.4 2,332.7 32.8 -22.7 -55.1 -1.0 -2.3
Unemployment 833.3 841.3 20.8 8.0 -15.8 1.0 -1.8
Participation rate 65.7 65.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 4.8 0.1 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 62.5 62.5 0.1 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,027.8 13,043.4 ... 15.6 222.9 0.1 1.7
Labour force 9,229.3 9,250.8 16.3 21.5 135.1 0.2 1.5
Employment 8,776.7 8,794.5 17.2 17.8 156.2 0.2 1.8
Full-time employment 8,022.5 8,062.1 23.4 39.6 156.6 0.5 2.0
Part-time employment 754.2 732.4 19.7 -21.8 -0.4 -2.9 -0.1
Unemployment 452.5 456.4 15.3 3.9 -21.0 0.9 -4.4
Participation rate 70.8 70.9 0.1 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 4.9 0.2 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 67.4 67.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,569.0 13,583.9 ... 14.9 215.1 0.1 1.6
Labour force 8,231.8 8,226.9 17.5 -4.9 40.2 -0.1 0.5
Employment 7,851.1 7,842.0 17.4 -9.1 35.0 -0.1 0.4
Full-time employment 6,249.9 6,241.7 27.5 -8.2 89.7 -0.1 1.5
Part-time employment 1,601.2 1,600.3 25.8 -0.9 -54.7 -0.1 -3.3
Unemployment 380.7 384.9 13.8 4.2 5.3 1.1 1.4
Participation rate 60.7 60.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 4.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 57.9 57.7 0.1 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 14,938.3 14,949.9 ... 11.6 140.6 0.1 0.9
Labour force 13,049.3 13,041.7 23.5 -7.6 68.5 -0.1 0.5
Employment 12,422.3 12,425.6 24.8 3.3 72.4 0.0 0.6
Unemployment 627.1 616.1 18.7 -11.0 -4.0 -1.8 -0.6
Participation rate 87.4 87.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 4.7 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 83.2 83.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,445.9 7,452.1 ... 6.2 75.6 0.1 1.0
Labour force 6,780.6 6,789.4 15.0 8.8 62.1 0.1 0.9
Employment 6,447.8 6,462.7 16.5 14.9 71.6 0.2 1.1
Unemployment 332.7 326.7 13.6 -6.0 -9.6 -1.8 -2.9
Participation rate 91.1 91.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 4.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 86.6 86.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,492.5 7,497.7 ... 5.2 64.8 0.1 0.9
Labour force 6,268.7 6,252.3 17.0 -16.4 6.4 -0.3 0.1
Employment 5,974.4 5,963.0 17.4 -11.4 0.9 -0.2 0.0
Unemployment 294.3 289.3 12.5 -5.0 5.5 -1.7 1.9
Participation rate 83.7 83.4 0.2 -0.3 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 4.6 0.2 -0.1 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 79.7 79.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.7 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 11,658.5 11,677.5 ... 19.0 297.6 0.2 2.6
Labour force 4,411.8 4,436.0 19.7 24.2 106.9 0.5 2.5
Employment 4,205.6 4,210.8 19.9 5.2 118.7 0.1 2.9
Unemployment 206.2 225.2 10.4 19.0 -11.8 9.2 -5.0
Participation rate 37.8 38.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 5.1 0.2 0.4 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 36.1 36.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,582.0 5,591.3 ... 9.3 147.3 0.2 2.7
Labour force 2,448.7 2,461.4 13.1 12.7 73.1 0.5 3.1
Employment 2,328.9 2,331.8 13.3 2.9 84.6 0.1 3.8
Unemployment 119.8 129.6 7.8 9.8 -11.6 8.2 -8.2
Participation rate 43.9 44.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 5.3 0.3 0.4 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 41.7 41.7 0.2 0.0 0.4 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,076.6 6,086.2 ... 9.6 150.3 0.2 2.5
Labour force 1,963.1 1,974.6 13.6 11.5 33.8 0.6 1.7
Employment 1,876.7 1,879.0 13.7 2.3 34.1 0.1 1.8
Unemployment 86.4 95.6 6.6 9.2 -0.2 10.6 -0.2
Participation rate 32.3 32.4 0.2 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.8 0.3 0.4 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 30.9 30.9 0.2 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
...
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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