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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  February
2020
March
2020
Standard error1 February to March 2020 March 2019 to March 2020 February to March 2020 March 2019 to March 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 31,027.7 31,074.0 ... 46.3 491.6 0.1 1.6
Labour force 20,323.2 19,725.7 30.8 -597.5 -373.8 -2.9 -1.9
Employment 19,189.4 18,178.7 30.9 -1,010.7 -765.2 -5.3 -4.0
Full-time employment 15,608.8 15,134.8 41.9 -474.0 -223.5 -3.0 -1.5
Part-time employment 3,580.6 3,043.9 39.4 -536.7 -541.7 -15.0 -15.1
Unemployment 1,133.8 1,547.0 26.0 413.2 391.4 36.4 33.9
Participation rate 65.5 63.5 0.1 -2.0 -2.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.6 7.8 0.1 2.2 2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 61.8 58.5 0.1 -3.3 -3.4 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,400.4 4,402.9 ... 2.5 37.0 0.1 0.8
Labour force 2,845.5 2,598.3 17.8 -247.2 -199.6 -8.7 -7.1
Employment 2,553.0 2,160.5 16.9 -392.5 -337.8 -15.4 -13.5
Full-time employment 1,305.0 1,234.5 20.5 -70.5 -58.8 -5.4 -4.5
Part-time employment 1,248.0 926.0 22.1 -322.0 -279.0 -25.8 -23.2
Unemployment 292.5 437.8 14.9 145.3 138.2 49.7 46.1
Participation rate 64.7 59.0 0.4 -5.7 -5.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.3 16.8 0.5 6.5 6.1 ... ...
Employment rate 58.0 49.1 0.4 -8.9 -8.1 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 26,627.3 26,671.1 ... 43.8 454.5 0.2 1.7
Labour force 17,477.7 17,127.4 24.9 -350.3 -174.2 -2.0 -1.0
Employment 16,636.4 16,018.2 25.6 -618.2 -427.5 -3.7 -2.6
Full-time employment 14,303.8 13,900.3 36.4 -403.5 -164.7 -2.8 -1.2
Part-time employment 2,332.7 2,117.9 32.8 -214.8 -262.7 -9.2 -11.0
Unemployment 841.3 1,109.2 20.8 267.9 253.3 31.8 29.6
Participation rate 65.6 64.2 0.1 -1.4 -1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 6.5 0.1 1.7 1.6 ... ...
Employment rate 62.5 60.1 0.1 -2.4 -2.6 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,043.4 13,065.9 ... 22.5 231.6 0.2 1.8
Labour force 9,250.8 9,116.0 16.3 -134.8 -23.1 -1.5 -0.3
Employment 8,794.5 8,579.5 17.2 -215.0 -85.7 -2.4 -1.0
Full-time employment 8,062.1 7,895.3 23.4 -166.8 -37.8 -2.1 -0.5
Part-time employment 732.4 684.2 19.7 -48.2 -48.0 -6.6 -6.6
Unemployment 456.4 536.5 15.3 80.1 62.6 17.6 13.2
Participation rate 70.9 69.8 0.1 -1.1 -1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 5.9 0.2 1.0 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 67.4 65.7 0.1 -1.7 -1.8 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,583.9 13,605.2 ... 21.3 222.9 0.2 1.7
Labour force 8,226.9 8,011.4 17.5 -215.5 -151.1 -2.6 -1.9
Employment 7,842.0 7,438.7 17.4 -403.3 -341.7 -5.1 -4.4
Full-time employment 6,241.7 6,005.0 27.5 -236.7 -127.0 -3.8 -2.1
Part-time employment 1,600.3 1,433.7 25.8 -166.6 -214.7 -10.4 -13.0
Unemployment 384.9 572.7 13.8 187.8 190.6 48.8 49.9
Participation rate 60.6 58.9 0.1 -1.7 -2.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 7.1 0.2 2.4 2.4 ... ...
Employment rate 57.7 54.7 0.1 -3.0 -3.4 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 14,949.9 14,968.8 ... 18.9 153.6 0.1 1.0
Labour force 13,041.7 12,848.4 23.5 -193.3 -97.8 -1.5 -0.8
Employment 12,425.6 11,999.6 24.8 -426.0 -326.4 -3.4 -2.6
Unemployment 616.1 848.8 18.7 232.7 228.7 37.8 36.9
Participation rate 87.2 85.8 0.2 -1.4 -1.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.7 6.6 0.1 1.9 1.8 ... ...
Employment rate 83.1 80.2 0.2 -2.9 -3.0 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,452.1 7,462.3 ... 10.2 82.7 0.1 1.1
Labour force 6,789.4 6,733.1 15.0 -56.3 -4.0 -0.8 -0.1
Employment 6,462.7 6,335.1 16.5 -127.6 -69.1 -2.0 -1.1
Unemployment 326.7 398.0 13.6 71.3 65.0 21.8 19.5
Participation rate 91.1 90.2 0.2 -0.9 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 5.9 0.2 1.1 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 86.7 84.9 0.2 -1.8 -1.9 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,497.7 7,506.4 ... 8.7 70.8 0.1 1.0
Labour force 6,252.3 6,115.2 17.0 -137.1 -93.8 -2.2 -1.5
Employment 5,963.0 5,664.5 17.4 -298.5 -257.4 -5.0 -4.3
Unemployment 289.3 450.8 12.5 161.5 163.6 55.8 57.0
Participation rate 83.4 81.5 0.2 -1.9 -2.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 7.4 0.2 2.8 2.8 ... ...
Employment rate 79.5 75.5 0.2 -4.0 -4.1 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 11,677.5 11,702.3 ... 24.8 300.9 0.2 2.6
Labour force 4,436.0 4,279.1 19.7 -156.9 -76.4 -3.5 -1.8
Employment 4,210.8 4,018.7 19.9 -192.1 -100.9 -4.6 -2.4
Unemployment 225.2 260.4 10.4 35.2 24.6 15.6 10.4
Participation rate 38.0 36.6 0.2 -1.4 -1.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 6.1 0.2 1.0 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 36.1 34.3 0.2 -1.8 -1.8 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,591.3 5,603.6 ... 12.3 148.9 0.2 2.7
Labour force 2,461.4 2,382.9 13.1 -78.5 -19.1 -3.2 -0.8
Employment 2,331.8 2,244.4 13.3 -87.4 -16.7 -3.7 -0.7
Unemployment 129.6 138.5 7.8 8.9 -2.4 6.9 -1.7
Participation rate 44.0 42.5 0.2 -1.5 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.8 0.3 0.5 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 41.7 40.1 0.2 -1.6 -1.4 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,086.2 6,098.8 ... 12.6 152.1 0.2 2.6
Labour force 1,974.6 1,896.2 13.6 -78.4 -57.3 -4.0 -2.9
Employment 1,879.0 1,774.3 13.7 -104.7 -84.3 -5.6 -4.5
Unemployment 95.6 121.9 6.6 26.3 27.0 27.5 28.5
Participation rate 32.4 31.1 0.2 -1.3 -1.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 6.4 0.3 1.6 1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 30.9 29.1 0.2 -1.8 -2.2 ... ...
...
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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