Table 8 
Labour force characteristics by Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver census metropolitan areas, monthly, seasonally adjusted 

Labour force characteristics by Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver census metropolitan areas, monthly, 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
Montréal, Quebec              
Population 3,545.7 3,551.6 ... 5.9 55.1 0.2 1.6
Labour force 2,350.1 2,279.4 17.0 -70.7 -48.0 -3.0 -2.1
Employment 2,237.1 2,078.0 17.1 -159.1 -119.0 -7.1 -5.4
Unemployment 113.1 201.3 11.2 88.2 70.9 78.0 54.4
Participation rate 66.3 64.2 0.5 -2.1 -2.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 8.8 0.5 4.0 3.2 ... ...
Employment rate 63.1 58.5 0.5 -4.6 -4.3 ... ...
Toronto, Ontario              
Population 5,647.8 5,660.9 ... 13.1 142.5 0.2 2.6
Labour force 3,760.3 3,592.0 22.8 -168.3 -96.9 -4.5 -2.6
Employment 3,554.2 3,327.2 22.8 -227.0 -116.4 -6.4 -3.4
Unemployment 206.1 264.8 15.3 58.7 19.5 28.5 7.9
Participation rate 66.6 63.5 0.4 -3.1 -3.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 7.4 0.4 1.9 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 62.9 58.8 0.4 -4.1 -3.6 ... ...
Vancouver, British Columbia               
Population 2,302.1 2,307.1 ... 5.0 52.4 0.2 2.3
Labour force 1,543.7 1,465.6 12.1 -78.1 -83.1 -5.1 -5.4
Employment 1,473.3 1,356.0 11.9 -117.3 -123.3 -8.0 -8.3
Unemployment 70.5 109.6 7.6 39.1 40.2 55.5 57.9
Participation rate 67.1 63.5 0.5 -3.6 -5.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 7.5 0.5 2.9 3.0 ... ...
Employment rate 64.0 58.8 0.5 -5.2 -6.8 ... ...
...
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 14-10-0295-02 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0136).
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