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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  March
2020
April
2020
Standard error1 March to April 2020 April 2019 to April 2020 March to April 2020 April 2019 to April 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 31,074.0 31,094.7 ... 20.7 468.9 0.1 1.5
Labour force 19,725.7 18,603.2 30.8 -1,122.5 -1,593.0 -5.7 -7.9
Employment 18,178.7 16,184.9 30.9 -1,993.8 -2,856.7 -11.0 -15.0
Full-time employment 15,134.8 13,662.8 41.9 -1,472.0 -1,767.9 -9.7 -11.5
Part-time employment 3,043.9 2,522.0 39.4 -521.9 -1,088.9 -17.1 -30.2
Unemployment 1,547.0 2,418.3 26.0 871.3 1,263.7 56.3 109.4
Participation rate 63.5 59.8 0.1 -3.7 -6.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.8 13.0 0.1 5.2 7.3 ... ...
Employment rate 58.5 52.1 0.1 -6.4 -10.1 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,402.9 4,403.0 ... 0.1 33.6 0.0 0.8
Labour force 2,598.3 2,306.8 17.8 -291.5 -532.2 -11.2 -18.7
Employment 2,160.5 1,680.4 16.9 -480.1 -863.5 -22.2 -33.9
Full-time employment 1,234.5 1,015.3 20.5 -219.2 -267.7 -17.8 -20.9
Part-time employment 926.0 665.1 22.1 -260.9 -595.8 -28.2 -47.3
Unemployment 437.8 626.4 14.9 188.6 331.3 43.1 112.3
Participation rate 59.0 52.4 0.4 -6.6 -12.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 16.8 27.2 0.5 10.4 16.8 ... ...
Employment rate 49.1 38.2 0.4 -10.9 -20.0 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 26,671.1 26,691.7 ... 20.6 435.3 0.1 1.7
Labour force 17,127.4 16,296.3 24.9 -831.1 -1,060.9 -4.9 -6.1
Employment 16,018.2 14,504.5 25.6 -1,513.7 -1,993.2 -9.4 -12.1
Full-time employment 13,900.3 12,647.5 36.4 -1,252.8 -1,500.2 -9.0 -10.6
Part-time employment 2,117.9 1,856.9 32.8 -261.0 -493.1 -12.3 -21.0
Unemployment 1,109.2 1,791.8 20.8 682.6 932.3 61.5 108.5
Participation rate 64.2 61.1 0.1 -3.1 -5.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.5 11.0 0.1 4.5 6.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.1 54.3 0.1 -5.8 -8.5 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,065.9 13,076.7 ... 10.8 222.3 0.1 1.7
Labour force 9,116.0 8,650.0 16.3 -466.0 -516.8 -5.1 -5.6
Employment 8,579.5 7,718.7 17.2 -860.8 -970.1 -10.0 -11.2
Full-time employment 7,895.3 7,118.9 23.4 -776.4 -822.0 -9.8 -10.4
Part-time employment 684.2 599.8 19.7 -84.4 -148.2 -12.3 -19.8
Unemployment 536.5 931.3 15.3 394.8 453.3 73.6 94.8
Participation rate 69.8 66.1 0.1 -3.7 -5.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 10.8 0.2 4.9 5.6 ... ...
Employment rate 65.7 59.0 0.1 -6.7 -8.6 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,605.2 13,615.0 ... 9.8 213.0 0.1 1.6
Labour force 8,011.4 7,646.3 17.5 -365.1 -544.1 -4.6 -6.6
Employment 7,438.7 6,785.8 17.4 -652.9 -1,023.1 -8.8 -13.1
Full-time employment 6,005.0 5,528.7 27.5 -476.3 -678.1 -7.9 -10.9
Part-time employment 1,433.7 1,257.2 25.8 -176.5 -344.8 -12.3 -21.5
Unemployment 572.7 860.5 13.8 287.8 479.0 50.3 125.6
Participation rate 58.9 56.2 0.1 -2.7 -4.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 11.3 0.2 4.2 6.6 ... ...
Employment rate 54.7 49.8 0.1 -4.9 -8.5 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 14,968.8 14,970.7 ... 1.9 144.7 0.0 1.0
Labour force 12,848.4 12,203.9 23.5 -644.5 -775.5 -5.0 -6.0
Employment 11,999.6 10,862.6 24.8 -1,137.0 -1,485.9 -9.5 -12.0
Unemployment 848.8 1,341.3 18.7 492.5 710.4 58.0 112.6
Participation rate 85.8 81.5 0.2 -4.3 -6.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 11.0 0.1 4.4 6.1 ... ...
Employment rate 80.2 72.6 0.2 -7.6 -10.7 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,462.3 7,463.9 ... 1.6 78.4 0.0 1.1
Labour force 6,733.1 6,366.9 15.0 -366.2 -375.7 -5.4 -5.6
Employment 6,335.1 5,689.4 16.5 -645.7 -715.3 -10.2 -11.2
Unemployment 398.0 677.6 13.6 279.6 339.7 70.3 100.5
Participation rate 90.2 85.3 0.2 -4.9 -6.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.9 10.6 0.2 4.7 5.6 ... ...
Employment rate 84.9 76.2 0.2 -8.7 -10.5 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,506.4 7,506.8 ... 0.4 66.2 0.0 0.9
Labour force 6,115.2 5,836.9 17.0 -278.3 -399.9 -4.6 -6.4
Employment 5,664.5 5,173.2 17.4 -491.3 -770.7 -8.7 -13.0
Unemployment 450.8 663.7 12.5 212.9 370.7 47.2 126.5
Participation rate 81.5 77.8 0.2 -3.7 -6.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 11.4 0.2 4.0 6.7 ... ...
Employment rate 75.5 68.9 0.2 -6.6 -11.0 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 11,702.3 11,721.0 ... 18.7 290.7 0.2 2.5
Labour force 4,279.1 4,092.5 19.7 -186.6 -285.3 -4.4 -6.5
Employment 4,018.7 3,641.9 19.9 -376.8 -507.3 -9.4 -12.2
Unemployment 260.4 450.5 10.4 190.1 221.8 73.0 97.0
Participation rate 36.6 34.9 0.2 -1.7 -3.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 11.0 0.2 4.9 5.8 ... ...
Employment rate 34.3 31.1 0.2 -3.2 -5.2 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,603.6 5,612.8 ... 9.2 143.9 0.2 2.6
Labour force 2,382.9 2,283.1 13.1 -99.8 -141.1 -4.2 -5.8
Employment 2,244.4 2,029.3 13.3 -215.1 -254.9 -9.6 -11.2
Unemployment 138.5 253.8 7.8 115.3 113.7 83.2 81.2
Participation rate 42.5 40.7 0.2 -1.8 -3.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 11.1 0.3 5.3 5.3 ... ...
Employment rate 40.1 36.2 0.2 -3.9 -5.6 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,098.8 6,108.1 ... 9.3 146.7 0.2 2.5
Labour force 1,896.2 1,809.4 13.6 -86.8 -144.2 -4.6 -7.4
Employment 1,774.3 1,612.6 13.7 -161.7 -252.4 -9.1 -13.5
Unemployment 121.9 196.8 6.6 74.9 108.2 61.4 122.1
Participation rate 31.1 29.6 0.2 -1.5 -3.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 10.9 0.3 4.5 6.4 ... ...
Employment rate 29.1 26.4 0.2 -2.7 -4.9 ... ...
...
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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