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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  July
2020
August
2020
Standard error1 July to August 2020 August 2019 to August 2020 July to August 2020 August 2019 to August 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 31,171.5 31,193.5 ... 22.0 389.7 0.1 1.3
Labour force 20,029.5 20,138.6 36.4 109.1 -134.4 0.5 -0.7
Employment 17,845.9 18,091.7 37.0 245.8 -1,021.6 1.4 -5.3
Full-time employment 14,443.5 14,649.3 45.9 205.8 -834.8 1.4 -5.4
Part-time employment 3,402.4 3,442.4 41.4 40.0 -186.9 1.2 -5.1
Unemployment 2,183.6 2,046.9 32.6 -136.7 887.2 -6.3 76.5
Participation rate 64.3 64.6 0.1 0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.9 10.2 0.2 -0.7 4.5 ... ...
Employment rate 57.3 58.0 0.1 0.7 -4.0 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,401.4 4,400.6 ... -0.8 15.7 0.0 0.4
Labour force 2,780.2 2,811.2 20.5 31.0 -54.5 1.1 -1.9
Employment 2,108.1 2,163.1 19.6 55.0 -370.7 2.6 -14.6
Full-time employment 973.7 1,001.0 22.2 27.3 -303.6 2.8 -23.3
Part-time employment 1,134.4 1,162.1 22.9 27.7 -67.1 2.4 -5.5
Unemployment 672.1 648.1 18.2 -24.0 316.2 -3.6 95.3
Participation rate 63.2 63.9 0.5 0.7 -1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 24.2 23.1 0.6 -1.1 11.5 ... ...
Employment rate 47.9 49.2 0.4 1.3 -8.6 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 26,770.1 26,792.9 ... 22.8 374.0 0.1 1.4
Labour force 17,249.3 17,327.4 29.7 78.1 -79.9 0.5 -0.5
Employment 15,737.8 15,928.6 30.9 190.8 -650.9 1.2 -3.9
Full-time employment 13,469.8 13,648.3 40.3 178.5 -531.1 1.3 -3.7
Part-time employment 2,268.0 2,280.3 34.6 12.3 -119.8 0.5 -5.0
Unemployment 1,511.5 1,398.8 26.0 -112.7 571.0 -7.5 69.0
Participation rate 64.4 64.7 0.1 0.3 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.1 0.1 -0.7 3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 58.8 59.5 0.1 0.7 -3.3 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,117.5 13,129.1 ... 11.6 192.1 0.1 1.5
Labour force 9,197.2 9,227.7 19.4 30.5 -2.6 0.3 0.0
Employment 8,380.5 8,455.0 20.8 74.5 -309.2 0.9 -3.5
Full-time employment 7,633.4 7,696.3 25.8 62.9 -284.1 0.8 -3.6
Part-time employment 747.1 758.7 20.1 11.6 -25.1 1.6 -3.2
Unemployment 816.7 772.8 18.6 -43.9 306.6 -5.4 65.8
Participation rate 70.1 70.3 0.1 0.2 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.9 8.4 0.2 -0.5 3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 63.9 64.4 0.2 0.5 -3.3 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,652.6 13,663.7 ... 11.1 181.8 0.1 1.3
Labour force 8,052.1 8,099.7 21.0 47.6 -77.3 0.6 -0.9
Employment 7,357.3 7,473.6 21.4 116.3 -341.8 1.6 -4.4
Full-time employment 5,836.4 5,952.0 29.7 115.6 -247.1 2.0 -4.0
Part-time employment 1,520.9 1,521.6 27.3 0.7 -94.7 0.0 -5.9
Unemployment 694.8 626.1 17.7 -68.7 264.4 -9.9 73.1
Participation rate 59.0 59.3 0.2 0.3 -1.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.6 7.7 0.2 -0.9 3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 53.9 54.7 0.2 0.8 -3.3 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 14,984.9 14,986.9 ... 2.0 106.5 0.0 0.7
Labour force 12,936.3 12,962.6 27.8 26.3 -47.2 0.2 -0.4
Employment 11,802.6 11,948.8 29.8 146.2 -446.3 1.2 -3.6
Unemployment 1,133.7 1,013.9 23.2 -119.8 399.2 -10.6 64.9
Participation rate 86.3 86.5 0.2 0.2 -0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 7.8 0.2 -1.0 3.1 ... ...
Employment rate 78.8 79.7 0.2 0.9 -3.6 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,472.7 7,474.0 ... 1.3 59.5 0.0 0.8
Labour force 6,779.9 6,797.0 17.5 17.1 9.7 0.3 0.1
Employment 6,180.8 6,245.3 19.7 64.5 -208.0 1.0 -3.2
Unemployment 599.1 551.7 16.7 -47.4 217.7 -7.9 65.2
Participation rate 90.7 90.9 0.2 0.2 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.1 0.2 -0.7 3.2 ... ...
Employment rate 82.7 83.6 0.3 0.9 -3.4 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,512.2 7,512.9 ... 0.7 47.1 0.0 0.6
Labour force 6,156.4 6,165.7 20.2 9.3 -56.8 0.2 -0.9
Employment 5,621.8 5,703.5 21.1 81.7 -238.3 1.5 -4.0
Unemployment 534.6 462.2 15.8 -72.4 181.5 -13.5 64.7
Participation rate 82.0 82.1 0.3 0.1 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.7 7.5 0.3 -1.2 3.0 ... ...
Employment rate 74.8 75.9 0.3 1.1 -3.7 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 11,785.2 11,805.9 ... 20.7 267.4 0.2 2.3
Labour force 4,313.0 4,364.8 22.0 51.8 -32.7 1.2 -0.7
Employment 3,935.2 3,979.8 22.6 44.6 -204.6 1.1 -4.9
Unemployment 377.8 385.0 12.6 7.2 171.9 1.9 80.7
Participation rate 36.6 37.0 0.2 0.4 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.8 0.3 0.0 4.0 ... ...
Employment rate 33.4 33.7 0.2 0.3 -2.6 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,644.8 5,655.1 ... 10.3 132.6 0.2 2.4
Labour force 2,417.3 2,430.8 14.6 13.5 -12.2 0.6 -0.5
Employment 2,199.7 2,209.7 15.0 10.0 -101.2 0.5 -4.4
Unemployment 217.6 221.1 9.0 3.5 88.9 1.6 67.2
Participation rate 42.8 43.0 0.3 0.2 -1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.0 9.1 0.4 0.1 3.7 ... ...
Employment rate 39.0 39.1 0.3 0.1 -2.7 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,140.4 6,150.8 ... 10.4 134.8 0.2 2.2
Labour force 1,895.7 1,934.0 15.0 38.3 -20.5 2.0 -1.0
Employment 1,735.5 1,770.1 15.3 34.6 -103.4 2.0 -5.5
Unemployment 160.2 163.9 8.4 3.7 83.0 2.3 102.6
Participation rate 30.9 31.4 0.2 0.5 -1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.5 8.5 0.4 0.0 4.4 ... ...
Employment rate 28.3 28.8 0.3 0.5 -2.3 ... ...
...
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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