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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  March
2021
April
2021
Standard error1 March to April 2021 April 2020 to April 2021 March to April 2021 April 2020 to April 2021
  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 31,234.5 31,251.6 ... 17.1 257.3 0.1 0.8
Labour force 20,351.1 20,267.5 40.8 -83.6 1,682.1 -0.4 9.1
Employment 18,834.3 18,627.2 41.6 -207.1 2,485.6 -1.1 15.4
Full-time employment 15,395.9 15,266.5 50.3 -129.4 1,659.9 -0.8 12.2
Part-time employment 3,438.5 3,360.7 44.3 -77.8 825.7 -2.3 32.6
Unemployment 1,516.7 1,640.3 39.1 123.6 -803.6 8.1 -32.9
Participation rate 65.2 64.9 0.1 -0.3 4.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.5 8.1 0.2 0.6 -5.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.3 59.6 0.1 -0.7 7.5 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,464.6 4,460.6 ... -4.0 -21.7 -0.1 -0.5
Labour force 2,836.0 2,787.5 23.6 -48.5 433.9 -1.7 18.4
Employment 2,440.0 2,338.6 22.1 -101.4 628.8 -4.2 36.8
Full-time employment 1,274.6 1,248.5 24.0 -26.1 233.6 -2.0 23.0
Part-time employment 1,165.4 1,090.1 25.1 -75.3 395.1 -6.5 56.8
Unemployment 396.0 448.9 22.4 52.9 -194.8 13.4 -30.3
Participation rate 63.5 62.5 0.5 -1.0 10.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.0 16.1 0.7 2.1 -11.2 ... ...
Employment rate 54.7 52.4 0.5 -2.3 14.3 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 26,769.9 26,791.0 ... 21.1 278.9 0.1 1.1
Labour force 17,515.0 17,480.0 32.8 -35.0 1,248.1 -0.2 7.7
Employment 16,394.3 16,288.6 34.6 -105.7 1,856.8 -0.6 12.9
Full-time employment 14,121.2 14,018.0 44.4 -103.2 1,426.2 -0.7 11.3
Part-time employment 2,273.1 2,270.6 36.4 -2.5 430.6 -0.1 23.4
Unemployment 1,120.7 1,191.4 30.8 70.7 -608.7 6.3 -33.8
Participation rate 65.4 65.2 0.1 -0.2 4.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.8 0.2 0.4 -4.3 ... ...
Employment rate 61.2 60.8 0.1 -0.4 6.4 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,123.6 13,133.9 ... 10.3 141.6 0.1 1.1
Labour force 9,286.0 9,268.1 21.8 -17.9 661.6 -0.2 7.7
Employment 8,677.5 8,654.4 23.4 -23.1 977.5 -0.3 12.7
Full-time employment 7,923.9 7,890.1 29.2 -33.8 812.5 -0.4 11.5
Part-time employment 753.6 764.3 22.2 10.7 165.0 1.4 27.5
Unemployment 608.5 613.8 21.9 5.3 -315.7 0.9 -34.0
Participation rate 70.8 70.6 0.2 -0.2 4.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.6 0.2 0.0 -4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 66.1 65.9 0.2 -0.2 6.8 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,646.3 13,657.1 ... 10.8 137.4 0.1 1.0
Labour force 8,229.0 8,211.9 23.1 -17.1 586.5 -0.2 7.7
Employment 7,716.8 7,634.2 24.1 -82.6 879.4 -1.1 13.0
Full-time employment 6,197.3 6,127.9 32.1 -69.4 613.8 -1.1 11.1
Part-time employment 1,519.5 1,506.3 28.9 -13.2 265.6 -0.9 21.4
Unemployment 512.2 577.6 20.8 65.4 -293.0 12.8 -33.7
Participation rate 60.3 60.1 0.2 -0.2 3.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 7.0 0.3 0.8 -4.4 ... ...
Employment rate 56.5 55.9 0.2 -0.6 5.9 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 14,880.7 14,885.5 ... 4.8 32.8 0.0 0.2
Labour force 13,043.3 13,019.5 31.1 -23.8 891.7 -0.2 7.4
Employment 12,205.4 12,157.5 33.7 -47.9 1,369.1 -0.4 12.7
Unemployment 837.9 862.0 27.5 24.1 -477.4 2.9 -35.6
Participation rate 87.7 87.5 0.2 -0.2 5.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.6 0.2 0.2 -4.4 ... ...
Employment rate 82.0 81.7 0.2 -0.3 9.1 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,438.3 7,440.6 ... 2.3 21.2 0.0 0.3
Labour force 6,801.6 6,795.2 20.0 -6.4 473.5 -0.1 7.5
Employment 6,363.0 6,354.5 22.4 -8.5 705.5 -0.1 12.5
Unemployment 438.6 440.6 19.7 2.0 -232.1 0.5 -34.5
Participation rate 91.4 91.3 0.3 -0.1 6.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.5 0.3 0.1 -4.1 ... ...
Employment rate 85.5 85.4 0.3 -0.1 9.3 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,442.4 7,444.9 ... 2.5 11.6 0.0 0.2
Labour force 6,241.7 6,224.4 22.5 -17.3 418.3 -0.3 7.2
Employment 5,842.5 5,802.9 23.9 -39.6 663.5 -0.7 12.9
Unemployment 399.2 421.4 18.8 22.2 -245.3 5.6 -36.8
Participation rate 83.9 83.6 0.3 -0.3 5.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.8 0.3 0.4 -4.7 ... ...
Employment rate 78.5 77.9 0.3 -0.6 8.8 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 11,889.1 11,905.5 ... 16.4 246.2 0.1 2.1
Labour force 4,471.7 4,460.5 24.1 -11.2 356.4 -0.3 8.7
Employment 4,188.9 4,131.1 25.0 -57.8 487.8 -1.4 13.4
Unemployment 282.9 329.4 15.0 46.5 -131.3 16.4 -28.5
Participation rate 37.6 37.5 0.2 -0.1 2.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.3 7.4 0.3 1.1 -3.8 ... ...
Employment rate 35.2 34.7 0.2 -0.5 3.5 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,685.3 5,693.3 ... 8.0 120.3 0.1 2.2
Labour force 2,484.5 2,473.0 16.3 -11.5 188.2 -0.5 8.2
Employment 2,314.5 2,299.8 16.8 -14.7 271.9 -0.6 13.4
Unemployment 169.9 173.2 10.8 3.3 -83.6 1.9 -32.6
Participation rate 43.7 43.4 0.3 -0.3 2.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 7.0 0.4 0.2 -4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 40.7 40.4 0.3 -0.3 4.0 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,203.9 6,212.2 ... 8.3 125.8 0.1 2.1
Labour force 1,987.3 1,987.5 16.6 0.2 168.2 0.0 9.2
Employment 1,874.3 1,831.3 16.9 -43.0 215.9 -2.3 13.4
Unemployment 113.0 156.2 10.0 43.2 -47.7 38.2 -23.4
Participation rate 32.0 32.0 0.3 0.0 2.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 7.9 0.5 2.2 -3.3 ... ...
Employment rate 30.2 29.5 0.3 -0.7 3.0 ... ...
...
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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