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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  April
2021
May
2021
Standard error1 April to May 2021 May 2020 to May 2021 April to May 2021 May 2020 to May 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 31,251.6 31,265.9 ... 14.3 256.8 0.0 0.8
Labour force 20,267.5 20,211.6 40.8 -55.9 1,157.8 -0.3 6.1
Employment 18,627.2 18,559.2 41.6 -68.0 2,115.2 -0.4 12.9
Full-time employment 15,266.5 15,252.7 50.3 -13.8 1,391.1 -0.1 10.0
Part-time employment 3,360.7 3,306.5 44.3 -54.2 724.1 -1.6 28.0
Unemployment 1,640.3 1,652.3 39.1 12.0 -957.5 0.7 -36.7
Participation rate 64.9 64.6 0.1 -0.3 3.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 8.2 0.2 0.1 -5.5 ... ...
Employment rate 59.6 59.4 0.1 -0.2 6.4 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,460.6 4,456.2 ... -4.4 -23.4 -0.1 -0.5
Labour force 2,787.5 2,750.0 23.6 -37.5 273.4 -1.3 11.0
Employment 2,338.6 2,311.4 22.1 -27.2 556.4 -1.2 31.7
Full-time employment 1,248.5 1,247.1 24.0 -1.4 213.9 -0.1 20.7
Part-time employment 1,090.1 1,064.3 25.1 -25.8 342.6 -2.4 47.5
Unemployment 448.9 438.5 22.4 -10.4 -283.1 -2.3 -39.2
Participation rate 62.5 61.7 0.5 -0.8 6.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 16.1 15.9 0.7 -0.2 -13.2 ... ...
Employment rate 52.4 51.9 0.5 -0.5 12.7 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 26,791.0 26,809.7 ... 18.7 280.3 0.1 1.1
Labour force 17,480.0 17,461.6 32.8 -18.4 884.4 -0.1 5.3
Employment 16,288.6 16,247.8 34.6 -40.8 1,558.8 -0.3 10.6
Full-time employment 14,018.0 14,005.6 44.4 -12.4 1,177.2 -0.1 9.2
Part-time employment 2,270.6 2,242.2 36.4 -28.4 381.6 -1.3 20.5
Unemployment 1,191.4 1,213.8 30.8 22.4 -674.4 1.9 -35.7
Participation rate 65.2 65.1 0.1 -0.1 2.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 7.0 0.2 0.2 -4.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 60.6 0.1 -0.2 5.2 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,133.9 13,143.2 ... 9.3 142.1 0.1 1.1
Labour force 9,268.1 9,286.8 21.8 18.7 447.3 0.2 5.1
Employment 8,654.4 8,645.0 23.4 -9.4 788.4 -0.1 10.0
Full-time employment 7,890.1 7,872.4 29.2 -17.7 627.8 -0.2 8.7
Part-time employment 764.3 772.7 22.2 8.4 160.7 1.1 26.3
Unemployment 613.8 641.8 21.9 28.0 -341.2 4.6 -34.7
Participation rate 70.6 70.7 0.2 0.1 2.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.9 0.2 0.3 -4.2 ... ...
Employment rate 65.9 65.8 0.2 -0.1 5.4 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,657.1 13,666.5 ... 9.4 138.2 0.1 1.0
Labour force 8,211.9 8,174.8 23.1 -37.1 437.1 -0.5 5.6
Employment 7,634.2 7,602.8 24.1 -31.4 770.4 -0.4 11.3
Full-time employment 6,127.9 6,133.2 32.1 5.3 549.4 0.1 9.8
Part-time employment 1,506.3 1,469.5 28.9 -36.8 220.9 -2.4 17.7
Unemployment 577.6 572.1 20.8 -5.5 -333.2 -1.0 -36.8
Participation rate 60.1 59.8 0.2 -0.3 2.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.0 0.3 0.0 -4.7 ... ...
Employment rate 55.9 55.6 0.2 -0.3 5.1 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 14,885.5 14,888.8 ... 3.3 38.6 0.0 0.3
Labour force 13,019.5 12,988.6 31.1 -30.9 593.0 -0.2 4.8
Employment 12,157.5 12,136.0 33.7 -21.5 1,183.1 -0.2 10.8
Unemployment 862.0 852.6 27.5 -9.4 -590.0 -1.1 -40.9
Participation rate 87.5 87.2 0.2 -0.3 3.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.6 0.2 0.0 -5.0 ... ...
Employment rate 81.7 81.5 0.2 -0.2 7.7 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,440.6 7,442.4 ... 1.8 23.8 0.0 0.3
Labour force 6,795.2 6,803.5 20.0 8.3 314.6 0.1 4.8
Employment 6,354.5 6,346.7 22.4 -7.8 603.9 -0.1 10.5
Unemployment 440.6 456.8 19.7 16.2 -289.3 3.7 -38.8
Participation rate 91.3 91.4 0.3 0.1 3.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.5 6.7 0.3 0.2 -4.8 ... ...
Employment rate 85.4 85.3 0.3 -0.1 7.9 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,444.9 7,446.4 ... 1.5 14.7 0.0 0.2
Labour force 6,224.4 6,185.1 22.5 -39.3 278.4 -0.6 4.7
Employment 5,802.9 5,789.2 23.9 -13.7 579.1 -0.2 11.1
Unemployment 421.4 395.9 18.8 -25.5 -300.7 -6.1 -43.2
Participation rate 83.6 83.1 0.3 -0.5 3.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.4 0.3 -0.4 -5.4 ... ...
Employment rate 77.9 77.7 0.3 -0.2 7.6 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 11,905.5 11,920.9 ... 15.4 241.7 0.1 2.1
Labour force 4,460.5 4,473.0 24.1 12.5 291.3 0.3 7.0
Employment 4,131.1 4,111.9 25.0 -19.2 375.8 -0.5 10.1
Unemployment 329.4 361.2 15.0 31.8 -84.4 9.7 -18.9
Participation rate 37.5 37.5 0.2 0.0 1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 8.1 0.3 0.7 -2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 34.7 34.5 0.2 -0.2 2.5 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,693.3 5,700.8 ... 7.5 118.3 0.1 2.1
Labour force 2,473.0 2,483.3 16.3 10.3 132.6 0.4 5.6
Employment 2,299.8 2,298.3 16.8 -1.5 184.5 -0.1 8.7
Unemployment 173.2 185.0 10.8 11.8 -51.9 6.8 -21.9
Participation rate 43.4 43.6 0.3 0.2 1.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.4 0.4 0.4 -2.7 ... ...
Employment rate 40.4 40.3 0.3 -0.1 2.4 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,212.2 6,220.1 ... 7.9 123.4 0.1 2.0
Labour force 1,987.5 1,989.7 16.6 2.2 158.7 0.1 8.7
Employment 1,831.3 1,813.6 16.9 -17.7 191.3 -1.0 11.8
Unemployment 156.2 176.2 10.0 20.0 -32.5 12.8 -15.6
Participation rate 32.0 32.0 0.3 0.0 2.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.9 8.9 0.5 1.0 -2.5 ... ...
Employment rate 29.5 29.2 0.3 -0.3 2.6 ... ...
...
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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