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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  June
2021
July
2021
Standard error1 June to July 2021 July 2020 to July 2021 June to July 2021 July 2020 to July 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 31,283.3 31,315.3 ... 32.0 253.7 0.1 0.8
Labour force 20,381.5 20,405.3 40.0 23.8 420.0 0.1 2.1
Employment 18,789.9 18,883.9 40.0 94.0 1,081.3 0.5 6.1
Full-time employment 15,219.5 15,302.5 50.9 83.0 848.4 0.5 5.9
Part-time employment 3,570.4 3,581.4 46.3 11.0 233.0 0.3 7.0
Unemployment 1,591.6 1,521.4 37.4 -70.2 -661.4 -4.4 -30.3
Participation rate 65.2 65.2 0.1 0.0 0.9 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.8 7.5 0.2 -0.3 -3.4 ... ...
Employment rate 60.1 60.3 0.1 0.2 3.0 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,450.3 4,448.6 ... -1.7 -28.8 -0.0 -0.6
Labour force 2,863.8 2,872.0 23.5 8.2 28.5 0.3 1.0
Employment 2,475.5 2,537.6 21.9 62.1 374.6 2.5 17.3
Full-time employment 1,255.2 1,254.7 24.3 -0.5 212.5 -0.0 20.4
Part-time employment 1,220.3 1,282.8 26.2 62.5 162.0 5.1 14.5
Unemployment 388.3 334.4 21.8 -53.9 -346.1 -13.9 -50.9
Participation rate 64.4 64.6 0.5 0.2 1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.6 11.6 0.7 -2.0 -12.3 ... ...
Employment rate 55.6 57.0 0.5 1.4 8.7 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 26,833.1 26,866.7 ... 33.6 282.4 0.1 1.1
Labour force 17,517.7 17,533.3 31.6 15.6 391.4 0.1 2.3
Employment 16,314.4 16,346.3 32.9 31.9 706.8 0.2 4.5
Full-time employment 13,964.3 14,047.8 44.5 83.5 635.9 0.6 4.7
Part-time employment 2,350.1 2,298.6 37.8 -51.5 71.0 -2.2 3.2
Unemployment 1,203.4 1,186.9 29.5 -16.5 -315.4 -1.4 -21.0
Participation rate 65.3 65.3 0.1 0.0 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.9 6.8 0.2 -0.1 -2.0 ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 60.8 0.1 0.0 2.0 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,154.7 13,171.3 ... 16.6 142.6 0.1 1.1
Labour force 9,308.5 9,317.2 20.8 8.7 162.8 0.1 1.8
Employment 8,637.6 8,659.4 22.3 21.8 324.6 0.3 3.9
Full-time employment 7,856.0 7,864.5 29.8 8.5 275.1 0.1 3.6
Part-time employment 781.5 795.0 23.7 13.5 49.6 1.7 6.7
Unemployment 670.9 657.8 21.3 -13.1 -161.8 -2.0 -19.7
Participation rate 70.8 70.7 0.2 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.2 7.1 0.2 -0.1 -1.9 ... ...
Employment rate 65.7 65.7 0.2 0.0 1.7 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,678.4 13,695.4 ... 17.0 139.9 0.1 1.0
Labour force 8,209.3 8,216.0 22.4 6.7 228.6 0.1 2.9
Employment 7,676.8 7,686.9 22.6 10.1 382.2 0.1 5.2
Full-time employment 6,108.3 6,183.3 32.1 75.0 360.8 1.2 6.2
Part-time employment 1,568.5 1,503.6 29.4 -64.9 21.4 -4.1 1.4
Unemployment 532.4 529.1 19.9 -3.3 -153.6 -0.6 -22.5
Participation rate 60.0 60.0 0.2 0.0 1.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.5 6.4 0.2 -0.1 -2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 56.1 56.1 0.2 0.0 2.2 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 14,890.8 14,905.3 ... 14.5 47.3 0.1 0.3
Labour force 13,011.1 13,054.9 30.2 43.8 224.3 0.3 1.7
Employment 12,181.3 12,219.3 32.4 38.0 513.1 0.3 4.4
Unemployment 829.9 835.6 26.7 5.7 -288.8 0.7 -25.7
Participation rate 87.4 87.6 0.2 0.2 1.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.4 0.2 0.0 -2.4 ... ...
Employment rate 81.8 82.0 0.2 0.2 3.2 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,443.5 7,450.8 ... 7.3 27.5 0.1 0.4
Labour force 6,812.5 6,814.6 19.3 2.1 81.9 0.0 1.2
Employment 6,343.9 6,352.5 21.9 8.6 219.7 0.1 3.6
Unemployment 468.6 462.2 19.3 -6.4 -137.8 -1.4 -23.0
Participation rate 91.5 91.5 0.3 0.0 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.9 6.8 0.3 -0.1 -2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 85.2 85.3 0.3 0.1 2.7 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,447.3 7,454.4 ... 7.1 19.7 0.1 0.3
Labour force 6,198.7 6,240.3 22.2 41.6 142.4 0.7 2.3
Employment 5,837.4 5,866.9 22.8 29.5 293.5 0.5 5.3
Unemployment 361.3 373.4 18.5 12.1 -151.1 3.3 -28.8
Participation rate 83.2 83.7 0.3 0.5 1.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 6.0 0.3 0.2 -2.6 ... ...
Employment rate 78.4 78.7 0.3 0.3 3.7 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 11,942.2 11,961.4 ... 19.2 235.1 0.2 2.0
Labour force 4,506.6 4,478.4 24.3 -28.2 167.1 -0.6 3.9
Employment 4,133.1 4,127.0 24.8 -6.1 193.7 -0.1 4.9
Unemployment 373.5 351.4 15.0 -22.1 -26.5 -5.9 -7.0
Participation rate 37.7 37.4 0.2 -0.3 0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.3 7.8 0.3 -0.5 -1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 34.6 34.5 0.2 -0.1 1.0 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,711.2 5,720.5 ... 9.3 115.0 0.2 2.1
Labour force 2,496.0 2,502.6 16.3 6.6 80.9 0.3 3.3
Employment 2,293.7 2,307.0 16.7 13.3 104.9 0.6 4.8
Unemployment 202.3 195.6 10.8 -6.7 -24.0 -3.3 -10.9
Participation rate 43.7 43.7 0.3 0.0 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.1 7.8 0.4 -0.3 -1.3 ... ...
Employment rate 40.2 40.3 0.3 0.1 1.0 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,231.0 6,241.0 ... 10.0 120.2 0.2 2.0
Labour force 2,010.6 1,975.8 16.8 -34.8 86.2 -1.7 4.6
Employment 1,839.5 1,820.0 16.9 -19.5 88.7 -1.1 5.1
Unemployment 171.1 155.7 10.0 -15.4 -2.6 -9.0 -1.6
Participation rate 32.3 31.7 0.3 -0.6 0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.5 7.9 0.5 -0.6 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 29.5 29.2 0.3 -0.3 0.9 ... ...
...
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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