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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  November
2022
December
2022
Standard error1 November to December 2022 December 2021 to December 2022 November to December 2022 December 2021 to December 2022
  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 31,964.7 32,007.0 ... 42.3 496.7 0.1 1.6
Labour force 20,715.9 20,807.1 33.8 91.2 194.8 0.4 0.9
Employment 19,666.3 19,770.3 34.1 104.0 394.1 0.5 2.0
Full-time employment 16,114.0 16,198.5 46.1 84.5 401.2 0.5 2.5
Part-time employment 3,552.3 3,571.8 43.0 19.5 -7.1 0.5 -0.2
Unemployment 1,049.6 1,036.9 28.8 -12.7 -199.2 -1.2 -16.1
Participation rate 64.8 65.0 0.1 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.0 0.1 -0.1 -1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.5 61.8 0.1 0.3 0.3 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,500.5 4,509.5 ... 9.0 55.0 0.2 1.2
Labour force 2,863.3 2,933.5 19.7 70.2 -2.2 2.5 -0.1
Employment 2,568.4 2,636.9 19.1 68.5 27.7 2.7 1.1
Full-time employment 1,288.9 1,342.4 23.4 53.5 38.5 4.2 3.0
Part-time employment 1,279.5 1,294.5 24.9 15.0 -10.8 1.2 -0.8
Unemployment 294.9 296.6 16.1 1.7 -29.9 0.6 -9.2
Participation rate 63.6 65.1 0.4 1.5 -0.8 ... ...
Unemployment rate 10.3 10.1 0.5 -0.2 -1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 57.1 58.5 0.4 1.4 -0.1 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 27,464.2 27,497.5 ... 33.3 441.7 0.1 1.6
Labour force 17,852.6 17,873.7 27.2 21.1 197.1 0.1 1.1
Employment 17,097.9 17,133.4 28.4 35.5 366.4 0.2 2.2
Full-time employment 14,825.1 14,856.1 40.3 31.0 362.7 0.2 2.5
Part-time employment 2,272.8 2,277.3 35.4 4.5 3.7 0.2 0.2
Unemployment 754.6 740.3 23.7 -14.3 -169.3 -1.9 -18.6
Participation rate 65.0 65.0 0.1 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.1 0.1 -0.1 -1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 62.3 62.3 0.1 0.0 0.3 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,477.3 13,495.2 ... 17.9 229.8 0.1 1.7
Labour force 9,408.3 9,428.6 17.3 20.3 63.0 0.2 0.7
Employment 9,009.0 9,032.2 18.7 23.2 141.1 0.3 1.6
Full-time employment 8,293.0 8,292.3 25.9 -0.7 162.3 -0.0 2.0
Part-time employment 715.9 739.9 21.8 24.0 -21.1 3.4 -2.8
Unemployment 399.3 396.4 16.6 -2.9 -78.2 -0.7 -16.5
Participation rate 69.8 69.9 0.1 0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.2 0.2 0.0 -0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 66.8 66.9 0.1 0.1 -0.1 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 13,986.9 14,002.3 ... 15.4 211.9 0.1 1.5
Labour force 8,444.3 8,445.1 19.3 0.8 134.1 0.0 1.6
Employment 8,088.9 8,101.2 19.7 12.3 225.2 0.2 2.9
Full-time employment 6,532.1 6,563.8 29.6 31.7 200.5 0.5 3.2
Part-time employment 1,556.9 1,537.4 27.5 -19.5 24.8 -1.3 1.6
Unemployment 355.3 343.9 16.3 -11.4 -91.1 -3.2 -20.9
Participation rate 60.4 60.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.1 0.2 -0.1 -1.1 ... ...
Employment rate 57.8 57.9 0.1 0.1 0.8 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 15,205.2 15,223.0 ... 17.8 221.1 0.1 1.5
Labour force 13,442.0 13,427.3 25.7 -14.7 170.3 -0.1 1.3
Employment 12,878.0 12,882.2 28.5 4.2 245.9 0.0 1.9
Unemployment 563.9 545.1 21.3 -18.8 -75.6 -3.3 -12.2
Participation rate 88.4 88.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 84.7 84.6 0.2 -0.1 0.4 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,612.0 7,622.3 ... 10.3 121.6 0.1 1.6
Labour force 6,982.2 6,977.4 16.2 -4.8 70.8 -0.1 1.0
Employment 6,684.0 6,693.3 18.8 9.3 107.4 0.1 1.6
Unemployment 298.2 284.1 15.0 -14.1 -36.5 -4.7 -11.4
Participation rate 91.7 91.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 87.8 87.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,593.2 7,600.7 ... 7.5 99.5 0.1 1.3
Labour force 6,459.8 6,449.9 19.0 -9.9 99.5 -0.2 1.6
Employment 6,194.1 6,188.9 20.1 -5.2 138.6 -0.1 2.3
Unemployment 265.7 261.0 14.6 -4.7 -39.1 -1.8 -13.0
Participation rate 85.1 84.9 0.3 -0.2 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.1 4.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 81.6 81.4 0.3 -0.2 0.7 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 12,259.0 12,274.6 ... 15.6 220.6 0.1 1.8
Labour force 4,410.6 4,446.4 22.2 35.8 26.8 0.8 0.6
Employment 4,219.9 4,251.2 22.4 31.3 120.4 0.7 2.9
Unemployment 190.7 195.2 12.7 4.5 -93.7 2.4 -32.4
Participation rate 36.0 36.2 0.2 0.2 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.4 0.3 0.1 -2.1 ... ...
Employment rate 34.4 34.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,865.3 5,872.9 ... 7.6 108.2 0.1 1.9
Labour force 2,426.1 2,451.2 14.5 25.1 -7.8 1.0 -0.3
Employment 2,325.0 2,338.9 14.8 13.9 33.8 0.6 1.5
Unemployment 101.1 112.3 9.0 11.2 -41.6 11.1 -27.0
Participation rate 41.4 41.7 0.3 0.3 -1.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.6 0.4 0.4 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 39.6 39.8 0.3 0.2 -0.2 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,393.7 6,401.6 ... 7.9 112.4 0.1 1.8
Labour force 1,984.5 1,995.2 15.5 10.7 34.6 0.5 1.8
Employment 1,894.9 1,912.3 15.5 17.4 86.6 0.9 4.7
Unemployment 89.6 82.9 8.5 -6.7 -52.0 -7.5 -38.5
Participation rate 31.0 31.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.2 0.4 -0.3 -2.7 ... ...
Employment rate 29.6 29.9 0.2 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.
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