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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  January
2023
February
2023
Standard error1 January to February 2023 February 2022 to February 2023 January to February 2023 February 2022 to February 2023
  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 32,070.4 32,130.5 ... 60.1 541.7 0.2 1.7
Labour force 21,078.3 21,120.5 31.1 42.2 350.8 0.2 1.7
Employment 20,032.3 20,054.1 31.0 21.8 410.3 0.1 2.1
Full-time employment 16,437.0 16,468.1 40.3 31.1 445.0 0.2 2.8
Part-time employment 3,595.3 3,586.0 37.2 -9.3 -34.7 -0.3 -1.0
Unemployment 1,046.0 1,066.4 25.1 20.4 -59.5 2.0 -5.3
Participation rate 65.7 65.7 0.1 0.0 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 5.0 0.1 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 62.5 62.4 0.1 -0.1 0.2 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,524.5 4,536.9 ... 12.4 77.8 0.3 1.7
Labour force 2,969.7 2,997.3 18.1 27.6 38.6 0.9 1.3
Employment 2,686.3 2,699.1 17.5 12.8 44.8 0.5 1.7
Full-time employment 1,361.7 1,387.1 20.1 25.4 37.6 1.9 2.8
Part-time employment 1,324.6 1,312.0 21.6 -12.6 7.2 -1.0 0.6
Unemployment 283.4 298.2 14.2 14.8 -6.2 5.2 -2.0
Participation rate 65.6 66.1 0.4 0.5 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 9.5 9.9 0.5 0.4 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 59.4 59.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 27,545.9 27,593.6 ... 47.7 463.9 0.2 1.7
Labour force 18,108.6 18,123.2 25.1 14.6 312.2 0.1 1.8
Employment 17,346.0 17,355.0 25.8 9.0 365.5 0.1 2.2
Full-time employment 15,075.3 15,081.0 35.1 5.7 407.4 0.0 2.8
Part-time employment 2,270.7 2,274.0 30.7 3.3 -41.8 0.1 -1.8
Unemployment 762.6 768.2 20.4 5.6 -53.3 0.7 -6.5
Participation rate 65.7 65.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.2 4.2 0.1 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 63.0 62.9 0.1 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,520.5 13,545.2 ... 24.7 241.9 0.2 1.8
Labour force 9,545.0 9,519.7 16.1 -25.3 123.3 -0.3 1.3
Employment 9,130.8 9,113.5 17.3 -17.3 167.6 -0.2 1.9
Full-time employment 8,390.8 8,372.1 23.3 -18.7 183.9 -0.2 2.2
Part-time employment 740.0 741.3 18.9 1.3 -16.4 0.2 -2.2
Unemployment 414.2 406.2 14.5 -8.0 -44.3 -1.9 -9.8
Participation rate 70.6 70.3 0.1 -0.3 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.3 0.2 0.0 -0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 67.5 67.3 0.1 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 14,025.4 14,048.4 ... 23.0 221.9 0.2 1.6
Labour force 8,563.6 8,603.5 17.9 39.9 188.9 0.5 2.2
Employment 8,215.2 8,241.5 18.1 26.3 198.0 0.3 2.5
Full-time employment 6,684.5 6,708.9 25.9 24.4 223.5 0.4 3.4
Part-time employment 1,530.7 1,532.6 24.2 1.9 -25.6 0.1 -1.6
Unemployment 348.4 362.0 14.4 13.6 -9.0 3.9 -2.4
Participation rate 61.1 61.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.1 4.2 0.2 0.1 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 58.6 58.7 0.1 0.1 0.5 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 15,252.1 15,286.1 ... 34.0 249.3 0.2 1.7
Labour force 13,563.3 13,583.8 23.4 20.5 243.7 0.2 1.8
Employment 13,004.4 13,001.7 25.2 -2.7 233.7 -0.0 1.8
Unemployment 558.9 582.0 18.3 23.1 9.9 4.1 1.7
Participation rate 88.9 88.9 0.2 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.1 4.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 ... ...
Employment rate 85.3 85.1 0.2 -0.2 0.2 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,638.3 7,656.4 ... 18.1 136.8 0.2 1.8
Labour force 7,044.7 7,045.1 14.8 0.4 110.3 0.0 1.6
Employment 6,744.3 6,742.8 16.7 -1.5 113.8 -0.0 1.7
Unemployment 300.4 302.3 12.9 1.9 -3.5 0.6 -1.1
Participation rate 92.2 92.0 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 88.3 88.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,613.8 7,629.7 ... 15.9 112.5 0.2 1.5
Labour force 6,518.6 6,538.6 17.3 20.0 133.3 0.3 2.1
Employment 6,260.0 6,258.9 18.0 -1.1 119.9 -0.0 2.0
Unemployment 258.5 279.7 12.8 21.2 13.4 8.2 5.0
Participation rate 85.6 85.7 0.2 0.1 0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.0 4.3 0.2 0.3 0.1 ... ...
Employment rate 82.2 82.0 0.2 -0.2 0.3 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 12,293.7 12,307.5 ... 13.8 214.6 0.1 1.8
Labour force 4,545.3 4,539.4 20.5 -5.9 68.5 -0.1 1.5
Employment 4,341.7 4,353.2 20.7 11.5 131.8 0.3 3.1
Unemployment 203.7 186.2 10.8 -17.5 -63.3 -8.6 -25.4
Participation rate 37.0 36.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.1 0.2 -0.4 -1.5 ... ...
Employment rate 35.3 35.4 0.2 0.1 0.5 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,882.2 5,888.8 ... 6.6 105.1 0.1 1.8
Labour force 2,500.2 2,474.6 13.6 -25.6 13.0 -1.0 0.5
Employment 2,386.5 2,370.7 13.8 -15.8 53.8 -0.7 2.3
Unemployment 113.8 103.9 7.8 -9.9 -40.8 -8.7 -28.2
Participation rate 42.5 42.0 0.2 -0.5 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 4.2 0.3 -0.4 -1.7 ... ...
Employment rate 40.6 40.3 0.2 -0.3 0.2 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,411.6 6,418.7 ... 7.1 109.5 0.1 1.7
Labour force 2,045.1 2,064.8 14.2 19.7 55.5 1.0 2.8
Employment 1,955.2 1,982.6 14.2 27.4 78.1 1.4 4.1
Unemployment 89.9 82.3 7.2 -7.6 -22.5 -8.5 -21.5
Participation rate 31.9 32.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.0 0.4 -0.4 -1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 30.5 30.9 0.2 0.4 0.7 ... ...
...
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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