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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  June
2023
July
2023
Standard error1 June to July 2023 July 2022 to July 2023 June to July 2023 July 2022 to July 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 32,449.4 32,531.3 ... 81.9 748.9 0.3 2.4
Labour force 21,319.9 21,333.2 31.6 13.3 590.6 0.1 2.8
Employment 20,172.8 20,166.4 30.7 -6.4 435.3 -0.0 2.2
Full-time employment 16,557.6 16,559.3 40.7 1.7 368.9 0.0 2.3
Part-time employment 3,615.2 3,607.1 37.1 -8.1 66.4 -0.2 1.9
Unemployment 1,147.1 1,166.8 24.8 19.7 155.3 1.7 15.4
Participation rate 65.7 65.6 0.1 -0.1 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.5 0.1 0.1 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 62.2 62.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,614.5 4,636.0 ... 21.5 162.8 0.5 3.6
Labour force 3,025.8 3,000.6 18.0 -25.2 101.8 -0.8 3.5
Employment 2,676.6 2,695.0 16.9 18.4 58.5 0.7 2.2
Full-time employment 1,361.3 1,362.6 20.2 1.3 -4.2 0.1 -0.3
Part-time employment 1,315.3 1,332.3 21.0 17.0 62.6 1.3 4.9
Unemployment 349.2 305.7 13.9 -43.5 43.4 -12.5 16.5
Participation rate 65.6 64.7 0.4 -0.9 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.5 10.2 0.4 -1.3 1.2 ... ...
Employment rate 58.0 58.1 0.4 0.1 -0.8 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 27,834.9 27,895.3 ... 60.4 586.1 0.2 2.1
Labour force 18,294.0 18,332.5 25.3 38.5 488.6 0.2 2.7
Employment 17,496.2 17,471.4 25.5 -24.8 376.8 -0.1 2.2
Full-time employment 15,196.3 15,196.7 35.0 0.4 373.0 0.0 2.5
Part-time employment 2,299.8 2,274.8 30.9 -25.0 3.9 -1.1 0.2
Unemployment 797.9 861.1 20.3 63.2 111.8 7.9 14.9
Participation rate 65.7 65.7 0.1 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.7 0.1 0.3 0.5 ... ...
Employment rate 62.9 62.6 0.1 -0.3 0.0 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,672.1 13,704.1 ... 32.0 308.0 0.2 2.3
Labour force 9,638.1 9,638.1 16.4 0.0 230.7 0.0 2.5
Employment 9,218.4 9,196.4 17.2 -22.0 183.9 -0.2 2.0
Full-time employment 8,444.2 8,423.9 23.2 -20.3 130.4 -0.2 1.6
Part-time employment 774.1 772.5 19.2 -1.6 53.5 -0.2 7.4
Unemployment 419.8 441.7 14.5 21.9 46.8 5.2 11.9
Participation rate 70.5 70.3 0.1 -0.2 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.6 0.1 0.2 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 67.4 67.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 14,162.8 14,191.2 ... 28.4 278.1 0.2 2.0
Labour force 8,655.9 8,694.4 17.9 38.5 257.9 0.4 3.1
Employment 8,277.8 8,275.0 17.8 -2.8 192.9 -0.0 2.4
Full-time employment 6,752.1 6,772.8 26.0 20.7 242.6 0.3 3.7
Part-time employment 1,525.7 1,502.3 24.0 -23.4 -49.6 -1.5 -3.2
Unemployment 378.1 419.4 14.0 41.3 65.0 10.9 18.3
Participation rate 61.1 61.3 0.1 0.2 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.8 0.2 0.4 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 58.3 0.1 -0.1 0.2 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 15,453.2 15,493.9 ... 40.7 371.2 0.3 2.5
Labour force 13,727.1 13,754.8 23.8 27.7 381.3 0.2 2.9
Employment 13,127.9 13,096.6 25.1 -31.3 262.0 -0.2 2.0
Unemployment 599.2 658.1 18.5 58.9 119.2 9.8 22.1
Participation rate 88.8 88.8 0.2 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.8 0.1 0.4 0.8 ... ...
Employment rate 85.0 84.5 0.2 -0.5 -0.4 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,747.5 7,769.9 ... 22.4 203.4 0.3 2.7
Labour force 7,145.5 7,136.1 15.2 -9.4 182.5 -0.1 2.6
Employment 6,834.4 6,807.5 16.6 -26.9 130.2 -0.4 1.9
Unemployment 311.1 328.6 13.3 17.5 52.3 5.6 18.9
Participation rate 92.2 91.8 0.2 -0.4 -0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.6 0.2 0.2 0.6 ... ...
Employment rate 88.2 87.6 0.2 -0.6 -0.6 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,705.7 7,724.0 ... 18.3 167.8 0.2 2.2
Labour force 6,581.6 6,618.7 17.5 37.1 198.8 0.6 3.1
Employment 6,293.6 6,289.1 18.0 -4.5 131.8 -0.1 2.1
Unemployment 288.0 329.6 12.7 41.6 67.0 14.4 25.5
Participation rate 85.4 85.7 0.2 0.3 0.7 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 5.0 0.2 0.6 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 81.7 81.4 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 12,381.7 12,401.4 ... 19.7 214.9 0.2 1.8
Labour force 4,566.9 4,577.8 20.2 10.9 107.5 0.2 2.4
Employment 4,368.2 4,374.8 20.4 6.6 114.8 0.2 2.7
Unemployment 198.7 203.0 10.0 4.3 -7.4 2.2 -3.5
Participation rate 36.9 36.9 0.2 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.4 0.2 0.0 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 35.3 35.3 0.2 0.0 0.3 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 5,924.6 5,934.2 ... 9.6 104.6 0.2 1.8
Labour force 2,492.6 2,502.0 13.5 9.4 48.2 0.4 2.0
Employment 2,384.0 2,388.9 13.8 4.9 53.8 0.2 2.3
Unemployment 108.6 113.1 7.3 4.5 -5.5 4.1 -4.6
Participation rate 42.1 42.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.4 4.5 0.3 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Employment rate 40.2 40.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,457.1 6,467.2 ... 10.1 110.3 0.2 1.7
Labour force 2,074.3 2,075.8 13.9 1.5 59.3 0.1 2.9
Employment 1,984.3 1,985.9 13.8 1.6 61.1 0.1 3.2
Unemployment 90.1 89.8 6.6 -0.3 -1.9 -0.3 -2.1
Participation rate 32.1 32.1 0.2 0.0 0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.3 4.3 0.3 0.0 -0.2 ... ...
Employment rate 30.7 30.7 0.2 0.0 0.4 ... ...
...
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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