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

Labour force characteristics by age group and sex, seasonally adjusted
  March
2024
April
2024
Standard error1 March to April 2024 April 2023 to April 2024 March to April 2024 April 2023 to April 2024
  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 33,252.4 33,364.2 ... 111.8 1,080.9 0.3 3.3
Labour force 21,721.0 21,828.5 32.5 107.5 632.5 0.5 3.0
Employment 20,400.7 20,491.1 32.1 90.4 376.6 0.4 1.9
Full-time employment 16,710.5 16,750.6 42.1 40.1 272.5 0.2 1.7
Part-time employment 3,690.2 3,740.5 38.9 50.3 104.1 1.4 2.9
Unemployment 1,320.3 1,337.4 25.5 17.1 256.0 1.3 23.7
Participation rate 65.3 65.4 0.1 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.1 0.1 0.0 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 61.4 61.4 0.1 0.0 -0.9 ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes              
Population 4,856.3 4,891.5 ... 35.2 318.8 0.7 7.0
Labour force 3,057.2 3,110.4 18.6 53.2 103.9 1.7 3.5
Employment 2,672.7 2,712.4 17.4 39.7 4.0 1.5 0.1
Full-time employment 1,362.4 1,388.6 21.2 26.2 16.0 1.9 1.2
Part-time employment 1,310.3 1,323.8 22.0 13.5 -12.0 1.0 -0.9
Unemployment 384.5 398.0 14.6 13.5 99.9 3.5 33.5
Participation rate 63.0 63.6 0.4 0.6 -2.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 12.6 12.8 0.5 0.2 2.9 ... ...
Employment rate 55.0 55.5 0.4 0.5 -3.7 ... ...
25 years and over, both sexes              
Population 28,396.1 28,472.7 ... 76.6 762.1 0.3 2.8
Labour force 18,663.8 18,718.1 26.1 54.3 528.6 0.3 2.9
Employment 17,728.0 17,778.7 26.5 50.7 372.6 0.3 2.1
Full-time employment 15,348.1 15,362.0 36.1 13.9 256.5 0.1 1.7
Part-time employment 2,379.9 2,416.7 32.2 36.8 116.1 1.5 5.0
Unemployment 935.8 939.4 21.1 3.6 156.1 0.4 19.9
Participation rate 65.7 65.7 0.1 0.0 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 5.0 0.1 0.0 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 62.4 62.4 0.1 0.0 -0.4 ... ...
25 years and over, men              
Population 13,974.9 14,016.6 ... 41.7 410.3 0.3 3.0
Labour force 9,880.1 9,904.2 17.1 24.1 316.9 0.2 3.3
Employment 9,352.3 9,391.6 17.8 39.3 233.4 0.4 2.5
Full-time employment 8,529.7 8,571.1 23.6 41.4 169.1 0.5 2.0
Part-time employment 822.6 820.5 19.8 -2.1 64.3 -0.3 8.5
Unemployment 527.8 512.5 15.1 -15.3 83.4 -2.9 19.4
Participation rate 70.7 70.7 0.1 0.0 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.2 0.2 -0.1 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 66.9 67.0 0.1 0.1 -0.3 ... ...
25 years and over, women              
Population 14,421.2 14,456.1 ... 34.9 351.8 0.2 2.5
Labour force 8,783.7 8,813.9 18.3 30.2 211.7 0.3 2.5
Employment 8,375.8 8,387.1 18.3 11.3 139.2 0.1 1.7
Full-time employment 6,818.4 6,790.9 26.8 -27.5 87.4 -0.4 1.3
Part-time employment 1,557.4 1,596.2 24.7 38.8 51.7 2.5 3.3
Unemployment 407.9 426.8 14.5 18.9 72.5 4.6 20.5
Participation rate 60.9 61.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.6 4.8 0.2 0.2 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 58.1 58.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes              
Population 15,856.8 15,915.0 ... 58.2 545.8 0.4 3.6
Labour force 14,088.1 14,152.2 24.9 64.1 519.4 0.5 3.8
Employment 13,358.8 13,426.5 26.1 67.7 392.5 0.5 3.0
Unemployment 729.4 725.7 19.3 -3.7 126.9 -0.5 21.2
Participation rate 88.8 88.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 5.1 0.1 -0.1 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 84.2 84.4 0.2 0.2 -0.4 ... ...
25 to 54 years, men              
Population 7,974.2 8,007.1 ... 32.9 305.8 0.4 4.0
Labour force 7,357.0 7,387.9 16.0 30.9 301.5 0.4 4.3
Employment 6,952.1 6,992.7 17.4 40.6 227.4 0.6 3.4
Unemployment 404.8 395.3 13.9 -9.5 74.2 -2.3 23.1
Participation rate 92.3 92.3 0.2 0.0 0.3 ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.4 0.2 -0.1 0.9 ... ...
Employment rate 87.2 87.3 0.2 0.1 -0.5 ... ...
25 to 54 years, women              
Population 7,882.6 7,908.0 ... 25.4 240.0 0.3 3.1
Labour force 6,731.2 6,764.2 18.0 33.0 217.8 0.5 3.3
Employment 6,406.6 6,433.8 18.5 27.2 165.1 0.4 2.6
Unemployment 324.5 330.4 13.3 5.9 52.7 1.8 19.0
Participation rate 85.4 85.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 4.9 0.2 0.1 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 81.3 81.4 0.2 0.1 -0.4 ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes              
Population 12,539.3 12,557.7 ... 18.4 216.3 0.1 1.8
Labour force 4,575.7 4,565.9 20.9 -9.8 9.2 -0.2 0.2
Employment 4,369.3 4,352.2 21.1 -17.1 -19.9 -0.4 -0.5
Unemployment 206.4 213.7 10.5 7.3 29.2 3.5 15.8
Participation rate 36.5 36.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.5 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.5 4.7 0.2 0.2 0.7 ... ...
Employment rate 34.8 34.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 ... ...
55 years and over, men              
Population 6,000.7 6,009.5 ... 8.8 104.4 0.1 1.8
Labour force 2,523.1 2,516.3 14.0 -6.8 15.5 -0.3 0.6
Employment 2,400.1 2,399.0 14.3 -1.1 6.1 -0.0 0.3
Unemployment 123.0 117.3 7.7 -5.7 9.4 -4.6 8.7
Participation rate 42.0 41.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.9 4.7 0.3 -0.2 0.4 ... ...
Employment rate 40.0 39.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
55 years and over, women              
Population 6,538.6 6,548.2 ... 9.6 111.9 0.1 1.7
Labour force 2,052.5 2,049.6 14.2 -2.9 -6.2 -0.1 -0.3
Employment 1,969.1 1,953.2 14.4 -15.9 -26.0 -0.8 -1.3
Unemployment 83.4 96.4 7.0 13.0 19.8 15.6 25.8
Participation rate 31.4 31.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.6 ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.1 4.7 0.3 0.6 1.0 ... ...
Employment rate 30.1 29.8 0.2 -0.3 -1.0 ... ...
...
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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