Canada at a Glance 2017
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Table 17
Labour force characteristics, by sex
Table summary
This table displays the results of Labour force characteristics 2006, 2011 and 2016, calculated using thousands and % units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2006 2011 2016
thousands
Labour force 17,502 18,620 19,441
Males 9,293 9,803 10,242
Females 8,209 8,817 9,199
Employed 16,396 17,221 18,080
Males 8,687 9,023 9,455
Females 7,709 8,199 8,625
Unemployed 1,106 1,399 1,361
Males 606 781 787
Females 500 618 574
  %
Unemployment rate 6.3 7.5 7.0
Males 6.5 8.0 7.7
Females 6.1 7.0 6.2
Participation rate 67.0 66.7 65.7
Males 72.3 71.4 70.3
Females 61.9 62.2 61.3
Employment rate 62.8 61.7 61.1
Males 67.6 65.7 64.9
Females 58.1 57.8 57.5
Table 18
Average weekly wages, by industry
Table summary
This table displays the results of Average weekly wages 2006, 2011 and 2016, calculated using current dollars units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2006 2011 2016
current dollars
Total employees, all industries 727.23 836.30 940.28
Goods-producing industries 852.24 987.76 1,111.15
Agriculture 495.81 574.71 683.50
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas 1,122.03 1,371.72 1,604.87
Utilities 1,123.67 1,297.28 1,448.15
Construction 852.12 1,008.80 1,153.23
Manufacturing 823.14 908.62 999.67
Services-producing industries 688.60 795.08 896.19
Wholesale and retail trade 532.14 609.52 695.48
Transportation and warehousing 793.09 901.49 996.32
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 815.58 934.32 1,110.20
Professional, scientific and technical services 965.28 1,096.19 1,257.85
Business, building and other support services 531.92 625.86 689.84
Educational services 848.28 984.71 1,092.36
Health care and social assistance 695.77 814.03 898.87
Information, culture and recreation 687.72 781.70 838.62
Accommodation and food services 347.46 397.35 433.64
Public administration 979.31 1,141.87 1,289.65
Other services 605.80 706.54 795.85
Table 19
Employment, by industry
Table summary
This table displays the results of Employment 2006, 2011 and 2016, calculated using thousands units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2006 2011 2016
thousands
Total, all industries 16,396 17,221 18,080
Goods-producing industries 3,971 3,801 3,833
Agriculture 346 308 289
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas 335 340 327
Utilities 122 137 137
Construction 1,066 1,295 1,385
Manufacturing 2,102 1,722 1,695
Services-producing industries 12,425 13,420 14,247
Wholesale and retail trade 2,624 2,678 2,746
Transportation and warehousing 798 850 907
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 1,029 1,076 1,127
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,075 1,265 1,394
Business, building and other support services 681 694 766
Educational services 1,155 1,170 1,270
Health care and social assistance 1,776 2,084 2,339
Information, culture and recreation 737 772 782
Accommodation and food services 1,018 1,141 1,213
Public administration 835 920 927
Other services 696 770 775

Chart 12 Unemployment rate

Data Table for Chart 12
Chart 12
Unemployment rate
Table summary
This table displays the results of Unemployment rate 2015 and 2016, calculated using % units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2015 2016
%
B.C. 6.2 6.0
Alta. 6.0 8.1
Sask. 5.0 6.3
Man. 5.6 6.1
Ont. 6.8 6.5
Que. 7.6 7.1
N.B. 9.8 9.5
N.S. 8.6 8.3
P.E.I. 10.4 10.7
N.L. 12.8 13.4
Canada 6.9 7.0
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