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

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Labour force characteristics by age and sex, Canada, seasonally adjusted
  August 2008 September 2008 S.E. 1 Change from Percent change from
last month last December twelve months ago last month last December twelve months ago
  in thousands (except rates)      
15 years and over, both sexes  
Population 26,974.3 27,012.8 ... 38.5 293.3 381.0 0.1 1.1 1.4
Labour force 18,211.9 18,325.6 27.1 113.7 235.4 332.6 0.6 1.3 1.8
Employment 17,099.4 17,206.3 27.7 106.9 193.8 276.8 0.6 1.1 1.6
Employment full-time 13,967.0 13,977.3 36.1 10.3 62.7 116.8 0.1 0.5 0.8
Employment part-time 3,132.4 3,229.0 33.0 96.6 131.1 160.0 3.1 4.2 5.2
Unemployment 1,112.5 1,119.3 22.7 6.8 41.7 55.8 0.6 3.9 5.2
Participation rate 67.5 67.8 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.1 6.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 63.4 63.7 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 18.3 18.8 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.6 ... ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes  
Population 4,378.5 4,380.1 ... 1.6 13.3 20.3 0.0 0.3 0.5
Labour force 2,918.5 2,963.8 16.3 45.3 32.2 51.6 1.6 1.1 1.8
Employment 2,598.2 2,643.0 16.0 44.8 37.5 59.2 1.7 1.4 2.3
Employment full-time 1,431.1 1,426.6 18.1 -4.5 4.7 3.6 -0.3 0.3 0.3
Employment part-time 1,167.0 1,216.3 18.9 49.3 32.6 55.4 4.2 2.8 4.8
Unemployment 320.3 320.8 13.5 0.5 -5.2 -7.5 0.2 -1.6 -2.3
Participation rate 66.7 67.7 0.4 1.0 0.6 0.9 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 11.0 10.8 0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5 ... ... ...
Employment rate 59.3 60.3 0.4 1.0 0.6 1.0 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 44.9 46.0 0.6 1.1 0.6 1.1 ... ... ...
25 years and over, men  
Population 11,043.0 11,061.5 ... 18.5 140.8 181.3 0.2 1.3 1.7
Labour force 8,141.1 8,180.6 13.6 39.5 92.5 166.7 0.5 1.1 2.1
Employment 7,707.4 7,732.1 14.9 24.7 71.9 123.6 0.3 0.9 1.6
Employment full-time 7,181.5 7,185.0 19.2 3.5 19.7 62.3 0.0 0.3 0.9
Employment part-time 525.9 547.1 15.1 21.2 52.2 61.3 4.0 10.5 12.6
Unemployment 433.7 448.5 13.1 14.8 20.6 43.1 3.4 4.8 10.6
Participation rate 73.7 74.0 0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.3 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 ... ... ...
Employment rate 69.8 69.9 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 6.8 7.1 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.7 ... ... ...
25 years and over, women  
Population 11,552.9 11,571.1 ... 18.2 139.1 179.2 0.2 1.2 1.6
Labour force 7,152.3 7,181.3 15.6 29.0 110.8 114.4 0.4 1.6 1.6
Employment 6,793.8 6,831.2 15.7 37.4 84.4 94.0 0.6 1.3 1.4
Employment full-time 5,354.3 5,365.7 23.5 11.4 38.3 50.9 0.2 0.7 1.0
Employment part-time 1,439.4 1,465.5 21.6 26.1 46.1 43.1 1.8 3.2 3.0
Unemployment 358.5 350.1 12.3 -8.4 26.4 20.4 -2.3 8.2 6.2
Participation rate 61.9 62.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.0 4.9 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 58.8 59.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 21.2 21.5 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 ... ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes  
Population 14,438.6 14,447.3 ... 8.7 75.6 98.0 0.1 0.5 0.7
Labour force 12,520.8 12,541.9 20.2 21.1 89.7 113.1 0.2 0.7 0.9
Employment 11,870.5 11,891.5 21.8 21.0 64.4 78.6 0.2 0.5 0.7
Unemployment 650.3 650.4 16.7 0.1 25.3 34.5 0.0 4.0 5.6
Participation rate 86.7 86.8 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 5.2 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 82.2 82.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ... ...
25 to 54 years, men  
Population 7,212.4 7,217.0 ... 4.6 39.4 51.1 0.1 0.5 0.7
Labour force 6,582.7 6,592.6 12.8 9.9 26.1 67.9 0.2 0.4 1.0
Employment 6,232.9 6,230.4 14.5 -2.5 19.3 49.8 0.0 0.3 0.8
Unemployment 349.8 362.2 12.3 12.4 6.8 18.1 3.5 1.9 5.3
Participation rate 91.3 91.3 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.3 5.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 86.4 86.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 ... ... ...
25 to 54 years, women  
Population 7,226.2 7,230.3 ... 4.1 36.2 46.9 0.1 0.5 0.7
Labour force 5,938.1 5,949.3 15.1 11.2 63.6 45.2 0.2 1.1 0.8
Employment 5,637.6 5,661.1 15.5 23.5 45.0 28.8 0.4 0.8 0.5
Unemployment 300.5 288.2 11.4 -12.3 18.5 16.4 -4.1 6.9 6.0
Participation rate 82.2 82.3 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 4.8 0.2 -0.3 0.2 0.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 78.0 78.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 -0.1 ... ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes  
Population 8,157.2 8,185.4 ... 28.2 204.4 262.7 0.3 2.6 3.3
Labour force 2,772.6 2,819.9 15.4 47.3 113.5 167.9 1.7 4.2 6.3
Employment 2,630.7 2,671.8 15.3 41.1 91.9 139.0 1.6 3.6 5.5
Unemployment 141.9 148.1 7.8 6.2 21.6 28.9 4.4 17.1 24.2
Participation rate 34.0 34.5 0.2 0.5 0.6 1.0 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.3 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.8 ... ... ...
Employment rate 32.3 32.6 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.6 ... ... ...
55 years and over, men  
Population 3,830.6 3,844.5 ... 13.9 101.4 130.2 0.4 2.7 3.5
Labour force 1,558.4 1,588.0 10.2 29.6 66.4 98.8 1.9 4.4 6.6
Employment 1,474.5 1,501.8 10.2 27.3 52.7 73.9 1.9 3.6 5.2
Unemployment 83.9 86.2 5.6 2.3 13.7 24.9 2.7 18.9 40.6
Participation rate 40.7 41.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 1.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.4 5.4 0.4 0.0 0.6 1.3 ... ... ...
Employment rate 38.5 39.1 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.7 ... ... ...
55 years and over, women  
Population 4,326.6 4,340.8 ... 14.2 102.8 132.3 0.3 2.4 3.1
Labour force 1,214.2 1,231.9 10.7 17.7 47.1 69.2 1.5 4.0 6.0
Employment 1,156.2 1,170.0 10.6 13.8 39.3 65.2 1.2 3.5 5.9
Unemployment 58.0 61.9 5.3 3.9 7.9 4.0 6.7 14.6 6.9
Participation rate 28.1 28.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.8 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 4.8 5.0 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.0 ... ... ...
Employment rate 26.7 27.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.7 ... ... ...
Average standard error of change in two consecutive months (see "Sampling Errors" in Data Quality for further explanations).
Note(s):
Related CANSIM table 282-0087.