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

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Labour force characteristics by age and sex, Canada, seasonally adjusted
  July 2010 August 2010 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 27,735.2 27,779.5 ... 44.3 288.8 421.1 0.2 1.1 1.5
Labour force 18,673.6 18,727.1 28.1 53.5 289.9 306.5 0.3 1.6 1.7
Employment 17,180.5 17,216.3 27.9 35.8 334.9 396.3 0.2 2.0 2.4
Employment full-time 13,745.6 13,825.5 36.8 79.9 148.3 294.0 0.6 1.1 2.2
Employment part-time 3,434.9 3,390.8 33.7 -44.1 186.5 102.3 -1.3 5.8 3.1
Unemployment 1,493.1 1,510.9 24.9 17.8 -44.9 -89.7 1.2 -2.9 -5.6
Participation rate 67.3 67.4 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 8.1 0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.6 ... ... ...
Employment rate 61.9 62.0 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.5 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 20.0 19.7 0.2 -0.3 0.7 0.1 ... ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes  
Population 4,407.4 4,408.9 ... 1.5 8.6 12.1 0.0 0.2 0.3
Labour force 2,846.2 2,862.5 16.5 16.3 14.7 2.1 0.6 0.5 0.1
Employment 2,445.5 2,443.5 15.1 -2.0 51.5 48.5 -0.1 2.2 2.0
Employment full-time 1,247.8 1,242.2 17.7 -5.6 -30.1 29.2 -0.4 -2.4 2.4
Employment part-time 1,197.7 1,201.3 18.3 3.6 81.7 19.3 0.3 7.3 1.6
Unemployment 400.7 419.0 14.3 18.3 -36.9 -46.4 4.6 -8.1 -10.0
Participation rate 64.6 64.9 0.4 0.3 0.2 -0.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 14.1 14.6 0.5 0.5 -1.4 -1.7 ... ... ...
Employment rate 55.5 55.4 0.3 -0.1 1.0 0.9 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 49.0 49.2 0.7 0.2 2.4 -0.2 ... ... ...
25 years and over, men  
Population 11,411.8 11,433.0 ... 21.2 139.2 204.8 0.2 1.2 1.8
Labour force 8,392.5 8,420.1 14.8 27.6 152.1 152.8 0.3 1.8 1.8
Employment 7,776.8 7,794.8 16.2 18.0 185.2 209.6 0.2 2.4 2.8
Employment full-time 7,124.5 7,179.2 20.8 54.7 168.8 174.9 0.8 2.4 2.5
Employment part-time 652.3 615.7 16.6 -36.6 16.5 34.8 -5.6 2.8 6.0
Unemployment 615.6 625.3 15.0 9.7 -33.0 -56.8 1.6 -5.0 -8.3
Participation rate 73.5 73.6 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.0 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.3 7.4 0.2 0.1 -0.6 -0.9 ... ... ...
Employment rate 68.1 68.2 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.6 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 8.4 7.9 0.2 -0.5 0.0 0.2 ... ... ...
25 years and over, women  
Population 11,916.0 11,937.6 ... 21.6 141.0 204.2 0.2 1.2 1.7
Labour force 7,434.9 7,444.5 15.9 9.6 123.1 151.7 0.1 1.7 2.1
Employment 6,958.1 6,977.9 15.8 19.8 98.1 138.1 0.3 1.4 2.0
Employment full-time 5,373.3 5,404.1 23.6 30.8 9.7 90.0 0.6 0.2 1.7
Employment part-time 1,584.9 1,573.8 22.1 -11.1 88.4 48.1 -0.7 6.0 3.2
Unemployment 476.8 466.6 12.9 -10.2 25.0 13.6 -2.1 5.7 3.0
Participation rate 62.4 62.4 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.3 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.1 ... ... ...
Employment rate 58.4 58.5 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 22.8 22.6 0.3 -0.2 1.0 0.2 ... ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes  
Population 14,637.7 14,651.9 ... 14.2 87.1 121.0 0.1 0.6 0.8
Labour force 12,677.3 12,700.4 21.3 23.1 131.9 131.4 0.2 1.0 1.0
Employment 11,798.6 11,822.1 22.9 23.5 150.1 177.9 0.2 1.3 1.5
Unemployment 878.6 878.3 18.6 -0.3 -18.3 -46.5 0.0 -2.0 -5.0
Participation rate 86.6 86.7 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.9 6.9 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.5 ... ... ...
Employment rate 80.6 80.7 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.6 ... ... ...
25 to 54 years, men  
Population 7,318.8 7,325.7 ... 6.9 44.1 62.7 0.1 0.6 0.9
Labour force 6,651.8 6,670.7 13.7 18.9 78.6 62.4 0.3 1.2 0.9
Employment 6,159.0 6,168.3 15.6 9.3 107.0 108.5 0.2 1.8 1.8
Unemployment 492.8 502.4 13.8 9.6 -28.4 -46.1 1.9 -5.4 -8.4
Participation rate 90.9 91.1 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.4 7.5 0.2 0.1 -0.6 -0.8 ... ... ...
Employment rate 84.2 84.2 0.2 0.0 1.0 0.8 ... ... ...
25 to 54 years, women  
Population 7,319.0 7,326.1 ... 7.1 42.9 58.2 0.1 0.6 0.8
Labour force 6,025.5 6,029.7 15.5 4.2 53.3 68.9 0.1 0.9 1.2
Employment 5,639.6 5,653.7 15.8 14.1 43.0 69.3 0.3 0.8 1.2
Unemployment 385.9 375.9 12.0 -10.0 10.2 -0.5 -2.6 2.8 -0.1
Participation rate 82.3 82.3 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.3 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.2 0.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Employment rate 77.1 77.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 ... ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes  
Population 8,690.1 8,718.7 ... 28.6 193.1 288.0 0.3 2.3 3.4
Labour force 3,150.1 3,164.3 16.5 14.2 143.5 173.2 0.5 4.8 5.8
Employment 2,936.3 2,950.7 16.5 14.4 133.2 169.9 0.5 4.7 6.1
Unemployment 213.8 213.6 9.1 -0.2 10.3 3.3 -0.1 5.1 1.6
Participation rate 36.2 36.3 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.8 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.8 6.8 0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 33.8 33.8 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.8 ... ... ...
55 years and over, men  
Population 4,093.1 4,107.3 ... 14.2 95.1 142.1 0.3 2.4 3.6
Labour force 1,740.7 1,749.4 11.1 8.7 73.5 90.3 0.5 4.4 5.4
Employment 1,617.8 1,626.5 11.2 8.7 78.1 101.1 0.5 5.0 6.6
Unemployment 122.9 122.9 7.0 0.0 -4.6 -10.8 0.0 -3.6 -8.1
Participation rate 42.5 42.6 0.3 0.1 0.8 0.8 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 7.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.6 -1.1 ... ... ...
Employment rate 39.5 39.6 0.3 0.1 1.0 1.1 ... ... ...
55 years and over, women  
Population 4,597.0 4,611.5 ... 14.5 98.1 146.0 0.3 2.2 3.3
Labour force 1,409.4 1,414.9 11.1 5.5 70.0 82.9 0.4 5.2 6.2
Employment 1,318.5 1,324.2 11.1 5.7 55.1 68.8 0.4 4.3 5.5
Unemployment 90.9 90.7 5.6 -0.2 14.8 14.0 -0.2 19.5 18.3
Participation rate 30.7 30.7 0.2 0.0 0.9 0.9 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.4 6.4 0.4 0.0 0.8 0.6 ... ... ...
Employment rate 28.7 28.7 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.6 ... ... ...
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.