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
Table summary
This table displays the labour force characteristics by age and sex for Canada. The data in this table is seasonally adjusted. The row headers provide information for the labour force characteristics for each selected age group and sex. The column headers provide information on the current and last month in thousands, the standard error, as well as the number change (in thousands) and the percentage change from last month, from last December and from twelve months ago.
  November 2014 December  2014 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 29,165.9 29,190.0 ... 24.1 346.3 346.3 0.1 1.2 1.2
Labour force 19,236.6 19,225.4 29.0 -11.2 74.0 74.0 -0.1 0.4 0.4
Employment 17,957.9 17,953.6 28.5 -4.3 185.7 185.7 0.0 1.0 1.0
Employment full-time 14,511.0 14,564.5 38.8 53.5 190.3 190.3 0.4 1.3 1.3
Employment part-time 3,446.9 3,389.2 36.0 -57.7 -4.5 -4.5 -1.7 -0.1 -0.1
Unemployment 1,278.6 1,271.8 24.6 -6.8 -111.7 -111.7 -0.5 -8.1 -8.1
Participation rate 66.0 65.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.5 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.6 6.6 0.1 0.0 -0.6 -0.6 ... ... ...
Employment rate 61.6 61.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 19.2 18.9 0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 ... ... ...
15 to 24 years, both sexes  
Population 4,403.2 4,399.9 ... -3.3 -40.0 -40.0 -0.1 -0.9 -0.9
Labour force 2,860.2 2,866.7 17.0 6.5 50.6 50.6 0.2 1.8 1.8
Employment 2,487.7 2,484.4 15.8 -3.3 62.5 62.5 -0.1 2.6 2.6
Employment full-time 1,258.2 1,293.0 18.7 34.8 43.6 43.6 2.8 3.5 3.5
Employment part-time 1,229.5 1,191.5 19.7 -38.0 19.0 19.0 -3.1 1.6 1.6
Unemployment 372.6 382.3 14.5 9.7 -12.0 -12.0 2.6 -3.0 -3.0
Participation rate 65.0 65.2 0.4 0.2 1.8 1.8 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 13.0 13.3 0.5 0.3 -0.7 -0.7 ... ... ...
Employment rate 56.5 56.5 0.4 0.0 2.0 2.0 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 49.4 48.0 0.7 -1.5 -0.5 -0.5 ... ... ...
25 years and over, men  
Population 12,132.3 12,145.8 ... 13.5 194.6 194.6 0.1 1.6 1.6
Labour force 8,688.8 8,702.6 15.3 13.8 64.4 64.4 0.2 0.7 0.7
Employment 8,182.9 8,209.7 16.3 26.8 127.4 127.4 0.3 1.6 1.6
Employment full-time 7,541.9 7,560.0 21.9 18.1 118.9 118.9 0.2 1.6 1.6
Employment part-time 641.0 649.8 18.1 8.8 8.6 8.6 1.4 1.3 1.3
Unemployment 506.0 492.9 14.5 -13.1 -62.9 -62.9 -2.6 -11.3 -11.3
Participation rate 71.6 71.7 0.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.6 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 5.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 -0.7 ... ... ...
Employment rate 67.4 67.6 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 7.8 7.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ... ...
25 years and over, women  
Population 12,630.4 12,644.4 ... 14.0 191.8 191.8 0.1 1.5 1.5
Labour force 7,687.5 7,656.1 16.8 -31.4 -41.0 -41.0 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5
Employment 7,287.4 7,259.5 16.3 -27.9 -4.3 -4.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1
Employment full-time 5,711.0 5,711.6 25.3 0.6 27.9 27.9 0.0 0.5 0.5
Employment part-time 1,576.5 1,547.9 23.9 -28.6 -32.2 -32.2 -1.8 -2.0 -2.0
Unemployment 400.1 396.6 13.5 -3.5 -36.7 -36.7 -0.9 -8.5 -8.5
Participation rate 60.9 60.5 0.1 -0.4 -1.3 -1.3 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 5.2 0.2 0.0 -0.4 -0.4 ... ... ...
Employment rate 57.7 57.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 21.6 21.3 0.3 -0.3 -0.4 -0.4 ... ... ...
25 to 54 years, both sexes  
Population 14,718.4 14,722.3 ... 3.9 81.9 81.9 0.0 0.6 0.6
Labour force 12,682.1 12,670.4 22.1 -11.7 -9.3 -9.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Employment 11,990.1 11,989.1 23.5 -1.0 77.9 77.9 0.0 0.7 0.7
Unemployment 692.0 681.4 18.5 -10.6 -87.1 -87.1 -1.5 -11.3 -11.3
Participation rate 86.2 86.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.5 -0.5 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.5 5.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.7 -0.7 ... ... ...
Employment rate 81.5 81.4 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ... ...
25 to 54 years, men  
Population 7,368.7 7,370.4 ... 1.7 42.8 42.8 0.0 0.6 0.6
Labour force 6,659.2 6,672.3 14.2 13.1 26.8 26.8 0.2 0.4 0.4
Employment 6,280.1 6,302.7 15.9 22.6 79.3 79.3 0.4 1.3 1.3
Unemployment 379.1 369.6 13.4 -9.5 -52.4 -52.4 -2.5 -12.4 -12.4
Participation rate 90.4 90.5 0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.7 5.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Employment rate 85.2 85.5 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 ... ... ...
25 to 54 years, women  
Population 7,349.7 7,351.9 ... 2.2 39.1 39.1 0.0 0.5 0.5
Labour force 6,022.8 5,998.2 16.2 -24.6 -36.0 -36.0 -0.4 -0.6 -0.6
Employment 5,710.0 5,686.4 16.4 -23.6 -1.3 -1.3 -0.4 0.0 0.0
Unemployment 312.9 311.8 12.5 -1.1 -34.7 -34.7 -0.4 -10.0 -10.0
Participation rate 81.9 81.6 0.2 -0.3 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 5.2 0.2 0.0 -0.5 -0.5 ... ... ...
Employment rate 77.7 77.3 0.2 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5 ... ... ...
55 years and over, both sexes  
Population 10,044.3 10,067.9 ... 23.6 304.5 304.5 0.2 3.1 3.1
Labour force 3,694.2 3,688.3 18.0 -5.9 32.8 32.8 -0.2 0.9 0.9
Employment 3,480.2 3,480.1 17.9 -0.1 45.2 45.2 0.0 1.3 1.3
Unemployment 214.0 208.2 9.6 -5.8 -12.4 -12.4 -2.7 -5.6 -5.6
Participation rate 36.8 36.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.8 -0.8 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 5.6 0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4 ... ... ...
Employment rate 34.6 34.6 0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.6 ... ... ...
55 years and over, men  
Population 4,763.6 4,775.4 ... 11.8 151.8 151.8 0.2 3.3 3.3
Labour force 2,029.6 2,030.3 11.8 0.7 37.6 37.6 0.0 1.9 1.9
Employment 1,902.7 1,907.0 11.9 4.3 48.1 48.1 0.2 2.6 2.6
Unemployment 126.8 123.4 7.0 -3.4 -10.4 -10.4 -2.7 -7.8 -7.8
Participation rate 42.6 42.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.6 -0.6 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.2 6.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.6 -0.6 ... ... ...
Employment rate 39.9 39.9 0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.3 ... ... ...
55 years and over, women  
Population 5,280.7 5,292.5 ... 11.8 152.7 152.7 0.2 3.0 3.0
Labour force 1,664.7 1,658.0 12.3 -6.7 -4.9 -4.9 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3
Employment 1,577.5 1,573.1 12.2 -4.4 -2.9 -2.9 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2
Unemployment 87.2 84.8 6.3 -2.4 -2.0 -2.0 -2.8 -2.3 -2.3
Participation rate 31.5 31.3 0.2 -0.2 -1.1 -1.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.2 5.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Employment rate 29.9 29.7 0.2 -0.2 -1.0 -1.0 ... ... ...
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. The sum of individual categories may not always add to the total due to rounding.
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