Table 4-6
Selected labour force characteristics (seasonally adjusted) — Ontario

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Selected labour force characteristics (seasonally adjusted) — Ontario
Table summary
This table displays the selected labour force characteristics for Ontario. The data in this table is seasonally adjusted. The row headers provide information for the selected labour force characteristics for each selected age group and sex, as well as the selected industries. 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)      
Both sexes, 15 years and over  
Population 11,384.2 11,395.1 ... 10.9 127.5 127.5 0.1 1.1 1.1
Labour force 7,481.2 7,480.6 19.8 -0.6 14.3 14.3 0.0 0.2 0.2
Employment 6,960.2 6,956.7 18.7 -3.5 79.9 79.9 -0.1 1.2 1.2
Employment full-time 5,622.1 5,625.3 26.0 3.2 47.8 47.8 0.1 0.9 0.9
Unemployment 521.0 523.9 17.1 2.9 -65.6 -65.6 0.6 -11.1 -11.1
Participation rate 65.7 65.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 -0.7 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.0 7.0 0.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Employment rate 61.1 61.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 19.2 19.1 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.2 ... ... ...
Both sexes, 15 to 24 years  
Population 1,767.0 1,766.3 ... -0.7 -15.5 -15.5 0.0 -0.9 -0.9
Labour force 1,106.5 1,115.8 11.9 9.3 39.1 39.1 0.8 3.6 3.6
Employment 934.3 939.0 10.8 4.7 42.5 42.5 0.5 4.7 4.7
Unemployment 172.2 176.8 10.4 4.6 -3.3 -3.3 2.7 -1.8 -1.8
Participation rate 62.6 63.2 0.7 0.6 2.8 2.8 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 15.6 15.8 0.9 0.2 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Employment rate 52.9 53.2 0.6 0.3 2.9 2.9 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 53.7 51.7 1.3 -2.0 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Men, 25 years and over  
Population 4,664.2 4,669.8 ... 5.6 68.6 68.6 0.1 1.5 1.5
Labour force 3,355.3 3,364.6 10.1 9.3 25.2 25.2 0.3 0.8 0.8
Employment 3,159.1 3,173.9 10.5 14.8 61.4 61.4 0.5 2.0 2.0
Unemployment 196.2 190.7 9.8 -5.5 -36.1 -36.1 -2.8 -15.9 -15.9
Participation rate 71.9 72.1 0.2 0.2 -0.5 -0.5 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 5.7 0.3 -0.1 -1.1 -1.1 ... ... ...
Employment rate 67.7 68.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 7.8 8.1 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.5 ... ... ...
Women, 25 years and over  
Population 4,953.0 4,958.9 ... 5.9 74.3 74.3 0.1 1.5 1.5
Labour force 3,019.3 3,000.2 11.5 -19.1 -50.0 -50.0 -0.6 -1.6 -1.6
Employment 2,866.8 2,843.8 11.0 -23.0 -23.9 -23.9 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8
Unemployment 152.5 156.4 9.5 3.9 -26.1 -26.1 2.6 -14.3 -14.3
Participation rate 61.0 60.5 0.2 -0.5 -1.9 -1.9 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.1 5.2 0.3 0.1 -0.8 -0.8 ... ... ...
Employment rate 57.9 57.3 0.2 -0.6 -1.4 -1.4 ... ... ...
Part-time rate 20.6 20.7 0.5 0.1 -0.2 -0.2 ... ... ...
Industry 6,960.2 6,956.7 18.7 -3.5 79.9 79.9 -0.1 1.2 1.2
Goods-producing sector 1,435.2 1,438.3 17.0 3.1 41.5 41.5 0.2 3.0 3.0
Agriculture 88.7 96.8 4.0 8.1 14.1 14.1 9.1 17.0 17.0
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction 2 40.4 47.9 2.6 7.5 9.7 9.7 18.6 25.4 25.4
Utilities 56.6 57.1 3.3 0.5 -3.6 -3.6 0.9 -5.9 -5.9
Construction 465.8 465.2 11.4 -0.6 17.9 17.9 -0.1 4.0 4.0
Manufacturing 783.7 771.3 13.4 -12.4 3.3 3.3 -1.6 0.4 0.4
Services-producing sector 5,525.0 5,518.4 22.9 -6.6 38.4 38.4 -0.1 0.7 0.7
Trade 1,011.0 1,041.2 16.4 30.2 16.6 16.6 3.0 1.6 1.6
Transportation and warehousing 299.6 297.1 10.1 -2.5 -16.2 -16.2 -0.8 -5.2 -5.2
Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 558.7 558.4 12.5 -0.3 35.7 35.7 -0.1 6.8 6.8
Professional, scientific and technical services 573.8 564.9 13.1 -8.9 -21.8 -21.8 -1.6 -3.7 -3.7
Business, building and other support services 315.0 305.0 10.3 -10.0 -11.1 -11.1 -3.2 -3.5 -3.5
Educational services 535.9 539.0 11.0 3.1 28.2 28.2 0.6 5.5 5.5
Health care and social assistance 821.5 823.3 12.5 1.8 29.7 29.7 0.2 3.7 3.7
Information, culture and recreation 329.5 331.3 10.3 1.8 -2.5 -2.5 0.5 -0.7 -0.7
Accommodation and food services 450.8 430.9 11.2 -19.9 17.2 17.2 -4.4 4.2 4.2
Other services 272.5 259.8 8.8 -12.7 -30.1 -30.1 -4.7 -10.4 -10.4
Public administration 356.7 367.4 8.4 10.7 -7.4 -7.4 3.0 -2.0 -2.0
Average standard error of change in two consecutive months (see "Sampling Errors" in Data Quality for further explanations).
Also referred to as Natural resources.
Note(s):
Related CANSIM Tables 282-0087, 282-0088. The sum of individual categories may not always add to the total due to rounding.
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