Table 5-2
Labour force characteristics by census metropolitan area (seasonally adjusted) — Monthly

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Labour force characteristics by census metropolitan area (seasonally adjusted) — Monthly
Table summary
This table displays the labour force characteristics by census metropolitan areas. The data in this table is seasonally adjusted, monthly. The row headers provide information for the labour force characteristics for each major census metropolitan area (Montreal, Quebec - Toronto, Ontario - Vancouver, British Columbia). 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)      
Montréal, Quebec  
Population 3,343.4 3,345.5 ... 2.1 36.2 36.2 0.1 1.1 1.1
Labour force 2,216.8 2,208.8 15.5 -8.0 -13.5 -13.5 -0.4 -0.6 -0.6
Employment 2,032.9 2,039.8 15.5 6.9 5.6 5.6 0.3 0.3 0.3
Unemployment 183.9 169.0 11.1 -14.9 -19.1 -19.1 -8.1 -10.2 -10.2
Participation rate 66.3 66.0 0.5 -0.3 -1.2 -1.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.3 7.7 0.5 -0.6 -0.8 -0.8 ... ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 61.0 0.5 0.2 -0.5 -0.5 ... ... ...
Toronto, Ontario  
Population 5,101.4 5,109.0 ... 7.6 88.1 88.1 0.1 1.8 1.8
Labour force 3,397.8 3,382.3 21.6 -15.5 -51.3 -51.3 -0.5 -1.5 -1.5
Employment 3,125.6 3,114.5 21.0 -11.1 -18.0 -18.0 -0.4 -0.6 -0.6
Unemployment 272.2 267.8 15.2 -4.4 -33.3 -33.3 -1.6 -11.1 -11.1
Participation rate 66.6 66.2 0.4 -0.4 -2.2 -2.2 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.0 7.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.9 -0.9 ... ... ...
Employment rate 61.3 61.0 0.4 -0.3 -1.4 -1.4 ... ... ...
Vancouver, British Columbia  
Population 2,152.8 2,155.0 ... 2.2 39.9 39.9 0.1 1.9 1.9
Labour force 1,409.1 1,406.9 10.8 -2.2 23.4 23.4 -0.2 1.7 1.7
Employment 1,327.3 1,326.6 10.7 -0.7 30.4 30.4 -0.1 2.3 2.3
Unemployment 81.8 80.3 7.1 -1.5 -7.0 -7.0 -1.8 -8.0 -8.0
Participation rate 65.5 65.3 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 5.8 5.7 0.5 -0.1 -0.6 -0.6 ... ... ...
Employment rate 61.7 61.6 0.5 -0.1 0.3 0.3 ... ... ...
Average standard error of change in two consecutive months (see "Sampling Errors" in Data Quality for further explanations).
Note(s):
Estimates in this table are based on 2006 census boundaries. Related CANSIM Table 282-0117. The sum of individual categories may not always add to the total due to rounding.
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