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 area. The data in this table is seasonally adjusted, monthly. The row headers provide information on the labour force characteristics for the major census metropolitan areas (Montréal, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario; and Vancouver, British Columbia). The column headers provide information on the current and last month (in thousands, except rates), the standard error, as well as the change (in thousands and in percent) from last month, from last December and from twelve months ago.
  December 2015 January  2016 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 3,368.7 3,371.3 ... 2.6 2.6 32.0 0.1 0.1 1.0
Labour force 2,246.0 2,240.3 19.3 -5.7 -5.7 43.4 -0.3 -0.3 2.0
Employment 2,048.4 2,049.1 19.4 0.7 0.7 18.8 0.0 0.0 0.9
Unemployment 197.6 191.2 12.6 -6.4 -6.4 24.7 -3.2 -3.2 14.8
Participation rate 66.7 66.5 0.6 -0.2 -0.2 0.7 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 8.8 8.5 0.5 -0.3 -0.3 0.9 ... ... ...
Employment rate 60.8 60.8 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 ... ... ...
Toronto, Ontario  
Population 5,145.8 5,153.1 ... 7.3 7.3 86.6 0.1 0.1 1.7
Labour force 3,476.8 3,483.5 24.1 6.7 6.7 157.5 0.2 0.2 4.7
Employment 3,230.2 3,235.8 23.9 5.6 5.6 151.1 0.2 0.2 4.9
Unemployment 246.6 247.6 15.1 1.0 1.0 6.2 0.4 0.4 2.6
Participation rate 67.6 67.6 0.5 0.0 0.0 2.0 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 7.1 7.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.2 ... ... ...
Employment rate 62.8 62.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.9 ... ... ...
Vancouver, British Columbia  
Population 2,149.1 2,151.2 ... 2.1 2.1 38.6 0.1 0.1 1.8
Labour force 1,420.7 1,420.3 12.8 -0.4 -0.4 57.7 0.0 0.0 4.2
Employment 1,335.6 1,336.5 13.1 0.9 0.9 55.6 0.1 0.1 4.3
Unemployment 85.1 83.8 7.8 -1.3 -1.3 2.1 -1.5 -1.5 2.6
Participation rate 66.1 66.0 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 1.5 ... ... ...
Unemployment rate 6.0 5.9 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 ... ... ...
Employment rate 62.1 62.1 0.6 0.0 0.0 1.5 ... ... ...
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 2011 Census boundaries. Related CANSIM Table 282-0136. The sum of individual categories may not always add to the total due to rounding.
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