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Labour Force

LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED, THUNDER BAY (CMA) (3 MONTH MOVING AVERAGE)

Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 to Jan 2018 Jan 2017 to Jan 2018 Dec 2017 to Jan 2018 Jan 2017 to Jan 2018
Thousands Change (Thousands) % Change
Population 104.8 104.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Labour Force 65.1 65.0 -0.1 1.6 -0.2 2.5
Employment 61.0 61.2 0.2 1.7 0.3 2.9
Unemployment 4.0 3.8 -0.2 -0.1 -5.0 -2.6
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.1 5.8 -0.3 -0.4 -- --
Participation Rate (%) 62.1 62.0 -0.1 1.5 -- --
Employment Rate (%) 58.2 58.3 0.1 1.5 -- --
Note: Population 15 years of age and over
Source: Statistics Canada - Labour Force Information
Updated: February 2018
 
Unemployment Rate History
 Year                 Thunder Bay (CMA) Ontario              Canada             
2016 6.8 6.5 7.0
2015 6.9 6.8 5.0
2014 5.3 7.3 6.9 
2013 6.0 7.5 7.1
2012 5.4 7.8  7.2 
2011         6.9           7.8          7.4          
2010 6.6 8.7 8.0
2009 8.3 9.0 8.3
2008 5.9 6.5 6.1
2007 6.7 6.4 6.0
2006 7.6 6.3 6.3
2005 7.1 6.6 6.8
2004 8.1 6.8 7.2
2003 6.0 6.9 7.6
2002 6.6 7.2 7.7
2001 8.2 6.3 7.2
2000 6.3 5.7 6.8

Source: Statistics Canada Updated: January 2017

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