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Labour Force

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

September 2017 October 2017 Sept 2016 to Oct 2017 Oct 2016 to Oct 2017 Sept 2017 to Oct 2017 Oct 2016 to Oct 2017
Thousands Change (Thousands) % Change
Population 104.8 104.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Labour Force 66.2 65.8 -0.4 1.6 -0.6 2.5
Employment 62.9 62.1 -0.8 1.8 -1.3 3.0
Unemployment 3.3 3.8 0.5 -0.1 15.2 -2.6
Unemployment Rate (%) 5.0 5.8 0.8 -0.3 -- --
Participation Rate (%) 63.2 62.8 -0.4 1.5 -- --
Employment Rate (%) 60.0 59.3 -0.7 1.8 -- --
Note: Population 15 years of age and over
Source: Statistics Canada - Labour Force Information
Updated: November 2017
 
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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