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Ontario: Census 2006: Labour Market Profile

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Employment and Working Conditions
Information:Census 2006: Labour Market Profile
Selected Age Group: 15 and over
Data Source:Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2006 Statistics Canada.
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

Not in the labour force
Refers to persons who, in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006), were neither employed nor unemployed. It includes students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers in an 'off' season who were not looking for work, and persons who could not work because of a long term illness or disability.
Labour force activity
Refers to the labour market activity of the population 15 years of age and over in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006). Respondents were classified as Employed, Unemployed, or Not in the labour force. The labour force includes the employed and the unemployed.
Employed
Persons who, during the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006):
(a) did any work at all for pay or in self-employment or without pay in a family farm, business or professional practice
(b) were absent from their job or business, with or without pay, for the entire week because of a vacation, an illness, a labour dispute at their place of work, or any other reasons.
Unemployed
Persons who, during the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006), were without paid work or without self-employment work and were available for work and either:
(a) had actively looked for paid work in the past four weeks; or
(b) were on temporary lay-off and expected to return to their job; or
(c) had definite arrangements to start a new job in four weeks or less
Participation rate
Refers to the labour force in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006), expressed as a percentage of the population 15 years of age and over.
Employment rate
Refers to the number of persons employed in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006), expressed as a percentage of the total population 15 years of age and over.
Unemployment rate
Refers to the unemployed expressed as a percentage of the labour force in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006).

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    15 and over
    15 to 24
    25 to 34
    25 to 54
    35 to 44
    45 to 54
    55 to 64
    65 to 74
    75 and over

   
  Male Female Total

Total - Labour force4,720,660 5,052,680 9,773,340
In the labour force3,424,640 3,143,950 6,568,595
Employed3,218,345 2,928,750 6,147,095
Unemployed206,295 215,205 421,500
Not in the labour force1,296,020 1,908,725 3,204,745
 
Participation rate72.5% 62.2% 67.2%
 
Employment rate68.2% 58.0% 62.9%
 
Unemployment rate6.0% 6.8% 6.4%

Notes:

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2006 Statistics Canada.


Copyright: Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Data last updated on June 14, 2017

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