QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada for September

OTTAWA - A quick look at September employment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 7.0 per cent (7.0)

Employment rate: 61.1 per cent (60.9)

Labour force participation rate: 65.7 per cent (65.5)

Number unemployed: 1,363,100 (1,361,100)

Number working: 18,116,700 (18,049,500)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.2 per cent (13.2)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent (6.6)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.3 per cent (5.3)

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