National employment numbers for December from Statistics Canada, at a glance

By The Canadian Press
January 5, 2018 - 7:00am

OTTAWA — A quick look at December employment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 5.7 per cent (5.9)

Employment rate: 62.0 per cent (61.8)

Labour force participation rate: 65.8 per cent (65.7)

Number unemployed: 1,130,400 (1,156,500)

Number working: 18,647,500 (18,568,900)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 10.3 per cent (10.8)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.2 per cent (5.3)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.8 per cent (4.8)

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