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Ontario Labour Force

Data Last Updated: 18 August, 2017
Characteristic (2017 unless noted) Value

Source: Manifold Data Mining Inc.

Labour Force Characteristics

Total population, aged 15 years and older 11,839,798
In the labour force 7,801,243
Employed 7,263,691
Unemployed 537,552
Not in the labour force 4,038,555
Participation rate (%) 65.89
Employment rate (%) 61.35
Unemployment rate (%) 6.89

Labour Force by Industry

Total labour force aged 15 and over 7,801,243
Industry - not applicable 208,895
All industries 7,592,348
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 117,455
Mining and oil and gas extraction 30,817
Utilities 65,393
Construction 471,460
Manufacturing 796,322
Wholesale trade 348,334
Retail trade 849,370
Transportation and warehousing 350,155
Information and cultural industries 203,338
Finance and insurance 419,706
Real estate and rental and leasing 152,182
Professional, scientific and technical services 585,622
Management of companies and enterprises 6,756
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 348,917
Educational services 567,498
Health care and social assistance 785,394
Arts, entertainment and recreation 162,292
Accommodation and food services 469,286
Other services (except public administration) 334,029
Public administration 528,024

Labour Force by Occupation

Total labour force 15 years and over by occupation 7,801,243
Occupation - Not applicable 208,895
All occupations 7,592,348
0 Management occupations 882,932
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 1,299,796
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 568,211
3 Health occupations 445,458
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 914,960
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 231,227
6 Sales and service occupations 1,750,625
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 980,679
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 121,173
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 397,287

Employment Income (2017) for Persons 15 Years of Age and Over

Population aged 15 years and over who worked full year, full time and with employment income 4,225,329
Median employment income ($) 52,353
Average employment income ($) 69,169
Male aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 2,291,839
Male aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 57,634
Male aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 77,390
Female aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 1,933,490
Female aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 46,833
Female aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 58,767

Labour Force by Place of Work

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Notes: Commuting Flow - Employed Labour Force Aged 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work, for Census Subdivisions, Flows Greater than or Equal to 20. Source: 2011 National Household Survey.