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Ontario Labour Force

Data Last Updated: 29 April, 2017
Characteristic (2016 unless noted) Value

Source: Manifold Data Mining Inc.

Labour Force Characteristics

Total population, aged 15 years and older 11,665,529
In the labour force 7,694,352
Employed 7,183,879
Unemployed 510,472
Not in the labour force 3,971,178
Participation rate (%) 65.96
Employment rate (%) 61.58
Unemployment rate (%) 6.63

Labour Force by Industry

Total labour force aged 15 and over 7,694,352
Industry - not applicable 206,727
All industries 7,487,624
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 114,835
Mining and oil and gas extraction 30,322
Utilities 63,420
Construction 465,746
Manufacturing 787,288
Wholesale trade 346,220
Retail trade 842,966
Transportation and warehousing 347,416
Information and cultural industries 198,686
Finance and insurance 410,342
Real estate and rental and leasing 149,749
Professional, scientific and technical services 572,973
Management of companies and enterprises 6,675
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 345,751
Educational services 558,919
Health care and social assistance 774,956
Arts, entertainment and recreation 159,620
Accommodation and food services 465,364
Other services (except public administration) 331,314
Public administration 515,062

Labour Force by Occupation

Total labour force 15 years and over by occupation 7,694,352
Occupation - Not applicable 206,727
All occupations 7,487,624
0 Management occupations 867,446
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 1,280,158
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 555,865
3 Health occupations 439,636
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 896,514
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 228,090
6 Sales and service occupations 1,735,760
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 970,808
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 118,751
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 394,596

Employment Income (2016) for Persons 15 Years of Age and Over

Population aged 15 years and over who worked full year, full time and with employment income 4,145,452
Median employment income ($) 52,039
Average employment income ($) 67,753
Male aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 2,253,192
Male aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 57,301
Male aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 75,813
Female aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 1,892,261
Female aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 46,551
Female aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 57,561

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.