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Ontario Labour Force

Data Last Updated: 12 December, 2018
Characteristic (2018 unless noted)
Value
Labour Force Characteristics
Total population, aged 15 years and older
11,909,027
In the labour force
7,675,900
Employed
7,233,024
Unemployed
442,875
Not in the labour force
4,233,127
Participation rate (%)
64.45
Employment rate (%)
60.74
Unemployment rate (%)
5.77
Labour Force by Industry
Total labour force aged 15 and over
7,675,900
Industry - not applicable
200,012
All industries
7,475,887
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
114,696
Mining and oil and gas extraction
39,583
Utilities
64,914
Construction
503,917
Manufacturing
717,354
Wholesale trade
297,182
Retail trade
818,675
Transportation and warehousing
356,339
Information and cultural industries
201,583
Finance and insurance
412,156
Real estate and rental and leasing
168,046
Professional, scientific and technical services
603,992
Management of companies and enterprises
17,751
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
364,118
Educational services
559,819
Health care and social assistance
789,330
Arts, entertainment and recreation
171,333
Accommodation and food services
505,328
Other services (except public administration)
322,166
Public administration
447,605
Labour Force by Occupation
Total labour force 15 years and over
7,675,900
Occupation - Not applicable
200,012
All occupations
7,475,887
0 Management
845,997
1 Business, finance and administration
1,197,322
2 Natural and applied sciences and related
559,763
3 Health
483,047
4 Education, law and social, community and government services
888,485
5 Art, culture, recreation and sport
255,777
6 Sales and service
1,731,074
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators
985,909
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production
135,330
9 Manufacturing and utilities
393,184
Employment Income (2017) for Persons 15 Years of Age & Over
Population aged 15 years & over who worked full year, full time, with employment income
3,976,886
Median employment income ($)
56,773
Average employment income ($)
71,368
Male aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time
2,216,444
Male aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($)
62,379
Male aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($)
78,858
Female aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time
1,760,442
Female aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($)
50,901
Female aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($)
61,096