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QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada in month of December

01/09/2015 08:45 EST | Updated 03/11/2015 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - A quick look at December unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent (6.6)

Employment rate: 61.5 per cent (61.6)

Labour force participation rate: 65.9 per cent (66.0)

Number unemployed: 1,271,800 (1,278,600)

Number working: 17,953,600 (17,957,900)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: 13.3 per cent (13.0)

Men (25 plus) unemployment: 5.7 per cent (5.8)

Women (25 plus) unemployment: 5.2 per cent (5.2)