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

02/06/2015 08:38 EST | Updated 04/08/2015 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - A quick look at January unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent (6.7)

Employment rate: 61.4 per cent (61.3)

Labour force participation rate: 65.7 per cent (65.7)

Number unemployed: 1,261,500 (1,276,200)

Number working: 17,886,900 (17,851,500)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 12.8 per cent (13.5)

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

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