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

03/13/2015 08:59 EDT | Updated 05/13/2015 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - A quick look at February unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 6.8 per cent (6.6)

Employment rate: 61.3 per cent (61.4)

Labour force participation rate: 65.8 per cent (65.7)

Number unemployed: 1,311,700 (1,261,500)

Number working: 17,885,900 (17,886,900)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.3 per cent (12.8)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.2 per cent (5.8)

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