National employment numbers for October from Statistics Canada, at a glance

National employment numbers for October from Statistics Canada, at a glance


OTTAWA—A quick look at October employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 5.8 per cent (5.9)

Employment rate: 61.5 per cent (61.5)

Participation rate: 65.2 per cent (65.4)

Number unemployed: 1,141,700 (1,171,100)

Number working: 18,705,000 (18,693,800)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 11.0 per cent (11.0)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.0 per cent (5.2)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.9 per cent (4.9)

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