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

OTTAWA — A quick look at May unemployment figures from Statistics Canada (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 6.8 per cent (6.8)

Employment rate: 61.4 per cent (61.3)

Labour force participation rate: 65.9 per cent (65.8)

Number unemployed: 1,307,600 (1,310,200)

Number working: 17,953,800 (17,894,900)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.2 per cent (13.6)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.1 per cent (6.0)

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

The Canadian Press

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