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Ontario Labour Force

Data Last Updated: 24 September, 2018
Characteristic (2018 unless noted) Value

Labour Force Characteristics

Total population, aged 15 years and older 11,909,027
In the labour force 7,699,753
Employed 7,124,260
Unemployed 575,492
Not in the labour force 4,209,274
Participation rate (%) 64.65
Employment rate (%) 59.82
Unemployment rate (%) 7.47

Labour Force by Industry

Total labour force aged 15 and over 7,699,753
Industry - not applicable 200,835
All industries 7,498,918
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 115,020
Mining and oil and gas extraction 39,796
Utilities 64,903
Construction 505,201
Manufacturing 719,483
Wholesale trade 298,218
Retail trade 820,987
Transportation and warehousing 357,648
Information and cultural industries 202,205
Finance and insurance 413,880
Real estate and rental and leasing 168,740
Professional, scientific and technical services 606,490
Management of companies and enterprises 17,830
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 365,407
Educational services 561,223
Health care and social assistance 791,474
Arts, entertainment and recreation 171,807
Accommodation and food services 506,683
Other services (except public administration) 323,261
Public administration 448,660

Labour Force by Occupation

Total labour force 15 years and over by occupation 7,699,753
Occupation - Not applicable 200,835
All occupations 7,498,918
0 Management occupations 848,787
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 1,201,613
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 561,605
3 Health occupations 484,440
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 891,018
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 256,739
6 Sales and service occupations 1,736,183
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 988,413
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 135,671
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 394,448

Employment Income (2014) for Persons 15 Years of Age and Over

Population aged 15 years and over who worked full year, full time and with employment income 3,976,886
Median employment income ($) 56,773
Average employment income ($) 71,368
Male aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 2,216,444
Male aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 62,379
Male aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 78,858
Female aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 1,760,442
Female aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 50,901
Female aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 61,096