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Labour Force Characteristics (unadjusted, by economic region, 3 month moving average)

  Middlesex/London Region Ontario
  2016 2011 2016
Population 455,526 439,151 13,448,494
Labour Force 239,620 250,778 7,146,167
Employment 221,975 229,137 6,615,909
Unemployment 26,600 21,100 514,100
Participation Rate (%)      
Unemployment Rate (%) 7.4 8.5 6.9
Employment Rate (%)      
Source:  Statistics Canada    

Historical Unemployment Rates

Year Middlesex
& London
Ontario Canada
2016 7.4% 7.4% 6.9%
2015 5.9% 6.8% 6.9%
2014 7.0% 7.3% 6.9%
2013 7.8% 7.5% 7.1%
2012 7.9% 7.8% 7.2%
2011 8.6% 7.8% 7.4%
2010 8.6% 8.7% 8.0%
2009 9.9% 9.0% 8.3%
2008 7.0% 6.5% 6.1%
2007 6.1% 6.4% 6.0%
2006 6.2% 6.3% 6.3%
2005 6.8% 6.6% 6.6%
2004 5.9% 6.8% 7.2%
2003 7.0% 6.9% 7.6%
2002 7.0% 7.1% 7.7%
2001 6.4% 6.3% 7.2%
2000 6.0% 5.7% 6.8%

 Annual % Averages (Seasonally Adjusted)
Source:  Statistics Canada