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QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada for May

OTTAWA – A quick look at May unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 6.9 per cent (7.1)

Employment rate: 61.1 per cent (61.1)

Labour force participation rate: 65.7 per cent (65.8)

Number unemployed: 1,346,500 (1,383,200)

Number working: 18,055,200 (18,041,400)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.3 per cent (13.1)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.4 per cent (6.6)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.4 per cent (5.5)