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

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

Unemployment rate: 7.2 per cent (7.1)

Employment rate: 61.2 per cent (61.2)

Labour force participation rate: 65.9 per cent (65.9)

Number unemployed: 1,390,300 (1,386,400)

Number working: 18,005,200 (18,009,600)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.0 per cent (13.0)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.7 per cent (6.6)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.5 per cent (5.6)