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

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

Unemployment rate: 7.0 per cent (6.9)

Employment rate: 61.5 per cent (61.5)

Labour force participation rate: 66.1 per cent (66.1)

Number unemployed: 1,343,800 (1,328,600)

Number working: 17,830,100 (17,804,300)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: per cent 13.3 (13.4)

Men (25 plus) unemployment: per cent 6.1 (6.2)

Women (25 plus) unemployment: per cent 5.7 (5.5)