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

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

Unemployment rate: 6.8 per cent (7.0)

Employment rate: 61.5 per cent (61.3)

Labour force participation rate: 66.0 per cent (66.0)

Number unemployed: 1,297,700 (1,342,600)

Number working: 17,925,500 (17,851,400)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: 13.5 per cent (13.4)

Men (25 plus) unemployment: 5.9 per cent (6.2)

Women (25 plus) unemployment: 5.1 per cent (5.5)