National employment numbers for February from Statistics Canada, at a glance News Staff

OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada’s February employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 8.2 per cent (9.4) 

Employment rate: 59.4 per cent (58.6)

Participation rate: 64.7 per cent (64.7) 

Number unemployed: 1,665,100 (1,899,000)

Number working: 18,531,200 (18,272,000)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 17.1 per cent (19.7)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.9 per cent (7.6) 

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.7 per cent (8.0) 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2021. 

The Canadian Press

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