Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Figure 6.1
Population and labour force status components, 2016 Census of Population

Release date: May 3, 2017

Figure 6.1 Population and labour force status components, 2016 Census of Population

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016.

Description for Figure 6.1

Figure 6.1 Population and labour force status components, 2016 Census – 25% sample data

Figure 6.1 presents the population aged 15 years and over in private households and the labour force status components in the 2016 Census.

This figure is divided into two parts: the labour force and people who are not in the labour force. The labour force is divided into several parts: the experienced labour force and the inexperienced labour force; the employed and the unemployed; people who last worked in 2016 and people who last worked in 2015 during the reference week, including civilians and military; and people who were absent from their job or business during the entire reference week, including civilians and military.

The unemployed is broken down into the experienced unemployed and the inexperienced unemployed who last worked in 2016 and last worked in 2015; those who were on temporary lay-off, or were to start a new job in four weeks or less, or looked for work. The inexperienced unemployed is divided into last worked before 2015 and never worked which both are in new job to start in four weeks or less or looked for work.

The not in the labour force is broken down in four components: last worked in 2016, last worked in 2015, last worked before 2015 and never worked.

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016.

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