*The participation rate is the number of labour force participants expressed as a percentage of the population 15 years of age and over. The participation rate for a particular group (age, sex, marital status, etc.) is the number of labour force participants in that group expressed as a percentage of the population for that group. Estimates are percentages, rounded to the nearest tenth.
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada Table 282-0211 Labour force survey estimates (LFS), by family type and family age composition, annual. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&id=2820211 -accessed July 15, 2017.
In 2016, 73% of women whose youngest child was under six were in the labour force.
This varies among the provinces.
80% of women were in the labour force in Quebec compared with 67% in Alberta.