National employment numbers for October from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA - A quick look at October employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 5.5 per cent (5.5)

Employment rate: 62.0 per cent (62.1)

Participation rate: 65.7 per cent (65.7)

Number unemployed: 1,122,700 (1,113,200)

Number working: 19,163,400 (19,165,200)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 11.3 per cent (11.9)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.7 per cent (4.5)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.4 per cent (4.3)