OTTAWA — A quick look at August employment numbers (previous month in brackets):Unemployment rate: 6.2 per cent (6.3)Employment rate: 61.6 per cent (61.6)Labour force participation rate: 65.7 per cent (65.7)Number unemployed: 1,226,600 (1,246,800)Number working: 18,444,100 (18,421,900)Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 11.5 per cent (11.1)Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.5 per cent (5.6)Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.2 per cent (5.5)

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