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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!
Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, September 2015
WPH's most recent Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot indicates that over 6,000 more people were employed in September 2015, than in September 2014.
In September 2015, there were 18% more jobs in manufacturing than in the same period in 2014.
Most people in the Hamilton CMA are employed in Sales and Service; Business, finance and administrative; and Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations. These 3 categories represent the employment situations of 54% of the workforce.
Immigrant women are more likely to be unemployed compared with both Canadian-born women and immigrant men.
Information released by Statistics Canada this week reports that despite being more likely to hold a bachelor's level degree or higher, immigrant women were more likely to be unemployed than their Canadian-born counterparts. Within the core working age group, 8.8% of immigrant women were unemployed, compared with 5.2% of Canadian-born women.