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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 5, Issue 4  (May 22/14)
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

Are Hamiltonians giving up the job search? The reality behind the numbers.
home-working-man.jpg Our latest research shows that while Hamilton's unemployment rate seems to have steadied since the economic downturn, the participation rate of specific groups of people in the city has declined 3.8 percentage points since 2009.  
Is our unemployment rate low because people are back at work, or have they become discouraged and given up their search?
Our research sheds light on who is leaving the local labour market and why the participating rate is shrinking.
Bank of Canada finds job recovery has been overstated 

A new research paper by the Bank finds that the lowering unemployment rate has overestimated the jobs recovery in both Canada and the U.S. It finds that many of the unemployed have been out of work for at least six months and others who would like to work full-time have only able to find part-time employment. 
Job opportunity at Workforce Planning Hamilton   

Workforce Planning Hamilton (WPH) seeks a Projects and Data Analysis Assistant to support special projects; assist in data analysis; conduct interviews and support the day-to-day activities of the organization. 
WPH is a community-based organization that supports labour market planning and development in the community. We work in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders including the business, labour and other community partners to identify challenges and solutions to priority workforce development issues in Hamilton.

Deadline to apply is June 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm.
Learn more about the work of WPH. Call 905-521-5777