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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 10, Issue 2 (October 13/16)
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Business, Labour & Community: Planning for Prosperity!

The latest news about Hamilton's labour force, brought to you by Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, September 2016

map-office-workers.jpg Every month Workforce Planning Hamilton releases its Hamilton Labour Force Snapshot, using data from the Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada to provide information to help employers and job seekers make informed decisions.

What we discovered this month:

1. Hamilton CMA's unemployment rate for September 2016 rose to 6.4%. Last year, the unemployment rate for September was 5.3%.

2. The number of people working in Hamilton (CMA) dropped to 381,900 in September 2016. This is a decrease of -2% from last September.

3. Manufacturing saw the most losses in employment when compared to last year (9,900 less people employed in this sector).

6 basic social media tips job searchers should learn

If you're wondering what a potential employer is likely to discover about you, just do what he's going to do: Google yourself. This is a great way to identify any remaining things you want to change or delete. If you need to, enlist a service for professional social media support, like ReputationDefender, which creates positive search results on your behalf. 

Canada adds most jobs since 2012; unemployment rate unchanged

Canada's economy added 67,000 jobs in September, blowing past expectations for meagre employment growth. But the gains were mostly due to a surge in part-time work and self-employment, and the jobless rate remained stuck at 7 per cent, according to Statistics Canada's monthly labour force survey.

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