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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 12, Issue 2 (December 14/17)
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November 2017 

Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 4.2% 

Participation Rate: 67.2% 

Employment Rate: 

(Info from Statistics Canada)

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Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings from Workforce Planning Hamilton!

The staff and Board members at WPH wish you and yours Happy Holidays and all the best for a prosperous New Year!

We look forward to working with you, our valued partners and community members, on WPH projects in the new year.

WPH will be closed from December 23/17 - January 1/18. We will re-open on January 2nd to begin our Employer One Survey campaign.
How does Hamilton fare when looking at education indicators in Canada and internationally?

A study released by Statistics Canada reports that in 2016, 91% of Canadians aged 25 to 64 had at least a high school diploma or post-secondary credential, well above the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average of 78%.

Higher levels of education are generally linked to improved employment prospects.

In Hamilton, 88% of people aged 25 to 64 years have at least a high school or post secondary credential. This was well above the OECD average of 78%.

Those with a post-secondary credential have higher employment rates than people with no certificate, diploma or degree or a High school diploma or equivalency certificate.

The employment rate for those with no certificate, diploma or degree is 52.6% which is lower than the OECD average.

The employment rate for those with a post-secondary credential is 82% which is slightly below the OECD average of 84%.

People with a university certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above has the highest employment rate for the same age group at 84.1% (Data from the 2016 Census).

Tips on how to use the holiday season to advance your career

The holiday season is usually thought of as a time for gift giving, food eating and being with family, and not a time for job searching or career advancing.

But, before you stop thinking about your career until the new year, consider this: the holiday season may be the best time for improving your career.
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