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Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Vol. 8, Issue 2 (August 10/17)
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July 2017 
Hamilton Employment Stats

Unemployment Rate: 5.4% (Yearly change: 
-0.8 points decrease)

Participation Rate: 67.2 %
(Yearly change: 4.9 points increase)

Employment Rate: 67.2%
(Yearly change: 5.2 points increase)

(Info from Statistics Canada)


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Explore WINHamilton.ca: A one stop site for finding employment, training and upgrading programs

win hamilton logo WINHamilton.ca is our community's one-stop-site for current information on government funded employment, training and upgrading programs in Hamilton. The easy to use site is also an information hub for front-line staff in the government funded employment, training and upgrading community to connect, communicate and collaborate to best serve the needs of their clients.

The site is a welcoming place for community members to find information on programs and services.

Please take the time to discover all that WINHamilton has to offer by searching the hundreds of programs offered by the 40 service providers on the site. 

If you are employed by an emplo yment, training or upgrading program in Hamilton and are not a member of WINHamilton please email Cyndi at [email protected] and ask to be 
added as a user.

Canadian workers among the most engaged

business_owner_female.jpg Canada's workers are more engaged than many of their global counterparts - and the reasons why might surprise you.

AON's just-released 2017 Trends in Global Employee Engagement report puts Canada in top-ranked countries for worker engagement, with a score of 70 percent in 2016 - up one point from a year earlier - across a range of workplace drivers, from management to work-life balance.

Over the same period, the US' engagement fell back one point to 64 percent.

Read more here.
Highlights from the 2016 census: Batch of data focused on families, households, marital status and language

The Canadian household averaged just 2.4 people in 2016, compared with 5.6 people in 1871.

More than one in three Canadians aged 20-34 - 34.7 per cent - were living with at least one parent in 2016, compared with 30.6 per cent in 2001.

The living-at-home phenomenon is most pronounced in Ontario, with 42.1 per cent of young adults living with a parent, a 20.3 per cent increase over 2001.   In Toronto and Oshawa, Ont., the ratio was more than 47 per cent.

Just over 28 per cent of all households comprised a single person in 2016 - the highest share of one-person households since 1867,  making it the most common living arrangement in Canada for the first time ever. 53.7 per cent of them were women.

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