Reminders

Work 2008

Work: 2008 Archive

The ability to find work that pays a living wage is an important attribute of any community.

Supplementary Local and National Comparison Information

Employment Growth Growth is an indicator over time of how well a community is doing at absorbing new workers into the workforce, and of how attractive the community is to workers.

%Employment Growth Work Survey Graphs 2008 51.jpg

 19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Waterloo Region1.163.094.692.170.951.213.51.455.310.6-0.44
Ontario2.413.063.363.21.881.783.011.661.291.481.56
Canada2.122.482.572.481.232.442.361.751.41.952.32

Source:Statistics Canada, Cansim Table 2820053 and 2820055

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Employment Growth Growth is an indicator over time of how well a community is doing at absorbing new workers into the workforce, and of how attractive the community is to workers.

Unemployment Rate (%25), 1998- 2008 Work Survey Graphs 2008 51 (1).jpg

 1998199920002001200220032004200520062007Apr-'08
Waterloo Region6.55.85.66.25.75.95.15.75.25.54.8
Ontario7.26.35.86.37.16.96.86.66.36.46.3
Canada8.37.66.87.27.77.67.26.86.366.1

Source: Statistics Canada. Cansim Table 282-0053

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Percent of Workers who Work from Home is an indicator of the number of workers whose primary workplace is their home and where we fit in this growing trend.

% Employment Change, 1996-2005

%Workers Who Work From Home, 2001 and 2006 Work Survey Graphs 2008 51 (2).jpg

 20012006
Waterloo Region6.36.2
Ontario7.17.1

Source: Statistics Canada Community Profiles 2001 and 2006

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Full-Year, Full-Time Individual Earnings is an indicator of the income levels of those who are fully employed.

% Employment Change, 1996-2005

Full-Year Full-Time Individual Median Earnings ($), 2000 and 2005 Work Survey Graphs 2008 51 (3).jpg

 20012006
Waterloo Region4275044274
Canada4044341404

Source:  Statistics Canada http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/highlights/earnings/Table801.cfm?Lang=E&T=801&GH=8&SC=1&SO=0&O=A&RPP=144

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