Reminders

Work 2010

Work: 2010 Archive

The ability to find work is an important attribute of any community.

Supplementary Local and National Comparison Information

11-1 The Unemployment Rate is the percentage of the workforce that is unemployed and an indication of how fully we are absorbing those who want to work.

 

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Waterloo Region

6.5

5.8

5.6

6.2

5.7

5.9

5.1

5.7

5.2

5.5

7.9

Ontario 

7.2

6.3

5.8

6.3

7.1

6.9

6.8

6.6

6.3

6.4

7.2

Canada 

8.3

7.6

6.8

7.2

7.7

7.6

7.2

6.8

6.3

6

6.6

 

Jan '09

Feb.

March

April

May

June

July

Aug.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Waterloo Region

7.8

9.1

9.6

10.1

9.9

9.9

9.9

9.9

9.3

9

9.1

9.5

Ontario 

8

8.7

8.7

8.7

9.4

9.6

9.3

9.4

9.4

9.3

9.3

9.3

Canada 

6.6

7.7

8

8

8.4

8.6

8.6

8.7

8.7

8.6

8.5

8.5

 

Jan. '10

Feb.

March

April

May

June

Waterloo Region

9.9

10.1

9.6

9

8.2

7.9

Ontario 

9.2

9.1

8.8

8.8

8.9

8.3

Canada 

8.3

8.2

8.2

8.1

8.1

7.9

 Source Statistics Canada.  Cansim Table 282-0053 & Labour Force Survey

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11-2 The Employment Rate is an indicator of how well we are providing jobs for our workforce. 

 

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Waterloo Region

65.1

66.8

66.7

65.9

65.3

66.5

66.3

68.6

67.7

64.9

66.9

Ontario

61.2

62.3

63.2

63

62.9

63.8

63.8

63.5

63.5

63.6

63

Canada

59.7

60.6

61.3

61.1

61.7

62.4

62.7

62.7

63

63.5

63.1

 

 

Jan. '09

Feb.

March

April

May

June

Jul.

Aug.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Waterloo Region

66.2

65.1

65.4

65.1

64.7

64.7

64.7

65

65.3

65.2

64.3

63.4

Ontario

62.3

61.8

61.7

61.6

61

60.9

60.9

61

61

60.8

61

60.8

Canada

62.6

62.2

61.9

62

61.8

61.6

61.4

61.4

61.4

61.2

61.4

61.4

 

 

Jan. '10

Feb.

March

April

May

Jun. '10

Waterloo Region

62.7

62.9

63.7

64.9

66.4

67.4

Ontario

61.1

61.1

61.1

61.4

61.5

61.9

Canada

61.5

61.5

61.5

61.8

61.8

62.1

Source: Statistics Canada.  Cansim Table 282-0053 & Labour Force Survey

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11-3 Participation Rates measure the proportion of the working age population that is working or looking for work.

 

 

Dec. '08

Jan '09

Feb.

March

April

May

Jun.

Jul.

Aug.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Waterloo Region

73

72.3

72.3

72.4

72.4

71.8

71.8

71.8

72.1

71.9

71.6

70.7

70

Ontario

67.9

67.6

67.8

67.5

67.4

67.3

67.3

67.2

67.3

67.3

67.1

67.3

67

Canada

67.6

67.4

67.4

67.3

67.4

67.5

67.5

67.2

67.3

67.1

67

67.2

67.1

 

Jan. '10

Feb.

March

April

May

June

Waterloo Region

69.6

70

70.5

71.3

72.4

73.1

Ontario

67.2

67.1

67

67.3

67.5

67.6

Canada

67.1

67

67

67.2

67.3

67.4

 Source Statistics Canada. Labour Force Survey

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11-4 Business Bankruptcies measure the number of businesses that liquidate and are no longer in business.

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Waterloo Region

4.2

4

4.5

3.5

2.7

2.7

3.3

2.4

2.5

Ontario

4.1

4.4

3.7

3.5

3

3.3

3.1

2.9

2.7

Canada

4.9

4.9

4.4

4

3.5

3.4

2.9

2.6

2.6

 Source: Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada

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