Brantford's unemployment and employment rates are up

News Oct 13, 2017 by Victoria Gray Brant News

The number of people employed in Brantford is rising, but so is the unemployment rate.

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie released September's job numbers earlier this month and Brantford is sitting at an unemployment rate of 5.5 per cent.

That's a slight rise from August's 5.3 per cent unemployment rate.

Canada’s monthly unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent and Ontario’s jobless rate was 5.6 per cent. During September, Ontario added 35,000 jobs to the market.

Brantford’s employment rate grew by one per cent last month, to 61.8 per cent.

This is the third month in a row it has improved. The number of residents with jobs climbed last month, to about 75,000.

When the market experienced rising unemployment rates at the same time as employment rates it's a sign that people who weren’t actively seeking jobs or working in the job market have started again.

“The labour market in the Brantford area continues to show signs that it is doing quite well,” Jill Halyk, executive director of the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie said.

“The number of people working or searching for work increased in September, showing that residents have confidence in the local job market.”

Halyk said that local businesses have a great deal of confidence in local economy. With a number of them looking to hire employee and some have plans to expand.

“This is a good time for job seekers to get their resumes into employers and show them that they have the right skills and attitude to fill jobs,” she said.

About 500 local jobs were posted online during last month, up from 400 in August, according to TalentNeuron data purchased by the Workforce Planning Board.

The Workforce Planning Board is one of 26 nonprofit organizations throughout the province that have a leadership role in labour force planning.

Brantford's unemployment and employment rates are up

More people are joining the workforce and more companies are hiring

News Oct 13, 2017 by Victoria Gray Brant News

The number of people employed in Brantford is rising, but so is the unemployment rate.

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie released September's job numbers earlier this month and Brantford is sitting at an unemployment rate of 5.5 per cent.

That's a slight rise from August's 5.3 per cent unemployment rate.

Canada’s monthly unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent and Ontario’s jobless rate was 5.6 per cent. During September, Ontario added 35,000 jobs to the market.

Brantford’s employment rate grew by one per cent last month, to 61.8 per cent.

This is the third month in a row it has improved. The number of residents with jobs climbed last month, to about 75,000.

When the market experienced rising unemployment rates at the same time as employment rates it's a sign that people who weren’t actively seeking jobs or working in the job market have started again.

“The labour market in the Brantford area continues to show signs that it is doing quite well,” Jill Halyk, executive director of the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie said.

“The number of people working or searching for work increased in September, showing that residents have confidence in the local job market.”

Halyk said that local businesses have a great deal of confidence in local economy. With a number of them looking to hire employee and some have plans to expand.

“This is a good time for job seekers to get their resumes into employers and show them that they have the right skills and attitude to fill jobs,” she said.

About 500 local jobs were posted online during last month, up from 400 in August, according to TalentNeuron data purchased by the Workforce Planning Board.

The Workforce Planning Board is one of 26 nonprofit organizations throughout the province that have a leadership role in labour force planning.

Brantford's unemployment and employment rates are up

More people are joining the workforce and more companies are hiring

News Oct 13, 2017 by Victoria Gray Brant News

The number of people employed in Brantford is rising, but so is the unemployment rate.

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie released September's job numbers earlier this month and Brantford is sitting at an unemployment rate of 5.5 per cent.

That's a slight rise from August's 5.3 per cent unemployment rate.

Canada’s monthly unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent and Ontario’s jobless rate was 5.6 per cent. During September, Ontario added 35,000 jobs to the market.

Brantford’s employment rate grew by one per cent last month, to 61.8 per cent.

This is the third month in a row it has improved. The number of residents with jobs climbed last month, to about 75,000.

When the market experienced rising unemployment rates at the same time as employment rates it's a sign that people who weren’t actively seeking jobs or working in the job market have started again.

“The labour market in the Brantford area continues to show signs that it is doing quite well,” Jill Halyk, executive director of the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie said.

“The number of people working or searching for work increased in September, showing that residents have confidence in the local job market.”

Halyk said that local businesses have a great deal of confidence in local economy. With a number of them looking to hire employee and some have plans to expand.

“This is a good time for job seekers to get their resumes into employers and show them that they have the right skills and attitude to fill jobs,” she said.

About 500 local jobs were posted online during last month, up from 400 in August, according to TalentNeuron data purchased by the Workforce Planning Board.

The Workforce Planning Board is one of 26 nonprofit organizations throughout the province that have a leadership role in labour force planning.