Four County Labour Market Planning Board

April Unemployment Release

Local unemployment rate increases significantly in March 

Local Unemployment Rate Remains Lowest in Ontario

Walkerton, ON (September 7, 2018) – In August, the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region continued to hold the lowest unemployment rate in the province at 3.2%, a .2 percentage point increase from the previous month’s rate of 3.0%. The provincial unemployment rate also rose .2 percentage points from 5.9% to 6.1%.

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Local Unemployment Rate Falls in June

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Walkerton, ON(July 6, 2018) – The unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region fell by 0.3 percentage to 3% in June, the lowest in the province. In June, 800 fewer people looked for work while at the same time, the provincial unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8%.

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TVO The Agenda - A Northern and Rural Appeal to Newcomers

Gemma took part in The Agenda's episode to discuss how to attract newcomer's to rural Ontario. 

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