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Four County Labour Market Planning Board Releases the 2024 Local Labour Market Plan

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Four County Labour Market Planning Board Releases the 2024 Local Labour Market Plan Walkerton, ON (February 23, 2024) – The Four County Labour Marketing Planning Board (FCLMPB) has released the…
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January Unemployment Rate Increases to 4.8%

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JANUARY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASES TO 4.8%   Walkerton, ON (February 9, 2024) – In January, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 0.4 percentage points to…
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December Unemployment Rate Increases to 4.4%

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DECEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASES TO 4.4%   Walkerton, ON (January 5, 2024) – In December, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 0.7 percentage points to…
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November Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.7%

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NOVEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASES TO 3.7%   Walkerton, ON (December 1, 2023) – In November, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased slightly by 0.1 percentage points…
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October Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.6%

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OCTOBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECREASES TO 3.6%   Walkerton, ON (November 3, 2023) – In October, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 0.6 percentage points to…
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September Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4.2%

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SEPTEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECREASES TO 4.2%   Walkerton, ON (October 6, 2023) – In September, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 0.3 percentage points to…
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August Unemployment Rate Increases to 4.5%

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AUGUST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASES TO 4.5%   Walkerton, ON (September 8, 2023) – In August, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 0.2 percentage points to…
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The 2023 Employee Survey has Launched

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THE 2023 EMPLOYEE SURVEY HAS LAUNCHED! Walkerton, ON (September 1, 2023) – The 2023 Employee Survey has Launched! The Four County Labour Market Planning Board and Advisory Partners have launched…
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July Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4.3%

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JULY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECREASES TO 4.3%   Walkerton, ON (August 4, 2023) – In July, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 0.2 percentage points to…
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June Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4.5%

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JUNE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECREASES TO 4.5%   Walkerton, ON (July 7, 2023) – In June, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 1.4 percentage points to…
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May Unemployment Rate Returns to 5.9%

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MAY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RETURNS TO 5.9%   Walkerton, ON (June 9, 2023) – In May, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreases slightly by 0.1 percentage points…
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April Unemployment Rate Increases to 6.0%

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APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASES TO 6.0%   Walkerton, ON (May 5, 2023) – In April, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased slightly by 0.1 percentage points…
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November Unemployment Rate Increases to 2.7%

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Walkerton, ON (December 2, 2022) – In November, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 0.4 percentage points to 2.7%, once again the lowest in Ontario…
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October Unemployment Rate Further Decreases to 2.3%

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Walkerton, ON (November 4, 2022) – In October, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 0.4 percentage points to 2.3%, once again the lowest in Ontario.…
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EmployerOne Survey – 2023

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2023 EmployerOne Survey Provide us with your experiences!  Survey closes January 31, 2023 Walkerton, ON (November 1, 2022) –   EmployerOne is Back and ready for your input!  Due to the pressures…
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2023 EmployerOne Survey Launched

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Walkerton, ON (November 1, 2022) –   EmployerOne is Back and ready for your input!  Due to the pressures and changes being faced by employers during the Covid-19 Pandemic this project…
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September Unemployment Rate Further Decreases to 2.7%

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Walkerton, ON (October 7, 2022) – In September, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 1.1 percentage points to 2.7%, currently the lowest in Ontario. This…
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August Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.8%

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Walkerton, ON (September 9, 2022) – In August, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 0.5 percentage points to 3.8%, currently the lowest in Ontario. The…
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July Unemployment Rate Increases to 4.3%

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Walkerton, ON (August 5, 2022) – In July, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 0.3 percentage points to 4.3%, now tied for the third lowest…
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June Unemployment Rate Increases to 4%

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Walkerton, ON (July 8, 2022) – In June, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 0.4 percentage points to 4%, now the second lowest in Ontario.…
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May Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.6%

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Walkerton, ON (June 10, 2022) – In May, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 0.3 percentage points to 3.6%, now the lowest in Ontario. The…
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April Unemployment Rate Further Decreased to 3.3%

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Walkerton, ON (May 6, 2022) – In April, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 1.2 percentage point to 3.3%, remaining the second lowest in Ontario.…
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March Unemployment Rate Decreased to 4.5%

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News Release  MARCH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECREASED TO 4.5%  Walkerton, ON (April 7, 2022) – In March, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 0.1 percentage point…
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Executive Director Search Meets With Success

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News Release  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH MEETS WITH SUCCESS    Walkerton, ON (April 04, 2022) – The search for a new Executive Director for the Four County Labour Market Planning Board…
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December Unemployment Rate Increases to 3%

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News Release             DECEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASES TO 3%  Walkerton, ON (January 7, 2022) – In December, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic…
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Local Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.8%

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News Release             LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO 2.8% Walkerton, ON (December 3, 2021) – In November, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic…
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Lowest Unemployment Rate of the Year

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News Release    LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF THE YEAR    Walkerton, ON (November 5, 2021) – In October, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region (ER) saw another…
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Unemployment Decreases to 3.6%

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News Release   UNEMPLOYMENT DECREASES TO 3.6%   Walkerton, ON (October 8, 2021) – In September, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region (ER) decreased by 0.3 percentage…
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Unemployment Increases Slightly to 3.9%

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News Release    UNEMPLOYMENT INCREASES SLIGHTLY TO 3.9%   Walkerton, ON (September 10, 2021) – In August, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region (ER) increased by 0.3…
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2021 AGM – Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Annual General Meeting - 2021 Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion We invite you to join us on the continuing journey to embed justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our community.…
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connect2SKILLS and Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce equals successful partnership

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News Release    connect2SKILLS and Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce equals successful partnership   Walkerton, ON (August 20, 2021) – Participants in the new connect2SKILLS construction training program got to…
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Unemployment Decreases Again to 3.6%

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News Release   UNEMPLOYMENT DECREASES AGAIN TO 3.6%    Walkerton, ON (August 6, 2021) – In July, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region (ER) decreased by 0.2…
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Unemployment Decreases Again to 3.8%

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News Release  UNEMPLOYMENT DECREASES AGAIN TO 3.8%   Walkerton, ON (July 9, 2021) – In June, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region (ER) decreased by 0.2 percentage…
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November Local Unemployment Rate Continues to Decrease

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News Release  LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE CONTINUES TO DECREASE  Walkerton, ON (December 4, 2020) – In November, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 1.0 percentage points…
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October Unemployment Continues a Downward Trend to 6.4%

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News Release OCTOBER UNEMPLOYMENT CONTINUES A DOWNWARD TREND TO 6.4%  Walkerton, ON (November 6, 2020) – In October, the unemployment rate for the Stratford- Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by…
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SEPTEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT DECREASES TO 7.9%

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Walkerton, ON (October 9, 2020) – In September, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 0.8 percentage points to 7.9%. At the same time, the provincial…
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August Unemployment Rate Increases by 0.1 Percent to 8.7%

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Walkerton, ON (September 4, 2020) – In August, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 0.1 percentage point to 8.7%. At the same time, the provincial…
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July Unemployment Rate Decreases to Lowest in Ontario at 8.6%

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Walkerton, ON (August 7, 2020) – In July, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region decreased by 1.0 percentage point to 8.6%. At the same time, the provincial…
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June Unemployment at 9.6% but new under utilization rate gives a more complete picture

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Walkerton, ON (July 10, 2020) – In June, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 0.3 percentage points to 9.6%. At the same time, the provincial…
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connect2JOBS.ca The Place to Find Your Next Job

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Walkerton, ON (June 18th, 2020) – connect2JOBS.ca is a new jobs website that pulls vacancies for the region into one place for easy access. Normally, job seekers have to search…
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June 2020 – Local Unemployment Rate Increases Significantly in May

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Walkerton, ON (June 5, 2020) – In May, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 1.2 percentage points to 9.3%. At the same time, the provincial…
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May 2020 – Local Unemployment Rate Increases to 8.1% in April

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Walkerton, ON (May 8, 2020) – In April, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 2.2 percentage points to 8.1%. At the same time, the provincial…
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