Unemployment Rate
Economic Prosperity Dashboard

Percentage of Niagara residents identified as available for work, but are without work; adjusted for seasonal changes. The target is the monthly Provincial average

8%
Baseline
5.8%
Current
5.7%
Target

Affecting Factors

689
Annual SAEO New Job Starts
May 31, 2019
909
Employers hiring OW clients, Annual
December 31, 2018
$0
External grant dollars accessed through Economic Development division
July 1, 2019
10
High-growth businesses assisted
July 1, 2019
372
Jobs created and/or retained through Industrial Land Development Charge Grants
July 1, 2019
Jobs created and/or retained through the Gateway Program
July 1, 2019
193
Jobs created and/or retained through the support of Economic Development programs and activities
July 1, 2019
8
Site selection inquires
July 1, 2019

Affecting Measures

Measure Baseline Current Target
Green Employers Hiring OW clients
Number of employers who have hired Ontario Works clients year to date.
568
Dec 31, 2015
734
Aug 31, 2019
650
Dec 31, 2017
Red Post-secondary student placements in seniors facilities
Number of post-secondary students in co-op/intern placements at Regionally operated senior care facilities
177
Mar 31, 2019
119
Jun 30, 2019
385
Dec 31, 2016
Yellow SAEO New Job Starts
Number of Ontario Works clients hired year to date.
885
Dec 31, 2015
1,239
Aug 31, 2019
1,350
Dec 31, 2017
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