Thunder Bay District LMI Blog

Canadians’ Satisfaction with Work

Posted in Labour Market Stats by lmi_thunderbay on March 2, 2011

Canadian Education and Research for Counseling (CERIC) has recently released some encouraging news for Canadians based on a recent survey:

From executives to front-line service workers, and across occupations:

  • 86% like the work they do
  • 88% like the people they work with
  • 62% are generally content with their job, with no plans to move on.
  • For the 33% who hope to land a new position, it is for one of two reasons–either they are not happy with their compensation or are under 30 and looking for a new job with more responsibility or closer to their field of interest.

For details on the complete research carried out by CERIC, and full survey findings, visit this Newswire link:


Labour Force Trends

Posted in Labour Market Stats, Uncategorized by lmi_thunderbay on March 1, 2011

Based on revised data to the Labour Force Survey, “employment in the Northwestern Ontario economic region has decreased by 8,300 from January 2010 to January 2011. All job losses were in full-time employment (-8,800). During this period, fewer people looked for work leading to a decline in the size of the labour force (-7,200) and a drop in the participation rate by 3.9 percentage points to 59.4%. An increase in the number of unemployed people cause the unemployment rate to increase by 1.5 percentage points from 6.3% in January 2010 to 7.8% in January 2011. Over the same period, the provincial unemployment rate declined by 8.6% to 7.6%.” More information on this and other recent labour market information for our region can be found in the January 2011 edition of Northwest Ontario Labour Market Monitor.