Labour Market Quarterly 3 Data Report

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Labour Market Q3 Data Report

Key Trends in Hamilton’s Labour Market:

  • There was a significant change in the unemployment rate and with a decrease in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the third quarter of 2020. 
  • The number of unemployed job postings has continued to decline this year. From a high of 17.7 in January to 8.7 in September. This means there are about 9 unemployed people in every job vacancy
  • Professional occupations in education services, jobs grew the most in quarter 3, growing by 6,300 jobs
  • Middle management occupations in trades, transportations, productions and utilities declined the most in total jobs decreasing by 2,530 jobs  
  • There has been an increase in job postings, growing by 5.6 % in the third quarter to 9,331 jobs in Hamilton compared to the second quarter
  • A slight change in the order of the top 10 skills demand in the job search where communication, teamwork, and customer service come in the top 3
  • Skill level C jobs saw the strongest growth in wages from Q3 2021 to Q3 2020 

Labour Force Hamilton CMA

Unemployment Rate Q3

Canada 7.2 % Ontario 7.6 % Hamilton 6.9 %

Quick Facts

Population 666,930 Labour Force 438,900 Participation Rate 65.8 %


* Click on the Unemployment Rate in Hamilton Image to view the Full Report
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