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How to use information about the economy for your employment needs

Reading and understanding economic data can be difficult and boring! So many of us think, ‘why bother reading about the economy when I can spend time looking for job postings?’ But economic data can help with both job search and career decision making because it can help you see patterns. For example, if you look at the unemployment rate, is it going up or down in the city where you want to work and has it been going up or down for an extended period of time? Is real estate going strong? If it is, think about all of the other industries attached to the housing industry (construction, furniture manufacturing, plumbers, landscaping, etc.) What about bankruptcy statistics? Do you see a pattern of bankruptcies in specific industries? Labour market information is all about searching for and analyzing information that can help us understand the future of work, and this includes taking a look at the economy.

Peel Region

Peel Dashboard of Economic Indicators
​What is it: Key statistics about Peel’s economy using various “indicators” such as real estate, bankruptcy, employment insurance claims, etc.

Peel Data Centre
What is it: Published in August and March of the following year, it captures economic changes during the first half of the year and then in March presents changes in the Region’s economy over the full calendar year.

Brampton

“Monitoring the Economy”
What is it: Key statistics about Brampton’s economy using various “indicators” such as real estate, bankruptcy, employment insurance claims, etc.

Mississauga

Mississauga Data
What is it: Urban planning related reports, newsletters, brochures and statistical data including: population, demographics, census, growth forecasts, housing, employment, office, land use, etc.

Profiles
What is it: A variety of resources, including economic indicators, that will give you a comprehensive overview of Mississauga.

Halton Region

Statistics for Economic Development
What is it: Lists of employers, population, economic activity, housing, population and much more.

Economic Development Quarterly Reports
What is it: Quarterly reports that highlights business investment and economic activity in Halton.

Economic Activity
What is it: Key statistics about Halton’s economy using various “indicators” such as real estate, bankruptcy, employment insurance claims, etc.

Across Ontario (by region)

Labour Market Conditions
Labour Market Bulletins
The Daily
RBC

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