Event Recap of the Think Design: A Labour Market Analysis of Toronto’s Design Sector Presentation
TWIG launches Design Sector Study
Design is recognized around the world as a key to economic and social prosperity. Toronto is well positioned to take advantage of this current design focus with a critical mass of designers working in the design disciplines of architecture, landscape…
Toronto Continues to See Employment Gains. But New Data Indicates Visible Minorities Hardest Hit by COVID in Canada
Employment in the Toronto Census area increased by 2.2% in July. This was the same rate of increase as the province, despite the loosening of the COVID-19 restrictions occurring later in Toronto than in most other regions in the province. Employment in Toronto has reached 89.9% of its February 2020 level.
Toronto Reclaims Almost 200,000 Jobs
In June, according to the latest release from Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, Toronto CMA reclaimed almost 200,000 jobs which were lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Job Postings Remain Static as Toronto Moves Towards Phase 2
Overall job postings for the period of May 30 to June 12th remained relatively static and have plateaued since late May. Postings are averaging between 2,200 and 2,500 per week.
Employment Numbers Continue to Slide but Job Postings Increase
According to Stats Canada’s May Labour Force Survey (LFS), Toronto CMA has now lost over 500 thousand jobs in the last three months since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared.
Toronto Job Market Begins Recovery
After two months of steep declines in total on-line job postings, data collected over the past two weeks suggest that there is reason to be cautiously optimistic about the Toronto job market.
Labour Market Update – Toronto
The latest Labour Force Survey (LFS) numbers are staggering but not as bad as economist’s have predicted. Employment losses related to COVID 19 and government-imposed business closures designed to slow it, cost Toronto Region over half a million jobs.