How to: Ripple Effects of Employee Turn Over In Tight Labour Markets

How to: Ripple Effects of Employee Turn Over In Tight Labour Markets

The study, which analyzed data from over a million employees at 1,620 retail chains over 22 months, found that layoff announcements have a strong, immediate impact. These announcements often heighten feelings of job insecurity among remaining employees, precipitating a wave of voluntary departures. This reaction underscores the need for careful communication and support strategies during such announcements.

Toronto’s Labour Market One of Few Bright Spots   

Toronto’s Labour Market One of Few Bright Spots   

Across Canada, labour market conditions weakened in November with unemployment rates increasing and layoffs on the rise compared with a year ago.  The softer job market conditions come as high interest rates weigh on economic growth and a ballooning population adds to the number of people looking for work.  Toronto bucked the national trend with our unemployment rate actually declining from 6.5% to 6.3%.  

Employment Continues to Show Strength

Employment Continues to Show Strength

Employment rates in Toronto held steady for a second consecutive month in August according to Statistics Canada with the employment rate declining by 0.3% to 67%.   Across Canada, on a year-over-year basis, average hourly wages rose 4.9% (+$1.56 to $33.47) in August, following an increase of 5.0% in July. Total hours worked were up by 0.5% in August and by 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. 

Employment Continues to Show Strength

Employment Continues to Show Strength

Toronto’s labour market continued to show signs of resilience and strength during July.  Toronto’s rate of unemployment remained stable as it rose slightly to 6.1 percent.  The participation rate (those working or actively looking for work) remained at 68 percent, well above pre-pandemic levels.  Economists note that an increase in the number of people participating in the labour force has positive impact on the overall economy. 

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