Research and Insights

Employment Impacts of COVID-19 in the Hamilton CMA

Aug 27, 2020 | All Publication, Community Data, Social Landscape

Key findings:

  • Employment in the Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) has experienced a crushing blow, with a net drop of 48,300 persons employed between February and July of 2020.
  • The unemployment rate is higher than it has been in at least the last 20 years, at over 12% of the
  • The pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities, with the largest impacts on younger workers, women, and part-time workers. Racialization status is not included in labour force data, but other data sources indicate racialized workers are also facing the harshest effects of the employment impacts of COVID-19.
  • Recovery from COVID-19 should prioritize groups that have been disproportionately impacted by the

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