Employment rates in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon up compared to last year

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Published November 25, 2021 at 2:52 pm

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Employment rates in Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon appear to be on the rise.

The latest data from the Region of Peel, the employment rate was 1.4 per cent higher in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the third quarter of 2020.

Over that same time period, the overall employment rate increased by 4.5 per cent.

The increase in employment rates is largely due to the easing of COVID-19-related restrictions as well as the rollout of vaccines.

Those between the ages of 15 and 24 benefitted significantly, as employment among this demographic increased 21.9 per cent.

The overall employment rate rose from 61.9 per cent to 64.1 in Q3, which is the highest it’s been for that time frame in six years.

When it came to jobs, the number of part-time positions increased by 4.8 per cent in Q3, while the number of full-time jobs increased by 4.5 per cent.

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