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2016 Employment Survey by municipality

York Region has just released details of its 2016 Employment Survey, by municipality.

Newmarket posts a 3.1% increase in employment over the past year. The survey tells us that

"employment in the health care and social assistance sector was the primary driver of growth, adding 2,800 jobs to the Town's employment base since 2006".

Employment in retail has contracted since 2006 but is still very significant. So too has manufacturing but is still important.

Health, retail and manufacturing are the three main employment pillars for the Town.

The profiles are available here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and open.

 

 

Surveyed employment

2015-16 employment growth

2000-2016 average employment growth

2016 businesses surveyed

2006-2016 average annual business growth

Aurora

24,121

990 jobs or 1%

3.1%

1307

1.4%

Newmarket

40,798

1,245 or 3.1%

0.4%

2,466

0.8%

East Gwillimbury

7,727

73 jobs or 1%

5%

357

0.6%

Georgina

7,554

0 jobs or 0%

1.7%

700

0.3%

King

6,925

73 jobs or 0%

2%

430

0.4%

Markham

167,045

4,221 jobs or 2.6%

2.9%

10,420

3.9%

Richmond Hill

67,866

2,230 jobs or 3.4%

2.2%

4,643

1.3%

Vaughan

208,827

7,262 jobs or 3.6%

3.5%

11,370

3.5%

Whitchurch-Stouffville

12,633

345 jobs or 2.8%

3.3%

838

2.6%

Update on 14 February 2017: One of the things I should have mentioned yesterday when I posted the profiles is the huge increase in contract/seasonal/temporary employment. Across York Region this has more than doubled in the decade 2006-2016 from 4.9% to 11.3%.

In his presentation to members of the Council, Paul Bottomley, the Region's Forecasting Chief, referred to the growth in precarious employment. More than one in five residents of York Region has more than one job.

In Newmarket the share of contract/seasonal/temporary workers in total employment rose from 3.3% in 2006 to 9.2% in 2016.

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