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Labour Market Information

LMI Snapshot

For a comprehensive overview of Chatham-Kent's Labour Market, subscribe to the monthly LMI Newsletter. To read the latest release, check out the December 2022 LMI Newsletter.

November 2022, Regional Comparisons

Unemployment Rates

  • Chatham-Kent: 6.3% 
  • Windsor-Essex: 6.4% 
  • Sarnia-Lambton: 7.3% 
  • ER 3570: 6.6% 
  • Ontario: 5.5%
Participation Rates
  • Chatham-Kent: 61.0% 
  • Windsor-Essex: 60.8% 
  • Sarnia-Lambton: 60.2% 
  • ER 3570: 60.7%

Annual Rates

The annual unemployment rate (%) and annual participation rate (%) in Chatham-Kent is shown below, from 2006-2021.
2021 Annual Unemployment Rate chart showing trends from 2006 to 2021. 2021 Annual Participation Rate chart showing trends from 2006 to 2021.

Local Labour Market Plan


Planning Document - English
Planning Document - French


Planning Document - English
Planning Document - Summary


Planning Document - English
Planning Document - French


Planning Document - English
Planning Document - French


Planning Document - English


Planning Document - English
Planning Document - French

EmployerOne Survey

The EmployerOne Survey offers employers an opportunity to share their workforce challenges and successes from the previous calendar year.  The results provide local data which helps to plan local solutions and build a stronger workforce. The EmployerOne Surveys provide a voice for Chatham-Kent employers to reach government, policy-makers, and those responsible for education and training of potential employees.


EmployerOne Survey Report
EmployerOne Survey Infographic


EmployerOne 6 Year Review


EmployerOne Survey Results


​EmployerOne Survey Results


​EmployerOne Survey Results


EmployerOne Survey Results


​EmployerOne Survey Results

Other Documents

LMI Sector Report - Agriculture Sector

2021/22 Labour Market Information Update - March 23, 2022 Event Recording

Understanding Workforce Attraction and Retention Characteristics

​Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus Workforce Strategy - Chatham-Kent Trends and Projections

Chatham-Kent Post-Pandemic Scenario Planning

Workforce 2020 - Cultivating Tomorrow's Workforce Today!

CK Apprenticeship Research and Program Evaluation 2019

Labour Market Intelligence

Occupational Profiles

A Guide to Becoming an Entrepreneur in Chatham-Kent

​Growing Careers - Occupations in Agriculture and the Food Processing Industry

​Chatham-Kent Employment Landscape Report 2013

Nonprofit Sector Study 2015

Green Careers in Chatham-Kent

A Career in Care - Chatham-Kent Senior Care Recruitment and Retention Research Project

Apprenticeship is the Key 2016