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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 October 2022 LMI Newsletter.

August 2022, Regional Comparisons

Unemployment Rates

  • Chatham-Kent: 5.3% 
  • Windsor-Essex: 8.0% 
  • Sarnia-Lambton: 5.8% 
  • ER 3570: 7.1% 
  • Ontario: 5.8%
Participation Rates
  • Chatham-Kent: 57.5% 
  • Windsor-Essex: 57.2% 
  • Sarnia-Lambton: 56.7% 
  • ER 3570: 57.2%

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

2021

Planning Document - English
Planning Document - French

​2020

Planning Document - English
Planning Document - Summary

2019

Planning Document - English
Planning Document - French

2018

Planning Document - English
Planning Document - French


2016

Planning Document - English

​2015

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.

2022

EmployerOne Survey Report
EmployerOne Survey Infographic

​2020

EmployerOne 6 Year Review

​2019

EmployerOne Survey Results

2018​

​EmployerOne Survey Results

​2017

​EmployerOne Survey Results

2016​

EmployerOne Survey Results

2015​

​EmployerOne Survey Results



Other Documents


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