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FAST FACTS

Below are employment data 'fast facts' for the Sarnia Lambton community. For more detailed local labour market information, consult our TOP Report.

Labour force activity 2001 2006 
Population - 15 years and older 101,185 104,835
Workforce 64,650 67,450
Employed 60,385 63,055
Unemployed 4,265 4,395
Not in the workforce 36,535 37,380
Participation rate 63.9% 64.3%
Employment rate 59.7%  60.1%
Unemployment rate 6.6% 6.5%
Source: Statistics Canada 2001, 2006


Employment by industry 2006
Top 10  
Manufacturing 9,760
Retail trade 7,545
Health care and social assistance 7,015
Construction 5,180
Accommodation and food services 5,075
Administrative and support, waste management
and remediation services
3,780
Other services (except public administration) 3,665
Educational services 3,630
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 3,245
Transportation and warehousing 3,140
Professional, scientific and technical services 2,815
Public administration 2,460
Wholesale trade 1,915
Arts, entertainment and recreation 1,820
Finance and insurance 1,660
Real estate and rental and leasing 1,170
Information and cultural industries 1,000
Utilities 945
Mining and oil and gas extraction 490
Management of companies and enterprises 65
Source: Statistics Canada 2006

 
Employment by occupation 2006
Top 10  
Sales and service 17,370
Trades, transport and equipment operators 12,440
Business, finance and administrative 9,870
Management 4,860
Social science, education, government services and religion 4,220
Health 4,170
Processing, manufacturing and utilities 4,150
Natural and applied sciences 4,035
Primary industry 3,995
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,220
Source: Statistics Canada 2006


Educational attainment  
Population 15 to 64 years old 2006
No certificate, diploma or degree 15,925
High School certificate or equivalent 26,060
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 9,750
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 21,235
University certificate, diploma or degree 11,575
Source: Statistics Canada 2006

10 largest private sector employers Sector # of employees
NOVA Chemicals Manufacturing 1,027
NCO Customer Management Group Call Centre  1,000 
Imperial Oil Manufacturing 850
LANXESS Manufacturing 772
Steeves and Rozema Enterprises Limited   Real Estate and Leasing 600
Marriott Reservations Centre  Call Centre  450
StarTek Canada   Call Centre  450
SNC Lavalin Engineers & Constructors    Engineering Services 300
Shell Canada Products  Manufacturing  280
Suncor Energy Products     Manufacturing 250
LamSar Inc.  Specialty Trade Contractors  200
Source: Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership, June 2008 

10 largest public sector employers Sector # of employees
Bluewater Health   Health care  1,700 
Lambton Kent District School Board   Education 1,150 
Point Edward Charity Casino Gaming  590 
St. Clair District School Board   Education 575
County of Lambton   Government 504 
City of Sarnia  Government  394 
Ontario Power Generation  Utilities  380
Canadian National Railways   Transportation 226
Lambton College  Education  204
Canadian Coast Guard   Marine Administration  160
Hiawatha Horse Park and Slots  Gaming  118
Source: Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership, June 2008 

Current Unemployment Rates
 

April 2013 - 8.6%

SARNIA LAMBTON

April 2013 - 8.6%
March 2013 - 8.5%
February 2013 - 9.0%
January 2013 - 8.3%
December 2012 - 9.3%



Chatham-Kent

April 2013 - 10.0%
March 2013 - 9.6%
February 2013 - 9.8%
January 2013 - 8.7%
December 2012 - 9.3%



Windsor Essex

April, 2013 - 8.5%
March, 2013 - 8.3%
February 2013 - 7.9%
January 2013 - 8.4%
December 2012 - 8.0%


Economic Region 570*
(roll-up of all three areas above)


April, 2013 - 8.8%
March 2013 - 8.6%
February 2013 - 8.5%
January 2013 - 8.4%
December 2012 - 8.5%



How these rates are calculated - 91KB PDF »
Historical overview - 126KB PDF »

 
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