MHLU - Health Status Resource

Figure 2.1: Unemployment rate

London Census Metropolitan Area and Ontario, 2000 to 2010 

2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
London Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) includes Central Elgin, London, Middlesex Centre, Southwold, St. Thomas, Strathroy-Caradoc, Thames Centre
  • The unemployment rate in Middlesex-London was similar to the unemployment rate in Ontario from 2001 to 2010.
  • The unemployment rate remained steady over time at around 6% until 2008.  In 2009 there was a dramatic increase both in Middlesex-London and Ontario as a whole, where it increased to 9.1% and 9.0%, respectively.  Unemployment rates decreased somewhat in 2010, but did not return to pre-2009 levels.