MHLU - Health Status Resource

Figure 2.1: Unemployment rate

London Census Metropolitan Area and Ontario, 2000 to 2010 

Source: 
2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
Note: 
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.