October 2020 Labour Force Survey Report

The Durham Workforce Authority is releasing the October 2020 edition of the Durham Labour Force Report.  This report provides accurate, timely, and easy to understand labour market information for the stakeholders of Durham Region. It is updated monthly with information that enables businesses, policymakers and our community at large to better understand the evolving impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the labour force in Durham Region.  This now includes a breakdown and trend analysis of employment by industry and a fact sheet to help understand how the data is collected and disseminated.

The October 2020 report presents some encouraging numbers, including;

  • a decrease of 500 individuals not participating in the labour force,
  • an increase of 800 individuals in the total labour force,
  • an increase of 3,900 employed residents.

The Labour Force Report is informed by data from Statistics Canada on the Oshawa CMA, which includes Clarington, Whitby, and Oshawa.

View the October 2020 report here; https://durhamworkforceauthority.ca/labour-force-report/