Waterloo Region's Employment Industry Winners and Losers During the Pandemic

By Jeremy Cook – February 18, 2021
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Waterloo Region has shown some general and employment trends that have been anticipated in some cases and surprising in others. The hardest hit age group during the pandemic has been the prime working group, often seen as between the ages of 25 and 44. This group had 157,000 employed in March 2020 before the pandemic and that number has fallen to 138,200 employed in January 2021. These losses are spread over both women and men and has been in mainly full-time roles. In addition to losing employment, this group has removed itself form the workforce at a higher rate than any other age group.


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