This measures the number of Hamilton families applying for Ontario Works each month.
Story behind the numbers
New cases are tracked monthly and reported by the Province. A change in the rate of new applications reflects changes in the labour market, changes in family situations, immigration and the financial impact of precarious employment on individuals and their families.
A decrease in the number of Ontario Works applications reflects a positive upward trend in the labour market, individuals securing an alternate source of income, family reunification etc.
Total new cases, per month
Monthly caseload for the past 12 months (with 5 years history)
DATA NOTE: The Citizen Dashboard is in the process of being converted into an Open Data format, linking the Citizen Dashboard with Open Hamilton. During this conversion, the data on the Citizen Dashboard will not be updated quarterly, resulting in some data being out of date. The conversion is underway and is expected to be fully completed by June 2019.
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