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The 2016 Labour Force Survey indicates that Brandon has 28,200 employed and 2,200 unemployed residents 15 years of age and over. An unemployment rate of 7.2% was evident in 2016. Based on 2016 Labour Force Survey figures, the City of Brandon has a 66.1% participation rate of employment for all persons 15 years of age and over.

 

City of Brandon Labour Force aged 15 years and over - 2016  
  Total
Total Population 15 years and older 46,000
Total Labour Force 30,400
Total Employed 28,200
Participation Rate (%) 66.1%
Unemployment 2,200
Unemployment rate (%) 7.2%

Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey January 2017, CANSIM# 282-0134

 

 

The Southwest Region of Manitoba, of which Brandon is the hub, is a notable contributor to the local labour pool. In total an estimated 64.9% of people 15 years and over participated in the labour force in the Southwest Economic Region (ER). The unemployment rate for the Southwest Economic Region was 5.7% in 2016.

 

Southwest Economic Region  Labour Force - 2016   
Total Population 15 years and older 88,500
Total Labour Force 57,400
Employed 54,100
Participation Rate (%) 64.9%
Unemployed 3,300
Unemployment rate (%) 5.7%

Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey January 2017 CANSIM #282-0123

 

Note: The Participation rate measures what percentage of the population 15 years and over were employed or unemployed (i.e. actively seeking employment, on temporary leave or about to start a new job).

 

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Economic Development Brandon
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410-9th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A2
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