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The 2017 Labour Force Survey indicates that Brandon has 30,900 employed and 1,900 unemployed residents 15 years of age and over. An unemployment rate of 5.8% was evident in 2017. Based on 2017 Labour Force Survey figures, the City of Brandon has a 70.2% participation rate of employment for all persons 15 years of age and over.

 

City of Brandon Labour Force aged 15 years and over - 2017  
  Total
Total Population 15 years and older 46,600
Total Labour Force 32,700
Total Employed 30,900
Participation Rate (%) 70.2%
Unemployment 1,900
Unemployment rate (%) 5.8%

Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey January 2018, 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 65.3% 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 5.3% in 2017.

 

Southwest Economic Region  Labour Force - 2017  
Total Population 15 years and older 89,300
Total Labour Force 58,300
Employed 55,200
Participation Rate (%) 65.3%
Unemployed 3,100
Unemployment rate (%) 5.3%

Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey January 2018 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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