The 2018 Labour Force Survey indicates that Brandon has 32,100 employed and 1,500 unemployed residents 15 years of age and over. An unemployment rate of 4.5% was evident in 2018. Based on 2018 Labour Force Survey figures, the City of Brandon has a 71.0% participation rate of employment for all persons 15 years of age and over.
|Brandon (CA) Labour Force aged 15 years and over - 2018|
|Total Population 15 years and older||47,300|
|Total Labour Force||33,600|
|Participation Rate (%)||71.0%|
|Unemployment rate (%)||4.5%|
Statistics Canada Labour force characteristics by census
agglomeration, annual, Table: 14-10-0102-01
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 4.3% in 2018.
|Southwest MB Economic Region Labour Force - 2018|
|Total Population 15 years and older||89,900|
|Total Labour Force||58,700|
|Participation Rate (%)||65.3%|
|Unemployment rate (%)||4.3%|
Statistics Canada Labour force characteristics by province,
territory and economic region, annual, Table: 14-10-0090-01
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).