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 Brandon’s Labour Force is regional in nature and has proven to be an extremely stable, committed and well educated. Totaling over 32,200 and growing, the labour force is drawn from not only the city but the surrounding municipalities. The combination of a well-educated and rural rooted workforce is a key strength of Brandon as evidenced by the 59% of residents graduating from post-secondary education institutions. Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College and the Manitoba Emergency Services College provide highly skilled people to Brandon’s employers year after year.

 

 

 

 

Unemployment Rates by Month %    Brandon (CA)
   2017   2016   2015   2014    2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007 
January 6.3 7.7 3.8 3.7 3.9 4.9 3.8 5.6 2.9 4.1 3.6
February 6.2 6.7  3.8  4.5 4.9 6.2 3.4 5.9 4.0 3.6 4.4
March  6.3  7.1  3.5  5.4 5.5 6.3 3.4 4.6 4.7 4.7 6.0
April  6.4  8.1  3.8  6.0  4.5 6.8 3.6 4.7 4.4 5.0 6.0
May  6.1  8.7 3.4  5.6 4.0 6.8 4.3 3.9 3.7 4.6 6.2
June  6.4  8.1  3.0  4.9  3.7 6.3 5.6 4.3 4.0 3.9 5.3
July   7.1  3.3 4.5  4.0 5.4 5.8 4.7 4.8 2.8 5.8
August   7.4  4.2  4.6  4.7 5.4 5.9 6.2 5.5 2.0 6.2
September   7.2 5.2 4.0  4.4 5.4 5.6 7.8 4.9 * 6.4
October   7.5  4.2  3.6  3.5 4.9 4.8 6.6 3.9 * 4.8
November   6.6  5.8 3.2  2.5 3.5 4.8 4.7 0.9 * 3.3
December   6.8 6.5 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.8 3.1  4.0 2.2 3.3

Annual Rate 

    7.2 4.7  4.6  4.3 5.1 4.8 5.0  4.5 3.1 4.7


*Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey *Unadjusted Rates (%), 3 month moving average, due to an extremely small sample size, the numbers are estimates only.

 

 

Historical Annual Unemployment Rates
Year   Rate
2006 4.9%
 2005  5.4%
 2004  4.5%
 2003  3.8%
 2002  3.1%
 2001  3.1%
 2000  4.6%
 1999  5.9%

 Source: Statistics Canada

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Brandon, MB R7A 6A2
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