Winnipeg Economic Highlights
What are Winnipeg Economic Highlights?
EDW regularly publishes economic highlights to provide statistical information and a concise analysis of economic indicators, trends, comparative data, labour, real estate and construction numbers for Winnipeg. Data from institutions like Statistics Canada and the Conference Board of Canada is scrutinized to compile these reports.
For comparative purposes, all available reports dating back to 2003 are stored here. The current year's editions are displayed below; previous years are archived chronologically (at right).
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2016 Winnipeg Economic Highlights: Annual Review
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Steady growth in Winnipeg’s diverse economy throughout 2016 has resulted in an eighth consecutive year of expansion. Winnipeg’s real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.3 per cent compared to 2015. Job growth was stable overall due to strong gains in various industries despite losses in other areas. Investments in new construction posted gains in 2016; residential and nonresidential building permit values increased over the previous year. Winnipeg’s office market showed signs of improvement through declining vacancies and rising average rents. Winnipeg and Manitoba’s retail sales generated moderate growth in 2016, and the province’s average weekly earnings kept pace with the national average.