Labour Force Participation
The participation rate measures the proportion of the working age population who are in the labour force (either employed, or unemployed and actively seeking work). The level of employment and the propensity of people to participate in the labour force are the key variables which determine the prevailing level of unemployment and the unemployment rate. Participation rates are affected by a range of economic, demographic and social factors.
The rate of participation in the labour force indicates the extent to which people remain actively seeking work. This indicator shows labour force participation rates for persons 15 years and older for each of the major metropolitan areas, together with the Canadian average. Data is shown for annual averages in 2005 to 2010. Differences between the metropolitan areas may reflect differences in economies, society and demographics.
Between 2005 and 2010, the proportion of Winnipeg’s aged 15 years plus who were actively participating in the labour force has increased from 69.0% to 70.5%. This was the highest among all the selected metropolitan areas in Canada. Over the same period, the national average remained unchanged from 67.1% to 67.0%. An increasing participation rate reflects a growing young working population and in-migration of a workforce.
Job Tenure by Industry - Manitoba
Job Tenure - Canada & Provinces
Labour Force by Level of Education
Total Days Lost All Industries - Canada & Provinces
Manufacturing Hourly Earning Comparison - Provinces & Canada
Total Days Lost by Industry - Manitoba
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Senior Manager, Strategic Research
E: Edward Suzuki