Economic Development Winnipeg sponsors a semi-annual study conducted by Probe Research Inc. that takes the temperature of Winnipeggers' mindset on the economy and its effect on their lives. Our inaugural study took place in September 2019. The most recent study Probe Research surveyed a random and representative sampling of 600 adults residing in Winnipeg between June 2 to 11, 2020 just as the second phase of recovery protocols were rolled out. It provides a unique perspective on the effect of COVID-19 on Winnipeggers' jobs, financial picture and lives.
The majority of Winnipeggers, 60 per cent, remain optimistic about our economy. At the same time, the study found there are still concerns around job losses with four in 10 still worried about job security. Job satisfaction remains strong with satisfaction increasing over last fall.