Understanding the local labour market involves understanding the employment trends along with the unemployment rate.
The labour report below is compiled with data from Statistics Canada. It represents employment information for the local labour market including comparative unemployment rates, population statistics, labour force numbers, participation rates, and more. To access the report, click on the icon that follows. The file is in PDF format and requires a program such as Adobe Acrobat Reader to be viewed.
The report now includes annual rates for the last 10 years, comparing Brantford to surrounding CMAs as well as the provincial and national levels.
Brantford's numbers reflects a 3 month moving average, whereas Ontario and Canada are monthly figures. The sample CMA breakdown for Brantford area is detailed in text at the Statistics Canada website.
Historical data from the Labour Force Survey completed by Statistics Canada was revised in January 2015 (read more at the Statistics Canada website).