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Labour Force

Labour Force Indicators
Male Female
Participation Rate 77% 68.4%
Employment Rate 71% 63.4%
Unemployment Rate 7.8% 7.2%
Employment by Industry Type
Industry Total Male Female
Total Experienced Labour Force aged 15 years and over 15,950 8,155 7,795
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 130 70 55
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 30 30 0
Utilities 125 80 40
Construction 1,090 945 145
Manufacturing 2,085 1,485 600
Wholesale trade 840 595 250
Retail Trade 2,030 905 1,125
Transportation & Warehousing 1,065 750 320
Information and cultural industries 315 160 150
Finance and insurance 510 70 445
Real Estate and rental and leasing 240 120 120
Professional, scientific and technical services 610 315 290
Management of companies and enterprises 0 0 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation 600 345 260
Educational services 1,130 345 785
Health Care and social assistance 1,390 85 1,300
Arts, entertainment and recreation 355 175 180
Accommodation and food services 1,130 425 705
Other services (except public administration) 815 365 450
Public administration 1,140 770 370
Occupation By Category
Occupation Total Male Female
Total – Experienced labour force aged 15 years and over 15,950 8,155 7,790
Management occupations 1,655 905 755
Business, finance and administration occupations 2,240 610 1,630
Natural and applied sciences and
related occupations
635 475 160
Health occupations 735 120 615
Social science, education, government service
and religion
1,995 645 1,345
Art, culture, recreation and sport 290 140 155
Sales and service occupations 4,005 1,535 2,465
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,695 2,530 165
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 300 240 60
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 1,100 850 255

Source: 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada

**Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.