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Brandon unemployment down big so far in 2019

Posted by Adam in Local News, 3/11, 12:46 PM

Monthly unemployment rates have been released for February and in comparison to numbers released last year at the same time Brandon’s rate is significantly lower: 

Stats show a very similar story in January, with that month’s 3.2% rate being a full 1% lower than the same month in 2018. 

Out of the city’s labour force of over 32,000 strong the largest employer is said to be Prairie Mountain Health, with 2680 on payroll according to stats published by Economic Development. They are followed by Maple Leaf, which is listed at 2000 even. 

A major point of hiring has been the jobs section in the classifieds on this site, which saw 324 postings last month and an average of 850 views on those listings. 


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