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Labour Force

Labour Force Participation

The Winnipeg area has an exceptionally high level of labour force participation. In 2006, Winnipeg’s level of participation was 69.9 percent, almost 2 percentage points above the national average.


The unemployment rate for Winnipeg stood at 4.6 percent in the year 2006. The national rate was 6.3 percent.

Employment by Profession

Winnipeg possesses a diversified and highly skilled workforce. In 2006, approximately 382,200 people in Winnipeg worked in various industries in Winnipeg’s diverse economy as indicated below.