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.