Manitoba Labour Market Information (LMI) by Region

Interlake


Interlake

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Labour Force Characteristics
Dec-16
Population (x 1,000) (3)
75,600
Labour force (x 1,000) (4)
48,600
Employment (x 1,000) (5)
46,100
Unemployment rate (percent) (10)
5.1
Participation rate (percent) (11)
64.3

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 202-0122
  1. Arborg
  2. Selkirk
  3. Stonewall
  4. Teulon
  5. Winnipeg Beach

Labour Force Characteristics (Source: Labour Force Survey, 2016) Purple arrow click to open

Note: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey combines data for the South Central and North Central Regions due to the small population and sample size in each region. This data does not include on-reserve populations.

Note: This data does not include on-reserve populations.

Between 2012 and 2016, the working age population in the Interlake region increased by 4.0 per cent. Over the same period the labour force decreased by 1,000 or 2.0 per cent, while the participation rate decreased to 65.2%, below the average for the province (67.6%).

In 2016, the unemployment rate in the Central region in Manitoba increased by 2.1 percentage points from the previous year and sat at 6.7 per cent, above the provincial rate of 6.1 per cent.

Of the 45,900 persons employed in 2016, 37,400 persons or 81.5 per cent were in full-time positions.

 Labour Force Characteristics (population 15 and over) - Interlake

 

2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Population
72,600
73,300
74,100
74,900
75,500
Labour force
50,200
49,000
51,600
48,700
49,200
Employment
47,900
46,800
49,100
46,300
45,900
Full-time employment
38,600
37,200
39,600
37,800
37,400
Part-time employment 
9,300
9,600
9,500
8,500
8,600
Unemployment
2,300
2,300
2,400
2,400
3,300
Not in labour force
22,400
24,300
22,600
26,200
26,300
Unemployment rate (%)
4.6
4.7
4.7
4.9
6.7
Participation Rate (%)
69.1
66.8
69.6
65.0
65.2
Employment Rate (%)
66.0
63.8
66.3
61.8
60.8
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0123


Employment by Occupational Group Purple arrow click to open

In 2016, 45,900 people were employed in the Interlake region.

The occupation groups (NOC-S) employing the highest numbers of people in 2016 were:

  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations (9,700 people)
  • Sales and service occupations (8,400 people)
  • Business, finance and administrative occupations (6,800 people)

Between 2012 and 2016, the occupation groups in the Interlake region with the largest per cent change in employment were:

  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations (46.2%)
  • Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport (28.6%)
  • Sales and service occupations (-24.3%)

Interlake - Employment by Occupation Group (NOC-S, 2011)

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total employed, all occupations

47,900

46,800

49,100

46,300

45,900

Management occupations 

6,300

5,900

5,900

6,400

5,500

Business, finance and administrative occupations

6,600

6,500

7,900

6,100

6,800

Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

2,200

1,600

1,700

1,700

2,100

Health occupations

3,900

4,100

3,900

3,500

3,700

Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion

4,600

5,300

6,100

4,400

4,600

Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 

700

800

600

800

900

Sales and service occupations

11,100

10,000

9,300

10,000

8,400

Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

9,300

9,500

10,300

10,700

9,700

Occupations unique to primary industry 

1,300

1,400

1,400

1,500

1,900

Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities

2,000

1,700

1,900

1,200

2,300

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0157



Employment by Industry Purple arrow click to open

66.4 per cent of people were employed in the services- producing sector, compared to 33.6 per cent in the goods-producing sector in 2016.

The top three industries (NAICS) based on the number of people employed were:

  • Health care and social assistance (6,600 people)
  • Wholesale and retail trade (5,600 people)
  • Construction (5,100 people)

Between 2012 and 2016, the industries with the largest per cent changes were:

  • Agriculture (44.4%)
  • Public administration (-38.2%)
  • Other services (except public administration) (-29.2%)
Interlake - Employment by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
 
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Total employed, all industries
47,900
46,800
49,100
46,300
45,900
Goods-producing sector
13,200
13,100
13,700
13,300
15,400
Agriculture
2,700
3,300
2,600
3,300
3,900
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas
x
x
500
x
600
Utilities
1,200
700
900
1,100
900
Construction
4,900
5,300
4,800
5,400
5,100
Manufacturing
4,000
3,600
4,800
3,300
5,000
Services-producing sector
34,700
33,600
35,400
33,000
30,500
Wholesale and retail trade 
7,300
6,300
7,200
7,300
5,600
Transportation and warehousing
3,100
3,000
3,100
3,400
3,900
Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 
2,000
2,300
2,300
1,800
1,700
Professional, scientific and technical services
1,700
1,800
1,600
1,500
1,500
Business, building and other support services
1,100
1,400
1,100
1,400
800
Educational services
3,000
3,400
3,600
2,600
2,700
Health care and social assistance
6,100
6,900
7,700
6,900
6,600
Information, culture and recreation
1,500
1,300
1,200
1,400
1,700
Accommodation and food services
3,100
1,800
2,200
2,400
2,400
Other services
2,400
2,300
2,200
1,600
1,700
Public administration
3,400
2,900
3,200
2,800
2,100
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0125
Note: X - Suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act


Job Vacancies and Wages Purple arrow click to open

Statistic Canada’s Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) estimates the number of payroll employees in the Interlake region at 31,885 and the number of job vacancies at 685 in the third quarter of 2016, resulting in a job vacancy rate of 2.1% per cent. Compared to the previous quarter, payroll employment increased by 4,350 (15.8%), while job vacancies decreased by 50 (6.8%), resulting in a decrease in job vacancy rate of 0.5 percentage points over this time period. Average hourly wages offered for vacancies in the region were $17.60, $0.30 more than in the previous quarter.

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