Manitoba Labour Market Information (LMI) by Region:

Parklands and the North


Parklands and the North Area

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Labour Force Characteristics
Dec-16
Population (x 1,000) (3)
55,400
Labour force (x 1,000) (4)
37,500
Employment (x 1,000) (5)
35,900
Unemployment rate (percent) (10)
4.3
Participation rate (percent) (11)
67.7

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 202-0122
  1. Churchill
  2. Dauphin
  3. Flin Flon
  4. Swan River
  5. The Pas
  6. Thompson

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

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

Between 2012 and 2016, the working-age population in Parklands and North decreased by 4.3 per cent. In 2016, the labour force participation rate for the working age population (age 15 and over) in the Parklands and North was 68.2 per cent.

The unemployment rate was 4.5 per cent, 3.3 percentage points lower than in 2012 and below the unemployment rate for Manitoba (6.1 per cent) in 2016.

Labour Force Characteristics (population 15 and over) - Parklands and North Region
 
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Population
59,700
58,500
57,400
56,100
55,400
Labour force
38,700
36,900
37,000
38,100
37,800
Employment
35,800
34,700
34,800
35,800
36,000
Full-time employment
29,200
28,600
29,200
29,700
29,400
Part-time employment 
6,500
6,100
5,600
6,100
6,700
Unemployment
3,000
2,200
2,200
2,300
1,700
Not in labour force
21,000
21,600
20,400
18,000
17,700
Unemployment rate (%)
7.8
6
5.9
6
4.5
Participation Rate (%)
64.8
63.1
64.5
67.9
68.2
Employment Rate (%)
60
59.3
60.6
63.8
65.0
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0123


Employment by Occupational Group Purple arrow click to open

In 2016, 36,000 people were employed in the Parklands and North region.

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

  • Sales and service occupations (7,900)
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations (5,600)
  • Business, finance and administrative occupations (5,300)

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

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities (55.6%)
  • Health occupations (40.7%)
  • Business, finance and administration occupations (26.2%)

Parklands and North - Employment by Occupation Group (NOC-S, 2011)

 

2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Total employed, all occupations
35,800
34,700
34,800
35,800
36,000
Management occupations 
3,500
3,900
4,400
4,100
3,500
Business, finance and administrative occupations
4,200
4,000
4,000
4,800
5,300
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
1,500
1,400
1,500
1,300
1,200
Health occupations
2,700
3,100
2,900
2,900
3,800
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 
4,700
4,700
5,100
5,400
4,500
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 
x
x
x
500
x
Sales and service occupations
9,100
7,700
7,300
7,900
7,900
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
6,300
6,300
6,400
5,600
5,600
Occupations unique to primary industry
2,500
2,200
2,200
2,800
2,500
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities
900
1,100
800
600
1,400
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0157
Note: X - Suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act


Employment by Industry Purple arrow click to open

In the Parklands and North region, 70.1 per cent of people were employed in the service-producing sector compared to 29.9 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 (6,900 people)
  • Wholesale and retail trade (5,100 people)
  • Fishing, forestry, mining, quarrying, oil and gas (3,400 people)

Between 2012 and 2016, the industries in the Parklands and North region with the largest per cent change in employment were:

  • Agriculture (47.1%)
  • Information, culture, recreation and sport (42.9%)
  • Professional, scientific and technical services (-41.7%)

Parklands and North - Employment by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total employed, all industries

35,800

34,700

34,800

35,800

36,000

Goods-producing sector

9,100

9,600

9,500

9,100

10,600

Agriculture

1,700

2,100

2,100

2,600

2,500

Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas

3,100

3,200

3,300

3,000

3,400

Utilities

900

900

800

1,000

1,200

Construction

2,000

2,100

2,300

1,700

2,100

Manufacturing

1,400

1,300

1,100

800

1,400

Services-producing sector

26,600

25,100

25,300

26,700

25,400

Wholesale and retail trade 

5,500

4,300

4,700

4,700

5,100

Transportation and warehousing

1,900

1,600

1,800

2,100

1,400

Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 

1,100

1,200

1,200

1,400

1,200

Professional, scientific and technical services

1,200

1,000

700

x

700

Business, building and other support services

900

800

500

700

600

Educational services

2,800

2,700

3,200

3,500

2,400

Health care and social assistance

5,700

7,100

6,400

6,400

6,900

Information, culture and recreation

700

900

800

700

1,000

Accommodation and food services

2,600

2,300

2,200

2,500

2,600

Other services

1,700

1,200

1,000

1,400

1,400

Public administration

2,400

1,900

2,500

2,600

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 Parklands region at 12,160 and the number of job vacancies at 295 in the third quarter of 2016, resulting in a job vacancy rate of 2.4 per cent. Compared to the previous quarter, payroll employment increased by 920 (8.2%), while job vacancies increased by 10 (3.5%), resulting in a decrease in job vacancy rate by 0.1 percentage points. Average hourly wages offered for vacancies in the region were $16.70, up $0.45 from the previous quarter.

The Northern region had 24,250 payroll employees and 720 job vacancies in the same time period, bringing the job vacancy rate to 2.9%. Compared to the previous quarter, payroll employment increased by 560 (2.4%), while job vacancies increased by 65 (9.9%), resulting in a increase in job vacancy rate by 0.2 percentage points. Average hourly wages offered for vacancies in the region were $19.45, down $1.35 from the previous quarter.





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