Manitoba Labour Market Information (LMI) by Region:

South East


southeast

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Labour Force Characteristics
Dec-16
Population (x 1,000) (3)
91,700
Labour force (x 1,000) (4)
62,300
Employment (x 1,000) (5)
60,100
Unemployment rate (percent) (10)
3.5
Participation rate (percent) (11)
67.9

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 202-0122


  1. Beausejoir
  2. Lac du Bonnet
  3. Niverville
  4. Ste. Anne
  5. Steinbach

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

In the last five years, the labour force in the Southeast region increased by 7.8 per cent (4,600persons) while employment increased by 7.5 per cent (4,200 jobs).

In 2016, the Southeast region had a labour force participation rate of 69.5%, an increase of 2.8 percentage points from the previous year.

The unemployment rate was 4.7 per cent, which is lower than the unemployment rate for Manitoba (6.1 per cent) in 2016, and 0.7 percentage points lower than over the previous year.

 Labour Force Characteristics (population 15 and over) - Southeast
 
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Population
83,700
85,500
87,300
89,100
91,000
Labour force
58,600
60,800
59,800
59,400
63,200
Employment
56,000
58,000
57,100
56,300
60,200
Full-time employment
44,000
45,700
46,700
44,900
48,000
Part-time employment 
12,000
12,300
10,400
11,400
12,200
Unemployment
2,600
2,800
2,700
3,200
3,000
Not in labour force
25,100
24,700
27,500
29,700
27,900
Unemployment rate (%)
4,4
4,6
4,5
5,4
4.7
Participation Rate (%)
70
71,1
68,5
66,7
69.5
Employment Rate (%)
66,9
67,8
65,4
63.2
66.2
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0123


Employment by Occupational Group Purple arrow click to open

In 2016, 60,200 people were employed in the Southeast region.

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

  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations (12,300 people)
  • Sales and service occupations (11,700 people)
  • Business, finance and administrative occupations (8,900 people)

These occupation groups have consistently employed the highest number of people in each of the last five years.
Between 2012 and 2016, the occupation groups with the largest per cent change in employment were:

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities (31.0%)
  • Health occupations (27.3%)
  • Management occupations (-20.6%)
Southeast - Employment by Occupation Group (NOC-S, 2011)

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total employed, all occupations

56,000

58,000

57,100

56,300

60,200

Management occupations 

6,800

7,700

7,300

6,300

5,400

Business, finance and administrative occupations

7,700

7,300

8,400

7,800

8,900

Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

2,700

2,400

2,500

2,800

3,200

Health occupations 

3,300

4,500

3,300

3,700

4,200

Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion

5,900

6,000

7,300

6,700

7,100

Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

1,000

1,100

500

700

1,000

Sales and service occupations

11,600

11,100

9,500

9,700

11,700

Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 

11,700

12,400

11,700

13,300

12,300

Occupations unique to primary industry 

2,500

3,200

3,600

2,200

2,700

Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities

2,900

2,400

2,900

3,100

3,800

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0157



Employment by Industry Purple arrow click to open

In the Southeast region 66.3 per cent of people were employed in the service-producing sector compared to 33.7 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 (7,900 people)
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade (7,800 people)
  • Construction (7,700 people)

Between 2011 and 2015, the industries with the largest per cent changes in employment were:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services (58.8%)
  • Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas (-53.8%)
  • Utilities (36.4%)
Southeast - Employment by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total employed, all industries

56,000

58,000

57,100

56,300

60,200

Goods-producing sector

17,700

18,700

19,400

18,700

20.300

Agriculture

3,600

4,900

5,200

3,100

3,900

Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas

1,300

900

1,200

600

600

Utilities 

1,100

700

1,200

1,200

1,500

Construction 

6,300

6,600

6,400

7,700

7,700

Manufacturing 

5,400

5,600

5,400

6,100

6,700

Services-producing sector

38,300

39,300

37,700

37,600

39,900

Wholesale and retail trade

6,100

6,700

7,800

7,300

7,800

Transportation and warehousing

3,500

4,000

3,300

4,000

3,000

Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 

3,100

2,400

2,300

2,500

2,900

Professional, scientific and technical services 

1,700

2,400

1,800

1,700

2,700

Business, building and other support services

1,400

1,300

1,300

1,400

1,500

Educational services 

4,400

4,700

4,600

4,700

4,400

Health care and social assistance 

7,200

8,100

6,400

7,200

7,900

Information, culture and recreation

1,700

1,300

1,200

1,500

1,400

Accommodation and food services

2,600

2,500

2,100

2,200

2,800

Other services

3,300

3,000

3,300

2,500

3,100

Public administration 

3,300

3,100

3,500

2,600

2,700

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0125



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 Southeast region at 37,345 and the number of job vacancies at 530 in the third quarter of 2016, resulting in a job vacancy rate of 1.4 per cent, the lowest in the province. Compared to the previous quarter, payroll employment increased by 2,525 (7.3%), while job vacancies decreased by 175 (24.8%), resulting in a decrease in job vacancy rate by 0.6 percentage points. Average hourly wages offered for vacancies in the region were $18.65, up $0.40 from the previous quarter.


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