Brantford Regional Real Estate Association®

Brantford Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Brantford was 6.4% as of April 2021, down 0.8% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 6.3% below the peak from June 2020 and is below the long-run average.

There were 1,100 more full-time jobs in April 2021 compared to a month earlier. A loss of 100 part-time positions led to an increase of 1,000 total jobs in April.

Full-time employment was still down 800 jobs from the peak in May 2019 but stood 9,000 jobs above the recent trough in May 2020.

The number of full-time jobs in April was up from the previous month in agriculture, utilities, manufacturing, transportation & warehousing, the financial sector, healthcare, and public administration.

Full-time job losses in April occurred in natural resources, construction, trade services, professional & scientific services, business & building services, education, information & cultural services, and accommodation & food services.

* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.