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Brantford Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Brantford was 5.8% as of February 2023, down 1% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 7.8% below the peak from June 2020 and is below the long-run average.

There were 600 fewer full-time jobs in February 2023 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 900 part-time positions led to an increase of 300 total jobs in February.

Full-time employment was still down 1,600 jobs from the peak in December 2022.

The number of full-time jobs in February was up from the previous month in utilities, manufacturing, trade services, the financial sector, and accommodation & food services.

Full-time job losses in February occurred in agriculture, natural resources, construction, transportation & warehousing, professional & scientific services, business & building services, education, healthcare, information & cultural services, and public administration.

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

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