Brantford’s job market continues to shatter records, with the jobless rate dropping last month to the lowest this century.

The city’s August’s 3.9% unemployment rate, down from 4.5% in July, represents the lowest jobless rate that Statistics Canada has records for on their website, dating back to 2001.

Brantford’s job market continues to shatter records, with the jobless rate dropping in August 2019 to the lowest this century.
The city’s August’s 3.9% unemployment rate, down from 4.5% in July, represents the lowest jobless rate that Statistics Canada has records for on their website, dating back to 2001.
Brantford’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has been tumbling for months and now sits considerably below the monthly rate of 5.7% for Canada and 5.6% for Ontario. The only city in Canada with a lower jobless rate than Brantford in August was Victoria, B.C. at 3.3%.
The strength of the city’s job market appears even more dramatic when looking at the employment rate, the percentage of people employed out of the total adult population (aged 15 and over).
Brantford’s employment rate has skyrocketed 10% in the last 12 months, hitting 68.7% in August compared to 58.6% one year ago, according to Statistics Canada estimates.