Lethbridge County Labour Force

Labour Force and Demographics

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Hard-working, dedicated and committed are common attributes of the County and its people. With a young demographic who learn from an early age the value of hard work, there is no shortage of reliable employees in the area. Lethbridge County takes pride in its diversity, while drawing on the benefits of shared values and solid business fundamentals.

There are approximately 10,000 people living within Lethbridge County but this number grows much larger when various town-sites and the City of Lethbridge are considered. The resulting potential labour force within the County is approximately 60,000 and when you consider the work-ethic and “get-the-job-done” attitude, this creates a significant competitive advantage. The County also boasts one of the youngest populations in the country considering 44 per cent of residents are less than 25 years old.

Due to the importance of the primary agriculture industry on the local economy, a significant proportion of people within the County work on farms and ranches raising cattle and harvesting crops. In fact, 42 per cent of the workforce is involved in primary agriculture with a relatively even distribution of the remaining workers involved in other industries such as manufacturing, construction, health, education and business services.

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