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Graphic Designers and Illustrators  (NOC 5241)
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Graphic Designers and Illustrators in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region

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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Graphic Designers and Illustrators in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2016-05-03

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Graphic Designers and Illustrators (NOC 5241) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment growth is expected to be weak.
  • A small number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Graphic Designers and Illustrators in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 270 people work in this occupation.
  • Graphic Designers and Illustrators mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 30%
    • Printing and related support activities (NAICS 323): 27%
    • Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 19%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 16% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 79% compared to 64% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: n/a

Local Labour Market News

Week of Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2015
  • The Taber Police Commission is dealing with a budget cut to the Taber Police Services following a decision by the Town of Taber. The slated budget for 2016 will cover wage and benefit increases for officers but includes a deficit in operational funding.
Week of May 25 - May 29, 2015
  • The Medicine Hat News is cutting four employees in a reorganization that will shift some of its advertising work overseas starting on August 1, 2015. The paper has reduced its staff by 60 employees in the last decade in an effort to remain competitive.
Week of Apr 21 - Apr 25, 2014
  • Global TV is cutting 11 positions in Lethbridge by the end of May 2014, but offering the affected employees the opportunity to compete for four newly revamped positions at the station
Week of Apr 14 - Apr 18, 2014
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