Economic indicators

Population

165,937

inhabitants

Area

366.16 km2

Labour market

• Labour force: 112,400 (January 2019)
• Jobs: 110,500 (2018)
• Unemployed: 5,800 (January 2019)
• Unemployed rate (%): 5.0 (2018)
• Labour force participation rate (%): 62.8 (2018)
• Employment rate (%): 59.7 (2018)

Housing market

• Average price of a single-family home: $233,757 (2019)
• Average price of a two-bedroom apartment: $639 (October 2018)

Job distribution in Sherbrooke

per activity sectors (%, 2018)

  • Health care and social assistance services: 19.1
  • Trade: 15.6
  • Industrial: 14.8
  • Professional, scientific, technical, and B2B services: 7.0
  • Educational services: 9.5
  • Lodging and food: 6.6
  • Construction : 6.1
  • Other: 21.3

Quick portrait of the industrial

and high-value–added services sectors (2018)

  • 664 businesses
  • 19,931 jobs
  • $223,6M investment

Some subsidiaries of foreign companies in Sherbrooke