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Thunder Bay's Job Growth:

This map shows the actual increase in employment from 1987 to 1999, comparing Thunder Bay to other metro areas in Ontario :

This map shows the % increase in employment from 1987 to 1999  :

The following chart shows the average month-by-month change in employment, 1987-1999, comparing Thunder Bay to the rest of Canada's metro areas.  To make it easier to see the pattern, the data are "smoothed" (ie: each point on the line represents the moving-average of the previous 36 months).  The blue line is Thunder Bay, the brown line is total of the other metro areas.  To make both lines comparable on the same graph, the data are indexed (1987 = 100) :