Of course, 111,200 is 2,700 more than 108,500, not 3,500, but that's not the only thing wrong with Brown's tweet.
According to Statistics Canada, the pre-recession high of 108,500 for employment in the Barrie census metropolitan area occurred in March of 2007, not December.
The unemployment rate in Barrie for January 2013 is 7.3%, a full 3 percentage points higher than it was in March 2007.
|Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0116|
While the additional 2,700 people employed represents an increase of 2.5% in the number of people employed, the additional 3,800 people unemployed represents an increase of 77.5% in the number of people unemployed.
Not very #encouraging Mr. Brown!