Brampton ranked among the hottest construction markets in the country last year with more than 5,000 residential units built, newly released figures show.

The City released its annual economic report, which provides an updated list of economic and population indicators. The total population for Brampton was 523,911 according to the 2011 Census, but that number is estimated to now be closer to 600,000. Unemployment in Peel (Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon) dropped to 6.8…