Table 1
Public sector employment – Seasonally adjusted

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Public sector employment – Seasonally adjusted
  Fourth quarter 2011r First quarter 2012p Fourth quarter 2011 to first quarter 2012
  thousands % change
Public sector 3,627 3,633 0.2
General government 1,381 1,383 0.2
Federal 417 416 -0.3
Provincial and territorial 357 357 0.2
Local 607 610 0.5
Educational institutions 1,059 1,059 0.0
Universities and colleges1 376 377 0.3
School boards 683 682 -0.2
Health and social service institutions 864 870 0.6
Government business enterprises 320 319 -0.4
r
revised
p
preliminary
1.
Includes vocational and trade institutions.
Note(s): 
Numbers may not add to totals because of rounding.