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Labour

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  • Table 19   Labour force charactersitics, by sex
  • Table 20   Average weekly earnings, by industry
  • Table 21   Employment, by industry

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Table 19  Labour force characteristics, by sex
  1989 1999 2009
  thousands
Labour force 14,057 15,588 18,369
  Males 7,872 8,458 9,685
  Females 6,185 7,131 8,684
Employed 12,996 14,407 16,849
  Males 7,292 7,797 8,773
  Females 5,704 6,610 8,076
Unemployed 1,061 1,182 1,520
  Males 580 660 912
  Females 480 521 608
  %
Unemployment rate 7.5 7.6 8.3
  Males 7.4 7.8 9.4
  Females 7.8 7.3 7.0
Participation rate 67.3 65.5 67.3
  Males 76.8 72.4 72.0
  Females 58.1 58.9 62.6
Employment rate 62.2 60.6 61.7
  Males 71.1 66.7 65.2
  Females 53.6 54.6 58.3
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0002.

 

Table 20  Average weekly earnings, by industry
  1999 2004 2009
  $
Total employees, all industries 597.08 679.83 804.68
Goods-producing industries 688.52 791.60 946.65
  Agriculture 406.99 462.10 550.46
  Forestry, fishing, mining, oil and gas 875.13 1,015.10 1,286.54
  Utilities 906.88 1,062.80 1,215.49
  Construction 694.95 792.42 960.83
  Manufacturing 672.59 768.37 889.52
Services-producing industries 565.79 643.25 766.10
  Trade 447.52 502.17 589.38
  Transportation and warehousing 661.41 746.85 862.27
  Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 652.10 755.49 903.73
  Professional, scientific and technical services 765.48 887.81 1,055.53
  Business, building and other support services 430.45 506.31 606.06
  Educational services 723.36 798.47 922.15
  Health care and social assistance 551.69 653.37 782.54
  Information, culture and recreation 616.01 651.52 751.27
  Accommodation and food services 285.04 322.15 384.18
  Other services 479.18 556.65 670.71
  Public administration 762.33 911.59 1,091.87
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0072.

 

Table 21  Employment, by industry
  1999 2004 2009
  thousands
All industries 14,406.7 15,947.0 16,848.9
Goods-producing industries 3,742.5 3,989.8 3,736.4
  Agriculture 406.0 326.0 320.5
  Forestry, fishing, mining, oil and gas 263.8 286.6 316.2
  Utilities 114.3 133.3 147.8
  Construction 766.9 951.7 1,161.4
  Manufacturing 2,191.5 2,292.1 1,790.6
Services-producing industries 10,664.3 11,957.2 13,112.5
  Trade 2,218.2 2,507.1 2,639.8
  Transportation and warehousing 737.0 799.4 820.3
  Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing 859.9 960.6 1,099.0
  Professional, scientific and technical services 900.7 1,018.3 1,201.6
  Business, building and other support services 504.7 630.2 656.5
  Educational services 970.7 1,035.7 1,192.7
  Health care and social assistance 1,436.0 1,733.4 1,955.0
  Information, culture and recreation 630.5 738.0 776.7
  Accommodation and food services 913.6 1,012.4 1,055.9
  Public administration 776.3 825.5 926.6
  Other services 716.5 696.6 788.3
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0008.

 


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