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Table F.2 Business sector - Some related variables for labour markets

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Item Second quarter 2008 Third quarter 2008 Fourth quarter 2008 First quarter 2009 Second quarter 2009 Third quarter 2009
seasonally adjusted

Notes:

Source: U.S. data are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Productivity and costs, published in NEWS.

Calculations of growth rates are based on index numbers rounded to three decimal places.

1. This is the ratio of labour compensation to GDP at market prices in current dollars.

2. The change at annualized rates corresponds to the annual growth rate that would have been observed if the growth over the quarter had been the same for the whole year.

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, catalogue number 13-010-X.

Empty cell Percent change from previous quarter
Canada
All jobs
0.0 -0.3 -0.7 -1.6 -0.7 0.1
Hours worked
-0.1 -0.2 -1.3 -2.0 -1.2 0.2
Average hours
-0.1 0.1 -0.7 -0.5 -0.6 0.1
Labour share1
-2.0 -0.1 5.9 3.1 0.2 -0.9
United States
All jobs
-0.4 -0.6 -1.6 -1.8 -1.5 -0.8
Hours worked
-0.5 -1.0 -2.1 -2.3 -1.9 -1.3
Average hours
-0.0 -0.4 -0.4 -0.5 -0.4 -0.5
Labour share1
-0.7 -0.0 0.7 -1.8 0.0 -0.7
Empty cell Percent change from same quarter of previous year
Canada
All jobs
1.9 1.2 -0.2 -2.5 -3.2 -2.8
Hours worked
1.4 0.5 -1.2 -3.7 -4.8 -4.4
Average hours
-0.5 -0.6 -0.9 -1.2 -1.6 -1.6
Labour share1
-0.8 -1.0 4.3 6.9 9.2 8.3
United States
All jobs
-0.8 -1.1 -3.0 -4.4 -5.4 -5.6
Hours worked
-1.2 -1.7 -3.9 -5.7 -7.1 -7.3
Average hours
-0.4 -0.6 -0.9 -1.4 -1.8 -1.9
Labour share1
-1.3 -0.3 0.1 -1.8 -1.1 -1.7
Empty cell Percent change from previous quarter at annualized rates2
Canada
All jobs
0.1 -1.2 -2.7 -6.1 -2.7 0.3
Hours worked
-0.4 -0.9 -5.2 -7.9 -4.9 0.7
Average hours
-0.6 0.3 -2.6 -1.9 -2.2 0.4
Labour share1
-7.6 -0.2 25.6 12.8 0.6 -3.6
United States
All jobs
-1.8 -2.4 -6.4 -6.9 -5.7 -3.2
Hours worked
-1.9 -4.0 -8.0 -8.9 -7.4 -5.0
Average hours
-0.1 -1.6 -1.7 -2.1 -1.8 -1.8
Labour share1
-2.9 -0.1 2.7 -6.8 0.1 -2.7