Employment indexes, by type of work
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Full-time employment growth continued to outpace that for part-time from 2005 to 2007
In the last three decades prior to 2005, the number of people working part time increased sharply. The index shows that the number of part-time workers has more than doubled over thirty years, while full-time workers saw just over a 60% increase. In 2007, over three million workers, or nearly one in five worked part time compared with only one in eight in 1976.
Following a slow pace of growth in part-time employment from 2003 to 2006, the pace quickened in 2007. However, compared to four years earlier, full-time employment rose by 8.6% in 2007, while part-time increased by 3.2%.
Internationally, the Netherlands, Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany all had larger shares of part-time employment in 2007 than Canada. All these countries, with the exception of the United Kingdom, had a higher share of part-time workers in 2007 compared to 2000 (see section P.7).
Employment indexes, by type of work, 1976 to 2007
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Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, CANSIM table 282-0002.