Statistics Canada - Statistique Canada
Skip main navigation menuSkip secondary navigation menuHomeFrançaisContact UsHelpSearch the websiteCanada Site
The DailyCanadian StatisticsCommunity ProfilesProducts and servicesHome
CensusCanadian StatisticsCommunity ProfilesProducts and servicesOther links

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Side menu bar Catalogue Number 75-001-XIE Table of contents Latest issue News from The Daily Latest data Survey information Back issues Feedback Studies Latest issue in PDF

January 2007
Vol. 8, no. 1

Perspectives on Labour and Income

News from The Daily

Understanding regional differences in work hours
Workers in the Prairie provinces, as well those in Ontario, put in more working hours on average in 2004 than their counterparts in other regions of Canada.

International mobility's effects on individuals' earnings
Men who left Canada to live outside the country for a period of time had, on average, substantially higher earnings than those who never left. However, most of these differences were already apparent in their pre-move earnings patterns.

Earnings losses of displaced workers
High-seniority employees who lost their job during the 1990s as a result of firm closures and mass layoffs suffered substantial losses in earnings, even five years after they were displaced.

Research and development personnel
Researchers comprised nearly two-thirds of all personnel involved in research and development in 2004, and the overwhelming majority of them were natural science researchers.

Provincial labour productivity
Relative levels of total-economy labour productivity among most of the provinces remained fairly stable from 1997 to 2005 when these changes in provincial productivity, measured in 1997 constant dollars, are benchmarked against changes in the national average.

Depression and work impairment
Around half a million Canadian workers experience depression and most of them say the symptoms interfere with their ability to work.

Labour Force Survey
Employment increased by an estimated 62,000 in December 2006, pushing the unemployment rate back down to the 30-year low of 6.1% (-0.2 percentage points). Employment grew by 2.1% (+345,000) in 2006, the highest growth rate since 2002. This was the 14th consecutive year of employment increases in Canada.

Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds)
The value of retirement savings of 4.6 million Canadian workers with trusteed pension plans declined during the second quarter of 2006, halting seven consecutive quarters of gains.

Payroll employment, earnings and hours
The average weekly earnings of payroll employees increased 1.0% in October 2006 from September to $756.99. This leaves the year-to-date growth in earnings at 3.1%.

Employment Insurance
An estimated 489,100 Canadians received regular Employment Insurance benefits in October 2006, down 0.8% from September and 3.6% lower from a year ago. The year-over-year drop was widespread across provinces and territories with especially significant decreases in British Columbia (-21.4%) and Alberta (-12.5%).

You need to use the free Adobe Reader to view PDF documents. To view (open) these files, simply click on the link. To download (save) them, right-click on the link. Note that if you are using Internet Explorer or AOL, PDF documents sometimes do not open properly. See Troubleshooting PDFs. PDF documents may not be accessible by some devices. For more information, visit the Adobe website or contact us for assistance.

Home | Search | Contact Us | Français Return to top of page
Date Modified: 2014-05-14 Important Notices