Table 3 Job characteristics

  1998 2008
%
Manufacturing sector
Full-time jobs 96.0 95.9
Part-time jobs 4.0 4.1
Company size
Less than 20 employees 12.4 12.9
20 to 99 employees 20.4 20.2
100 to 500 employees 19.5 19.6
More than 500 employees 47.7 47.3
Unionization rate 32.2 26.4
Average age (years) 38.8 41.4
Average years of seniority 9.0 9.6
Average earnings (current $) 15.6 20.8
  %
Rest of the economy
Full-time jobs 78.6 79.7
Part-time jobs 21.4 20.3
Company size
Less than 20 employees 23.7 20.3
20 to 99 employees 15.8 15.4
100 to 500 employees 15.1 13.4
More than 500 employees 45.4 50.9
Unionization rate 30.1 29.5
Average age (years) 38.3 39.9
Average years of seniority 7.9 8.0
Average earnings (current $) 12.6 17.7
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.
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