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Table 5 Employment changes by characteristics of main job

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  October 2008 October 2009 Change
'000 %
Total 17,270.7 16,909.4 -361.3 -2.1
Part-time workers 3,275.5 3,221.7 -53.8 -1.6
01 to 14 hours 1,069.1 1,051.3 -17.8 -1.7
15 to 29 hours 2,206.4 2,170.4 -36.0 -1.6
Full-time workers 13,995.2 13,687.8 -307.4 -2.2
30 to 34 hours 1,173.9 1,269.7 95.8 8.2
35 to 39 hours 3,666.5 3,680.4 13.9 0.4
40 hours 6,557.8 6,257.6 -300.2 -4.6
Over 40 hours 2,597.0 2,480.1 -116.9 -4.5
Current job tenure
1 year or less 3,723.4 3,060.7 -662.7 -17.8
More than 1 to 5 years 5,447.3 5,674.6 227.3 4.2
More than 5 years 8,099.9 8,174.2 74.3 0.9
Permanent job1 12,808.5 12,318.9 -489.6 -3.8
Temporary job1 1,806.8 1,820.0 13.2 0.7
Union coverage1 4,549.7 4,471.3 -78.4 -1.7
No union coverage1 10,065.5 9,667.6 -397.9 -4.0
Hourly wages1
Less than $10.00 1,671.7 1,256.8 -414.9 -24.8
$10.00 to $19.99 6,027.4 5,895.4 -132.0 -2.2
$20.00 to $29.99 3,896.9 3,816.0 -80.9 -2.1
$30.00 to $39.99 1,921.9 1,931.7 9.8 0.5
$40.00 and over 1,097.3 1,239.1 141.8 12.9
1. Paid employees only.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, not seasonally adjusted.