Table 5 Entry into and exit out of self-employment

  October 2008 October 2009 Entrants1 Exits2
'000
Self-employed 2,655.5 2,770.5 284.5 -169.5
With paid help 874.1 872.5 39.0 -40.6
Incorporated 614.7 635.6 28.3 -7.4
Unincorporated 259.4 236.9 10.7 -33.2
Without paid help 1,754.5 1,874.2* 242.1 -122.5
Incorporated 485.5 477.2 41.3 -49.6
Unincorporated 1,269.0 1,397.0* 200.9 -72.9
Unpaid family workers 26.8 23.9 3.4 -6.3
  %
Self-employed 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
With paid help 32.9 31.5 13.7 24.0
Incorporated 23.1 22.9 9.9 4.4
Unincorporated 9.8 8.6* 3.8 19.6
Without paid help 66.1 67.6** 85.1 72.3
Incorporated 18.3 17.2 14.5 29.3
Unincorporated 47.8 50.4* 70.6 43.0
Unpaid family workers 1.0 0.9 1.2 3.7
1. Self-employed workers with tenure of 12 months or less.
2. Estimated figure (see equation 2).
* significantly different from October 2008 at the 0.05 level,
** at the 0.10 level
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, not seasonally adjusted.
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