Professor Noah M. Meltz
Vol. 3, no. 4
Duration of multiple jobholding
Multiple jobholders are a relatively small but important element of the labour market. Knowing the number of secondary jobs held by workers is necessary to calculate the total number of jobs in the economy. With the relatively recent availability of longitudinal data, another facet of multiple jobholding can now be examined-the length of time people work at more than one job. This information provides insight into the stability and dynamics of multiple jobholding.
High-tech boom and bust
Geoff Bowlby and Stéphanie Langlois
Between 1997 and 2000, the rate of growth in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector was much greater than that of the economy as a whole. However, as demand for ICT products dropped in 2001, a number of large corporations announced massive layoffs and halted the hiring of new staff. The full degree of the employment decline cannot be measured using the two main Statistics Canada employment surveys: the Labour Force Survey and the Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours. However, it is possible to measure employment in the closely related computer and telecommunications (CT) sector. This article introduces this new sector-a grouping of industries for which Statistics Canada has more data than it does for the standard ICT sector-and documents the decline in CT employment and hours worked.
Key labour and income facts
Fact sheets, charts, tables and source contacts.