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Construction feels unemployment pain


May 15, 2009
By Andy Bateman

May
15, 2009 – Data released by Statistics Canada shows that the Natural Resources and Construction sectors have the dubious distinction of recording the
highest year over year (April 2008 to April 2009) drops of any of
Stats Can’s employment categories.  

 

March 2009

April 2009

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March to April 2009

April 2008 to April 2009

March to April 2009

April 2008 to April 2009

 

Seasonally adjusted

 

thousands

change in thousands

% change

Class of worker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees

14,188.3

14,187.2

-1.1

-312.6

0.0

-2.2

Self-employed

2,649.8

2,686.8

37.0

61.8

1.4

2.4

Public/private
sector employees

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public

3,381.8

3,391.1

9.3

-27.5

0.3

-0.8

Private

10,806.5

10,796.1

-10.4

-285.1

-0.1

-2.6

All industries

16,838.1

16,874.0

35.9

-250.9

0.2

-1.5

Goods-producing
sector

3,782.7

3,783.5

0.8

-221.5

0.0

-5.5

Agriculture

319.3

328.3

9.0

-3.2

2.8

-1.0

Natural resources

322.9

318.8

-4.1

-21.9

-1.3

-6.4

Utilities

148.7

145.4

-3.3

-3.6

-2.2

-2.4

Construction

1,151.7

1,144.2

-7.5

-86.5

-0.7

-7.0

Manufacturing

1,840.1

1,846.8

6.7

-106.3

0.4

-5.4

Service-producing
sector

13,055.4

13,090.5

35.1

-29.3

0.3

-0.2

Trade

2,629.9

2,621.5

-8.4

-69.6

-0.3

-2.6

Transportation and
warehousing

843.1

838.8

-4.3

-18.6

-0.5

-2.2

Finance, insurance,
real estate and leasing

1,074.9

1,073.4

-1.5

-3.7

-0.1

-0.3

Professional,
scientific and technical services

1,186.0

1,191.3

5.3

-6.6

0.4

-0.6

Business, building
and other support services

670.4

685.0

14.6

-20.9

2.2

-3.0

Educational services

1,173.8

1,173.5

-0.3

-30.2

0.0

-2.5

Health care and
social assistance

1,952.4

1,956.2

3.8

69.6

0.2

3.7

Information, culture
and recreation

747.3

764.4

17.1

2.1

2.3

0.3

Accommodation and
food services

1,068.6

1,074.4

5.8

-2.7

0.5

-0.3

Other services

783.6

797.6

14.0

62.0

1.8

8.4

Public
administration

925.4

914.5

-10.9

-10.7

-1.2

-1.2


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