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April 2001     Vol. 2, no. 4

Trends in part-time work

Henry Pold

  • Part-time work has increasingly divided into two camps: short-hour part-time (less than 15 hours per week) and long-hour part-time (15 to 29 hours).
  • While long-hour part-time work increased every year from 1976 to 2000, more than doubling over the period, short-hour part-time grew more slowly and then began to decline after 1996.
  • As a result, between 1976 and 2000, average weekly hours for part-time workers increased from 15.5 to 16.9.

Author

Henry Pold is with the Labour and Household Surveys Analysis Division. He can be reached at (613) 951-4608 or henry.pold@statcan.gc.ca.

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