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March 2006
Vol. 7, no. 3

Perspectives on Labour and Income

News from The Daily

Employment services industry
The employment services industry's total operating revenue reached $6.1 billion in 2004, up 6.5% from 2003. A distinguishing feature of this industry is that a sizable portion of the overall activity was generated by a relatively small number of enterprises.

Labour productivity
Labour productivity in the Canadian business sector rose for the first time in three years in 2005, and the nation's manufacturing sector played a considerable role in the recovery.

Labour Force Survey
Employment increased by an estimated 25,000 in February as a large gain in part time more than offset losses in full time. At the same time, the unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.4%, matching the 30-year low set in November 2005.

Immigrants who leave Canada
Migration to Canada for some immigrants is not a permanent move. Among young males, those admitted to the country under the business and skilled worker classes were most likely to leave.

Public sector employment
There was an average of just over 3.02 million employees in the public sector during the fourth quarter of 2005, up 1.9% from the same period in 2004. On an annual basis, 2005 is the sixth consecutive year to show an increase in the size of the public sector.

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