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April 2004
Vol. 5, no. 4

Perspectives on Labour and Income

News from The Daily


Low income in census metropolitan areas
Median family income and low-income rates showed little change in the 1990s compared with the 1980s in most census metropolitan areas.

Moving out of low-paid work
Less than one-half of Canadian workers who had a low-paying job in 1996 had managed to climb out of it by 2001.

Employment services industry
Revenues from permanent staffing increased at more than six times the pace of those from temporary staffing in 2002, producing a healthy year for the employment services industry.

Payroll employment, earnings and hours
The average weekly earnings of payroll employees decreased 0.5% in January to $695.54. The new level is 1.4% higher than a year earlier.

Employment insurance
The estimated number of Canadians receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in January 2004 was 555,940, a decrease of 0.7% from December. This was the sixth consecutive monthly decline.

Personal services industry
Business is booming in the personal services industry. For these companies, payrolls are the largest expense, amounting to 41% of their operating expenses.

Farming operating revenues and expenses
Average operating revenues per farm increased 4.8% to $202,660 from 2001 to 2002. In the same period, average operating expenses went up 4.9% to $172,410.


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