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October 2006
Vol. 7, no. 10

Perspectives on Labour and Income

News from The Daily

Job satisfaction
The vast majority of Canadian workers were satisfied with their jobs in 2002, but about 1 in 12 (around 1.3 million) were not. Men and women who worked evening or night shifts were more likely to be dissatisfied than were those with regular day-time schedules.

Trends in business bankruptcies
Far fewer firms are going bankrupt, but the average size of the net financial losses from bankruptcy has been rising. Recent bankruptcies have involved large liabilities.

Employment growth in Northern Ontario's communities
Communities in Northern Ontario that had a diversified economy in 1981 were more likely to experience employment growth during the following two decades than their less diversified counterparts.

Labour Force Survey
Employment edged up slightly in September, following three months of little change. The unemployment rate dipped 0.1 percentage points to 6.4% in September, while the share of the population which was employed remained near record highs.

Pension coverage and retirement savings
The gap in pension contributions in preparation for retirement has widened sharply between families at the top of the earnings scale and those at the bottom during the past two decades.

Competition, firm turnover and productivity growth
The competitive process that shifts market share towards more productive firms accounted for about two thirds of aggregate labour productivity growth in Canadian manufacturing from 1989 to 1999.

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