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November 2006
Vol. 7, no. 11

Perspectives on Labour and Income

News from The Daily


Registered apprenticeship training programs
A nationwide construction boom helped push registrations in apprenticeship training programs to a record in 2004, making this the ninth consecutive gain.

How workers perceive their daily commute to work
Surprisingly, the proportion of workers who reported last year that they liked their commute to and from work (38%) was higher than the percentage who were negative about it (30%). One out of every six workers, about 16%, even said they liked commuting a great deal.

Labour Force Survey
Employment increased by an estimated 51,000 in October following four months of little change. The unemployment rate declined 0.2 percentage points to 6.2%.

Payroll employment, earnings and hours
The average weekly earnings of payroll employees were $748.66 in August, up $1.66 (+0.2%) from July. This leaves the year-to-date growth in earnings at 3.3%.


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