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December 2004
Vol. 5, no. 12

Perspectives on Labour and Income

News from The Daily

Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost
With the slowdown in economic activity and the continued rise in hours worked, Canadian business sector productivity edged down 0.3% between July and September.

Labour Force Survey
Following robust growth over the previous two months, employment was little changed in November as an increase in part-time jobs was offset by a slight decline in full-time employment.

Economic contribution of culture in Canada
Employment growth in the culture sector outpaced overall employment growth in Canada between 1996 and 2001.

Economic contribution of the culture sector: Provincial perspective
Ontario generated more economic output and employment in its culture sector than any other province during the late 1990s.

Occupational patterns in industry groups in urban and rural Canada
Predominantly rural regions of Canada have a higher concentration of unskilled occupations than urban areas, and this difference has generally widened over time. Rural regions have different occupational skill intensities not only because they have a different mix of industrial sectors, but because rural workers also have a different set of skills within each industry group than their urban counterparts.

Employment, earnings and hours
The average weekly earnings of payroll employees increased by an estimated $3.73 in September, bringing year-over-year gains to 1.7%. Industries showing the largest September-to-September gains were accommodation and food, followed by other services, and mining, oil and gas.

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