12/3/11

Public sector employment flat

Public sector employment in Ontario was almost exactly the same in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the second quarter, Statistics Canada reports.


Ontario
3rd quarter 2010 
2nd quarter 2011 
3rd quarter 2011
% change 
from 2nd quarter 2011 
% change 
from 3rd quarter 2010
Public sector                                           
1,332,209
1,334,248
1,334,883
0.0
0.2
Federal general government
179,183
186,566
181,935
-2.5
1.5
Provincial and territorial general government
92,708
92,705
95,006
2.5
2.5


Over the last year there has been a very small increase in public sector employment in Ontario: 2,674 jobs or 0.2%.  

Canada-wide public sector employment increased by 0.5% (18,500 jobs) over the last year, but decreased by 0.3% over the last quarter (a loss of 12,550 jobs).  

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