9/8/12

Public sector employment increases 2.45%

Public sector employment made a significant comeback in August in Ontario, according to Statistics Canada. After significant declines since April 2011, public sector employment has now made up most of the losses.

With a growth of  32,300 public sector jobs in August (2.45%), Ontario is now only about 10,000 jobs behind the April 2011 public sector high.  Public sector employment is also up 7,100 jobs over the last year.

In contrast, total employment fell 24,900 jobs  in August in Ontario compared with July, as private sector employment and self employment fell (22,600 and 34,500 respectively).  Total employment is, however, up 24,300 over the last year (although most of this increase came from increases in self-employment).


Class of worker
2011
2012
April
January
March
May
July
August

Total employed, all classes of workers
6,743.00
6,746.00
6,788.20
6,761.80
6,792.60
6,767.70
Employees
5,713.00
5,708.50
5,749.00
5,704.40
5,723.60
5,733.20
Public sector employees
1,362.00
1,331.50
1,315.00
1,306.50
1,319.90
1,352.20
Private sector employees
4,351.00
4,377.00
4,434.10
4,397.90
4,403.70
4,381.10
Self-employed
1,030.00
1,037.50
1,039.10
1,057.40
1,068.90
1,034.40
Figures are in thousands of workers

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