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Canada. Employment up in the Health Services

Employment increased by 5,000 in health and social services institutions and by 4,000 in school boards.

These increases, however, were partly offset by a decline of 8,000 in the federal general government. Most of this decrease was the result of temporary workers hired for the 2011 Census program being laid off.

Employment in the public sector was about 3,633,000 in the fourth quarter, edging up 0.1%, or 2,000, from the third quarter on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Employment increased by 5,000 in health and social services institutions and by 4,000 in school boards. These increases, however, were partly offset by a decline of 8,000 in the federal general government. Most of this decrease was the result of temporary workers hired for the 2011 Census program being laid off.

In addition, employment fell by 4,000 in universities and colleges, continuing its downward trend. Since its peak in the fourth quarter of 2010, employment in this sector has declined by 11,000. Also, employment was down by 2,000 in local general government.

Employment in the provincial general government was virtually unchanged in the fourth quarter. Employment in this sector has remained the same since 2009.

The three levels of general government (federal, provincial and territorial, and local) accounted for 38.0% of total public sector employment in the fourth quarter. Educational institutions represented 29.3%, followed by health and social service institutions, at 23.8%, and government business enterprises, at 8.8%.

Total public sector wages and salaries increased 0.2% between the fourth quarter of 2010 and the fourth quarter of 2011.

 



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