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Quarterly Employment Survey: December 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  02 February 2009
Highlights

For the December 2008 year:

  • Seasonally adjusted total paid hours decreased 1.4 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted total gross earnings increased 4.1 percent.
  • Part-time employees decreased 3.4 percent.
 Measure December 2009
quarter
Percentage change from previous qtr  Percentage change from previous year
Seasonally adjusted (SA) total paid hours 52.2 million -1.4 -1.4
SA total gross earnings  $1,286.1 million 0.0 4.1
Full-time equivalent employees  1.4 million 0.4 -0.8
Filled jobs 1.8 million 0.4 -0.8
Average total hourly earnings (private sector)  $22.89 0.9 5.1
 
Graph, Annual Percentage Change in Employment.  
Geoff Bascand 2 February 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0649
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