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Quarterly Employment Survey: December 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  02 February 2010
Highlights

For the December 2009 year:

  • Full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) decreased 2.5 percent.
  • Filled jobs decreased 1.7 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted (SA) total paid hours decreased 1.8 percent.
  • SA total gross earnings increased 1.9 percent.
Measure December 2009 quarter Percentage change from previous qtr Percentage change from previous year
Full-time equivalent employees 1.31 million 1.4 -2.5
Filled jobs 1.68 million 1.2 -1.7
SA total paid hours 48.94 million -0.3 -1.8
SA total gross earnings $1,246 million 0.1  1.9
Average total hourly earnings (private sector) $23.48 -0.4 2.8

Graph, Annual percentage change in employment 

Geoff Bascand 2 February 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0649
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