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Quarterly Employment Survey: March 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  04 May 2009
Highlights

For the March 2009 year:

  • Full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) decreased 1.7 percent.
  • Filled jobs decreased 1.1 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted (SA) total paid hours decreased 1.9 percent.
  • SA total gross earnings increased 3.3 percent.
 Measure March 2009
quarter
Percentage change from previous qtr  Percentage change from previous year
 Full-time equivalent employees  1.36 million -2.0 -1.7 
 Filled jobs  1.72 million  -2.6  -1.1
 SA total paid hours  51.9 million  -0.4  -1.9
 SA total gross earnings  $1,295 million   0.7  3.3
 Average total hourly earnings (private sector)  $23.12   1.0  5.0
Graph, Annual Percentage Change in Employment
 Geoff Bascand 4 May 2009 
 Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0649 
 
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