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Construction employment down in November


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December 10, 2012 by On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, employment in the construction sector was down 0.7 per cent in November (approximately 8,400 jobs) when compared to October. Over the 12-month period from November 2011 to November 2012, employment in the sector was down 1.2 per cent (approximately 15,700 jobs).

Overall employment increased by 59,300 positions in November, when compared to the previous month, dropping the unemployment rate across the country to 7.2 per cent. The boost in employment for November was largely fuelled by gains in accommodations and food services (up 28,000); retail and wholesale trade (up 25,000); professional, scientific and technical services (up 23,000) and agriculture (up 9,000).

Over the 12-month period from November 2011 to November 2012, Canada’s employment was up 1.7 per cent (approximately 293,800) with full-time positions accounting for the majority of the increase.

To read the full report, click here.

Source: Statistics Canada.


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