Construction employment up in July
August 10, 2012 by On-Site staff
Employment in the construction sector increased by 0.8 per cent or approximately 10,700 jobs in July when compared to the previous month, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, July 2012.
Over the 12-month period from July 2011 to July 2012, employment within the construction sector was down by approximately 15,900 jobs or 1.2 per cent.
Employment across the country was down about 30,400 jobs, or 0.1 per cent, to 7.3 per cent in July when compared to June 2012. The decline was largely fuelled by losses in part-time work and among women aged 55 and over.
Over the 12-month period from July 2011 to July 2012, Canada’s overall employment was up 139,000 or 0.8 per cent.
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