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HR Focus

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Facts and Information on HR

1.Following little change in October, employment rose by 59,000 in November, the result of an increase in full-timework. The unemployment rate declined 0.2 percentage points to 7.2%.Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased 1.7% or 294,000, mostly in full-time work. Over the sameperiod, the total number of hours worked rose 1.3%.In November, employment increased in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. There waslittle change in the other provinces. Statistics Canada - November 2012 figures

 

2. 

Days lost per worker by cause, by province 
(All causes)
 20072008200920102011
 All causes
 number of days
Canada 9.9 9.7 9.5 9.1 9.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 9.7 9.7 11.5 11.0 10.2
Prince Edward Island 8.3 8.8 8.5 9.2 9.9
Nova Scotia 11.8 11.3 11.2 9.8 10.8
New Brunswick 10.5 10.8 10.3 10.4 10.8
Quebec 11.4 10.8 11.0 10.4 10.8
Ontario 9.1 9.3 8.7 8.2 8.3
Manitoba 10.6 11.0 10.0 10.4 10.2
Saskatchewan 10.4 10.3 10.4 9.6 11.0
Alberta 8.9 8.2 7.8 8.1 7.9
British Columbia 10.1 9.7 9.8 9.3 9.9
3. Economic indicators: Consumer Price Index (CPI)    
(Prince Edward Island) (Canada)    
Prices CPI Change in value Change in %  
(Benchmark: year 2002=100.) as compared to 2010 119.5 116.5 1.9 1.8  
           
I.e. $100 in the year 2002 is the equivalent to $119.5 in PEI and $116.5 in Canada in the year 2010.  
           
Source: Statistics Canada  
Source URL: http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/cst01/cpis01a-eng.htm
Source URL: http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/cst01/cpis01c-eng.htm