From a post by Liveo Di Matteo on Worthwhile Canadian Initiative:
"From 2001 to 2011,
public sector employment in Ontario grew by 39 percent. During the same period, private sector
employment only grew by 11 percent.
As a result the private sector share of total employment in Ontario
declined from 83.5 percent to 80 percent over this period. This cannot all be blamed on the
2008-09 recession – the trend was well underway before the recession."
Considering that Ontario's population last year increased around 1.2%, that's a massive increase over the population growth. No wonder Ontario has deficit problems.
One thing I wonder about, is what this refers to. I assume that would include all public sector employment, federal, municipal, provincial, hospital or university. I wouldn't mind knowing how it was broken down by government level.