Sunday, December 9, 2012

Interesting Ontario Economic Stat

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.

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