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Work: who’s the boss?

Canada Day Special 2010


 

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Albertans take home the healthiest weekly paycheques, but when it comes to entrepreneurial spirit, nobody measures up to British Columbians, where one in five is his or her own boss.

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HIGHEST
LOWEST
Are you employed?
Alberta – 68.3% Newfoundland: 52.6%
Are you unemployed?
Newfoundland: 13.8% Saskatchewan: 5.0%
Hours spent at work per week
Newfoundland: 38.2 hours Quebec: 35.2 hours
Earnings per week
Alberta: $905 P.E.I.: $632
Do you have a pension plan at work?
Saskatchewan: 47.7% Alberta: 33.6%
Are you self-employed? % of all workers
B.C.: 19.7% Newfoundland: 9.6%
Source: employment, unemployment (% of population aged 15+ who are working or not working, May), hours working (average weekly for full-time and part-time workers, aged 15+, 2009), weekly earnings (2008), self-employment (% of workers, 2009): StatsCan’s Labour Force Survey; pension (% of employees covered by employer or union-sponsored registered pension plan, 2008): StatsCan’s Pension Plan in Canada and Labour Force Survey


The full province-by-province breakdown:

Are you employed?
Alberta 68.3%
Saskatchewan 66.6%
Manitoba 66.4%
Ontario 61.5%
B.C. 60.8%
P.E.I. 60.5%
Quebec 60.1%
Nova Scotia 59.0%
New Brunswick 58.7%
Newfoundland and Labrador 52.6%
Are you unemployed?
Saskatchewan 5.0%
Manitoba 5.7%
Alberta 6.6%
B.C. 7.5%
Quebec 8.0%
Nova Scotia 8.7%
New Brunswick 8.8%
Ontario 8.9%
P.E.I. 10.7%
Newfoundland and Labrador 13.8%
Hours spent at work (per week)
Quebec 35.2
B.C. 35.3
Ontario 36
Nova Scotia 36.3
Manitoba 36.6
P.E.I. 36.9
New Brunswick 37.1
Alberta 37.5
Saskatchewan 37.7
Newfoundland and Labrador 38.2
Earnings (per week)
Alberta $905
Ontario $816
B.C. $781
Saskatchewan $763
Newfoundland and Labrador $735
Quebec $711
Manitoba $704
Nova Scotia $675
New Brunswick $672
P.E.I. $632
Do you have a pension plan at work?
Saskatchewan 47.7%
Manitoba 47.0%
Newfoundland and Labrador 46.8%
Quebec 41.9%
Nova Scotia 41.1%
New Brunswick 38.8%
Ontario 37.7%
B.C. 34.4%
P.E.I. 33.8%
Alberta 33.6%
Are you self-employed?
B.C. 19.7%
Saskatchewan 19.1%
Alberta 17.7%
Ontario 15.7%
Quebec 14.7%
P.E.I. 14.7%
Manitoba 13.8%
Nova Scotia 13.4%
New Brunswick 11.7%
Newfoundland and Labrador 9.6%

 
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