17 July 2008

Hollowing out

From labradore, two posts describing the decline in the number of businesses in the economic zones across the province over the past decade.

The first shows the changes displayed on a map. Enlarge it to see the legend in the upper right. Double digit declines - some as high as 20 to 25%.

The second presents the information in a different graphical form, the ever-reliable chart. He combines the data into four regions: Labrador, St. John's, the TCH Corridor and Rural Newfoundland. He also shows the changes using 1998 as the base year.

That's where the decline really looks striking.