06 August 2010

NL posts part-time employment gains in July

After a couple of months of big changes – up and down – in employment, Statistics Canada is reporting the number of people working in the province grew by one half of one percent in July compared to June 2010 and 3.3% compared to July 2009.

The biggest gain came in part-time employment. That’s up 8.9 percent month-to-month and 14 percent year over year.  Full-time employment dropped one percent compared to June but is up one and a half percent year over year.

Total employment grew by 1,000 jobs from 218,800 in June 2010 to 219,800 in July 2010.

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