The Index

Employment numbers

Percentage change in population of Newfoundland and Labrador in the past year:
0.7 per cent

National unemployment rate as of August, 2009:
8.7 per cent

Newfoundland and Labrador unemployment rate as of August, 2009:
15.6 per cent

Number of Canadian job losses since the beginning of the recession in October:
387,000

National change in full-time employment from August 2008 to 2009:
3.2 per cent decrease

National change in part-time employment in August 2008 to 2009:
4.7 per cent increase

Change in employment among Canadian students aged 15 to 24 from August 2008 to 2009:
9.5 per cent decrease

Source: StatCan