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Employment Indicators: Weekly As At 24 January 2022

The experimental weekly series provides an early indicator of employment and labour market changes in a more timely manner than the monthly employment indicators series.

Key facts

The 6-day series includes jobs with a pay period equal to or less than 7 days, while the 20-day series covers jobs with pay periods of 14 days or fewer. The 34-day series includes all jobs regardless of their pay period.

The 34-day series indicated that for the latest week, the week ended 19 December 2021:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,357,960 total paid jobs (down 560 or 0.02 percent)
    • 115,520 paid jobs in primary industries (up 700 or 0.61 percent)
    • 448,140 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (up 750 or 0.17 percent)
    • 1,735,950 paid jobs in services industries (up 510 or 0.03 percent)
    • 58,350 paid jobs in unclassified industries (down 2,520 or 4.14 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,138.94 (down $2.61 or 0.23 percent).

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