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Workforce Stability

DAYS LOST TO ILLNESS, DISABILITY, PERSONAL AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY

After a big drop in 2011, Halifax employees saw an increase in the number of days lost to illness, disability, and personal or family responsibilities in 2012. The average Halifax employee lost 10.2 days in 2011 – a full day above the national average and placing the city third highest among benchmark cities. At the national level, industries such as health care and social assistance (14.0), public administration (12.8), and transportation and warehousing (12.3) had the most days missed while professional, scientific and technical (5.8), primary industries (7), and utilities (7.3) had the fewest. 

 

DAYS LOST TO STRIKE

While Nova Scotia’s days lost to strike increased in 2012, it was still one of the most stable labour environments in the country – particularly good considering Halifax has slightly more unionization than the national average. Halifax’s per capita days lost to strike rose to meet the Canadian average in 2012.   

 

AVERAGE JOB TENURE

Average job tenure in Nova Scotia continues to be one of the highest in the country. The average job tenure in 2012 was nine years and one month, six months higher than the Canadian average and second highest among benchmark cities. The job tenure didn’t change between 2011 and 2012 indicating the amount of movement in the labour force was stable. 

Indicators of workforce stability provide insight into employee-employer relations. If job tenures are long, workforce stoppages rare and days missed low, then it would seem that both parties are satisfied with work conditions.

 

WORKFORCE_STABILITY
Source: Statistics Canada, Human Resources
and Skill Development Canada

 


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