More from Sylvain:
The part-time rate in February 2011 - 19.7% of the workforce working part-time – fell just short of the highest levels ever recorded in July and August 2010.
Not only has part-time work risen in the recession and recovery, it has been clearly driven by the lack of full-time jobs.
265,900 non-seasonally adjusted part time jobs were added to the economy between February 2008 and February 2011. Out of that total, the number of Canadians working part-time on a voluntary basis decreased by 35,400. On the other hand, the number of Canadians working part-time because of business conditions or because they could not find full-time work increased dramatically from 668,300 in February 2008 to 969,700 in February 2011, This growth in involuntary part-time work represents an increase of almost 50% over 3 years. In fact, part-time job growth in the last 3 years can be entirely attributed to the growth in involuntary part-time work.
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