Friday, January 06, 2006

Job Losses in Healthcare

CTV is reporting that there have been job losses in the healthcare sector in December 2005:
While 36,000 full-time jobs were created in Canada last month, 38,000 part-time jobs were lost in the health-care and "other services" sectors.
It's difficult to infer much given this scant information, but it's a surprising statistic anyway. It would be useful to know if these part-time jobs in healthcare have been converted to full-time jobs before reaching any conclusion (but I know how I would bet if I had to). But with the rhetoric flying around about how Liberals have injected so much money into healthcare, I would expect to see its effect in increased employment in healthcare.