Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Sunday, January 9, 2011

NO Big Trends in Canadian Job Tenure

Not for 35 years.

Job tenure is measured by the Canadian Labour Force Survey as the length of time in a job. Although a lot of people may have thought that there was a golden age not so long ago when large numbers of Canadians held just one job for life and that that age has now passed, Professor Stephen Gordon's analysis of the data indicates that, at least for full-time jobs, that is not the case. The broad patterns have remained “remarkably stable.”

For one thing, almost 50% of jobs last five years or less. Think of the stress!