PEI

P.E.I. loses full-time jobs in 2016

Job numbers on the Island were largely unchanged from November to December, finalizing a significant loss of full-time jobs over the course of 2016.

1,600 fewer full-time jobs on the Island

Job options on P.E.I. are becoming increasingly part-time on P.E.I. (David Ryder/Bloomberg)

Job numbers on the Island were largely unchanged from November to December, finalizing a significant loss of full-time jobs over the course of 2016.

P.E.I. jobs
Jan. 2016 Dec. 2016
Full-time 60,600 59,000
Total 72,400 72,100

The total number of jobs on the Island was largely unchanged from January to December, but there was a shift from full-time to part-time work.

In all there was a loss of 1,600 full-time jobs, down 2.6 per cent.

P.E.I. ended the year with an unemployment rate of 10.7 per cent.

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