TORONTO – Hey, Ontario, we’re number one!
Unfortunately, it’s in the growth rate of public sector jobs compared to private sector ones over the past decade.
A Fraser Institute study released Thursday found that from 2003 to 2013, public sector employment grew by 27.6% in Ontario, compared to private sector job growth of only 5.6%.
That 22 percentage-point differential is the highest in the country and almost double the Canadian average of 11.9%.
While Ontario’s public sector growth rate was the second-highest among all provinces, its private sector job creation was the third lowest.