Women Outnumber Men in Canadian Workforce

From the Ottawa Sun: Statistics Canada figures suggest that for the first time in history there are more women than men in Canada’s workforce. A recently issued labour force survey finds that about 7.1 million women are in paid employment, while 6.9 million men were employed during the first half of 2009.

Women outnumber men in both the “under 25 years” and the “25 years and over” demographics.

Julie White of the Canadian Auto Workers says although it’s an important milestone, she cautions the jobs performed by women are some of the lowest paid jobs in the labour market.

Thanks Hippocampa