SOC227H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Where We Are, Labour Force Survey, Labour Candidates And Parties In Canada

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SOC 227WORK & OCCUPATIONS
Session #3: WORKFORCE ACTIVITY
Readings:
Text: ch. 3
“Table of Canadian Labour Force Rates”
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/labor20b-eng.htm
“Build-Your-Own Table”
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a33?lang=eng&spMode=tables&themeID=1803&
RT=TABLE
KERVIN’S MEDIA ITEM
Impose cost on plane (above price)
- Bombardier
Delta was going to buy 100+ planes from Bombardier
Jets’ construction = jobs in US
China’s economy slowing down
- companies setting up businesses (“we can guarantee high paying job, join our
group and pay initiating fees) pose as church groups, etc. (not what they seem)
- prey on young job seekers
- widespread anxiety over slowing economy
- seemed to exempt from recessions before now encountering same difficulties
- start-ups hiring college students (dream about making a fortune)
- scarcity of high paying jobs (same difficulty in Canada U of T graduates can’t
find work)
WHERE WE ARE
Last time
Today’s Issue
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Today’s Objectives: Know…
Definitions and differences of participation rate, employment rate, unemployment
rate
Interpretations of the rates
Recent changes over time in Canadian rates by sex
Terms to Know
Labour force
Participation rate
Employment rate
Unemployment rate
Discouraged workers
LABOUR FORCE ACTIVITY
1st = automation and AI
2nd = Globalization and free trade
How many Canadians are working?
How many can’t find jobs?
Work = sense of belonging and identity
- country, society we fit in, there’s a place for us
Unemployed = find alternatives to work
- for example, join religious cult for sense of belonging or organized crime (sense of
belonging, close friends, and chance for promotions)
- increased organized crime due to increased unemployment
labour force
workforce
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labour force activity.
COUNTING THE LABOUR FORCE
Paid work: someone pays you to do a job
Unpaid work: looking after your own household
- many women are engaged in unpaid work
- examples = elder care, childcare, volunteer work, and subsistence (live off hunting
or fishing for family and/or community don’t get paid, but can barter)
15 years old and above: age potentially able to work
- child labor out of the equation
- doesn’t count if you help out in family businesses before 15 years old
Three groups:
1. Employed/paid workers = make money, economically active
2. Unemployed = actively looking for work (for last 4 weeks)
- laid off* (ready to go back to work)
- starting new job within next 4 weeks
3. Inactive = don’t have a job and not looking/waiting for one
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Document Summary

Bombardier: delta was going to buy 100+ planes from bombardier, jets" construction = jobs in us, china"s economy slowing down. Companies setting up businesses ( we can guarantee high paying job, join our group and pay initiating fees) pose as church groups, etc. (not what they seem) Seemed to exempt from recessions before now encountering same difficulties. Start-ups hiring college students (dream about making a fortune) Scarcity of high paying jobs (same difficulty in canada u of t graduates can"t find work) 2: definitions and differences of participation rate, employment rate, unemployment. Interpretations of the rates: recent changes over time in canadian rates by sex. Terms to know: labour force, participation rate, employment rate, unemployment rate, discouraged workers. Country, society we fit in, there"s a place for us. For example, join religious cult for sense of belonging or organized crime (sense of belonging, close friends, and chance for promotions) Increased organized crime due to increased unemployment labour force: workforce.

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