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1 Labour Force Historical Review Sandra Keys, University of Waterloo DLI OntarioTraining University of Guelph, Guelph, ON April 12, 2006

2 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April Labour Force Historical Review Photo courtesy of Christy Branston

3 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April What is it? Derived from the Labour Force Survey estimates Aggregated Over 100 tables in B20/20 format Thousands of cross-classified data series Covers topics such as  Employment and unemployment  Education  Family characteristics  Industry and occupation data  Wages

4 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April What is it? Data available from , with current issue, on monthly and annual bases, as well as some seasonally adjusted monthly and 3- month moving average  For older data, consult Historical Statistics of Canada or previous LFS publications Geographic coverage: national and provincial, with some sub-provincial (Economic Regions and CMAs) for labour force status

5 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April Why should I use it? Easily spot patterns or trends of the labour market in one file Changes taken into account across all years  e.g., in 2005 edition, Adjusted to 2001 Census population counts Reclassified to the 2002 NAICS and 2001 NOC-S CMA boundaries based on 2001 Census boundaries And…it’s easy to use!

6 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April When shouldn’t I use it? What you see is what you get  Want to do your own analysis?  The cross-tab you need isn’t there?  Need more granularity? So, Head back to the LFS PUMF  Data aren’t aggregated

7 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I know what I need to know? That’s right! Read the documentation!!

8 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I know what I need to know? Definitions  What do they really mean by…?  Changes are documented in section 3 of the Guide (Dictionary of Concepts and Defintions) Methodology  Population coverage Approximately 2% of the population is not covered  Residents of the territories, those living on Indian Reserves, full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces, inmates of institutions  Sample design and size Provinces  regions within provinces  strata  clusters Variation in number of households sampled  Sample rotation Every 6 months 1/6 th of the households are out and new ones in

9 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I know what I need to know? Data Collection  Household change within the 6-month period  Weighting to account for non-responding households Data Processing  Response data are subjected to edit and imputation processes When errors or omissions detected, replaced by imputation or logically consistent values If a value is suspicious but reasonable, it will find its way in  Coding of industry and occupation based on respondent’s job description  Creation of derived variables  Weighting  Seasonal adjustment

10 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I know what I need to know? Data Quality  Sampling errors Coefficient of variation (CV) – tables are given or can be calculated with the included CV Calculator  Release criteria Suppression of estimates falling under a specified level Changes and Adjustments  Major redesign of the content in 1976 and 1997  Minor changes in 2005 (as noted above)

11 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it?

12 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it? TDR Web-retrieval

13 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it? CD-ROM

14 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it? Click on the Table Browser icon “fill in the blanks”

15 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it? Categories and Associated Files

16 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it? Changing the category, changes the files

17 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it? Full title

18 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it? Search for information

19 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it?

20 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it? Retrieve the file

21 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April How do I use it? Cowabunga! There it is!

22 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April Hélène’s neat stat… Find the preferred method of looking for work!

23 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April Questions??

24 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April

25 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April CV Calculator Click on the CV Calulator icon “fill in the blanks”

26 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April CV Calculator

27 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April CV Calculator

28 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April CV Calculator

29 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April CV Calculator

30 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April CV Calculator

31 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April CV Calculator

32 Labour Force Historical Review - DLI Ontario Training, April Questions??


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