Employment numbers show bureaucrats benefit while private sector struggles

Posted by Franco Terrazzano, taxpayer.com

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Statistics Canada’s employment numbers released today show Canadians working outside government have struggled while the bureaucracy continues to grow.

“There’s been a tale of two pandemics in Canada: one full of private sector pain, the other full of politicians and bureaucrat financial gain,” said Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director with the CTF. “It’s not fair to make struggling taxpayers pay for more bureaucrats and bigger bureaucrat salaries during the pandemic.”

Statistics Canada’s job report shows the burden of the pandemic downturn has been felt disproportionately by workers outside of government.

There’s been 257,400 government jobs added during the pandemic, including an extra 107,700 “public administration” employees added since February 2020.

There are 256,500 fewer jobs outside of government (private sector plus self-employed) than pre-pandemic…read more.