Federal presents (III)
"Truthfully," says the blogger, "Ottawa might be the best place to start the cutting rather than in a province that already has a lower than average share of federal presence."
Herewith, a rank chart of federal employment by province, expressed as the total fedgov full-time equivalent workforce, divided by the total employed labour force:
Truthfully, Newfoundland and Labrador has a higher than average share of "federal presence", behind only three provinces, and well above the national average.
Data sources: Statistics Canada Tables 183-0002 (federal employment), 282-0001 (labour force). Data represents the average for the twelve months ending March 2011.
*Population and employment data for the three territories, and data for federal employment outside Canada, are excluded from calculations.