These statistics cover the career grouping of Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants (NOC 416), which includes archaeologists.
Workers are employed in a variety of industries: Professional, scientific and technical services (34%), Public administration (29%), Health care and social assistance (11%), Arts, entertainment and recreation (7%).
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 11% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
This occupation (Other Professional Occupations in Social Science, n.e.c.) is part of a larger group called Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants (NOC 416). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 43%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
The unemployment rate (3%) is below the 2001 average (5%).
This rate is close to the average for professional occupations.
There were 105,300 workers employed in these occupations in 2001, an increase of 53% since 1994.
The percentage of part-time workers is 13% compared to the 2001 average of 18% and has stayed about the same since 1994.
The percentage of self-employed workers is 17% compared to the 2001 average of 16% and has stayed about the same since 1994.
The earlier-than-average retirement age (57) combined with an expected older-than-average age (40) of worker will likely result in an above-average retirement rate to 2007.