In aggregate, health care delivery supported 2.1 million jobs in 2011, with a total labour compensation of $127.2 billion. This represents an average of $59,300 per job, which is slightly above the national average of $57,677.Unlike most other sectors of the economy, the demand for health care does not fall during a recession. By supporting 2.1 million essentially 'recession-proof' jobs, health care spending can go a long way to mitigate the effects of an economic downturn on Canadians.
Health Care Is Good Medicine For Canada's Economy
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