Designing a Good Jobs Index
LivingWork Analytics has been involved in the design and development of a new good jobs index. The index makes use of several critical statistical measures and combines them into an index to reflect a portrait of the quality of jobs that exist and are being created within the labour force. Unfortunately the institutions within Canada have not evolved much in the way of defining or measuring the nature of work and the quality of jobs. One can no longer view statistical measures on jobs within the labour market as some monolithic notion. We know over the past 30 years there has been a decline in the level of job quality- and as reports like that of the CIBC bank and the recent OECD report have shown- (including the new Good Jobs Index - that is about to be released)- job quality in Canada is at its lowest point since such measure were created some 20 years ago.