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    Person-years, wage bill and paid hours for core drilling, Québec, 1989-2021

    Number of jobs (person-years), wage bill, and paid hours for core drilling to define new mineral deposits, to delimit and detail the ore or extend the current ore reserves.


    Years Person-years   Wage bill   Paid hours
     
     
     
      n Δ%   $ Δ%   n Δ%

    1989 649 ..       24,615,340 ..       1,289,750 ..
    1990 597 -8.0   24,487,903 -0.5   1,233,485 -4.4
    1991 441 -26.1   16,851,530 -31.2   885,033 -28.2
    1992 299 -32.2   11,192,581 -33.6   604,908 -31.7
    1993 304 1.7   11,412,197 2.0   626,996 3.7
    1994 416 36.8   16,620,940 45.6   854,254 36.2
    1995 413 -0.7   16,495,547 -0.8   850,671 -0.4
    1996 468 13.3   18,387,176 11.5   978,940 15.1
    1997 481 2.8   20,322,137 10.5   997,448 1.9
    1998 419 -12.9   16,818,578 -17.2   867,619 -13.0
    1999 321 -23.4   13,864,597 -17.6   663,064 -23.6
    2000 398 24.0   13,065,684 -5.8   639,465 -3.6
    2001 304 -23.6   13,212,939 1.1   630,257 -1.4
    2002 353 16.1   16,582,229 25.5   734,284 16.5
    2003 414 17.3   15,878,434 -4.2   726,044 -1.1
    2004 410 -1.0   18,273,547 15.1   770,495 6.1
    2005 356 -13.2   19,950,549 9.2   798,681 3.7
    2006 504 41.6   25,144,015 26.0   1,086,930 36.1
    2007 423 -16.1   29,608,484 17.8   1,083,177 -0.3
    2008 750 77.3   48,206,724 62.8   1,739,011 60.5
    2009 650 -13.3   31,527,468 -34.6   1,149,765 -33.9
    2010 1,077 65.7   44,737,949 41.9   1,593,337 38.6
    2011 947 -12.1   60,316,714 34.8   2,142,941 34.5
    2012 790 -16.6   53,138,299 -11.9   1,757,335 -18.0
    2013 495 -37.3   35,274,602 -33.6   1,107,667 -37.0
    2014 593 19.8   37,835,406 7.3   1,445,190 30.5
    2015 658 11.0   45,628,290 20.6   1,502,100 3.9
    2016 772 17.3   51,502,765 12.9   1,637,770 9.0
    2017 993 28.6   77,025,108 49.6   2,391,351 46.0
    2018 984 -0.9   74,014,556 -3.9   2,059,693 -13.9
    2019 982 -0.2   66,179,981 -10.6   1,933,961 -6.1
    2020 979 -0.3   62,984,293 -4.8   1,824,146 -5.7
    2021 1,275 30.2   100,263,741 59.2   2,517,384 38.0

      
    Source: Institut de la statistique du Québec, Annual Mining Investment Survey.
     

     

    Update : November 15, 2022
    Symbols used in tables
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    ... Not applicable
    Void or zero
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    p Preliminary data
    r Revised data
    e Estimated data
    x Confidential
    F Data unreliable
    n.e.s. Not elsewhere specified
    p.-y. Person-year
    f.t.e Full-time equivalent
    Per thousand
    kg Kilogramme
    l Liter
    n Number
    t Metric ton
    $ In dollars
    k and '000 In thousands
    M and '000 000 In millions
    G In billions

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