This is kind of interesting. The following table shows the change in employment by industry from 2001 to 2006 in New Brunswick (you may have to click to see it better). Overall, the economy added 11,165 employed persons from 2001-2006 of which about 41% of the net new jobs were public sector jobs (thanks Bernie!). Jobs in the ‘Adminstrative Support’ sector – this is call centres (not all though because some call centre activity is found in other industries) – made up 37% of the net new employment. Manufacturing shed over 5,000 during the time frame but don’t worry – they were made up by 3,300 retail jobs (tongue firmly implanted in cheek).