Donnés relatives à la croissance annuelle moyenne de l'emploi en Amérique du Nord entre 1998 et 2003:
The structural change away from agriculture and manufacturing and towards services has produced uneven effects on regions. Traditionally specialised in primary activities, rural regions have been strongly affected by the secular decline in agricultural employment. As a result, economic activity during the last decades has shifted to urban and intermediate regions.
During 1998-2003, average employment growth rates were highest in intermediate regions (0.93%) followed by urban (0.69%) and rural regions (0.64%).
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