Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 2 percent year-on-year in January 2019, after a downwardly revised 1.7 percent increase in the prior month. Wages were up in 7 of the 10 largest industrial sectors, led by administrative and support services (6.5% to CAD 831). Meantime, earnings were little changed in construction, educational services and wholesale trade. Average weekly earnings rose in every province, namely in Nova Scotia (4.5% to CAD 892), driven by health care and social assistance and in Yukon (4% to CAD 1,129), Nunavut (4% to 1,388) and Manitoba (3.2% to CAD 952). Wage Growth in Canada averaged 2.23 percent from 1992 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 5.50 percent in September of 2005 and a record low of -0.40 percent in May of 2001.

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Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18922.60 18929.80 18929.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1157.20 1161.30 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -0.90 -11.60 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -6.40 67.40 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -7.20 55.90 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.80 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.70 10.80 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 106.22 106.63 106.63 67.27 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 107.34 106.12 107.34 43.75 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.44 25.70 25.70 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.15 26.57 26.57 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 14.00 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 37.31 36.96 37.31 17.91 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Wage Growth 2.00 1.70 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16832.90 16761.70 16832.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 547770.00 551170.00 551170.00 329710.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2580.00 2640.00 2640.00 2440.00 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1930.00 1960.00 1960.00 1790.00 CAD/Month [+]
Adp Employment Change 13.20 -21.20 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.25 28.18 28.25 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 61.90 62.00 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY

In Canada, average weekly earnings (including overtime) refers to the gross taxable payroll (including overtime) divided by the number of employees. It is calculated for all types of employees. In general, changes in weekly earnings reflect a number of factors, including wage growth; changes in the composition of employment by industry, occupation and level of job experience; and average hours worked per week. This page provides - Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Average Weekly Earnings YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 1.70 5.50 -0.40 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 3.50 Jan/19
Australia 2.30 Dec/18
Canada 2.00 Jan/19
Euro Area 2.30 Dec/18
France 0.40 Jun/18
Germany 1.40 Dec/18
Italy 1.70 Dec/18
Japan -0.80 Feb/19
Netherlands 2.16 Mar/19
Russia 0.00 Mar/19
Switzerland 0.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 3.50 Feb/19
United States 4.20 Feb/19


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