Canada Productivity  1981-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 0.7% in the second quarter of 2018, the highest growth since the first quarter of 2017 (+1.4%) following a 0.3% fall in the first quarter and exceeding market expectations of a 0.4% gain. The productivity rebound reflected an acceleration of growth in business output, while hours worked were essentially unchanged. The real GDP of businesses rose 0.7% in Q2, after increasing 0.3% in Q1. Productivity growth accelerated for both goods-producing (1.7%) and service-producing businesses (0.5%). Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3.6%) contributed the most to the gain. The rise in hours worked in the business sector slowed to 0.1% in Q2, after an 0.5% increase in Q1. The growth in hours worked in service-producing businesses (+0.3%) more than offset the decline in hours worked in goods-producing (-0.5%). Productivity in Canada averaged 89.62 Index Points from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 109.99 Index Points in the second quarter of 2018 and a record low of 69.08 Index Points in the third quarter of 1981.

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Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 5.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18630.50 18682.10 18682.10 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1195.20 1160.40 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -92.00 82.00 136.30 -137.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 40.40 -28.00 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -51.60 54.10 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.40 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.90 11.10 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 109.99 109.25 109.99 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 116.80 117.22 117.22 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.86 24.84 25.06 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.47 25.26 26.30 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 11.40 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 36.96 36.89 36.96 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 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16584.00 16542.60 16584.00 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 462280.00 469795.00 469795.00 329710.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2690.00 2860.00 2930.00 2690.00 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1970.00 2050.00 2080.00 1970.00 CAD/Month [+]
Adp Employment Change 11.60 -10.50 59.20 -13.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.40 61.60 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Productivity

In Canada, Productivity is the real value of output produced by a unit of labor during a certain time. This page provides - Canada Productivity - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Productivity - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.99 109.25 109.99 69.08 1981 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2007=100




productivity by Country
Country Last
Australia 101.80 Jun/18
Brazil 105.04 Jul/18
Canada 109.99 Jun/18
Euro Area 105.20 Jun/18
France 118.60 Mar/18
Germany 102.60 Jul/18
Italy 104.90 Dec/17
Japan 99.40 Jun/18
Mexico 107.50 Jun/18
Netherlands 34.10 Jun/18
Russia -0.20 Dec/16
Singapore 107.90 Jun/18
South Korea 105.60 Mar/18
Spain 104.50 Jun/18
Switzerland 104.72 Jun/18
United Kingdom 101.60 Jun/18
United States 105.08 Jun/18


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