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

Labor productivity of Canadian businesses edged up 0.2 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2017, following a revised 0.5 percent fall in the previous period and worse than market expectations of a 0.3 percent increase. Business output rose slightly faster than in the third quarter (0.4 percent vs 0.2 percent), while there was a slowdown in hours worked (0.2 percent vs 0.8 percent). Considering full 2017, labor productivity increased 2.1 percent, following a 0.6 percent growth in 2016. This increase was due to the real GDP of businesses (3.4 percent) growing at a faster pace than hours worked (1.3 percent). Productivity in Canada averaged 89.21 Index Points from 1981 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 109.79 Index Points in the first quarter of 2017 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 5.80 5.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18604.80 18572.50 18645.10 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1142.10 1144.30 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -35.90 54.70 136.30 -137.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 68.30 -39.30 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 32.30 15.40 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.50 65.50 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.90 11.10 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 109.75 109.54 110.12 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 116.91 114.90 116.91 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.86 24.75 24.86 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.14 25.96 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 16438.80 16439.60 16439.60 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 469795.00 467685.00 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 42.80 32.70 59.20 -13.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.70 61.70 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.75 109.54 110.12 69.08 1981 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2007=100




productivity by Country
Country Last
Australia 100.20 Dec/17
Brazil 124.65 Feb/18
Canada 109.75 Dec/17
Euro Area 105.00 Dec/17
France 114.12 Dec/17
Germany 103.10 Feb/18
Italy 104.90 Dec/17
Japan 106.50 Jan/18
Mexico 108.10 Feb/18
Netherlands 32.61 Dec/17
Russia -0.20 Dec/16
South Korea 93.20 Sep/17
Spain 110.40 Dec/17
Switzerland 101.66 Sep/17
United Kingdom 101.90 Dec/17
United States 108.77 Dec/17


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