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

Labour productivity of Canadian businesses declined 0.6 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.2 percent fall in the previous period and worse than market expectations of a 0.4 percent decrease. It was the largest fall since the second quarter of 2015. Both business output and hours worked increased at a slower pace although the rise in hours worked was faster than the increase in output. The real GDP of businesses edged up 0.3 percent, much lower than than the 1.2 percent growth observed in the previous quarter. A deceleration was seen in both goods-producing and service-producing businesses. Hours worked in the business sector rose 0.9 percent, following a 1.3 percent increase in the second quarter. Hours worked increased at a comparable pace in both goods-producing (0.7 percent) and service-producing (+0.9 percent) businesses. 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 5.70 5.90 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18647.50 18568.90 18647.50 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1130.40 1156.50 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 54.90 49.90 136.30 -102.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23.70 29.60 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 78.60 79.50 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.80 65.70 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.30 10.80 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 108.99 109.62 109.79 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 114.90 114.65 116.47 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.34 24.36 24.67 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.13 25.42 26.30 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 11.40 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 36.89 35.99 36.89 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 16348.60 16370.50 16370.50 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 467685.00 460215.00 467685.00 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 -7.10 59.20 59.20 -7.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 62.00 61.80 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
108.99 109.62 109.79 69.08 1981 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2007=100




productivity by Country
Country Last
Australia 100.80 Sep/17
Brazil 121.89 Nov/17
Canada 108.99 Sep/17
Euro Area 104.60 Sep/17
France 113.38 Sep/17
Germany 108.90 Nov/17
Italy 106.70 Sep/17
Japan 103.90 Aug/17
Mexico 107.20 Nov/17
Netherlands 32.45 Sep/17
Russia -0.20 Dec/16
South Korea 98.50 Jun/17
Spain 112.70 Sep/17
Switzerland 101.56 Sep/17
United Kingdom 101.20 Sep/17
United States 108.87 Sep/17


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