Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees in Canada rose 2.0 percent year-on-year to CAD 1,012 in November 2018, following a 2.5 percent increase in the previous month. Wages went up in 6 of the 10 largest industrial sectors, with retail trade leading these gains, followed by accommodation and food services; and administrative and support services. Meantime, earnings were little changed in wholesale trade, educational services, public administration, and professional, scientific and technical services. Average weekly earnings rose in eight provinces, namely in British Columbia. Wage Growth in Canada averaged 2.23 percent from 1992 until 2018, 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 5.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18873.90 18808.40 18873.90 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1162.00 1125.10 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 36.00 5.20 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 30.90 -6.60 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 66.80 -1.30 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.60 65.40 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.20 11.10 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 105.70 105.43 105.70 67.65 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.63 116.80 117.22 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.46 25.38 25.46 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.65 25.66 26.30 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 15.00 14.00 15.00 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 [+]
Wage Growth 2.00 2.50 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16748.90 16706.10 16748.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 551170.00 547280.00 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 35.40 -20.90 74.00 -20.90 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 27.96 27.84 27.96 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 61.80 61.70 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 2.50 5.50 -0.40 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 2.56 Nov/18
Australia 2.30 Dec/18
Canada 2.00 Nov/18
Euro Area 2.40 Sep/18
France 0.40 Jun/18
Germany 1.50 Sep/18
Italy 1.70 Dec/18
Japan 1.80 Dec/18
Netherlands 1.98 Jan/19
Russia 0.20 Jan/19
Switzerland 0.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 3.40 Dec/18
United States 4.20 Nov/18


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