Issue 16-123: Labour Productivity

June 23, 2016

Labour productivity (real GDP per hour worked in the business sector) in British Columbia climbed 0.8% in 2015, building on a 2.8% gain in 2014.

Canadian labour productivity inched down 0.4% in 2015, as productivity slowed in four provinces. The largest decline was seen in Alberta (-3.6%), with more modest decreases recorded in Newfoundland and Labrador (-1.4%), Saskatchewan (-1.4%) and Quebec (-1.1%). The three territories also posted significant productivity declines. In addition to B.C. (+0.8%), bolstered productivity was recorded in Manitoba (+1.3%), Ontario (+1.3%) and parts of Atlantic Canada.

Data Source: Statistics Canada