Issue 16-163: Payroll Employment, Earnings and Hours

August 25, 2016

Average weekly earnings received by B.C. employees increased 0.8% (seasonally adjusted) in June. Labour income in the province has been trending up in 2016. B.C workers earned an average of 1.7% more per week than in June of last year.

Labour income advanced in every part of the country in June, but the biggest increases occurred in Nova Scotia (+1.6%) and Alberta (+1.7%). Quebec (+1.1%), Newfoundland and Labrador (+1.3%) and P.E.I. (+1.5%) were the only other regions to post an increase of more than one percent.

Data Source: Statistics Canada