Issue 19-200 Average Weekly Earnings

December 19, 2019

Average weekly earnings of payroll employees in British Columbia climbed $4.33 (+0.4%) to $1,012.45 (seasonally adjusted, current dollars) in October. At the industrial level, earnings were up most notably in utilities (+2.9%) and finance and insurance (+4.1%). Compared with a year earlier, average weekly earnings were up 1.9%. Nationally, average weekly earnings stood at $1,041.83, an increase of $2.48 (+0.2%) from September.            

Average weekly earnings data presented here are based on the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH).             

Data Source: Statistics Canada