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Earnings & Employment Trends - August 2016


Average Weekly Wage Rate* - August 2016

Employment Growth* - August


by Province

by Province
1200
4.4880382775
1000

3.4880382775
2.4880382775

800
1.4880382775

$
600

0.4880382775
-0.5119617225

400

-1.5119617225
-2.5119617225

200
-3.5119617225
-4.5119617225

by Industry

300

500

700

900

by Indus try

1100

1300

1500

* Latest 12 month average

Prepared by: BC Stats

1700

-20

-10

10

20

* Month over same month prev

Source: Statistics Canada

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1-800-663-7867
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Issue: 16-08

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e month previous year (unadjusted)

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SUMMARY TRENDS

Average Weekly Wage Rate


Consumer Price Index
B.C.

Current Dollars

Canada

B.C.

% Change

Employment Growth

Constant Dollars

Canada

B.C.

% Change

Seasonally Adjusted

Canada

B.C.

% Change

Canada
% Change

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

1.7
1.8
2.1
0.0
1.3
2.4
1.1
-0.1
1.0
1.1

2.0
2.2
2.3
0.3
1.8
2.9
1.5
0.9
2.0
1.1

3.1
3.1
4.2
2.7
2.4
2.2
1.8
3.1
0.3
3.6

3.4
3.2
4.0
2.7
1.9
2.4
3.2
2.1
1.8
2.8

1.4
1.3
2.1
2.7
1.1
-0.2
0.7
3.2
-0.7
2.5

1.4
1.0
1.7
2.4
0.0
-0.5
1.7
1.2
-0.1
1.6

2.4
3.0
1.6
-2.2
1.4
0.2
1.6
0.1
0.6
1.2

1.7
2.3
1.4
-1.7
1.4
1.5
1.3
1.5
0.6
0.8

2015

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

0.8
0.8
1.0
0.5
0.8
0.8
1.0
1.2
1.3
1.3
1.7
1.9

1.0
1.0
1.2
0.8
0.9
1.0
1.3
1.3
1.0
1.0
1.4
1.6

3.2
3.4
4.2
5.4
4.5
4.4
3.1
3.5
3.8
3.6
2.5
1.8

1.9
2.0
1.8
2.3
3.2
2.9
3.6
3.6
2.9
2.9
3.3
2.9

2.4
2.7
3.2
4.9
3.7
3.6
2.0
2.3
2.5
2.2
0.8
-0.1

0.9
1.0
0.6
1.5
2.3
1.9
2.3
2.3
1.8
1.8
1.9
1.3

0.5
0.4
0.3
-0.8
0.7
1.2
1.4
1.9
2.2
3.1
2.8
2.3

0.7
0.7
0.8
0.7
1.1
1.0
0.9
1.1
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.9

2016

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

2.3
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.7
2.0
2.1
-

2.0
1.4
1.3
1.7
1.5
1.5
1.3
-

2.2
1.4
-0.5
-1.6
0.8
1.7
1.3
0.5

3.0
3.2
3.2
2.8
1.9
1.8
1.2
1.1

0.0
-0.2
-2.1
-3.4
-0.9
-0.3
-0.7
-

1.0
1.9
1.9
1.1
0.4
0.3
0.0
-

2.1
3.0
3.2
4.9
3.0
3.0
3.7
3.1

0.7
0.7
0.7
0.8
0.6
0.6
0.4
0.4

Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year
Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: Statistics Canada

Unemployment Rate
Seasonally Adjusted
B.C.

Canada
(%)

4.8
4.3
4.6
7.7
7.6
7.5
6.8
6.6
6.1
6.2

6.3
6.0
6.1
8.3
8.1
7.5
7.3
7.1
6.9
6.9

5.6
6.1
5.9
6.3
6.1
5.9
6.0
6.2
6.4
6.4
6.2
6.7

6.6
6.9
6.8
6.8
6.8
6.8
6.8
7.0
7.1
7.0
7.0
7.1

6.6
6.6
6.5
5.8
6.1
5.9
5.6
5.5

7.2
7.3
7.1
7.1
6.9
6.8
6.9
7.0

ource: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

PROVINCIAL COMPARISON - AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE RATE

2.1

Canada
$

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

B.C.

% Chg

Alberta
% Chg

Sask.
% Chg

Manitoba
% Chg

% Chg

Ontario

Quebec

% Chg

N.B.

% Chg

N.S.
% Chg

727.23
750.75
781.02
801.93
816.83
836.30
863.12
881.58
897.52
922.50

3.2
4.0
2.7
1.9
2.4
3.2
2.1
1.8
2.8

725.69
748.41
779.76
801.18
820.49
838.19
853.48
879.80
882.22
914.04

3.1
4.2
2.7
2.4
2.2
1.8
3.1
0.3
3.6

814.77
861.90
903.60
926.56
943.90
969.43
1,021.43
1,060.61
1,081.81
1,104.54

5.8
4.8
2.5
1.9
2.7
5.4
3.8
2.0
2.1

676.97
708.31
762.38
798.47
832.00
855.76
900.13
922.73
949.51
970.62

4.6
7.6
4.7
4.2
2.9
5.2
2.5
2.9
2.2

641.62
674.30
704.28
723.04
742.28
761.25
777.40
791.41
813.59
841.87

5.1
4.4
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.1
1.8
2.8
3.5

765.72
784.13
813.07
828.35
842.35
862.45
883.12
895.56
907.17
938.09

2.4
3.7
1.9
1.7
2.4
2.4
1.4
1.3
3.4

670.80
686.29
708.16
734.62
742.93
757.25
782.58
793.95
814.39
830.21

2.3
3.2
3.7
1.1
1.9
3.3
1.5
2.6
1.9

610.94
639.82
670.41
703.09
719.45
726.26
749.42
777.30
781.52
809.44

4.7
4.8
4.9
2.3
0.9
3.2
3.7
0.5
3.6

618.82
653.01
673.69
706.01
728.72
739.98
765.67
781.16
811.76
820.38

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

907.43
908.32
910.45
917.19
917.88
921.80
928.95
933.58
932.82
926.70
931.69
931.78

1.9
2.0
1.8
2.3
3.2
2.9
3.6
3.6
2.9
2.9
3.3
2.9

906.29
904.73
916.38
928.11
913.11
909.87
904.81
923.00
924.64
906.67
913.20
917.70

3.2
3.4
4.2
5.4
4.5
4.4
3.1
3.5
3.8
3.6
2.5
1.8

1,092.80
1,091.01
1,081.91
1,092.28
1,114.33
1,104.54
1,110.80
1,122.38
1,112.05
1,111.86
1,112.85
1,106.64

1.7
1.7
1.3
0.6
3.9
2.4
1.6
2.7
1.6
1.8
3.8
2.1

960.98
960.16
972.64
975.40
976.10
961.69
973.43
970.26
967.16
967.28
968.91
993.28

4.1
3.7
2.7
3.4
3.6
0.1
1.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.7
2.1
5.6

829.93
824.54
824.28
834.10
832.01
830.52
844.67
854.93
859.13
863.22
855.42
849.27

4.3
2.6
2.2
2.8
3.2
2.1
3.7
4.4
4.2
4.8
4.3
3.2

914.45
920.39
925.42
928.09
929.92
940.34
949.45
947.50
950.45
945.87
949.52
954.06

1.4
2.5
2.3
2.7
3.4
3.7
5.2
4.8
3.4
3.8
3.6
4.0

814.88
813.03
812.61
822.33
819.79
829.11
840.02
847.41
842.91
835.11
845.29
837.70

0.9
0.1
-0.5
0.5
1.3
1.2
2.7
3.2
3.5
2.9
4.1
3.1

809.68
806.97
802.22
822.04
809.02
809.64
818.18
805.06
805.98
802.23
810.36
812.18

4.7
5.9
6.1
6.8
5.0
5.0
5.7
2.9
-0.3
-0.8
1.1
1.5

828.21
833.97
809.53
821.69
824.80
821.86
827.30
822.51
812.44
811.86
814.01
816.62

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

934.49
937.69
939.30
942.80
935.53
938.40
940.25
943.72

3.0
3.2
3.2
2.8
1.9
1.8
1.2
1.1

926.67
916.95
911.84
912.93
920.80
925.03
916.65
927.99

2.2
1.4
-0.5
-1.6
0.8
1.7
1.3
0.5

1,106.01
1,118.82
1,126.95
1,129.11
1,107.52
1,100.31
1,109.05
1,106.60

1.2
2.5
4.2
3.4
-0.6
-0.4
-0.2
-1.4

1,003.31
990.73
992.92
997.83
993.53
985.47
990.90
996.76

4.4
3.2
2.1
2.3
1.8
2.5
1.8
2.7

860.92
861.34
855.20
853.35
854.23
853.70
859.68
860.34

3.7
4.5
3.8
2.3
2.7
2.8
1.8
0.6

953.63
959.79
964.46
963.41
952.58
959.17
960.14
959.33

4.3
4.3
4.2
3.8
2.4
2.0
1.1
1.2

843.30
844.86
841.78
857.75
855.03
859.25
863.18
870.71

3.5
3.9
3.6
4.3
4.3
3.6
2.8
2.7

798.53
803.03
807.18
811.51
809.66
805.30
819.98
824.58

-1.4
-0.5
0.6
-1.3
0.1
-0.5
0.2
2.4

825.78
833.81
835.10
827.62
827.10
847.43
845.19
849.67

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

918.20
939.02
2.3

913.29
919.86
0.7

1,101.26
1,113.05
1.1

968.83
993.93
2.6

834.37
857.35
2.8

931.95
959.06
2.9

824.90
854.48
3.6

810.35
809.97
0.0

823.73
836.46
1.5

Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year
Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: S

N.S.

P.E.I.
% Chg

N.L.
% Chg

% Chg

5.5
3.2
4.8
3.2
1.5
3.5
2.0
3.9
1.1

583.88
597.72
632.78
654.32
683.81
706.80
730.14
731.78
758.85
776.26

2.4
5.9
3.4
4.5
3.4
3.3
0.2
3.7
2.3

642.61
674.45
734.60
753.93
791.75
832.70
896.32
924.44
966.33
953.71

5.0
8.9
2.6
5.0
5.2
7.6
3.1
4.5
-1.3

6.1
4.0
-0.6
2.5
3.4
1.7
2.6
0.5
-0.9
-2.0
-2.0
-1.7

766.73
779.60
791.42
786.24
782.52
766.67
764.74
759.76
774.20
787.54
779.45
779.78

2.2
-2.2
3.6
4.5
4.0
2.3
2.0
1.6
2.7
3.6
2.2
1.1

949.29
935.27
954.82
945.57
945.10
951.22
949.94
947.77
975.42
967.48
971.61
949.60

-2.2
-5.0
-0.7
-0.9
0.3
2.2
0.3
-2.6
-1.0
-2.0
0.0
-4.1

-0.3
0.0
3.2
0.7
0.3
3.1
2.2
3.3

774.05
778.00
786.67
791.46
793.20
774.98
788.71
787.80

1.0
-0.2
-0.6
0.7
1.4
1.1
3.1
3.7

918.43
922.55
929.69
945.71
933.20
932.33
929.68
942.63

-3.3
-1.4
-2.6
0.0
-1.3
-2.0
-2.1
-0.5

774.71
784.36
1.2

947.37
931.78
-1.6

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

PROVINCIAL COMPARISON - AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE RATE

2.2

Canada
$

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

B.C.

% Chg

Alberta
% Chg

Sask.
% Chg

Manitoba
% Chg

% Chg

Ontario

Quebec

% Chg

N.B.

% Chg

N.S.
% Chg

19.71
20.40
21.27
21.99
22.44
22.88
23.55
24.07
24.51
25.19

3.5
4.3
3.4
2.0
2.0
2.9
2.2
1.8
2.8

19.92
20.52
21.45
22.22
22.73
23.18
23.55
24.14
24.28
24.98

3.0
4.5
3.6
2.3
2.0
1.6
2.5
0.6
2.9

21.13
22.44
23.65
24.58
24.99
25.46
26.68
27.68
28.12
29.06

6.2
5.4
3.9
1.7
1.9
4.8
3.7
1.6
3.3

18.14
19.01
20.33
21.51
22.34
22.95
23.93
24.62
25.32
25.95

4.8
6.9
5.8
3.9
2.7
4.3
2.9
2.8
2.5

17.57
18.44
19.25
19.85
20.46
20.96
21.33
21.72
22.32
23.09

5.0
4.4
3.1
3.1
2.4
1.8
1.8
2.8
3.4

20.62
21.23
22.09
22.66
23.09
23.55
24.09
24.48
24.82
25.59

3.0
4.1
2.6
1.9
2.0
2.3
1.6
1.4
3.1

18.84
19.32
19.96
20.74
21.07
21.39
22.06
22.44
23.06
23.56

2.5
3.3
3.9
1.6
1.5
3.1
1.7
2.8
2.2

16.23
16.97
17.77
18.70
19.07
19.35
19.91
20.63
20.82
21.43

4.6
4.7
5.2
2.0
1.5
2.9
3.6
0.9
2.9

16.66
17.53
18.12
18.98
19.79
20.00
20.76
21.19
21.94
22.07

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

24.96
24.96
25.03
25.17
25.07
25.05
25.01
25.11
25.45
25.38
25.53
25.55

2.0
1.8
2.0
2.3
3.1
3.0
3.4
3.4
3.0
3.1
3.4
2.9

24.91
24.79
25.01
25.32
25.04
24.83
24.50
24.85
25.20
24.86
25.11
25.29

2.3
1.9
2.4
3.6
3.6
3.7
2.3
2.5
3.6
3.0
3.0
2.3

28.55
28.71
28.63
28.97
29.24
28.91
29.05
29.16
29.28
29.43
29.48
29.34

1.5
2.3
2.9
2.7
5.0
3.0
3.7
3.6
3.4
3.8
5.3
3.3

25.88
25.76
26.03
26.19
26.07
25.68
25.59
25.75
25.80
25.82
26.18
26.65

3.9
3.1
2.4
2.7
3.5
1.0
1.5
2.0
0.9
1.4
2.5
5.3

22.76
22.68
22.71
22.98
22.83
22.84
22.81
23.13
23.54
23.67
23.61
23.53

3.2
2.1
2.1
2.5
3.0
2.8
2.9
4.3
4.8
5.2
4.7
4.0

25.21
25.24
25.41
25.43
25.36
25.57
25.54
25.50
25.92
25.88
25.99
26.02

1.8
2.0
2.3
2.1
3.1
3.7
4.5
4.1
3.1
3.9
3.4
3.2

23.41
23.39
23.34
23.47
23.33
23.31
23.34
23.54
23.87
23.77
23.98
23.91

1.7
0.9
0.4
1.4
1.7
1.6
2.7
3.1
3.2
2.5
3.5
3.1

21.68
21.44
21.55
22.00
21.45
21.33
21.25
21.04
21.24
21.25
21.38
21.56

4.1
4.5
4.8
6.0
4.8
4.8
4.3
1.9
-0.4
-0.5
0.3
0.7

22.42
22.70
22.08
22.29
22.12
21.86
21.86
21.74
21.92
22.00
21.92
21.98

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

25.66
25.77
25.83
25.91
25.55
25.55
25.46
25.48

2.8
3.2
3.2
2.9
1.9
2.0
1.8
1.5

25.39
25.12
25.12
25.19
25.23
25.20
25.15
25.08

1.9
1.3
0.4
-0.5
0.8
1.5
2.7
0.9

29.27
29.80
29.97
30.10
29.60
29.45
29.55
29.21

2.5
3.8
4.7
3.9
1.2
1.9
1.7
0.2

27.00
26.66
26.93
26.95
26.64
26.37
26.30
26.41

4.3
3.5
3.5
2.9
2.2
2.7
2.8
2.6

23.72
23.82
23.52
23.51
23.34
23.37
23.32
23.32

4.2
5.0
3.6
2.3
2.2
2.3
2.2
0.8

26.11
26.30
26.40
26.37
25.95
26.06
25.90
25.88

3.6
4.2
3.9
3.7
2.3
1.9
1.4
1.5

24.05
24.09
24.07
24.38
24.02
23.97
23.88
24.12

2.7
3.0
3.1
3.9
3.0
2.8
2.3
2.5

21.57
21.67
21.60
21.80
21.43
21.39
21.49
21.66

-0.5
1.1
0.2
-0.9
-0.1
0.3
1.1
2.9

22.53
22.79
22.69
22.49
22.26
22.68
22.58
22.64

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

25.05
25.65
2.4

24.91
25.19
1.1

28.90
29.62
2.5

25.87
26.66
3.0

22.84
23.49
2.8

25.41
26.12
2.8

23.39
24.07
2.9

21.47
21.58
0.5

22.13
22.58
2.0

Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year
Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: S

N.S.

P.E.I.
% Chg

N.L.
% Chg

% Chg

5.2
3.4
4.7
4.3
1.1
3.8
2.1
3.5
0.6

15.55
16.03
16.98
17.73
18.57
19.13
19.72
19.89
20.33
20.82

3.1
5.9
4.4
4.7
3.0
3.1
0.9
2.2
2.4

16.60
17.45
18.78
19.49
20.57
21.63
23.08
23.89
24.73
24.40

5.1
7.6
3.8
5.5
5.2
6.7
3.5
3.5
-1.3

3.1
2.9
-0.2
1.5
2.3
0.9
2.5
0.1
-0.4
-1.2
-2.1
-2.1

21.19
21.47
21.55
21.52
20.82
20.23
20.13
19.92
20.43
20.71
21.00
21.18

2.6
-0.2
3.2
5.2
3.8
2.4
1.5
2.0
1.5
2.8
2.8
1.0

24.80
24.66
24.65
24.45
24.17
24.11
23.68
23.65
24.67
24.65
24.73
24.70

-2.2
-2.3
-1.4
-0.9
-0.6
0.6
-0.7
-2.9
-1.2
-0.3
-1.5
-2.6

0.5
0.4
2.8
0.9
0.6
3.8
3.3
4.1

21.27
21.29
21.57
21.66
20.91
20.53
20.70
20.67

0.4
-0.8
0.1
0.7
0.4
1.5
2.8
3.8

24.33
24.32
24.34
24.46
24.05
23.79
23.31
23.71

-1.9
-1.4
-1.3
0.0
-0.5
-1.3
-1.6
0.3

20.85
21.08
1.1

24.27
24.04
-1.0

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

PROVINCIAL COMPARISON - EMPLOYMENT (Actual)

2.3

Canada
('000)

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

B.C.

% Chg

('000)

Alberta
% Chg

('000)

Sask.
% Chg

('000)

Manitoba
% Chg

('000)

Ontario

% Chg

('000)

Quebec

% Chg

('000)

N.B.

% Chg

('000)

N.S.
% Chg

('000)

16,396.0
16,769.3
17,010.2
16,727.6
16,964.3
17,221.0
17,438.0
17,691.1
17,802.2
17,946.6

2.3
1.4
-1.7
1.4
1.5
1.3
1.5
0.6
0.8

2,140.8
2,206.0
2,241.9
2,191.9
2,223.0
2,227.8
2,262.5
2,265.6
2,278.4
2,306.2

3.0
1.6
-2.2
1.4
0.2
1.6
0.1
0.6
1.2

1,911.6
1,991.0
2,053.9
2,029.7
2,023.7
2,099.5
2,172.5
2,226.2
2,274.6
2,301.1

4.2
3.2
-1.2
-0.3
3.7
3.5
2.5
2.2
1.2

491.0
504.9
517.5
525.8
531.0
535.8
548.4
565.3
570.9
573.7

2.8
2.5
1.6
1.0
0.9
2.4
3.1
1.0
0.5

583.2
592.5
601.6
600.5
609.0
611.7
621.6
625.8
626.5
636.2

1.6
1.5
-0.2
1.4
0.4
1.6
0.7
0.1
1.5

6,452.3
6,545.5
6,610.3
6,432.7
6,537.8
6,658.4
6,702.6
6,823.4
6,877.9
6,923.2

1.4
1.0
-2.7
1.6
1.8
0.7
1.8
0.8
0.7

3,743.1
3,839.2
3,882.7
3,854.2
3,937.9
3,975.6
4,005.9
4,060.8
4,059.7
4,097.0

2.6
1.1
-0.7
2.2
1.0
0.8
1.4
0.0
0.9

350.4
357.6
360.7
360.0
358.1
355.5
353.1
354.5
353.9
351.8

2.1
0.9
-0.2
-0.5
-0.7
-0.7
0.4
-0.2
-0.6

441.1
447.3
451.7
449.5
451.3
453.0
457.6
452.6
447.6
448.1

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

17,540.0
17,582.0
17,574.0
17,697.9
18,110.5
18,314.6
18,240.3
18,228.8
18,068.7
18,094.3
17,993.2
17,915.0

0.8
0.7
0.5
0.7
1.0
1.0
0.9
1.1
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.8

2,253.6
2,247.1
2,254.9
2,243.1
2,303.4
2,336.9
2,329.7
2,337.7
2,338.5
2,355.1
2,345.0
2,329.6

0.6
0.1
-0.3
-0.9
0.5
1.3
1.4
1.8
2.1
3.1
2.8
2.2

2,286.1
2,276.4
2,261.6
2,284.6
2,324.3
2,338.3
2,325.8
2,324.9
2,327.0
2,303.3
2,289.7
2,271.6

3.1
1.6
1.4
2.3
1.5
0.9
0.8
1.7
1.5
0.4
-0.3
-0.9

558.2
558.0
564.6
569.5
582.7
589.1
575.3
578.7
579.4
580.0
577.8
570.9

-0.2
0.0
1.1
1.4
0.8
1.3
-0.4
0.3
0.2
0.1
1.3
-0.2

627.2
628.0
632.5
632.6
640.1
646.1
636.1
638.4
640.9
644.5
636.2
631.6

1.6
2.0
3.3
2.9
2.0
1.6
0.9
1.3
1.7
1.2
0.5
-0.1

6,767.7
6,802.0
6,781.2
6,833.6
6,998.0
7,065.8
7,033.1
7,038.2
6,913.5
6,955.2
6,942.1
6,947.4

0.6
0.5
0.3
0.1
0.9
1.4
1.0
0.9
0.3
0.2
0.5
1.3

3,976.9
4,003.6
4,012.0
4,058.0
4,141.1
4,185.3
4,188.2
4,158.7
4,136.7
4,128.3
4,099.0
4,076.2

0.0
1.1
0.6
1.7
1.6
0.4
1.0
0.9
1.0
1.0
0.6
1.1

339.9
339.1
341.3
343.7
356.4
364.0
359.4
363.3
358.3
358.4
350.8
346.8

-0.1
-1.7
-1.6
0.2
-0.4
-1.9
-1.2
-1.0
-0.9
1.1
0.1
0.3

435.6
433.9
431.7
434.1
453.1
460.9
463.7
460.9
458.1
456.6
446.9
442.3

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

17,661.9
17,697.1
17,726.6
17,824.2
18,258.7
18,410.6
18,301.6
18,296.6

0.7
0.7
0.9
0.7
0.8
0.5
0.3
0.4

2,302.4
2,318.2
2,334.8
2,357.9
2,386.9
2,414.3
2,419.0
2,417.0

2.2
3.2
3.5
5.1
3.6
3.3
3.8
3.4

2,248.0
2,253.6
2,259.6
2,242.3
2,271.3
2,278.2
2,266.5
2,269.2

-1.7
-1.0
-0.1
-1.9
-2.3
-2.6
-2.5
-2.4

563.4
555.0
559.2
560.1
577.8
582.2
576.1
574.7

0.9
-0.5
-1.0
-1.7
-0.8
-1.2
0.1
-0.7

619.3
622.7
629.6
627.8
642.8
647.3
640.5
637.4

-1.3
-0.8
-0.5
-0.8
0.4
0.2
0.7
-0.2

6,868.0
6,874.9
6,874.4
6,921.5
7,091.7
7,128.6
7,052.1
7,069.3

1.5
1.1
1.4
1.3
1.3
0.9
0.3
0.4

4,010.1
4,022.4
4,016.1
4,040.0
4,164.7
4,210.5
4,197.5
4,184.8

0.8
0.5
0.1
-0.4
0.6
0.6
0.2
0.6

336.6
332.4
332.7
339.1
355.1
364.9
367.6
366.4

-1.0
-2.0
-2.5
-1.3
-0.4
0.2
2.3
0.9

428.5
430.2
433.0
439.7
452.7
459.9
458.4
457.3

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

17,911.0
18,022.2
0.6

2,288.3
2,368.8
3.5

2,302.8
2,261.1
-1.8

572.0
568.6
-0.6

635.1
633.4
-0.3

6,915.0
6,985.1
1.0

4,090.5
4,105.8
0.4

350.9
349.4
-0.4

446.7
445.0
-0.4

Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year
Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: S

N.S.

P.E.I.
% Chg

('000)

N.L.
% Chg

('000)

% Chg

1.4
1.0
-0.5
0.4
0.4
1.0
-1.1
-1.1#
0.1

68.0
68.4
69.0
68.1
69.7
71.9
73.0
74.1
74.0
73.2

0.6
0.9
-1.3
2.3
3.2
1.5
1.5
-0.1
-1.1

214.4
217.0
221.1
215.1
222.8
231.9
240.8
242.7
238.6
236.2

1.2
1.9
-2.7
3.6
4.1
3.8
0.8
-1.7
-1.0

0.9
-0.2
0.1
-1.0
0.3
0.0
1.0
0.4
1.0
0.3
-0.4
-1.2

69.4
69.8
68.9
69.4
74.3
79.2
76.9
77.2
75.9
75.6
71.5
69.7

-0.1
-0.3
-1.3
-0.3
-2.4
-1.7
-2.5
-3.3
-0.3
0.1
-1.1
-0.9

225.3
224.1
225.4
229.3
237.1
249.1
251.9
250.8
240.7
237.1
234.2
228.9

-1.4
-3.6
-2.8
-0.9
-1.0
0.2
-0.1
1.6
-0.7
-0.8
-1.3
-1.8

-1.6
-0.9
0.3
1.3
-0.1
-0.2
-1.1
-0.8

67.8
67.6
66.8
67.0
74.0
76.7
75.9
75.9

-2.3
-3.2
-3.0
-3.5
-0.4
-3.2
-1.3
-1.7

217.9
220.1
220.4
228.7
241.7
248.1
247.9
244.5

-3.3
-1.8
-2.2
-0.3
1.9
-0.4
-1.6
-2.5

73.1
71.5
-2.3

236.6
233.7
-1.3

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

PROVINCIAL COMPARISON - AVERAGE WEEKLY HOURS WORKED*

2.4

Canada
Hrs

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

B.C.

% Chg

Hrs

Alberta
% Chg

Hrs

Sask.
% Chg

Hrs

Manitoba
% Chg

Hrs

Ontario

% Chg

Hrs

Quebec

% Chg

Hrs

N.B.

% Chg

Hrs

N.S.
% Chg

Hrs

33.2
33.3
33.0
32.2
32.6
32.8
33.0
32.8
32.3
32.6

0.3
-0.9
-2.4
1.2
0.6
0.6
-0.6
-1.5
0.9

32.5
32.9
32.4
31.3
31.8
31.6
32.1
31.9
31.3
32.1

1.2
-1.5
-3.4
1.6
-0.6
1.6
-0.6
-1.9
2.6

35.4
35.7
35.0
33.5
34.2
34.8
35.2
35.1
34.6
33.9

0.8
-2.0
-4.3
2.1
1.8
1.1
-0.3
-1.4
-2.0

34.4
34.8
34.5
33.1
33.6
34.1
34.8
34.6
33.8
33.5

1.2
-0.9
-4.1
1.5
1.5
2.1
-0.6
-2.3
-0.9

33.3
33.7
33.3
32.8
32.6
32.8
33.1
32.8
32.6
32.8

1.2
-1.2
-1.5
-0.6
0.6
0.9
-0.9
-0.6
0.6

33.4
33.5
33.1
32.4
32.7
32.9
33.0
32.8
32.4
32.8

0.3
-1.2
-2.1
0.9
0.6
0.3
-0.6
-1.2
1.2

32.0
31.5
31.9
31.2
31.7
31.7
31.7
31.5
31.0
31.5

-1.6
1.3
-2.2
1.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
-1.6
1.6

34.2
34.1
33.8
33.5
34.0
33.4
34.2
33.6
33.1
33.5

-0.3
-0.9
-0.9
1.5
-1.8
2.4
-1.8
-1.5
1.2

32.9
33.3
32.8
32.6
32.9
32.6
32.8
32.3
32.4
32.3

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

33.0
31.7
31.7
33.5
33.9
34.3
31.8
31.2
34.1
30.3
31.9
33.8

-0.6
-3.6
-1.6
13.6
0.3
1.2
0.3
1.0
0.0
0.7
0.6
0.3

32.5
32.7
31.1
33.4
32.9
33.6
31.9
31.5
33.6
30.2
29.1
33.2

1.2
4.1
-4.0
15.2
1.9
3.7
1.6
2.6
4.0
2.0
-1.0
0.0

35.4
33.1
34.9
34.3
35.0
35.4
33.5
32.3
35.7
31.9
31.3
34.6

-0.6
-6.2
-3.6
9.9
-1.4
-0.8
-2.0
-4.2
-3.0
-2.4
-2.5
-3.6

33.6
29.8
34.3
35.0
36.5
35.2
32.1
32.0
35.8
32.5
30.4
34.3

0.3
-11.8
0.3
15.9
0.8
0.9
-3.9
-3.9
-4.3
-0.9
-1.6
-1.7

33.0
31.4
33.5
33.8
34.1
34.2
31.9
31.9
34.9
30.7
30.2
33.9

-0.9
-5.1
0.0
13.8
-0.6
0.3
0.0
2.2
0.0
-0.6
1.0
0.3

33.0
31.2
30.7
33.9
34.1
34.6
32.1
31.9
34.3
30.1
33.6
34.2

-1.8
-6.3
0.0
16.1
0.3
1.5
0.3
2.2
0.3
1.0
2.1
1.5

31.8
31.4
31.7
32.2
32.8
33.2
29.8
28.7
32.6
29.2
31.8
32.6

0.6
-0.6
-0.3
9.9
-0.3
1.8
1.7
1.1
0.3
2.8
1.0
0.6

34.0
33.3
32.9
34.3
34.6
35.2
33.1
32.6
35.0
31.6
31.0
34.8

0.3
-0.6
-0.3
14.0
-2.5
-0.6
1.5
3.5
-1.1
-0.9
2.3
2.4

32.9
30.6
27.6
33.2
34.6
34.9
32.5
31.5
34.0
31.1
29.9
34.3

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

33.1
32.0
31.9
33.5
33.9
34.1
31.9
31.3

0.3
0.9
0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.3
0.3

32.8
33.0
30.9
33.2
32.8
33.5
31.6
31.4

0.9
0.9
-0.6
-0.6
-0.3
-0.3
-0.9
-0.3

34.1
32.7
33.9
34.7
33.5
34.5
32.7
32.3

-3.7
-1.2
-2.9
1.2
-4.3
-2.5
-2.4
0.0

33.4
30.2
33.5
34.2
36.2
34.8
31.9
33.5

-0.6
1.3
-2.3
-2.3
-0.8
-1.1
-0.6
4.7

33.0
31.1
33.0
33.8
34.5
34.1
31.6
31.7

0.0
-1.0
-1.5
0.0
1.2
-0.3
-0.9
-0.6

33.7
31.6
31.3
33.9
34.3
34.3
32.2
31.7

2.1
1.3
2.0
0.0
0.6
-0.9
0.3
-0.6

31.7
31.9
31.9
32.2
33.2
33.3
31.0
29.4

-0.3
1.6
0.6
0.0
1.2
0.3
4.0
2.4

33.5
33.6
34.3
34.1
35.0
35.8
32.9
32.4

-1.5
0.9
4.3
-0.6
1.2
1.7
-0.6
-0.6

33.4
32.1
30.5
33.2
34.2
34.5
32.1
31.4

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

32.6
32.7
0.2

32.5
32.4
-0.2

34.2
33.6
-2.0

33.6
33.5
-0.3

33.0
32.9
-0.4

32.7
32.9
0.6

31.5
31.8
1.2

33.8
34.0
0.6

32.2
32.7
1.4

* Average Actual Hours, All Workers, Main Job / Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year
Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: S

N.S.

P.E.I.
% Chg

Hrs

N.L.
% Chg

Hrs

% Chg

1.2
-1.5
-0.6
0.9
-0.9
0.6
-1.5
0.3
-0.3

34.5
33.8
33.5
33.1
32.6
33.3
33.6
33.3
33.7
32.7

-2.0
-0.9
-1.2
-1.5
2.1
0.9
-0.9
1.2
-3.0

34.5
34.7
34.4
33.5
33.8
34.4
34.8
34.2
34.2
34.2

0.6
-0.9
-2.6
0.9
1.8
1.2
-1.7
0.0
0.0

-1.5
-7.6
-10.7
13.7
1.8
-0.6
1.2
2.3
-0.9
1.6
-0.3
-2.0

33.3
27.0
25.5
33.4
35.4
36.6
33.8
32.6
35.5
32.4
31.2
34.7

-1.5
-18.7
-20.8
13.6
-3.3
-0.5
-0.6
-2.1
-1.4
-0.6
1.6
0.6

34.1
33.6
32.9
34.7
35.7
36.1
34.5
33.5
35.9
31.8
32.2
35.2

-3.4
-5.1
-4.9
11.9
0.6
0.8
5.5
1.5
0.0
-3.6
2.5
-3.0

1.5
4.9
10.5
0.0
-1.2
-1.1
-1.2
-0.3

32.5
32.1
32.2
33.0
36.5
36.0
34.0
32.2

-2.4
18.9
26.3
-1.2
3.1
-1.6
0.6
-1.2

33.4
33.8
34.1
34.3
34.6
36.3
34.2
33.7

-2.1
0.6
3.6
-1.2
-3.1
0.6
-0.9
0.6

32.2
33.6
4.2

34.4
34.3
-0.3

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

B.C. SECTOR COMPARISON - EARNINGS AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS

3.1

Average Weekly Wage rate


Goods Industries
$

% Chg

Average Hourly Wage Rate

Service Industries
$

% Chg

Goods Industries
$

% Chg

Employment (Actual)

Service Industries
$

% Chg

Average W

Goods Industries

Service Industries

('000)

('000)

% Chg

% Chg

Goods Industri
Hrs

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

836.46
882.16
916.16
958.67
994.53
1,008.20
1,031.72
1,061.92
1,090.20
1,107.16

5.5
3.9
4.6
3.7
1.4
2.3
2.9
2.7
1.6

697.82
713.57
744.57
765.43
781.67
800.05
812.20
837.51
833.60
868.57

2.3
4.3
2.8
2.1
2.4
1.5
3.1
-0.5
4.2

20.88
21.94
22.95
24.15
24.89
25.16
25.77
26.24
26.88
27.42

5.1
4.6
5.2
3.1
1.1
2.4
1.8
2.4
2.0

19.68
20.15
21.06
21.78
22.25
22.74
23.03
23.66
23.68
24.40

2.4
4.5
3.4
2.2
2.2
1.3
2.7
0.1
3.0

452.7
480.6
486.1
441.4
436.6
431.7
441.4
442.1
449.9
459.1

6.2
1.1
-9.2
-1.1
-1.1
2.2
0.2
1.8
2.0

1,688.1
1,725.4
1,755.8
1,750.6
1,786.5
1,796.1
1,821.0
1,823.5
1,828.5
1,847.2

2.2
1.8
-0.3
2.1
0.5
1.4
0.1
0.3
1.0

36.5
37.0
36.3
35.2
36.8
36.3
36.6
36.3
36.5
37.0

2015

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

1,100.99
1,107.96
1,118.35
1,122.58
1,099.88
1,105.98
1,073.82
1,109.75
1,111.46
1,104.37
1,097.26
1,133.89

-0.4
1.3
0.0
1.0
1.4
5.4
1.9
3.4
0.5
1.7
-1.1
3.4

860.46
859.25
871.23
883.33
869.67
865.34
865.05
876.71
876.93
859.97
869.47
865.79

4.2
4.3
5.6
6.6
5.5
4.4
3.6
3.4
4.5
4.0
3.3
1.1

27.59
27.36
27.60
27.71
27.19
27.49
26.95
27.23
27.39
27.18
27.28
28.06

0.8
0.6
0.5
1.0
1.8
6.3
3.1
2.3
2.3
1.4
0.6
3.2

24.28
24.21
24.43
24.77
24.55
24.23
23.92
24.26
24.64
24.31
24.59
24.62

2.7
2.3
2.9
4.3
4.2
3.2
2.1
2.5
3.8
3.3
3.4
2.0

451.4
441.8
443.6
445.6
458.3
459.0
464.3
469.5
480.4
465.9
465.9
462.9

3.6
1.1
0.0
1.6
0.0
-0.8
-1.0
0.9
4.9
3.6
6.5
4.3

1,802.3
1,805.2
1,811.3
1,797.5
1,845.1
1,878.0
1,865.4
1,868.2
1,858.1
1,889.2
1,879.0
1,866.8

-0.1
-0.2
-0.4
-1.5
0.6
1.8
2.0
2.1
1.4
3.0
1.9
1.7

36.4
37.3
36.4
37.2
37.9
39.6
37.0
36.7
38.4
34.8
33.6
38.7

2016

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

1,144.20
1,141.01
1,138.86
1,131.37
1,122.01
1,115.79
1,090.90
1,104.51

3.9
3.0
1.8
0.8
2.0
0.9
1.6
-0.5

875.93
864.78
861.02
863.17
873.93
881.25
874.42
885.30

1.8
0.6
-1.2
-2.3
0.5
1.8
1.1
1.0

28.16
27.91
28.17
27.99
27.74
27.71
27.36
27.29

2.1
2.0
2.1
1.0
2.0
0.8
1.5
0.2

24.74
24.47
24.44
24.55
24.65
24.63
24.62
24.55

1.9
1.1
0.0
-0.9
0.4
1.7
2.9
1.2

453.5
459.2
459.6
466.8
473.5
474.7
489.5
483.4

0.5
3.9
3.6
4.8
3.3
3.4
5.4
3.0

1,848.8
1,858.9
1,875.2
1,891.1
1,913.4
1,939.6
1,929.5
1,933.6

2.6
3.0
3.5
5.2
3.7
3.3
3.4
3.5

37.9
37.7
36.7
38.2
37.0
38.3
37.0
36.8

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

1,104.91
1,123.58
1.7

868.88
872.48
0.4

27.39
27.79
1.5

24.33
24.58
1.0

454.2
470.0
3.5

1,834.1
1,898.8
3.5

37.3
37.5
0.4

* Average Actual Hours, All Workers, Main Job / Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year
Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: Statistic

Average Weekly Hours Worked*

ods Industries
% Chg

Service Industries
Hrs

% Chg

1.4
-1.9
-3.0
4.5
-1.4
0.8
-0.8
0.6
1.4

31.5
31.7
31.3
30.4
30.5
30.5
31.0
30.9
30.1
30.9

0.6
-1.3
-2.9
0.3
0.0
1.6
-0.3
-2.6
2.7

-0.5
8.4
-1.4
13.4
2.4
1.0
-0.8
-3.7
-0.8
2.7
-2.9
2.1

31.5
31.6
29.8
32.5
31.7
32.1
30.6
30.2
32.3
29.0
28.0
31.8

1.3
2.9
-4.8
16.1
1.9
4.6
2.3
4.9
5.2
1.8
-0.4
-0.6

4.1
1.1
0.8
2.7
-2.4
-3.3
0.0
0.3

31.6
31.8
29.5
32.0
31.7
32.3
30.3
30.1

0.3
0.6
-1.0
-1.5
0.0
0.6
-1.0
-0.3

31.3
31.2
-0.3

e: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

B.C. INDUSTRIAL COMPARISON - AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE RATE

3.2A

All Goods
Producing
Industries
$

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Forestry, Fishing,
Mining, Quarrying,
Oil & Gas

Agriculture

% Chg

% Chg

% Chg

Utilities
$

Manufacturing
% Chg

Construction

% Chg

% Chg

836.46
882.16
916.16
958.67
994.53
1,008.20
1,031.72
1,061.92
1,090.20
1,107.16

5.5
3.9
4.6
3.7
1.4
2.3
2.9
2.7
1.6

487.21
562.38
534.72
570.93
618.06
623.43
590.54
640.29
646.77
678.47

15.4
-4.9
6.8
8.3
0.9
-5.3
8.4
1.0
4.9

1,088.12
1,120.05
1,178.78
1,261.06
1,253.44
1,325.67
1,337.67
1,372.30
1,393.81
1,468.77

2.9
5.2
7.0
-0.6
5.8
0.9
2.6
1.6
5.4

1,096.36
1,116.26
1,126.11
1,251.35
1,269.93
1,344.03
1,295.06
1,280.41
1,457.09
1,540.07

1.8
0.9
11.1
1.5
5.8
-3.6
-1.1
13.8
5.7

827.90
857.42
889.88
894.00
965.52
937.99
995.61
989.91
1,012.62
1,027.43

3.6
3.8
0.5
8.0
-2.9
6.1
-0.6
2.3
1.5

823.77
872.39
909.64
975.71
982.94
1,009.66
1,016.09
1,074.74
1,086.93
1,078.13

5.9
4.3
7.3
0.7
2.7
0.6
5.8
1.1
-0.8

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

1,100.99
1,107.96
1,118.35
1,122.58
1,099.88
1,105.98
1,073.82
1,109.75
1,111.46
1,104.37
1,097.26
1,133.89

-0.4
1.3
0.0
1.0
1.4
5.4
1.9
3.4
0.5
1.7
-1.1
3.4

705.99
666.08
691.80
685.10
648.40
675.73
531.46
731.18
776.59
743.39
578.84
698.88

-3.0
-3.6
4.9
1.6
0.5
8.6
-13.5
16.1
12.9
34.0
-0.7
12.8

1,388.03
1,356.39
1,537.93
1,543.24
1,464.86
1,527.64
1,424.97
1,440.54
1,474.27
1,512.27
1,508.29
1,458.34

-6.0
-14.7
-4.0
9.7
6.4
14.1
14.2
11.0
12.1
10.7
13.0
4.7

1,481.78
1,589.10
1,830.57
1,754.10
1,787.02
1,610.36
1,411.15
1,374.42
1,384.18
1,329.84
1,502.87
1,446.96

11.2
9.8
20.7
16.4
17.1
10.5
-6.8
-4.9
-1.5
-0.9
7.8
-8.5

1,007.41
1,028.70
988.61
1,015.15
1,016.98
1,007.39
1,010.78
1,050.62
1,050.61
1,027.14
1,059.96
1,061.03

-2.4
2.6
0.1
-1.0
2.4
2.7
0.2
0.6
1.4
2.8
3.7
4.0

1,091.27
1,094.72
1,100.07
1,108.15
1,059.02
1,078.10
1,052.44
1,089.51
1,080.19
1,061.11
1,021.75
1,106.63

0.5
4.8
-0.8
-0.2
-3.1
4.0
-1.4
2.0
-4.2
-3.8
-10.0
3.8

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

1,144.20
1,141.01
1,138.86
1,131.37
1,122.01
1,115.79
1,090.90
1,104.51

3.9
3.0
1.8
0.8
2.0
0.9
1.6
-0.5

715.30
595.48
593.71
610.25
611.81
645.77
632.94
599.28

1.3
-10.6
-14.2
-10.9
-5.6
-4.4
19.1
-18.0

1,606.03
1,665.04
1,535.95
1,546.82
1,458.84
1,408.33
1,378.94
1,466.21

15.7
22.8
-0.1
0.2
-0.4
-7.8
-3.2
1.8

1,506.81
1,331.83
1,319.96
1,264.75
1,196.36
1,227.45
1,326.03
1,573.25

1.7
-16.2
-27.9
-27.9
-33.1
-23.8
-6.0
14.5

1,072.96
1,071.98
1,077.07
1,038.94
1,033.40
1,045.51
1,030.80
1,034.69

6.5
4.2
8.9
2.3
1.6
3.8
2.0
-1.5

1,065.12
1,060.23
1,115.48
1,146.38
1,146.60
1,130.13
1,105.33
1,081.46

-2.4
-3.2
1.4
3.4
8.3
4.8
5.0
-0.7

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

1,104.91
1,123.58
1.7

666.97
625.57
-6.2

1,460.45
1,508.27
3.3

Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year

1,604.81
1,343.31
-16.3

1,015.71
1,050.67
3.4

1,084.16
1,106.34
2.0

Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

B.C. INDUSTRIAL COMPARISON - AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE RATE

3.2B

All Service
Producing
Industries
$

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Transport.
and
Warehousing

% Chg

% Chg

Retail and
Wholesale
Trade
$

Selected Breakout of Community & Personal Service


Profess., Scient.
Educational
Health Care &
Accommod. &
& Tech Services
Services
Social Assist.
Food Serv.

Finance
& Related

% Chg

% Chg

% Chg

% Chg

% Chg

% Chg

697.82
713.57
744.57
765.43
781.67
800.05
812.20
837.51
833.60
868.57

2.3
4.3
2.8
2.1
2.4
1.5
3.1
-0.5
4.2

853.78
873.39
919.75
920.67
972.34
977.23
982.67
1,059.12
1,020.31
1,078.13

2.3
5.3
0.1
5.6
0.5
0.6
7.8
-3.7
5.7

560.60
576.79
596.83
613.33
634.44
634.28
636.86
661.52
661.55
702.54

2.9
3.5
2.8
3.4
0.0
0.4
3.9
0.0
6.2

766.70
773.65
833.26
878.71
887.99
898.40
942.76
960.08
963.52
1,013.99

0.9
7.7
5.5
1.1
1.2
4.9
1.8
0.4
5.2

953.35
974.17
993.09
1,094.22
1,085.25
1,104.21
1,130.85
1,208.74
1,159.67
1,202.02

2.2
1.9
10.2
-0.8
1.7
2.4
6.9
-4.1
3.7

849.38
846.59
900.45
869.54
926.97
962.03
976.47
973.11
971.87
990.83

-0.3
6.4
-3.4
6.6
3.8
1.5
-0.3
-0.1
2.0

748.10
741.95
782.05
807.51
814.54
834.41
845.46
874.26
852.17
886.58

-0.8
5.4
3.3
0.9
2.4
1.3
3.4
-2.5
4.0

374.42
393.55
393.12
394.93
397.83
405.90
443.80
426.30
461.56
455.58

5.1
-0.1
0.5
0.7
2.0
9.3
-3.9
8.3
-1.3

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

860.46
859.25
871.23
883.33
869.67
865.34
865.05
876.71
876.93
859.97
869.47
865.79

4.2
4.3
5.6
6.6
5.5
4.4
3.6
3.4
4.5
4.0
3.3
1.1

1,030.57
1,043.19
1,111.59
1,110.70
1,049.01
1,017.72
1,119.07
1,083.28
1,069.41
1,077.91
1,102.90
1,123.36

-2.5
-3.0
6.2
6.5
4.1
3.1
13.0
6.7
8.1
7.4
10.6
7.4

687.53
702.59
708.96
714.32
703.83
711.18
716.02
723.60
700.35
678.08
703.81
680.86

6.4
9.8
8.9
5.4
8.1
6.6
6.6
6.5
5.0
4.3
4.9
2.5

1,018.91
959.55
1,028.53
1,062.66
1,023.92
1,068.59
1,047.88
1,049.36
992.94
960.04
986.87
955.63

5.0
-7.3
5.2
12.5
7.0
17.7
14.1
9.7
5.0
-1.6
4.5
-7.3

1,161.46
1,156.15
1,159.36
1,202.10
1,205.43
1,210.57
1,200.27
1,218.73
1,237.60
1,235.96
1,223.73
1,214.32

-0.9
-0.2
1.4
7.0
7.3
4.3
1.0
0.8
8.9
12.6
2.1
1.1

980.20
941.60
993.80
987.69
992.96
983.85
1,009.48
1,037.36
999.04
1,003.84
995.78
981.70

2.0
-0.4
0.5
3.4
3.2
-2.7
-0.1
-1.9
5.3
4.8
7.8
1.1

865.28
906.06
897.17
884.57
912.22
905.25
887.86
873.05
893.60
868.63
873.95
874.63

2.2
8.9
6.7
5.9
7.5
8.7
4.6
4.7
0.8
-0.2
-0.2
0.1

476.47
471.82
455.14
477.53
459.15
438.13
448.55
469.01
441.48
439.89
432.47
456.47

9.8
4.2
3.9
9.3
1.5
-4.8
-2.8
-2.8
-5.9
-6.0
-11.2
-8.7

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

875.93
864.78
861.02
863.17
873.93
881.25
874.42
885.30

1.8
0.6
-1.2
-2.3
0.5
1.8
1.1
1.0

1,116.84
1,078.92
945.48
1,012.00
991.57
1,032.11
1,060.92
1,096.77

8.4
3.4
-14.9
-8.9
-5.5
1.4
-5.2
1.2

693.40
659.99
671.65
704.50
710.61
730.90
720.63
736.43

0.9
-6.1
-5.3
-1.4
1.0
2.8
0.6
1.8

931.56
943.11
998.30
989.85
1,002.96
982.29
1,003.33
981.56

-8.6
-1.7
-2.9
-6.9
-2.0
-8.1
-4.3
-6.5

1,191.36
1,186.49
1,204.54
1,162.34
1,124.21
1,142.57
1,169.42
1,184.04

2.6
2.6
3.9
-3.3
-6.7
-5.6
-2.6
-2.8

1,014.43
1,028.05
1,006.47
1,017.55
1,046.51
1,067.18
1,047.57
1,056.22

3.5
9.2
1.3
3.0
5.4
8.5
3.8
1.8

885.38
897.06
904.34
894.89
911.12
909.02
892.08
894.57

2.3
-1.0
0.8
1.2
-0.1
0.4
0.5
2.5

428.85
425.93
423.24
473.03
472.03
482.61
479.95
483.51

-10.0
-9.7
-7.0
-0.9
2.8
10.2
7.0
3.1

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

868.88
872.48
0.4

1,070.64
1,041.83
-2.7

708.50
703.51
-0.7

Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year

1,032.43
979.12
-5.2

1,189.26
1,170.62
-1.6

990.87
1,035.50
4.5

891.43
898.56
0.8

461.98
458.64
-0.7

Prepared by: BC Stats

Source:

d. &
rv.
% Chg

Public
Administration
$

% Chg

Total
All
Industries
$

% Chg

991.57
1,013.88
1,041.34
1,131.32
1,150.44
1,197.84
1,186.10
1,208.68
1,214.17
1,250.28

2.2
2.7
8.6
1.7
4.1
-1.0
1.9
0.5
3.0

725.69
748.41
779.76
801.18
820.49
838.19
853.48
879.80
882.22
914.04

3.1
4.2
2.7
2.4
2.2
1.8
3.1
0.3
3.6

1,242.90
1,243.41
1,236.58
1,303.16
1,309.67
1,258.47
1,237.87
1,271.22
1,277.45
1,209.14
1,220.64
1,198.37

3.8
2.0
0.5
4.5
6.8
1.1
0.0
3.0
5.3
3.3
4.7
1.5

906.29
904.73
916.38
928.11
913.11
909.87
904.81
923.00
924.64
906.67
913.20
917.70

3.2
3.4
4.2
5.4
4.5
4.4
3.1
3.5
3.8
3.6
2.5
1.8

1,290.61
1,325.57
1,323.64
1,329.08
1,309.87
1,336.66
1,324.08
1,296.84

3.8
6.6
7.0
2.0
0.0
6.2
7.0
2.0

926.67
916.95
911.84
912.93
920.80
925.03
916.65
927.99

2.2
1.4
-0.5
-1.6
0.8
1.7
1.3
0.5

1,262.91
1,317.04
4.3

913.29
919.86
0.7

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

B.C. INDUSTRIAL COMPARISON - AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE RATE

3.3A

All Goods
Producing
Industries
$

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Forestry, Fishing,
Mining, Quarrying,
Oil & Gas

Agriculture

% Chg

% Chg

% Chg

Utilities
$

Manufacturing
% Chg

Construction

% Chg

% Chg

20.88
21.94
22.95
24.15
24.89
25.16
25.77
26.24
26.88
27.42

5.1
4.6
5.2
3.1
1.1
2.4
1.8
2.4
2.0

12.73
14.45
13.97
15.00
16.08
15.69
15.70
17.24
16.73
17.09

13.5
-3.3
7.4
7.2
-2.4
0.1
9.8
-3.0
2.2

25.20
25.48
26.79
28.69
28.82
30.23
30.46
30.19
30.42
32.79

1.1
5.1
7.1
0.5
4.9
0.8
-0.9
0.8
7.8

28.19
28.93
29.10
32.35
32.60
34.61
34.20
32.83
38.05
38.78

2.6
0.6
11.2
0.8
6.2
-1.2
-4.0
15.9
1.9

20.95
21.62
22.55
22.96
24.40
23.96
25.13
25.24
25.66
26.01

3.2
4.3
1.8
6.3
-1.8
4.9
0.4
1.7
1.4

20.53
21.86
23.02
24.71
24.84
25.28
25.65
26.62
27.05
27.06

6.5
5.3
7.3
0.5
1.8
1.5
3.8
1.6
0.0

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

27.59
27.36
27.60
27.71
27.19
27.49
26.95
27.23
27.39
27.18
27.28
28.06

0.8
0.6
0.5
1.0
1.8
6.3
3.1
2.3
2.3
1.4
0.6
3.2

18.71
16.64
16.82
16.66
15.27
18.24
16.30
16.88
18.12
18.33
15.03
18.76

5.0
-0.3
3.9
-0.7
-9.0
17.1
4.2
7.6
2.0
4.4
-8.5
-4.9

32.27
31.01
33.58
33.48
33.10
33.72
31.45
31.39
33.04
32.52
33.84
34.22

-1.1
-8.4
-0.6
7.4
9.0
17.3
15.8
8.1
14.2
7.2
16.7
12.5

38.84
41.37
44.12
42.92
42.52
39.85
36.51
35.39
35.18
34.52
37.65
36.65

11.6
7.6
9.7
11.2
8.1
5.9
-8.0
-6.7
-5.4
-2.3
6.2
-11.9

25.61
25.92
25.43
25.92
25.36
25.54
25.83
26.48
26.53
26.18
26.61
26.64

-2.0
0.7
0.8
-0.1
1.6
3.0
1.2
0.6
2.3
3.1
1.9
2.9

27.49
26.92
27.36
27.74
27.03
27.41
26.85
27.13
26.93
26.49
26.15
27.37

0.4
0.6
-1.2
0.0
-1.1
5.0
0.0
1.3
-0.1
-2.0
-4.6
3.0

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

28.16
27.91
28.17
27.99
27.74
27.71
27.36
27.29

2.1
2.0
2.1
1.0
2.0
0.8
1.5
0.2

19.01
15.52
16.29
16.29
16.05
15.75
16.61
15.27

1.6
-6.7
-3.2
-2.2
5.1
-13.7
1.9
-9.5

36.00
35.08
35.30
35.33
33.20
32.61
32.56
33.05

11.6
13.1
5.1
5.5
0.3
-3.3
3.5
5.3

36.99
34.19
33.62
32.36
30.47
31.20
33.93
40.73

-4.8
-17.4
-23.8
-24.6
-28.3
-21.7
-7.1
15.1

26.99
26.60
26.81
25.88
25.75
25.90
25.69
26.07

5.4
2.6
5.4
-0.2
1.5
1.4
-0.5
-1.5

26.57
27.25
28.04
28.84
28.90
28.90
28.40
26.97

-3.3
1.2
2.5
4.0
6.9
5.4
5.8
-0.6

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

27.39
27.79
1.5

16.94
16.35
-3.5

32.50
34.14
5.1

Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year

40.19
34.19
-14.9

25.76
26.21
1.7

27.24
27.98
2.7

Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

B.C. INDUSTRIAL COMPARISON - AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE RATE

3.3B

All Service
Producing
Industries
$

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Transport.
and
Warehousing

% Chg

% Chg

Retail and
Wholesale
Trade
$

Selected Breakout of Community & Personal Service


Profess., Scient.
Educational
Health Care &
Accommod. &
& Tech Services
Services
Social Assist.
Food Serv.

Finance
& Related

% Chg

% Chg

% Chg

% Chg

% Chg

% Chg

19.68
20.15
21.06
21.78
22.25
22.74
23.03
23.66
23.68
24.40

2.4
4.5
3.4
2.2
2.2
1.3
2.7
0.1
3.0

21.43
21.95
23.44
23.57
24.77
24.91
25.26
26.78
26.51
27.38

2.4
6.8
0.6
5.1
0.6
1.4
6.0
-1.0
3.3

15.76
16.16
16.72
17.41
17.93
18.00
18.21
18.58
18.83
19.72

2.5
3.5
4.1
3.0
0.4
1.2
2.0
1.3
4.7

20.76
21.02
22.78
23.76
24.34
24.55
25.57
25.82
25.75
27.65

1.3
8.4
4.3
2.4
0.9
4.2
1.0
-0.3
7.4

25.04
25.28
26.12
28.58
28.53
28.96
29.29
31.41
30.36
31.19

1.0
3.3
9.4
-0.2
1.5
1.1
7.2
-3.3
2.7

25.53
25.97
26.97
26.83
28.32
28.93
28.67
29.32
29.29
29.13

1.7
3.9
-0.5
5.6
2.2
-0.9
2.3
-0.1
-0.5

22.38
22.54
23.61
24.39
24.77
25.46
25.66
26.05
25.67
26.32

0.7
4.7
3.3
1.6
2.8
0.8
1.5
-1.5
2.5

11.84
12.39
12.92
13.00
13.00
13.33
14.21
14.17
14.88
14.74

4.6
4.3
0.6
0.0
2.5
6.6
-0.3
5.0
-0.9

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

24.28
24.21
24.43
24.77
24.55
24.23
23.92
24.26
24.64
24.31
24.59
24.62

2.7
2.3
2.9
4.3
4.2
3.2
2.1
2.5
3.8
3.3
3.4
2.0

27.29
27.02
28.16
28.34
27.56
26.36
27.64
27.17
27.73
26.58
26.89
28.01

2.3
1.1
3.3
3.7
2.2
0.2
6.8
0.9
6.9
3.2
4.6
3.6

19.44
19.66
19.99
19.99
19.85
19.86
19.75
19.96
19.71
19.23
19.85
19.38

4.1
5.5
5.2
3.7
6.7
5.0
4.6
5.9
4.9
3.4
5.5
2.5

27.15
26.11
27.69
28.59
27.90
29.02
28.20
28.67
27.76
26.83
27.13
26.60

6.0
-3.9
8.3
15.0
8.1
20.1
12.8
11.0
6.9
2.8
6.5
-3.1

30.31
30.15
30.62
31.44
31.65
31.02
30.86
31.93
31.78
31.67
31.54
31.37

-0.4
-0.8
0.7
5.1
7.0
1.2
-0.7
3.0
5.4
10.8
2.6
0.1

28.83
28.08
28.41
29.17
29.41
28.90
28.89
29.07
29.50
29.35
30.23
29.68

-2.9
-4.8
-6.1
-1.3
1.1
-2.5
-0.2
-3.9
4.2
0.5
6.7
3.1

25.72
26.29
26.31
26.36
26.87
26.59
26.13
26.00
26.36
26.35
26.10
26.71

2.3
5.3
3.3
3.0
3.6
5.4
2.0
3.1
-0.6
0.4
0.3
2.5

15.40
15.26
14.96
15.35
14.79
14.41
13.96
14.28
14.38
14.45
14.56
15.20

3.1
1.6
2.7
4.8
1.5
-0.8
-4.6
-4.2
-4.3
-4.6
-5.3
-0.8

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

24.74
24.47
24.44
24.55
24.65
24.63
24.62
24.55

1.9
1.1
0.0
-0.9
0.4
1.7
2.9
1.2

27.62
26.90
25.24
26.43
25.73
26.26
26.65
27.36

1.2
-0.4
-10.4
-6.7
-6.6
-0.4
-3.6
0.7

19.82
19.03
19.28
19.97
20.14
20.50
20.21
20.46

2.0
-3.2
-3.6
-0.1
1.5
3.2
2.3
2.5

25.57
25.75
27.50
27.10
27.25
26.35
26.45
26.15

-5.8
-1.4
-0.7
-5.2
-2.3
-9.2
-6.2
-8.8

30.85
30.94
31.44
30.89
30.59
30.63
31.31
31.48

1.8
2.6
2.7
-1.7
-3.3
-1.3
1.5
-1.4

30.42
31.12
30.01
30.46
30.86
31.03
31.23
30.52

5.5
10.8
5.6
4.4
4.9
7.4
8.1
5.0

26.65
26.42
27.02
26.78
26.85
26.40
26.55
26.37

3.6
0.5
2.7
1.6
-0.1
-0.7
1.6
1.4

14.27
14.19
14.23
14.84
14.84
15.12
15.05
14.79

-7.3
-7.0
-4.9
-3.3
0.3
4.9
7.8
3.6

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

24.33
24.58
1.0

27.44
26.52
-3.3

19.81
19.93
0.6

27.92
26.52
-5.0

31.00
31.02
0.1

28.85
30.71
6.5

26.28
26.63
1.3

14.80
14.67
-0.9

Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year
Prepared by: BC Stats

Source:

d. &
rv.
% Chg

Public
Administration
$

% Chg

Total
All
Industries
$

% Chg

26.57
27.23
28.13
30.10
30.76
32.19
31.65
32.57
32.74
33.37

2.5
3.3
7.0
2.2
4.6
-1.7
2.9
0.5
1.9

19.92
20.52
21.45
22.22
22.73
23.18
23.55
24.14
24.28
24.98

3.0
4.5
3.6
2.3
2.0
1.6
2.5
0.6
2.9

33.67
33.72
33.27
34.88
34.81
33.46
32.72
33.21
33.70
32.24
32.71
32.30

3.6
1.5
0.4
4.3
4.8
0.3
-0.2
0.3
3.7
1.9
3.3
0.2

24.91
24.79
25.01
25.32
25.04
24.83
24.50
24.85
25.20
24.86
25.11
25.29

2.3
1.9
2.4
3.6
3.6
3.7
2.3
2.5
3.6
3.0
3.0
2.3

34.27
35.72
35.24
35.72
34.36
35.49
35.42
34.67

1.8
5.9
5.9
2.4
-1.3
6.1
8.3
4.4

25.39
25.12
25.12
25.19
25.23
25.20
25.15
25.08

1.9
1.3
0.4
-0.5
0.8
1.5
2.7
0.9

33.72
35.11
4.1

24.91
25.19
1.1

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

B.C. INDUSTRIAL COMPARISON - EMPLOYMENT (Actual)

3.4A

All Goods Prod.


Industries
(incl. Utilities)
('000)

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

% Chg

Agriculture
('000)

% Chg

Forestry &
Logging
('000)

% Chg

Fishing
Hunting &
Trapping
('000)

% Chg

Mining &
Oil & Gas
('000)

% Chg

Total
Manufacturing
('000)

% Chg

Selected Breakout of Manufacturin


Food and
Beverage
Wood
('000)

% Chg

('000)

% Chg

452.7
480.6
486.1
441.4
436.6
431.7
441.4
442.1
449.9
459.1

###
6.2
###
1.1
###
-9.2
###
-1.1
###
-1.1
###
2.2
###
0.2
###
1.8
###
2.0
###

34.9
34.9
33.8
31.6
29.7
25.6
23.8
28.0
24.3
22.2

0.0
-3.2
-6.5
-6.0
-13.8
-7.0
17.6
-13.2
-8.6

21.7
24.1
17.2
13.8
16.3
14.6
16.2
17.6
19.2
19.4

11.1
-28.6
-19.8
18.1
-10.4
11.0
8.6
9.1
1.0

2.7
2.9
2.1
2.2
2.0
n.a.
1.8
1.6
2.0
1.6

7.4
-27.6
4.8
-9.1
n.a.
n.a.
-11.1
25.0
-20.0

19.1
19.7
24.5
23.6
23.4
24.8
25.1
27.6
28.7
27.4

3.1
24.4
-3.7
-0.8
6.0
1.2
10.0
4.0
-4.5

191.3
197.4
177.9
154.5
154.6
156.8
164.8
151.7
161.4
172.5

3.2
-9.9
-13.2
0.1
1.4
5.1
-7.9
6.4
6.9

23.5
27.2
29.0
27.3
24.9
28.7
29.0
26.7
28.1
33.0

15.7
6.6
-5.9
-8.8
15.3
1.0
-7.9
5.2
17.4

43.3
43.3
32.9
26.3
26.7
29.4
25.2
26.4
29.3
31.5

0.0
-24.0
-20.1
1.5
10.1
-14.3
4.8
11.0
7.5

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

451.4
441.8
443.6
445.6
458.3
459.0
464.3
469.5
480.4
465.9
465.9
462.9

3.6
###
1.1
###
0.0
###
1.6
###
0.0
###
-0.8
###
-1.0
###
0.9 #
4.9
###
3.6
###
6.5
###
4.3
###

19.4
18.4
20.1
23.4
22.6
24.7
26.6
23.6
24.9
20.9
23.7
18.0

-16.7
-20.3
-10.7
4.0
-12.1
4.7
-16.1
-23.1
-3.5
-4.6
17.3
-13.0

18.2
19.4
17.4
15.4
16.4
17.9
21.0
23.0
21.2
21.3
19.4
22.3

16.7
12.8
-10.3
-1.3
-18.0
-15.6
0.5
9.0
-10.5
-1.8
9.6
33.5

2.9
2.1
1.6
1.8
1.9
1.8
1.9
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

93.3
n.a.
n.a.
-25.0
5.6
-59.1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

30.8
24.1
26.3
28.4
25.0
28.2
25.9
26.5
27.8
29.5
27.1
29.0

8.1
-16.3
-9.0
-12.6
-19.4
5.6
0.0
5.2
7.3
4.2
-10.0
-11.3

167.0
166.0
166.6
167.6
175.0
174.0
172.0
174.6
177.1
173.1
178.1
179.3

10.2
9.6
7.2
7.6
6.1
4.0
1.4
4.4
7.4
5.9
10.2
9.9

32.1
31.7
30.0
32.0
35.4
30.9
30.1
34.8
35.6
36.2
34.9
33.1

23.9
16.5
2.0
15.9
9.3
0.7
5.2
29.9
41.3
32.6
27.8
17.0

29.2
28.0
23.9
26.2
31.1
36.0
34.5
37.1
35.2
36.8
29.3
30.9

-3.6
-8.5
-20.3
-14.4
5.1
16.1
22.3
35.4
10.3
36.3
3.5
15.7

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

453.5
459.2
459.6
466.8
473.5
474.7
489.5
483.4

0.5
###
3.9
3.6
4.8
3.3
3.4
5.4
3.0

16.3
16.7
22.8
21.8
23.9
25.6
32.3
28.6

-16.0
-9.2
13.4
-6.8
5.8
3.6
21.4
21.2

18.2
20.2
18.5
16.9
20.8
21.9
22.4
20.4

0.0
4.1
6.3
9.7
26.8
22.3
6.7
-11.3

2.0
2.3
1.8
n.a.
2.4
2.3
n.a.
n.a.

-31.0
9.5
12.5
n.a.
26.3
27.8
n.a.
n.a.

29.6
30.6
30.8
29.0
30.2
30.1
29.1
30.7

-3.9
27.0
17.1
2.1
20.8
6.7
12.4
15.8

175.9
175.0
170.9
170.4
168.1
168.6
172.5
172.7

5.3
5.4
2.6
1.7
-3.9
-3.1
0.3
-1.1

31.5
31.0
32.4
37.7
39.2
40.8
38.4
42.5

-1.9
-2.2
8.0
17.8
10.7
32.0
27.6
22.1

36.6
35.3
36.0
36.3
33.0
33.9
32.8
30.5

25.3
26.1
50.6
38.5
6.1
-5.8
-4.9
-17.8

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

454.2
470.0
3.5

22.4
23.5
5.1

18.6
19.9
7.1

Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

26.9
30.0
11.6

170.4
171.8
0.8

32.1
36.7
14.2

30.8
34.3
11.5

Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: Stati

Manufacturing
Construction

Paper
('000)

% Chg

('000)

% Chg

14.7
14.9
12.9
10.3
9.4
8.7
11.4
10.5
12.2
10.1

1.4
-13.4
-20.2
-8.7
-7.4
31.0
-7.9
16.2
-17.2

174.7
191.7
218.1
203.7
198.4
197.1
198.6
204.4
200.5
201.5

9.7
13.8
-6.6
-2.6
-0.7
0.8
2.9
-1.9
0.5

10.2
11.1
11.7
11.9
11.5
11.9
9.7
8.6
8.3
8.6
8.9
8.5

-23.3
-5.1
-9.3
6.3
-27.7
-20.1
-17.8
-30.1
-25.2
-25.9
-8.2
-19.8

196.5
196.8
197.2
196.0
203.3
198.2
202.3
207.4
215.0
205.7
201.5
198.0

-2.4
-2.4
-2.3
0.1
1.2
-3.7
-1.6
1.2
6.0
3.5
4.6
1.9

10.5
8.8
8.5
8.4
8.6
8.8
9.9
7.4

2.9
-20.7
-27.4
-29.4
-25.2
-26.1
2.1
-14.0

197.3
201.7
200.6
213.2
214.5
212.7
218.9
217.0

0.4
2.5
1.7
8.8
5.5
7.3
8.2
4.6

10.8
8.9
-18.1

199.7
209.5
4.9

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

B.C. INDUSTRIAL COMPARISON - EMPLOYMENT (Actual)

3.4B

All Service
Producing
Industries
('000)

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Transport.
and
Warehousing

% Chg

('000)

% Chg

Retail and
Wholesale
Trade
('000)

% Chg

Finance
& Related
('000)

% Chg

Total Comm.,
& Personal
Service

Selected Breakout of Comm. & Pers. Service


Educational
Health Care &
Accommod. &
Services
Social Assist.
Food Serv.

('000)

('000)

% Chg

% Chg

('000)

% Chg

('000)

% Chg

1,688.1
1,725.4
1,755.8
1,750.6
1,786.5
1,796.1
1,821.0
1,823.5
1,828.5
1,847.2

###
2.2
###
1.8
###
-0.3
###
2.1
###
0.5
###
1.4
###
0.1
###
0.3
###
1.0
###

115.8
121.7
123.8
113.6
117.7
122.4
129.3
127.3
133.8
140.0

5.1
1.7
-8.2
3.6
4.0
5.6
-1.5
5.1
4.6

343.3
353.2
352.2
359.0
369.4
354.1
346.9
360.5
358.0
352.9

2.9
-0.3
1.9
2.9
-4.1
-2.0
3.9
-0.7
-1.4

133.2
141.4
138.7
132.7
139.8
139.6
136.5
139.6
137.2
128.6

6.2
-1.9
-4.3
5.4
-0.1
-2.2
2.3
-1.7
-6.3

1,006.1
1,014.4
1,040.3
1,039.7
1,054.8
1,074.5
1,107.8
1,097.3
1,101.7
1,129.5

0.8
2.6
-0.1
1.5
1.9
3.1
-0.9
0.4
2.5

153.2
154.3
153.3
147.0
152.0
155.3
164.5
166.7
166.3
163.4

0.7
-0.6
-4.1
3.4
2.2
5.9
1.3
-0.2
-1.7

227.7
231.7
241.2
257.0
263.8
262.5
275.2
267.2
269.8
287.4

1.8
4.1
6.6
2.6
-0.5
4.8
-2.9
1.0
6.5

167.4
168.7
170.6
170.8
172.4
183.0
182.7
179.5
185.3
177.5

0.8
1.1
0.1
0.9
6.1
-0.2
-1.8
3.2
-4.2

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

1,802.3
1,805.2
1,811.3
1,797.5
1,845.1
1,878.0
1,865.4
1,868.2
1,858.1
1,889.2
1,879.0
1,866.8

-0.1
###
-0.2
###
-0.4
###
-1.5
###
0.6
###
1.8
###
2.0
###
2.1
###
1.4
###
3.0
###
1.9
###
1.7
###

134.1
129.8
133.8
136.0
142.5
153.0
146.0
144.0
140.9
139.6
142.3
138.1

6.2
2.8
8.3
6.8
8.0
16.7
7.4
4.6
0.2
-3.4
0.9
-0.8

341.6
339.1
340.8
340.8
346.8
356.2
359.5
361.8
360.6
365.0
357.9
365.1

-1.6
-2.8
-2.3
-3.5
-3.1
-2.6
-2.2
-1.6
0.0
2.6
-1.9
2.2

129.8
130.6
134.5
133.4
130.6
131.7
127.7
130.9
124.1
127.1
119.8
122.6

-8.5
-4.9
-2.1
-4.2
-2.4
-4.4
-9.2
-3.8
-8.2
-4.2
-12.7
-10.2

1,105.0
1,111.6
1,108.7
1,094.8
1,132.1
1,140.3
1,134.4
1,133.5
1,133.9
1,156.3
1,160.9
1,143.5

1.2
1.1
-0.3
-1.4
1.9
2.5
4.7
4.3
3.6
4.3
5.4
3.2

169.2
176.0
173.9
166.2
160.4
163.0
140.4
139.5
158.8
166.2
172.5
174.4

-4.5
-1.5
-2.4
-6.7
-7.6
-3.9
2.5
1.6
-1.1
-0.5
2.0
3.1

274.8
273.2
269.1
270.9
283.1
289.7
297.0
298.3
296.1
303.0
297.9
295.6

2.0
0.8
-0.7
-1.0
4.7
7.2
12.0
12.8
9.8
13.7
9.8
7.7

177.2
175.4
176.2
175.2
183.2
183.9
186.9
183.1
175.9
176.4
172.6
164.4

-2.6
-7.1
-8.2
-5.8
-0.2
1.4
-3.1
-4.7
-6.8
-2.8
-2.8
-7.1

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

1,848.8
1,858.9
1,875.2
1,891.1
1,913.4
1,939.6
1,929.5
1,933.6

2.6
###
3.0
3.5
5.2
3.7
3.3
3.4
3.5

125.8
128.8
135.4
134.0
140.2
140.1
142.5
142.6

-6.2
-0.8
1.2
-1.5
-1.6
-8.4
-2.4
-1.0

358.6
377.5
370.2
376.7
371.4
366.0
368.4
368.2

5.0
11.3
8.6
10.5
7.1
2.8
2.5
1.8

125.3
128.3
132.0
128.7
130.1
137.0
140.3
140.5

-3.5
-1.8
-1.9
-3.5
-0.4
4.0
9.9
7.3

1,142.2
1,126.8
1,138.7
1,153.6
1,163.4
1,190.1
1,170.7
1,173.0

3.4
1.4
2.7
5.4
2.8
4.4
3.2
3.5

176.7
173.4
174.4
174.2
173.6
174.7
137.6
132.6

4.4
-1.5
0.3
4.8
8.2
7.2
-2.0
-4.9

299.0
289.2
294.1
292.7
287.7
288.8
296.4
289.7

8.8
5.9
9.3
8.0
1.6
-0.3
-0.2
-2.9

157.6
161.2
166.2
172.8
172.5
182.2
183.2
187.8

-11.1
-8.1
-5.7
-1.4
-5.8
-0.9
-2.0
2.6

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

1,834.1
1,898.8
3.5

139.9
136.2
-2.7

348.3
369.6
6.1

Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year

131.2
132.8
1.2

1,120.1
1,157.3
3.3

161.1
164.7
2.2

282.0
292.2
3.6

180.1
172.9
-4.0

Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: Stat

Public
Administration
('000)

% Chg

Total
All
Industries
('000)

% Chg

89.9
94.7
100.9
105.6
104.7
105.7
100.5
98.7
97.9
96.1

5.3
6.5
4.7
-0.9
1.0
-4.9
-1.8
-0.8
-1.8

2,140.8
2,206.0
2,241.9
2,191.9
2,223.0
2,227.8
2,262.5
2,265.6
2,278.4
2,306.2

3.0
1.6
-2.2
1.4
0.2
1.6
0.1
0.6
1.2

91.8
94.3
93.6
92.7
93.1
96.7
98.0
98.0
98.7
101.3
98.0
97.5

-5.7
-2.2
-3.5
-2.2
-5.9
-0.5
-3.4
-4.4
-3.5
8.6
-1.2
2.8

2,253.6
2,247.1
2,254.9
2,243.1
2,303.4
2,336.9
2,329.7
2,337.7
2,338.5
2,355.1
2,345.0
2,329.6

0.6
0.1
-0.3
-0.9
0.5
1.3
1.4
1.8
2.1
3.1
2.8
2.2

97.0
97.4
98.8
98.2
108.3
106.5
107.7
109.4

5.7
3.3
5.6
5.9
16.3
10.1
9.9
11.6

2,302.4
2,318.2
2,334.8
2,357.9
2,386.9
2,414.3
2,419.0
2,417.0

2.2
3.2
3.5
5.1
3.6
3.3
3.8
3.4

94.8
102.9
8.6

2,288.3
2,368.8
3.5

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

B.C. INDUSTRIAL COMPARISON - AVERAGE WEEKLY HOURS WORKED*

3.5A

All Goods
Producing
Industries
Hrs

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Forestry, Fishing,
Mining, Quarrying,
Oil & Gas

Agriculture

% Chg

Hrs

% Chg

Hrs

% Chg

Utilities
Hrs

Manufacturing
% Chg

Hrs

Construction

% Chg

Hrs

% Chg

36.5
37.0
36.3
35.2
36.8
36.3
36.6
36.3
36.5
37.0

1.4
-1.9
-3.0
4.5
-1.4
0.8
-0.8
0.6
1.4

35.5
36.3
37.5
37.6
37.1
36.9
34.6
35.9
38.0
38.1

2.3
3.3
0.3
-1.3
-0.5
-6.2
3.8
5.8
0.3

40.3
40.5
40.3
39.8
42.2
41.8
41.3
41.8
41.2
40.9

0.5
-0.5
-1.2
6.0
-0.9
-1.2
1.2
-1.4
-0.7

36.8
35.4
33.6
36.7
37.6
38.1
35.0
36.2
33.7
34.5

-3.8
-5.1
9.2
2.5
1.3
-8.1
3.4
-6.9
2.4

36.3
36.6
36.0
35.1
36.8
35.5
36.4
35.5
35.8
36.9

0.8
-1.6
-2.5
4.8
-3.5
2.5
-2.5
0.8
3.1

35.9
36.8
35.7
34.0
35.6
35.6
36.0
35.8
35.8
36.2

2.5
-3.0
-4.8
4.7
0.0
1.1
-0.6
0.0
1.1

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

36.4
37.3
36.4
37.2
37.9
39.6
37.0
36.7
38.4
34.8
33.6
38.7

-0.5
8.4
-1.4
13.4
2.4
1.0
-0.8
-3.7
-0.8
2.7
-2.9
2.1

31.6
32.9
43.2
39.1
44.5
41.0
41.7
43.8
38.8
35.5
29.1
33.4

-12.2
-7.8
7.7
4.8
-0.7
2.5
6.1
13.8
-0.5
6.0
-20.3
3.4

38.9
44.0
38.7
36.0
40.7
46.8
40.3
41.7
41.4
38.7
42.7
40.7

-12.6
7.1
-5.6
-8.9
-0.5
1.5
2.5
-0.5
-2.6
-0.3
9.5
-0.5

37.4
34.9
33.2
42.6
37.0
41.0
34.5
28.5
30.3
30.1
28.0
37.3

8.4
9.1
-3.2
54.9
17.1
8.5
3.9
-20.2
-14.2
9.5
-16.7
-7.0

37.5
37.2
36.0
37.8
38.9
39.1
37.1
34.7
38.5
33.8
33.5
38.4

2.2
4.2
-0.6
16.7
7.5
1.8
0.3
-5.4
2.1
3.0
4.0
1.9

35.1
36.4
35.7
36.3
35.8
38.0
35.6
36.9
38.1
35.0
32.4
39.0

0.6
14.5
-1.7
16.0
-0.6
-0.5
-3.8
-4.2
-1.8
2.9
-8.5
3.4

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

37.9
37.7
36.7
38.2
37.0
38.3
37.0
36.8

4.1
1.1
0.8
2.7
-2.4
-3.3
0.0
0.3

28.8
31.5
34.2
41.0
38.8
40.8
39.5
39.7

-8.9
-4.3
-20.8
4.9
-12.8
-0.5
-5.3
-9.4

44.6
42.9
37.8
38.3
38.7
40.2
40.3
41.0

14.7
-2.5
-2.3
6.4
-4.9
-14.1
0.0
-1.7

43.0
37.3
36.6
36.2
32.5
38.7
37.5
33.7

15.0
6.9
10.2
-15.0
-12.2
-5.6
8.7
18.2

37.9
38.7
37.7
38.3
38.1
38.4
36.7
36.0

1.1
4.0
4.7
1.3
-2.1
-1.8
-1.1
3.7

36.6
36.0
35.9
37.9
35.7
37.5
36.1
36.2

4.3
-1.1
0.6
4.4
-0.3
-1.3
1.4
-1.9

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

37.3
37.5
0.4

39.7
36.8
-7.4

40.9
40.5
-1.0

36.1
36.9
2.2

* Average Actual Hours, All Workers, Main Job / Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year

37.3
37.7
1.2

36.2
36.5
0.7

Prepared by: BC Stats

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

B.C. INDUSTRIAL COMPARISON - AVERAGE WEEKLY HOURS WORKED*

3.5B

All Service
Producing
Industries
Hrs

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

% Chg

Transport.
and
Warehousing
Hrs

% Chg

Retail and
Wholesale
Trade
Hrs

% Chg

Selected Breakout of Community & Personal Service


Profess., Scient.
Educational
Health Care &
Accommod. &
& Tech Services
Services
Social Assist.
Food Serv.

Finance
& Related
Hrs

% Chg

Hrs

% Chg

Hrs

% Chg

Hrs

% Chg

Hrs

% Chg

31.5
31.7
31.3
30.4
30.5
30.5
31.0
30.9
30.1
30.9

0.6
-1.3
-2.9
0.3
0.0
1.6
-0.3
-2.6
2.7

37.0
37.1
35.9
35.0
35.5
34.7
35.6
35.2
35.4
36.1

0.3
-3.2
-2.5
1.4
-2.3
2.6
-1.1
0.6
2.0

31.4
32.0
31.2
30.4
30.6
30.5
30.9
31.3
30.3
31.3

1.9
-2.5
-2.6
0.7
-0.3
1.3
1.3
-3.2
3.3

32.1
32.6
32.2
32.3
32.0
31.3
33.3
32.9
31.7
31.7

1.6
-1.2
0.3
-0.9
-2.2
6.4
-1.2
-3.6
0.0

34.4
34.9
34.1
33.1
33.7
33.0
34.2
34.1
32.3
33.8

1.5
-2.3
-2.9
1.8
-2.1
3.6
-0.3
-5.3
4.6

28.0
28.4
29.3
26.1
27.6
28.4
29.1
28.6
25.0
28.0

1.4
3.2
-10.9
5.7
2.9
2.5
-1.7
-12.6
12.0

30.0
29.1
29.4
28.3
28.6
28.7
29.1
28.8
28.5
28.9

-3.0
1.0
-3.7
1.1
0.3
1.4
-1.0
-1.0
1.4

29.2
28.9
28.1
27.9
27.6
27.2
27.9
28.0
28.2
28.1

-1.0
-2.8
-0.7
-1.1
-1.4
2.6
0.4
0.7
-0.4

2015 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

31.5
31.6
29.8
32.5
31.7
32.1
30.6
30.2
32.3
29.0
28.0
31.8

1.3
2.9
-4.8
16.1
1.9
4.6
2.3
4.9
5.2
1.8
-0.4
-0.6

35.0
35.8
34.7
35.9
34.4
37.1
38.7
37.3
37.7
35.0
34.7
36.2

-6.7
-2.2
-3.9
10.8
-4.2
-0.8
9.6
7.2
3.3
0.6
6.1
2.0

31.9
32.2
31.4
32.4
32.1
32.1
31.6
32.1
31.3
28.8
27.9
31.7

6.3
5.6
0.0
13.3
2.9
2.2
3.3
4.9
1.0
3.6
0.0
-2.8

32.9
33.5
31.0
34.2
32.8
33.7
33.0
28.4
32.8
28.2
27.1
32.0

-1.8
-2.0
-13.2
21.7
-1.2
3.1
5.1
-3.7
-2.1
-3.1
2.7
-3.0

33.7
33.5
33.9
36.2
33.1
34.6
34.8
33.6
36.3
31.5
30.2
33.9

0.3
1.2
1.8
25.3
1.5
2.7
10.5
6.0
5.5
2.6
2.0
0.0

32.1
30.8
20.6
32.0
32.6
31.2
16.7
16.4
32.6
28.9
27.1
31.2

5.6
10.4
-27.7
23.6
13.6
66.8
7.1
10.1
51.6
8.2
7.5
-0.6

29.5
29.1
28.1
29.7
29.6
30.7
29.0
28.6
30.2
26.7
26.0
30.3

-1.3
-2.7
-5.7
11.2
1.4
5.9
2.8
7.5
3.1
0.4
-5.5
1.3

27.3
28.2
26.9
29.1
28.7
27.4
29.1
29.5
28.7
26.8
26.4
28.3

1.5
2.2
-4.3
8.6
-2.0
-6.2
-4.0
2.1
0.3
-2.5
0.0
-2.7

2016 Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

31.6
31.8
29.5
32.0
31.7
32.3
30.3
30.1

0.3
0.6
-1.0
-1.5
0.0
0.6
-1.0
-0.3

35.9
35.0
33.6
36.2
37.3
37.7
36.6
36.7

2.6
-2.2
-3.2
0.8
8.4
1.6
-5.4
-1.6

30.7
30.4
29.5
31.3
31.4
31.3
30.5
32.2

-3.8
-5.6
-6.1
-3.4
-2.2
-2.5
-3.5
0.3

35.7
34.2
32.3
35.5
34.0
35.6
34.3
32.3

8.5
2.1
4.2
3.8
3.7
5.6
3.9
13.7

34.6
35.2
34.4
34.2
31.8
34.1
32.9
30.9

2.7
5.1
1.5
-5.5
-3.9
-1.4
-5.5
-8.0

31.7
32.0
18.2
32.6
30.9
31.7
18.1
18.7

-1.2
3.9
-11.7
1.9
-5.2
1.6
8.4
14.0

29.6
30.3
27.9
30.4
29.8
30.4
28.7
27.2

0.3
4.1
-0.7
2.4
0.7
-1.0
-1.0
-4.9

26.1
28.4
28.0
28.9
28.5
29.1
29.5
29.7

-4.4
0.7
4.1
-0.7
-0.7
6.2
1.4
0.7

Average:
Jan-Aug15
Jan-Aug16
% Change

31.3
31.2
-0.3

36.1
36.1
0.0

32.0
30.9
-3.3

32.4
34.2
5.5

34.2
33.5
-1.9

* Average Actual Hours, All Workers, Main Job / Monthly percent changes are calculated as month over same month previous year

26.6
26.7
0.7

29.3
29.3
0.0

28.3
28.5
0.9

Prepared by: BC Stats

Source:

d. &
rv.

% Chg

Public
Administration
Hrs

% Chg

Total
All
Industries
Hrs

% Chg

32.8
32.8
32.7
33.1
33.1
32.5
32.5
32.0
31.3
32.8

0.0
-0.3
1.2
0.0
-1.8
0.0
-1.5
-2.2
4.8

32.5
32.9
32.4
31.3
31.8
31.6
32.1
31.9
31.3
32.1

1.2
-1.5
-3.4
1.6
-0.6
1.6
-0.6
-1.9
2.6

33.7
34.3
31.5
34.7
34.1
34.9
33.5
31.8
34.0
29.8
27.6
33.5

0.9
9.9
-0.9
26.2
6.6
3.9
2.8
2.6
5.9
1.7
-7.4
6.3

32.5
32.7
31.1
33.4
32.9
33.6
31.9
31.5
33.6
30.2
29.1
33.2

1.2
4.1
-4.0
15.2
1.9
3.7
1.6
2.6
4.0
2.0
-1.0
0.0

35.0
34.5
33.9
34.0
34.1
34.3
32.0
30.2

3.9
0.6
7.6
-2.0
0.0
-1.7
-4.5
-5.0

32.8
33.0
30.9
33.2
32.8
33.5
31.6
31.4

0.9
0.9
-0.6
-0.6
-0.3
-0.3
-0.9
-0.3

33.6
33.5
-0.2

32.5
32.4
-0.2

Source: Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey

B.C. EARNINGS AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS


This is a monthly report designed to assist analysts monitoring changes in inter-provincial and inter-industrial earnings and employment levels. The report
provides figures on persons employed and actual dollars earned. Primary emphasis, however, is placed on the 'percentage change' data to help highlight
recent trends and/or structural shifts.

Definitions and Explanatory Notes


Average Hourly Wage Rate & Average Weekly Wage Rate
Beginning January 1997, information is collected on the usual wages or salary of employees at their main job.
Respondents are asked to report their wage/salary before taxes and other deductions, and include tips,
commissions and bonuses.
Average Weekly Hours Worked
Average actual number of hours worked per week, main job, is calculated by dividing total hours by the total
number of employed persons. When a respondent holds more than one job or business, the job or business
involving the greatest number of usual hours worked is considered to be the main job.
Constant Dollar or Real (after inflation) Average Weekly Wage Rate
Average weekly wage rates, as defined above, minus the rate of inflation as measured by the applicable
B.C. or Canada consumer price index.
Employment (derived from Labour Force Survey, Cat No. 71-001) (Actual)
All persons during the reference week who either a) did any work for pay or profit, or b) had a job but were
absent because of illness, weather, vacation, labour disputes, or personal or family responsibility.
Employment by Industry
Employment by industry is based on the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).