Average weekly earnings indicate the income available from employment. Differences between industry sectors can arise from differences in the complexity of work and the number of hours worked. Higher average weekly earnings on average indicate better-quality jobs requiring more complex skills. With respect to labour productivity, average weekly earnings provide an indicator of the cost of doing business.
The average weekly earnings in Winnipeg in 2013 were $801 for all industries, an increase of 12 per cent from 2008. This rate was slightly below the national rate of 13per cent.
Annual Average Weekly Earnings by Major Metropolitan Areas from 2008 to 2013
Source: Statistics Canada