Average Weekly Earnings: Another Local Advantage
Average weekly earnings indicate the incomes 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.
For all industries in Manitoba, average weekly earnings were $880 in 2015. In comparison to the national average of $952, Manitobans earned $72 less. From 2010 to 2015, Manitoba’s average weekly earnings increased by 2.5 per cent per year on average, which was above the national rate of 2.3 per cent. Manitoba also had the fifth-highest growth rate compared to other Canadian provinces, the same result as last year.
Annual Average Weekly Earnings by Major Metropolitan Areas from 2010 to 2015
Source: Statistics Canada