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Average weekly earnings in BC see 3% hike

Residents in B.C. earned over $921 in the latest average weekly earnings survey by Stats Canada.

Economist, Emmanuelle Bourbeau says the 2.9% increase was led by several sectors. “Manufacturing saw an increase of 7.1% followed by Health Care and Social Assitance at 4.9%. Wholesale Trade went up 4.7% while Retail Trade saw an increase of 4.5%.”

It was the third largest increase in Canada only behind Ontario and Prince Edward Island.

The national average for weekly earnings is just under $960.

Earnings in Alberta fell 1% to $1,147 over the past year.

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